ICC to complete green construction code in 2010
A new option will add sustainable initiatives to existing construction codes and provide guidelines for creating and renovating green buildings.
A green construction code is in the works and will be completed by April 2010, announced International Code Council (ICC) CEO Richard Weiland on June 29, according to a story by Talk Radio News Service . The "Safe, Sustainable, and by the Book" International Green Construction Code (IGCC) will help measure sustainable building development, construction, and use.
When implemented, the IGCC will also aid in reducing carbon emissions from buildings, according to AIA CEO Christine McEntee.
"We are encouraged by the desire of our government and many across the United States and around the world to move forward in ways that will acknowledge how design, engineering, construction management, and enforcement can create a greener America and a greener globe," said Weiland.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.