building codes wanted for better future

Received the following from Architecture for Humanity …. a great opportunity to share knowledge and skills collaboratively on line for the greater good.

We love to build. Therefore we are obsessed with global and local building codes. A few years ago, 1760 BC to be exact, the Code of Hammurabi was the first set of written codes with a focus on the built environment. Luckily for architects, builders (and their sons) building codes have evolved. But smarter, more sustainable building is needed more than ever.

Know an interesting building code, send it our way. If you love building, get involved. We’ve got plenty of design opportunities this month for people with a range of experience all over the world. Be forewarned: These are green collar jobs without the collar.

There are plenty of other ways express your support for the right to shelter. In fact we’ve created a handy-dandy cheatsheet to help you get started.

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be2camp link – wikitecture

Jon Brouchoud and Ryan Shultz will be presenting at be2camp (via second life or other web link) on Studio Wikitecture, which recently won Architecture for Humanity’s Founders Award in the 2007 AMD Open Architecture Challenge.

A very recent article in Architectural Record Wikitecture: From clicks to bricks, avatars to architects provides background this amazing project, perhaps summed up by a on the article:

What a provocative software concept…communal brainstorming of design iterations to form a cohesive union commensurate with compensation to each contributor.