Tag: building codes

Flood-Resistant Building Design and Local Climate Change Resilience Initiatives

By Matt Gilbertson, P.E., S.E., Emanuel DeAndrade, P.E., and Sean Donlon, P.E. Flooding is one of the nation’s most costly natural hazards, but – despite the...

Earth Gen Biofuel Inc. Expands its Product Line to Meet Customer Demands

Salem, Oregon (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Earth Gen-Biofuel Inc. (OTC:EGBB) is announcing additions of a new series of homes to production that will include single...

Building Towards the Sun: Vertical Construction in the Middle East

By Luke Carothers Led by cities like Dubai, the Middle East has seen an enormous growth in large scale construction projects over the last...

Updated ASCE 7-22 standard now available

The release of the newly updated ASCE/SEI 7-22 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures Updated and released every six years, ASCE...

5 Keys to Designing Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

By Emily Newton When professionals design and construct buildings, they assess how to reduce risks. Following the applicable codes is one way to do...

How Fire Causes Office-Building Floors to Collapse

NIST tests could lead to stronger building codes, improved design tools. By SL. Choe, S. Ramesh, W. Grosshandler, M. Hoehler, M. Seif, J. Gross and...

Week 2 of Building Safety Month highlights the importance of building codes for safe,...

Join the International Code Council and RESNET for a free webinar about the new water efficiency standard The International Code Council, its members and partners...

New ASCE Publication Provides Safety Recommendations for New and Existing Petrochemical Facilities

Reston, Va. – Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities, Third Edition, provides practical recommendations affecting the safety of new and existing petrochemical and...

Texas Building Code Survey Highlights Need for Mitigation in Hurricane-prone areas

840,000 people in coastal Texas lack protection from residential building codes A detailed review of coastal Texas building codes revealed gaps that could leave homeowners...

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