Tag: environment


A Complete Guide to Understanding Green Building Rating Systems

April 24, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Studies have shown that the built environment is responsible for 40% of the world’s total carbon emissions, while the construction and demolition industry as a whole generates approximately 30% of the globe’s waste and accounts for over one-third of global […]


LafargeHolcim partners with Army Corps of Engineers in construction waste research

September 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. military is looking to adapt its construction processes, and the research partnership between LafargeHolcim/Geocycle and USACE is one such example. “We expect this partnership to lead to waste reduction opportunities at Army installations,” said Stephen Cosper, an environmental […]


AECOM $48M Study Contract for New NJ Turnpike Widening Upsets Enviros

April 5, 2021

Via: ENR

A $48-million contract awarded March 23 to AECOM to study impacts of widening 34 miles of the most rural southern part of the 117.2-mile New Jersey Turnpike has upset state environmental activists who say the project conflicts with the state’s […]


LafargeHolcim launches CO2-reducing cement business

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to the Cicero Center for International Climate Research, cement manufacturing is No. 3 in carbon dioxide emissions behind fossil fuels and land-use change and the pace of production has increased by 30 times since the 1950s and by 40 […]


What is the future of architecture as a profession?

July 30, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The profession of architecture is one that dates back to ancient times, with a profound impact on the built environment of civilizations all over the world. The evolution of the practice has been relatively slow; while technologies and styles have […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

SLSCO wins $145M border wall contract

November 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This marks the first new wall construction contract under President Donald Trump’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements executive order, which he issued back in January 2017, almost immediately after taking office. The directive, among other immigration-related items, calls for […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How the built environment can help the climate crisis

November 5, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The recent report delivered to the United Nations by the International Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) paints a dire picture of what will happen to the world if global temperatures rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), a threshold […]


Cement faces special challenges in quest for sustainability

August 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some concrete manufacturers are tinkering with their mixes to reduce their need for cement, which is a main component of concrete. U.S. Concrete, for example, has low-CO2 mixes, one of which uses fly ash to replace up to 50% of […]