The goal of making it easier for people to age in place led to amendments to Vancouver, B.C.’s building code including banning doorknobs in favor of lever handles. There are also changes to how counters and sinks are built, wider doorways and hallways, and raised electrical outlets.
Vancouver, B.C., bans doorknobs in building code update
American Concrete Institute document includes major technical changes.
Study finds increased engagement and readiness for new roles.
AAMA document includes mandatory language, optional language, and detailed technical commentary.
Solutions include eliminating single-family zoning and allowing taller apartments in higher-density zones....
Recognition that structures should be acoustically satisfying.
All must comply by January 1.
Construction industry must also invest in training, recruiting high school students.
Reducing number of parking spots frees up land for ‘more purposeful’ uses.
Wide range of solutions address numerous environmental challenges.
First to fund solar for smaller-scale commercial operations.