Last month, Arlington County, Virginia, became the first U.S. community to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Communities Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The newly introduced recognition acknowledges the county’s commitment to building a sustainable, environmentally conscious community.
Last year, CSI’s senior manager for marketing and communications, Christine Tanner asked her Twitter followers to complete the sentence, “Because of the CDT…” My response? “I’m a better architect and better able to serve my clients & industry partners.”
The Masonry Society (TMS) 402/602-16, Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures, has been updated with language referencing two American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification programs.
To be approved for use in building construction, products need to be tested and evaluated to the requirements of building codes by appropriate third-party entities. In the rapidly evolving market for building materials, a manufacturer’s ability to demonstrate its products are code-compliant is critical to gaining approval for use in the thousands of jurisdictions across the nation. This code evaluation process can be time-consuming, and can impact timelines for introduction of products into the market.