Engineers and technicians at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have investigated how fires cause office buildings’ floors to collapse, conducting tests that are hoped to lead to stronger building codes and improved design tools. The engineers…
Only recently have codes addressed seismic design of buildings’ non-structural systems.
In the area of new design, the book emphasizes the interpretation of building codes’ intent.
New legislation was introduced yesterday to put modern building code standards in place across New Brunswick. Dubbed the Building Code Administration Act, the legislation is designed to help ensure the same safety standards are met throughout the province, in alignment…
The changes target new low-rise buildings six storeys and under, including townhomes, and will match existing energy efficiency requirements for single family homes.
The federal government’s announcement that it will ban asbestos has been met with acclaim by media commentators, who say it is long overdue. On December 16 the Canadian Ministers of Science, Health and Environment and Climate Change and Public Services…