Latest in codes-and-standards
A Texas firm has carved out a green building niche by using prefab methods and salvaged building materials from old buildings.
A $21,000 lawsuit against an Amish family sparked debate over whether New York state can force the Amish to purchase engineer-stamped plans before building a house.
A fight is brewing in the Michigan legislature over how many fully qualified electricians must be present during electrical work when apprentices also are on hand.
Aberdeen may become the first city in Washington to base a building code on rising oceans and global warming.
The Iowa legislature is working on a bill that would restrict the activity of so-called “stormchaser” contractors who arrive in a town after a severe storm and before insurance adjusters have had...
The Texas State Energy Conservation Office recently announced that they will continue offering Energy Code Update Workshops in cities across Texas through April 2012.
Possible changes in the Minnesota building and energy codes could add $8,000-$12,000 to the cost of a typical home and open the door to building practices that have caused problems in the past,...
This seminar will trace the origins of green codes, how they compare and differ from the rating systems that have been used, and examine some of their main features.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sharply curtailed the period of time that companies can be cited for occupational safety and health reporting violations, reversing the decision of...
In March, a new Florida building code went into effect that changed the requirements for replacing air conditioning units.
German researchers say they've developed "seismic" wallpaper that can hold a masonry wall together to keep it from crumbling in an earthquake.
Following recent devastating tornadoes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Arlington, Texas police are requiring contractors to provide proof, such as valid work orders, that residents have requested...
An AIA official calls the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) a “game changer” for sustainable construction.
A new model code for new and renovated buildings will increase the energy efficiency of structures, while providing direction and oversight of green design and construction, according to the...
Tornado season has started earlier than usual and is wreaking havoc in communities across the U.S.
Florida ranks highest among 18 hurricane-region states for building codes and their enforcement, according to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Neenah, Wisc.-based contracting firm for six alleged safety violations for failing to protect workers from falls.
According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the third draft of LEED 2012, if approved as written, would be a step backward from the current Certified Wood Credit.
A team working on a draft green residential building code for Ketchum, Idaho has recommended a LEED Silver standard for new construction and additions.
The Third International Emerging Technology Symposium by IAPMO and the World Plumbing Council features a session on water efficiency.