EPA Releases Draft National Recycling Strategy

Green Building Law Update

Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft National Recycling Strategy and is seeking public comment through December 4, 2020, with the goal of finalizing it in early 2021. This draft identifies strategic objectives and actions needed to create a stronger, more resilient U.S.

ICC Releases Draft of 2024 Energy Conservation Code

ENR Construction

The International Code Council released a draft of its 2024 International Energy Conservation Code for commercial buildings Sept. 6, with public comment through Oct.


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Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted

Green Building Law Update

In a recent review of contracts involving green building construction projects, less than 20% had properly drafted provisions addressing green building matters. Surprisingly, less than 20% had properly drafted provisions addressing the disputed green building matter that was the issue resulting in a party to the contract seeking legal advice. It is beyond dispute that the best way to mitigate risk in a sustainable project is a properly drafted contract.

Drafting Views have an Origin Too

Revit OpEd

Drafting views look like a blank sheet of paper we can drop your pen and start sketching in. I routinely encounter projects that have very large drafting views, when you know where the origin is. I don't know but if large extents are bad in model views I can reasonably infer that it might also be bad in drafting views. I don't have any evidence that this model was bad because drafting views were huge.

House Infrastructure Plan Draft Released

Construction Equipment

The Hill.com reports Republican Representative Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released his draft of an infrastructure funding bill on Monday. Highlights of the plan's draft , which Shuster had earlier indicated he would introduce as a bill this summer, include

Federal Infrastructure Plan Draft Leaked

Construction Equipment

The Hill reports a leaked draft of the long awaited infrastructure plan sums up the Administration's proposed plans in six pages

Draft Impact Report Details Massive Calif. Water Diversion Project

ENR Construction

Controversial plan moves forward to build a 45-mile-long tunnel to draw water from the Sacramento River into the state's supply network

Leaked Draft of Administration's Infrastructure Plan

Construction Equipment

The Hill reports a leaked draft of the long awaited infrastructure plan sums up the Administration's proposed plans in six pages

New York DOT Releases New Draft Study on I-81 Replacement

ENR Construction

Comments are due Sept. 14 on estimated $2B project to replace the Syracuse viaduct, which aims to resolve dislocation impacts to the city's Black community when the highway was built in 1968

Drafting Views have an Origin

Revit OpEd

When we create a new drafting view we are presented with an empty view. We are free to begin our drafting exercise anywhere we see fit. If we import a simple CAD file that has some lines that define where the 0,0,0 origin is we''ll find out exactly where the origin is in the drafting view (use Auto-Origin to Origin). As such I can''t help but wonder if we ought to be careful to keep our details near the origin of drafting views too.

International Construction Measurement Standards draft released


In November, the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) was released for public comment

$5B Added to California High-Speed Rail Budget in Draft Plan

ENR Construction

Proposed changes include a tunnel near Hollywood-Burbank Airport

AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API Standard Now Available

Construction Equipment

The AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API (Application Programming Interface) Standard is now available to end-users, including contractors, fleet managers, rental managers and dealers/distributors, as well as OEMs, systems management firms and other interested construction/industrial and related industry professionals.

Construction Classification Criticality – A Draft White Paper

Job Order Contracting

The post Construction Classification Criticality – A Draft White Paper appeared first on 4BT. Construction Classification Criticality. Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facilities Management, & Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment.

Tribes Want Corps Consultant Drafting Dakota Access Pipeline EIS Fired As Biased

ENR Construction

Evidence of opposition to their position by consultant ERM North America cited, chiefs want stricter court-ordered environmental review restarted for Dakota Access water crossing; Corps and firm spokespersons have not responded to ENR

Corps Issues Draft EIS for Controversial Alaskan Copper Mine

ENR Construction

The draft EIS comes to no conclusions, but owner says it clears the way for copper mine

USDA Forest Service extends comment period for draft regulations

Green Industry Professionals

For management of national forest and grasslands

Drafting Effective Cost Estimates

Construction Business Owner

Naturally, cost is one of the primary measures of a project’s success. From the outset, project and construction cost estimating is critical to ensure that the anticipated project and construction costs meet budget expectations. Cost management throughout the design phase helps to avoid cost overruns and maximize potential returns on investment. The cost estimate should provide the construction team with the information necessary to accomplish the following

California High-Speed Rail Authority Unveils New Draft Plan

ENR Construction

Pandemic affected every aspect of the program, says spokesperson

EPA releases WaterSense draft specification for flushometer-valve toilets


Environmental Protection Agency''s WaterSense program has released a draft specification for water-efficient flushometer-valve toilets. The U.S. After the specification is finalized, EPA anticipates that each WaterSense labeled flushometer-valve toilet model will have the potential to save more than 5,400 gallons of water per year. That translates into more than $1,000 savings over the lifetime of the toilet. read more. Standards Codes and Standards

The Hershey Company Investing $135M In Virginia

Business Facilities

With its second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019, the chocolate company will create 110 new jobs in Augusta County, VA.

Architectural Symbols For Doors, Window, Sanitary Fitting, Plumbing, Kitchen and Building Materials


What Area Architectural Symbols? Architects must have knowledge of different types of architectural symbols and signs that are generally used in drawing.

ASHRAE, others starting to draft new biomass requirements for green buildings

Contractor Magazine

Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) will draft new standards soon. After deciding to create a definition for what biomass is in the Green Building Standards, HPAC Engineering reported that ASHRAE , U.S. Content Classification: Curated. read more. Green

Draft Facility Smart-Grid Standard Issued for Public Comment

ENR Construction

Facility Smart Grid Information Model draft standard issued for public review. Technology

ASHRAE releases Legionellosis Standard for fourth public review draft

Contractor Magazine

A fourth version of ASHRAE’s proposed legionellosis standard is open for public comment until November 10, 2014. read more. Best Practices

Draft of AISC Structural Steel Seismic Retrofit Standard Out for Review

ENR Construction

Portions of the draft of an American Institute of Steel Construction standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342), are available for public review until Nov.

WaterSense releases draft spec for pre-rinse spray valves

Contractor Magazine

Environmental protection Agency’s WaterSense program in early February released a draft specification for commercial pre-rinse spray valves. WASHINGTON — Commercial kitchens will have an opportunity to save water. The U.S. The faucets are used to wash food residue off of plates and flatware before they are put in a dishwasher. read more. Plumbing Contractor

Architectural Drafting Services: Custom Home Design

Green Home Design Architect

At the same time, they did not require full architectural services, only limited drafting services , but wanted to work with an architect to pull their design ideas together and make them work with their land’s difficult terrain and elevation issues. We were happy to assist them by providing drafting services for their new custom home. drafting services lakefront home home design custom homes

Forum Selection Clauses in Construction Subcontracts Require Careful Drafting

Construction Lawyer

17, 2013), demonstrates the difficulty faced by parties in drafting appropriate forum selection provisions in construction agreements. That party was Ryan Associates, since it was Ryan Associates — not Welch — that drafted Paragraph 24.3.3. An unpublished California opinion, Paul Ryan Associates v. Welch Marble & Tile, Inc. 1st App. Dist, Sept. Weisel, a California resident hired Ryan, a California corporation, to be the general contractor for a residence in Hawaii.

Oblique Drawing, Projection – its Types, Examples.


Drafting More oblique drawing oblique projectionIn this article, You are going to learn about the Oblique Projection, Oblique Drawing, Its Types, Dimensioning, etc. So, Let’s Get Started. Oblique Projection. This is such type of projection. Read more Oblique Drawing, Projection – its Types, Examples. The post Oblique Drawing, Projection – its Types, Examples. appeared first on CivilSeek.

Draft Deal Restarts Work on Disputed $5B British Columbia Gas Pipeline

ENR Construction

Government pact with indigenous leaders may halt Canada-wide rail shutdown protests, but undisclosed details still leave Coastal GasLink route change issues unclear

Baltimore Officials Oppose Proposed Maglev Project

ENR Construction

Draft environmental review process is still ongoing

Orthographic Projection, Drawing: A Comprehensive Guide.


Drafting first angle projection orthographic drawing orthographic projection third angle projectionSo, Let’s Get Started. Orthographic Projection. This is such a type of drawing in which Parallel Projection is used for the preparation of the drawing of an object. These lines. Read more Orthographic Projection, Drawing: A Comprehensive Guide. The post Orthographic Projection, Drawing: A Comprehensive Guide. appeared first on CivilSeek.

Isometric Drawing, Projection – Its Types, Methods.


Drafting More isometric drawing isometric projection isometric viewIn this article, you’ll learn Isometric Drawing, Isometric Projection – Its Types, Methods, etc. in details. So, Let’s Get Started. Isometric Projection. In an isometric projection, the plane is placed. Read more Isometric Drawing, Projection – Its Types, Methods. The post Isometric Drawing, Projection – Its Types, Methods. appeared first on CivilSeek.

Free Hand Sketching; Its Methods, Instruments, Principles.


Drafting More free hand drawing free hand sketchingSo, Let’s Get Started. What is Free Hand Sketching? Free Hand Sketching is used to transfer the idea of an engineer’s abstract world to the real world in 2D and. Read more Free Hand Sketching; Its Methods, Instruments, Principles. The post Free Hand Sketching; Its Methods, Instruments, Principles. appeared first on CivilSeek.


CEIR seeks public input on draft of PV racking and attachment document


The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR) has released the first public draft of PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Low Slope Metal Panel Roof System Integration for an initial round of public comment. The document aims to enhance collaboration between key stakeholders from the solar and roofing industries and accelerate the deployment of rooftop integrated solar installations.

Poor Contract Drafting Leads to Ambiguity as to Whether Arbitration Is Required

Construction Lawyer

Nordic PCL Construction , provides a lesson in how not to draft construction agreements. A Hawaii case, Safeway, Inc. The owner, Safeway, hired Nordic to be the general contractor for a Safeway store and retail shops. In early 2006, Safeway’s architect assembled a project manual consisting of standard forms prepared by Safeway and including a list of supplementary conditions. This manual was distributed to potential bidders, including Nordic. Nordic was selected to perform the work.

Revit Beginners: Revit's Drafting Machine

Revit Beginners

Revits Drafting Machine. For those of you who remember using drafting machines mounted to a drafting table youll find a similar tool in Revit. Now any lines or walls that you draft will snap to the gridlines of your workplane. Marathon Drafting. Revit's Drafting Machine. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

Building Drawing and Its Types. [A Comprehensive Guide].


Drafting More building drawing building drawing plan site plan type of building drawing types of building drawingIn Building Construction, building drawing plays an important role. If you don’t have the sufficient knowledge of drawing, then its almost impossible to construct a building. Building Drawing. A drawing. Read more Building Drawing and Its Types. [A A Comprehensive Guide]. The post Building Drawing and Its Types. [A A Comprehensive Guide]. appeared first on CivilSeek.

Perspective Projection, Drawing – Its Types, Objectives, Methods.


Drafting More methods of perspective drawing one point perspective drawing perspective drawing perspective projection types of perspective drawingSo, Let’s Get Started. Perspective Projection. This is such type of pictorial drawing in which the shape of an object looks same as its construction. The picture obtained in perspective. Read more Perspective Projection, Drawing – Its Types, Objectives, Methods.