Posts Tagged ‘construction’

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...

Election Means Changes, Challenges For Construction Industry

Following an election that brought sweeping changes and switched the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, construction industry observers foresee changes in policies impacting this... ...Read More...

Comments Needed: Workplace Noise Exposure Controls

OSHA is proposing to issue an interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” as used in the general industry and construction occupational noise exposure standards and to amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation. Comments are due... ...Read More...

Lighting Systems Index Indicates Brighter Times Ahead

The end of the tunnel appears to be about nine or so months away. The light there is, thankfully, not from an oncoming train. Or so it... ...Read More...

Museum Marks 10th Year Of Transforming Addition

Since its Quadracci Pavilion opened in 2010, the Milwaukee Art Museum has seen attendance more than... ...Read More...

ABI Reverts Back into Negative Territory

Following the first positive reading since January 2008, the ABI dropped nearly two points in October. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lag time between architecture billings and construction... ...Read More...

Building Codes Council Votes To Up Efficiency By 30%

Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code... ...Read More...

Rhode Island First State To Adopt Green Construction Code

The IGCC applies to new and existing, traditional and high-performance commercial buildings in the Ocean State. It includes ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional compliance... ...Read More...

Modest Improvement in AIA Architecture Billings Index

The AIA reported the August ABI score was 48.2, up slightly from a reading of 47.9 the previous month.... ...Read More...

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...