Tag: Building-Codes

building codes

FEMA Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save $600B By 2060

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.
Earthquake

BSSC Updates Earthquake Design Provisions For FEMA

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.
energy efficiency

Energy Bill Includes Significant Measures To Improve Efficiency

The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.
egress calculator

ASSA ABLOY Interactive Egress Calculator

The ASSA ABLOY Egress Calculator is an interactive tool that helps select the proper code compliant doors and hardware for various openings based on individual states’ adopted version of the International Building Codes.
building inspections

The Truth About Building Inspections And Compliance (Plus A Free eBook)

[FREE EBOOK] Read the basics of building inspections and why they’re a necessary part of running a successful business. Inside, you’ll find the action items and tools you’ll need to ensure a constant state of compliance.
energy efficiency

New Report: Energy Efficiency Efforts Have Made Significant Impact

A first of its kind report from ASE, ACEEE, and BSCE states energy efficiency actions have delivered results, while warning of stalled progress.
sustainable building

Innovation, Safety, And Sustainable Building Design

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.
concrete repair

American Concrete Institute Releases New Concrete Repair Guide

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.
EV charging

IECC Committee Approves EV Charging Proposal

The proposed code by Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) would require new commercial and high-rise residential buildings to facilitate installation of future electric vehicle charging.
modular building

ICC Approves Shipping Containers For Building Structures

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.
emergency evacuation

Keys To Safer Residence Hall Emergency Evacuations

Building codes, emergency strategies, and thoughtful design help protect residence hall occupants when an emergency evacuation is necessary.
mass timber buildings

ICC Approves Changes For Tall Mass Timber Construction

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.
code development

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

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.
elevator safety

Elevators And Code Compliance: A Short Story

The theme for 2018 Building Safety Month, taking place during the month of May, is "Building Codes Save Lives." And that includes building codes for elevator safety.

History Of New York Real Estate Preserved With REBNY Donation

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.
prescriptive analytics

For Buildings Industry Moving Forward, NIBS Highlights 10 Keys

As the pace of technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability: Will the buildings industry be ready?
roof replacement

Roofing Renovation: 6 Do’s And Don’ts For Success

A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.
natural disasters

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

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.
building envelope consultants

Maximizing The Building Envelope

Ensure desired results for a new or improved facility by tapping the expertise of building envelope consultants.
Building Safety Month

ICC Announces 37th Annual Building Safety Month Theme

The ICC theme for 2017 Building Safety Month, celebrated in May, is Code Officials: Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
Data-Driven Workplace

Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

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This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .