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As Trump strikes down Obama-era rules, builders look for certainty (access required)

With eight months in office now under his belt, President Donald Trump has had the chance to turn talk into walk, signing a number of orders and establishing budget priorities that roll back regulations on business. It’s not surprising many ...

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Keeping cool by design (access required)

When temperatures soar, city dwellers feel the impact more than anyone else. The heat island effect can cause a city core to become as much as 20 degrees hotter than rural areas. “More and more, it’s definitely an issue,” said ...

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A struggle to avoid culture shock (access required)

Designing buildings that will change a community for decades to come is never an easy endeavor. Doing so when without speaking many residents’ languages or knowing their cultures can be exponentially tougher. “Fundamentally, in any community, if you ask them ...

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Boise State plans a School of Public Service building at University/Capitol Boulevard (access required)

Large-scale building will continue unabated at Boise State University with an Aug. 16 announcement that planning has started for a four-story School of Public Service building. The 50,000- to 70,000-square-foot structure will be located on University Drive across from the ...

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A green renewal (access required)

President Donald Trump, who said we can “leave” the environment during his presidency so long as we don’t hurt business, appears to have provided an unexpected shot in the arm to the Portland, Ore. green building community. Word that incentive ...

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