Building Codes

July 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
Architect Edward Mazria looks at the climate bill heading to the Senate for approval and argues that its most important part is the section on building energy codes, which he calls "more powerful than 100 nuclear plants".
Grist
April 7, 2009, 11am PDT
Officials in Fort Worth, Texas, are searching for ways to deal with buildings left vacant by businesses struggling during the recession. Other cities and the state of Texas are also addressing the issue.
Fort Worth Star Telegram
February 5, 2009, 5am PST
From Boston to Austin to L.A., more and more cities across the U.S. are making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact by instituting green building codes.
Governing
January 7, 2009, 10am PST
Eleven Amish families have sued their own town for religious discrimination in its building code.
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2008, 11am PST
The complex, organic form of Mediterranean towns has been traced to a dynamic system of reproducing building codes.
Emergent Urbanism
September 9, 2008, 7am PDT
Safety codes recommended by NIST after analyzing the collapse of the World Trade Center are being challenged by another federal agency on the grounds they will be too costly.
The New York Times
June 23, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Heather Stewart's vision of a country wedding in a resorted country barn are thwarted by code enforcement officers at the last minute. 'We have zoning rules and building codes that always get in the way of dreams,' Reinsborough said.</p>
Portland Press Herald
April 26, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>New earthquake hazard maps from the U.S. Geological Survey show increased earthquake risk areas beyond typical hotspots like California. Geologists say planners and local officials should react to the maps by updating building codes.</p>
Discovery
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