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Sustainability

Seattle Construction Focus Turns to Waterfront

October 21, 2019

Via: ENR

With multiple mega-projects virtually all wrapped up in Seattle, a $724 million project to rebuild the city’s central waterfront starts to take a more prominent role in the future of Seattle construction and transportation. The State Route 99 bored tunnel […]


Sustainability

St. Louis could save $61 million per year in energy costs by improved building performance

October 18, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Building owners in St. Louis could save at least $61.5 million annually by improving energy efficiency in their buildings, according to the city’s first annual Building Energy Benchmarking Report & Checklist to Explore Energy Savings Opportunities report. If building owners, […]


Sustainability

Utah adopts 2018 International Energy Conservation Code

October 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Utah became the latest state to update its commercial building energy efficiency code from the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the 2018 IECC in July. The new code permits the use of the ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 standard, giving building […]


Sustainability

Architecture and Math

October 14, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone. At parties across the land, as soon as someone finds out there is an architect in the crowd, there is a story […]


Sustainability

New workforce program sells construction as ‘cool’

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It takes a lot to capture the attention of Generation Z — Americans born between the mid-1990s to early-2000s. This group of digital-savvy young people have grown up with social media, streaming video and online shopping. A new outreach effort […]


Sustainability

What can you do to conquer the construction labor shortage?

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry continues to face a substantial hurdle: a labor shortage. Many contractors are experiencing an issue of not having enough people to do the work, and it’s created problems with being able to take on new projects, meet […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

US tops global hotel construction pipeline

October 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. cities of New York City (166 projects), Dallas (162 projects), Los Angeles (158 projects) and Houston (146 projects) grabbed the largest share of the hotel project pipeline. Globally, four hotel companies made up more than half of construction […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Sustainability

States, Utilities Take Sides on Carbon Emissions Regulations

September 25, 2019

Via: ENR

A federal appeals court on Sept. 17 dismissed a set of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, a policy aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, especially coal-fired plants. The lawsuits were moot after the Trump […]


Sustainability

Building Relationships: One Construction Project at a Time

September 19, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Strong relationships between general contractors and subcontractors are an important component of a successful project. These relationships don’t mature overnight, and it takes time effort from both parties to build a level of trust that evolves into a strong working […]


Sustainability

Zero energy buildings can be constructed with no added upfront cost

September 17, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Many types of zero energy (ZE) buildings can be constructed with no added upfront cost, and some commercial buildings can see return on investment in as little as one year, according to a report by U.S. Green Building Council Massachusetts […]