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Chicago – new building codes after 70 years!

On March 13th, before Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel leaves office in May, he introduced major revisions to the mostly 70-year-old Chicago Building Code. The code is based on the latest editions of the International Building Code (IBC) for new construction and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC). The provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code-Commercial […]

North Carolina Building Code: New Cx Provisions

The North Carolina Building Code Council has completed a code cycle and has elected to update the current code effective January 1st, 2019. The base documents for the 2018 North Carolina (NC) Codes are the 2015 suite of ICC codes, including the 2015 IECC with amendments. The commercial building section (section C408) of the International […]

ISO: New “Standard” Approach to Life-Cycle BIM

In December 2018, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Technical Committee ISO/TC59 Buildings and Civil Engineering Works, published a two-part document on building information modeling (BIM). Part 1, ISO 19650-1:2018, Concepts and Principles, accompanies Part 2, ISO 19650-2:2018, a process guide. These documents present a standardized process for BIM during the full building life cycle, from […]

Building New Resilience In North America: New U.S. Benchmarks & Canada Building Code

The International Code Council (ICC) and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) have just released their community resilience benchmarks on buildings. This pilot document, the first in a series of community benchmarks, focuses on providing communities with a mechanism to evaluate their current state of resilience and a guide for areas in which […]