Posts Tagged ‘Building-Codes’

Building Code for Sustainable Construction Emphasizes Functional Resilience

Building Code for Sustainable Construction Emphasizes Functional Resilience

The PCA/IHBS ordinance provides mandatory requirements for increased resistance to natural disasters with the goal of reducing the number of destroyed buildings, protecting property, and saving human...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Lofty Building Ambitions

FRIDAY FUNNY: Lofty Building Ambitions

An Acton, CA property owner is in court this week to defend his 20,000 square foot home improvement...Read More...

BREAKING NEWS: Codes Impact Facility Tsunami Preparation and Recovery

BREAKING NEWS: Codes Impact Facility Tsunami Preparation and Recovery

Triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the tsunami in Japan that struck a 1,300 mile stretch of the country’s eastern coast on Friday (2:46pm local time) has presented a second potential disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant near Tokyo. Damage from the quake caused the cooling system of the plant to fail, prompting Japanese officials to issue the first ever state of emergency for a nuclear facility. About...Read More...

Haiti Repeat Avoidable With Enforced Building Codes

Haiti Repeat Avoidable With Enforced Building Codes

Richard P. Weiland of ICC stresses the importance of enforceable building codes in light of the one year anniversary of Haiti's devastating...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Photoluminescent Technology, Leading Occupants To Safety

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Photoluminescent Technology, Leading Occupants To Safety

This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association...Read More...

CA Buildings Going For Zero Net Energy

CA Buildings Going For Zero Net Energy

the state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by...Read More...

ASHRAE Prompts States To Meet Current Building Energy Codes

ASHRAE Prompts States To Meet Current Building Energy Codes

As of June 2010, the building codes of 14 states and four territories do not meet the requirements in 90.1-2007. A total of $5 million from the DOE is available to be awarded for up to 20...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Your Step…

FRIDAY FUNNY: Watch Your Step…

Staircases are just staircases, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, a clever designer taps the talents of a diligent engineer, and the results can be pretty...Read More...

First Integrated Green Construction Code Poised For 2010 Debut

First Integrated Green Construction Code Poised For 2010 Debut

Drafters of IGCC are nearing completion of the first ever integrated green code for traditional and high performance commercial buildings, set for a public release in...Read More...

Disaster Prevention and Response Goal of Agreement

Disaster Prevention and Response Goal of Agreement

A memorandum of understanding calls for FEMA and ICC to support the maintenance, adoption, outreach, training, and enforcement of disaster-resistant building safety codes to reduce human and economic losses resulting from natural hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and...Read More...