Building Codes

 

Building Codes

  • California Adopts New Building Standards

    The new code includes stricter energy efficiency requirements and more-straightforward rules for accessibility.

     
  • Pivot Points

    Adapting prisons for a changing social landscape.

     
  • Code Green

    The International Code Council has unveiled its latest rulebook and long-awaited green code. Meanwhile, the USGBC is on the cusp of releasing LEED 2012. An overview of what you need to know.

     
  • Overexposed

    A newfound appreciation for dark skies, a model lighting ordinance, and LEDs may help maintain night vision by reducing outdoor illumination levels.

     
  • Chicago architects express an increased appreciation for preservation and renovation projects

    Preservation pushes Chicago past uncertain economic times.

     
  • Burn Notice

    Code councils and testing labs lay down the parameters of fire-rated construction, but architects are responsible for keeping us safe.

     
  • Code Words

    An international green construction code will change the game. Are we ready?

     
  • Florida International University

    The perFORM[D]ance House is an open pavilion that blends exterior and interior living.

     
  • Eco-Logical

    Three designers discuss the environmental codes that most affect their work.

     
  • Security by Design

    Ten years after 9/11, how can design improve security?

     
 
 
 

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