Form- Based Codes – a catalyst for successful Transit Oriented Development

Good codes are basic guidelines through which great communities are created. Unlike conventional zoning which emphasizes more on types of land uses and segregating different land uses to different zoning districts, form based zoning, insists basically on the form of built environment. Form based codes as defined by a group of practitioners who are advancing …

Is East Coast Prepared for Earthquakes? Are the Building Codes Behind the Times in East Coast? Lets Gaze in to Some of the Facts About the East Cost Earthquakes.

It was a bright summer afternoon and i was enjoying the last few weeks of the season with my daughter in the backyard. Suddenly i see my patio wobble and i didn’t realize until later that it was an earthquake. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia on Aug 24th 2011 and shook the entire east …