New app puts building codes and regulations in the palm of your hand

Once again, TechCrunch (a publication dedicated to covering startup companies in the world of technology) has the scoop on an app for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. And from what I can tell, this app really is a major game changer. Here's more: For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers … Continue reading New app puts building codes and regulations in the palm of your hand

At 12 stories, Portland’s Framework will be North America’s tallest wood building upon completion

Lucy Wang, writing for Inhabitat: The nation’s tallest wooden high-rise will soon take shape in Portland, Oregon. Funded by a $1.5 million-dollar award from the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, the innovative timber building, named Framework, will be built from domestically sourced and engineered wood products. LEVER Architecture designed the mixed-use high-rise as a … Continue reading At 12 stories, Portland’s Framework will be North America’s tallest wood building upon completion

Mainstream adoption of green building standards by building code officials

Sean Lintow, Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions has an awesome guest post on the future of building codes and green building standards up at Christopher Hill's always excellent Construction Law Musings. In his article, Sean highlights a few of the leading standards for residential construction: While many programs have sprung up from this, … Continue reading Mainstream adoption of green building standards by building code officials