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New Rule Would Protect Indoor, Outdoor Workers From Extreme Heat

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule with the goal of protecting millions of workers from the significant health risks of extreme heat. Heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S. Excessive workplace heat can lead to heat...

Storm Shelter Doors: Balancing The Code Requirements

By Lori Greene   Due to the increased frequency and severity of windstorms across a large portion of the United States, requirements for storm shelters have been added to the International Building Code (IBC). Prior to the adoption of the 2015 edition of the IBC,...

It’s Raining Stormwater NOVs in California

By Sherry E. Jackman and Sedina L. Banks   After many years of drought, in late 2023 and early 2024 California experienced significant rain. Indeed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported rainfall quantities far exceeding averages in most...

Medical Arts Pavilion Models Future Of Healthcare Architecture

By Rolando Conesa, AIA, NCARB   Despite acting as safeguards of wellness, health, and quality of life, many hospitals and healthcare offices need more warmth, comfort, and efficiency that coincide with their mission. While skilled and selfless doctors and nurses...

Keep It “Business As Usual” During Renovations

By Patrick Kiessling   Your aging facility needs some construction work to update it, bring it up to code, or make it a more pleasant space for your employees. But closing down a business during renovation projects can severely cut into your profits and harm the...

Georgia Solar Companies Unveil New Parking Deck Solar Array

Georgia-based solar companies have joined together to install an innovative solar array on top of the parking deck at Georgia Power’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta. The collaboration represents a significant step forward in distributed, sustainable energy...