Codes and Standards
Aim is to attract emerging technologies for development.
Study recommends integrated strategic planning for best results.
Earth satellite’s orbit variations will lead to sunny-day flooding in the mid-2030s.
Tragedy could prompt upgrades like post-Hurricane Andrew effort.
State hospital association says 2030 deadline should be extended.
Contractors would have to certify that their concrete is in compliance.
Reports recommends whole-life carbon assessments on building projects.
Insurers demand proof of current inspections.
Include guidance on fire resistance, sound control, application, and finishing.
‘Once in a lifetime opportunity’ to upgrade HVAC and other key systems.
Owner associations defer needed work, putting properties at risk.
Canada, some U.S. states ban HFC blowing agents used in closed-cell foam.
Action comes as inspectors visit more than 2,100 sites.
Facilities would use 70% less power for cooling, eliminate consumption of drinking water.
Natl. Institute of Standards and Technology is investigating.
One-third of appointees are government regulators.
Only one in ten companies is always getting paid in full.
Dept. of Energy document contains more than 30 examples of successful implementations.
Senate bill proposes advanced solar manufacturing production credit.
Owners must up the ante on operations and retrofits.
Early revision more likely to hold up in court, says legal expert.
City releases roadmap to decarbonizing existing homes and buildings.
CBRE survey shows that many firms will continue with hybrid work.
Building permit delays may postpone new standards by a year.
Elimination of mandatory parking allotments encourages new projects.
Florida takes top spot for strongest building code in latest IBHS survey.
Supply projected to fall 4.5 million units short in 2022.
New law will go into effect on July 1, 2021.
Buildings Dept. issues new safety legislation for City Council consideration.
Includes improved guidance on thermal comfort, revisions to air filtration requirements.