Latest in codes-and-standards
The Environmental Protection Agency has delayed developing a rule that would set a first-time numeric limit on how much dirt is allowed in storm water runoff from construction sites.
Tampa, Fla. will buy a fully automated electronic building permitting system from Accela Automation, a company that provides Web- and cloud-based software applications to government agencies.
Without significant congressional reform, Freddie Mae and Freddy Mac will continue to suffer under the weight of bad loans, economists say.
With sustainable practices and products fairly new, legal liability when a building doesn’t perform to expectations is an unsettled area.
On Jan. 1, volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations took effect in several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.
Some changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act go into effect beginning March 15, 2012.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) released a new report analyzing residential building codes in 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the...
The California Energy Commission (CEC) now recognizes open-cell spray foam as an accepted insulation in the CEC’s 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
A divided Board of Public Works gave wrecking crews the green light to demolish the 55-year-old home of the president of the University of Maryland to make way for a new $7.2 million building that...
Homeowners in South Florida will now have an easier way to resolve their building code violations with a new service, FixMyCodeViolation.com.
This month, Texas adopts a statewide building code that should cut the energy consumption of new single-family homes by more than 15%, according to the Energy Systems Laboratory at the Texas A...
Some Ontario builders are worried that new building code requirements with stricter energy efficiency measures could lead to poor indoor air quality.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered expansion of green building standards used for state construction to include other forest certification programs besides the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) program...
More than 6.8 million homes have been weatherized using federal, state, utility, and other funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
OSHA is enforcing its new fall protection standards, as evidenced by a recent crackdown in New York.
Proposed changes include allowing owners to build thicker walls to accommodate external insulation, allowing the installation of solar panels