26 Sep 2012
Nearly one month after Hurricane Isaac swept through the Gulf of Mexico, and nearly seven years after Hurricane Katrina, the New Canal Lighthouse on Lake Pontchartrain, in New Orleans, La., will once again light the way. An evening of celebratory events is planned for Wednesday, September 26, culminating in a re-lighting of the new light at 7:15 p.m.
21 Aug 2012
Federal and state agencies are continuing to combine efforts to fight misclassification of workers as independent contractors or overtime-exempt employees, U.S. Labor Department Solicitor M. Patricia Smith says.
21 Aug 2012
New proposed updates from the International Code Council to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would increase energy efficiency in new homes and commercial buildings by about 15%.
26 Jul 2012
The second quarter results of the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) slipped under pressure from a softening labor market, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), dropping two points to 45. The downward adjustment comes after the RMI reached 48 twice in 2011, the highest reading since 2006.
23 Jul 2012
Current energy efficiency incentive programs typically administered through utilities have yielded paltry results to date. Successful prototypes and pilots in Asia provide alternatives that could be far reaching. It’s conceivable that innovation in project finance can do for building efficiency in this century what 30-year mortgages did for homeownership in the last, this article asserts. For the full article, click here.
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