Codes and Standards

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July 05, 2016

Y Combinator plans to solicit proposals for research into construction methods, power sources, driverless cars, and even examine concepts of zoning and property rights.

H-2B visa program not always a good solution for construction worker shortage

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July 01, 2016

The process to hire foreign workers is cumbersome, expensive, and has a fairly long lead time. 

Log driving near Vancouver, B.C. Photo: Tony Hisgett/Wikimedia Commons.

June 29, 2016

Canadian exports account for about 28% of the U.S. softwood market.

Solar power actually reduces rates for all electric customers

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June 28, 2016

Ratepayers do not end up paying more to make up for resulting loss of revenue to power companies, according to a new study.

OSHA starts evaluation of construction industry noise standards

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June 28, 2016

OSHA is planning to issue a request for information in November to gauge the effectiveness and feasibility of adopting more noise-hazard requirements.

Rendering: Effekt.

June 24, 2016

ReGen Villages Holding, B.V., is piloting its first 100 homes across 15,500-square-meters in the planned city of Almere in The Netherlands this summer.

Availability of housing lots reaches new lows

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June 23, 2016

Nearly two-thirds of builders say that lot supply in their regions was low or very low in a NAHB survey.

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June 21, 2016

After the new zoning ordinance goes into effect in September, many landowners in outlying DC neighborhoods will have the right to build and rent small dwellings.

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June 20, 2016

Critics say OSHA has the power to disseminate records and data that fail to show the complete narrative of a company’s safety record.

More than 6.8 million U.S. homes at risk of storm surge damage

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June 17, 2016

The total reconstruction cost value for these homes is more than $1.5 trillion.


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