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Climate Change is Expanding the Need for Resilient Building Design

May 17, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Since the dawn of civilization architecture has helped people cope with extremes like heat, moisture, and seismic activity. But with climate change making such extremes more punishing, buildings must withstand stronger storms, higher temperatures, and more devastating floods to protect […]


Sustainability

Reducing steel corrosion vital to combating climate change

January 24, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

Global steel production has been rising steadily for decades — and because steel has poor resistance to corrosion, part of that demand is to replace steel used in construction materials that have become corroded over time, in everything from bridges […]


Construction Processes, Design

Can Architecture and Urban Planning Fight Back Against Climate Change?

December 15, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Climate change has been one of the most pressing topics of this year, and for a good reason. Its effects are visible not only in natural habitats but also in urban environments. The construction industry has an important role to […]


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What is the Best Thermal Insulation Material?

October 13, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

With the effects of climate change becoming more evident, extreme temperature conditions are more common. Many cities around the world are experiencing variations in weather patterns that they aren’t accustomed to, which has manifested itself in the degradation of infrastructure, […]


Construction Processes, Legal

With Vice President’s Tie-Breaker, US Senate Approves Far-Reaching Climate Bill

August 8, 2022

Via: ENR

With Vice President Kamala Harris casting the decisive vote, the U.S. Senate passed 51-50 an economic package on Aug. 7 that authorizes $369 billion to address climate change. The package now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is […]


Sustainability

Cities Embrace Climate Action Planning to Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Climate Change

July 5, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Cities across the globe are developing comprehensive action plans in order to create a coordinated response to the challenges of climate change. Targets and goals for consumption-based emissions are important for guiding strategic planning and decision-making, improving accountability, and communicating […]


Construction Processes, Financial

State DOTs want minimal interference from feds on IIJA funds

February 1, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

In December, the Federal Highway Administration released guidance indicating that it wanted as much of the new IIJA funds as possible spent on projects that advance Biden administration goals like addressing climate change. FHWA would encourage such projects by, for […]


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RIBA Releases Film That Educates Young Students on Climate Change and the Built Environment

January 31, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) released a short educational film meant to teach young students aged 13 to 16 about the relationship between climate change and the built environment, exploring notions of sustainable design. The film introduces concepts […]


Sustainability

NAPA unveils Climate Action Plan for asphalt pavement industry

January 31, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recently announced the asphalt pavement industry’s plan to join other industries and sectors around the world in curbing climate change. The association’s research and implementation roadmap—The Road Forward: A Vision for Net Zero Carbon […]


Construction Processes, Legal

SEC asks companies for details on impact of climate change

September 24, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

SEC Chair Gary Gensler said in July he has asked agency staff to submit a proposal for mandatory climate risk disclosures for agency consideration by the end of 2021. Such reports may be required in an expanded Form 10-K and […]


Sustainability

Latest UN IPCC report on climate change should be cause for concern among AEC professionals and the real estate industry

August 20, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

The recent report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, is not a happy read. The IPCC report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the crucial global warming level of […]


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Construction Association launches new initiative to address climate change by pushing for construction of fewer carbon-intensive projects

August 3, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction officials outlined a series of steps public officials and the construction industry should take to address the impacts of the built environment on climate change. The new initiative from the Associated General Contractors of America is designed to lessen […]


Sustainability

Flooding damage to levees is cumulative — and often invisible

January 21, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

Recent research finds that repeated flooding events have a cumulative effect on the structural integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that the increase in extreme weather events associated with climate change could pose significant challenges for the nation’s aging levee system. […]


Construction Processes, Design, Sustainability

Boston enacts new climate resiliency rules for buildings

June 26, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Boston has enacted new rules to help buildings withstand climate change. The Boston Planning & Development Agency approved the new rules recently with the aims of helping to minimize flooding, keep the lights on in more buildings during power outages, […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Can this new data center concept combat climate change?

June 22, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

A new prototype model for urban data centers, developed by MIRIS in cooperation with Snøhetta, Skanska, Asplan Viak, and Nokia, hopes to help solve the international climate challenge by allowing excess energy from data centers to power cities with up […]