Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Building-Codes articles below.
As the frequency and severity of natural hazards continue to increase year-over-year, a new FEMA study reaffirms that building codes continue to be the best first line of defense.
The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.
The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.
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A first of its kind report from ASE, ACEEE, and BSCE states energy efficiency actions have delivered results, while warning of stalled progress.
For commercial buildings, a question endures: Do you build “green” or do you build to achieve desired performance? From a recent industry talk, experts at Owens Corning offer six takeaways to consider.
ACI 562-19 gives building officials increased confidence that concrete repairs are performed in a way that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public.
The addition to Chapter 31 of the International Building Code (IBC) will spell out what code officials should look for in container construction to confirm structural safety.
Building codes, emergency strategies, and thoughtful design help protect residence hall occupants when an emergency evacuation is necessary.
The International Code Council released the unofficial voting results on code change proposals considered in 2018, including passage of 14 tall mass timber code change proposals.
A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.
The Real Estate Board of New York has donated papers and other historical items about the city's real estate industry to LaGuardia Community College and Wagner Archives.
As the pace of technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability: Will the buildings industry be ready?
Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.
The ICC theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, celebrated in May, is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.
Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.
The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.
Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.
AHRI, ASHRAE, and the DOE will collaborate on a $5.2 million research program that will help accelerate updating of model building codes.
The White House is hosting a Conference on Resilient Building Codes today to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process.
Completed in December 2014, this renovation project serves as an example of how a historic utility plant can be improved to address significant elements and concerns.
International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.
“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.
Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?
Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.
Code compliance, working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and escape plans are keys to saving lives.