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Building Code

April 12, 2019, 10am PDT
Chicago's new building code is hailed as a major achievement for the city, labor unions, and the construction and development industries in the city.
MAPS
January 24, 2019, 5am PST
The city is responding to controversies surrounding building practices that boost heights of luxury residential towers, while leaving big sections of the buildings empty.
Crain's New York Business
September 26, 2018, 5am PDT
New York habitually lets property owners begin construction without disclosing that their buildings are rent-stabilized or occupied by tenants.
Politico
June 29, 2018, 6am PDT
Mechanical voids or stilts—whatever you call the trick of architecture that has been pressing the residential skyline in New York ever higher, the city is ready to regulate.
Crain's New York Business
November 28, 2017, 8am PST
Building with wood is back in fashion, but lumber producers have to reckon with thorny politics and new timber-based materials that have yet to be truly defined.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 27, 2016, 5am PST
New York has promised to create 1,500 affordable live/work spaces for artists. Architect Emma Fuller believes that careful consideration of building typologies could make it easier to reach this target.
Soft City
June 8, 2016, 10am PDT
It’s time to rewrite California’s building and planning codes for the 21st century, says architect Mark Hogan.
BOOM: A Journal of California
July 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
An Atlanta City Councilmember and local advocates are pushing for the city to join the ranks of cities that have allowed tiny houses as a solution to housing challenges.
Atlanta Magazine
November 19, 2013, 2pm PST
Amendments to Vancouver's building code adopted in September will require lever handles on all doors in newly built housing beginning next March. Could such code changes soon be adopted far and wide?
The Vancouver Sun
June 16, 2013, 9am PDT
Last week, Mayor Bloomberg proposed sweeping changes to New York City's building code to better prepare the city's built environment for the increasing threats of rising seas and extreme storms that Hurricane Sandy made clear.
The New York Times