Friday, July 18, 2014

Should disaster resiliency become part of national design standards?

Here's an editorial in July 2013 Structure magazine about the potential impacts of increased storm intensity. 
Should tornado resistant design have the same level of importance as seismic design?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

2012 Seattle Energy Code vs ASHRAE 90.1

How does the 2012 Seattle Energy Code stack up to ASHRAE? That's the subject of a report commissioned by the city and available from DPD:

Appendix B includes a line-item comparison of differences, including the continuous insulation provision that is an ongoing area of interest for our committee.