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HOK Partners with BRE to Launch BREEAM New Construction Standard in United States

“As a firm, we’re excited about the potential opportunities to explore using BREEAM New Construction for complex projects such as laboratories, sports venues and airports in the U.S.,” said Landreneau, director of sustainability at HOK. “We know firsthand from our experience working with BREEAM in Europe that it provides a new approach for greater sustainability and is backed by the latest research in building science.”

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IWBI Launches WELL v2

Launched May 31 worldwide and celebrated with fanfare in New York, Beijing, London and Sydney, the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) unveiled the WELL v2™ pilot, the next version of its pioneering WELL Building Standard™, the first rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.

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Assure your perspective is represented in the most widely used family of construction codes

The 2018 International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are being held on April 15-23 in Columbus, Ohio. The hearings offer code officials, architects, builders, engineers, designers, plumbing professionals, construction trade associations and other interested parties an opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes to the Group A International Codes (I-Codes).

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The EXTECH SKYSHADE 8000® standing seam, translucent canopy system is engineered for long spans, snow loading conditions and to withstand extreme wind loads including in hurricane-prone areas. Photo by Cory Klein

The EXTECH SKYSHADE 8000® standing seam, translucent canopy system is engineered for long spans, snow loading conditions and to withstand extreme wind loads including in hurricane-prone areas. Photo by Cory Klein

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