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Category: Sustainability


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal, Sustainability

Insurance Company Stresses Resilience With Competition

September 3, 2019

Via: ENR

The insurance industry is getting into the resilience business. QBE Insurance and Ashoka – which promotes social entrepreneurship— are in the middle of what may be the first-ever resilience-focused entrepreneurial challenge for the urban environment. “The fact is the climate […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

More states invest in flood control programs

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Army Corps plays a big role in the development of flood control strategies and has turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) to achieve its goals in that area of construction. Work recently restarted on a $2.8 billion Army Corps flood […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Army Corps of Engineers’ first P3, a $2.8B flood control project, restarts

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area causes about $238 million of damage each year, and a 500-year flood event would likely flood almost all of Fargo, a large portion of Moorhead and surrounding communities. Six of the area’s top 10 floods […]


Sustainability

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 […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

U.S. Strong Jobs Growth in July Underlines Fed’s Erratic Interest Rate Move

August 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

After achieving +3.1% GDP growth in Q1, the U.S. economy stayed healthy in Q2 at +2.1%. In July, according to the latest ‘Employment Situation’ report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), +164,000 net jobs were created in America, on […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Mega-P3 Airport Projects Poised To Take Off

July 30, 2019

Via: ENR

A multimodal transportation center envisioned in San Diego could provide the biggest public-private partnership (P3) potential in California. Officials are looking to redevelop a 72-acre Navy site into a hub that will connect transit lines to the airport. “This is […]


Sustainability

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 […]


Sustainability

Credentials: why do they matter?

July 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Credentials matter — it is an indisputable fact that credentials are important and are a vital part of our educational system. With 70% of jobs needing less than a bachelor’s or graduate degree, credentials are a key element of the […]


Sustainability

USGBC seeks proposals to strengthen new LEED standard

July 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

USGBC released the complete suite of LEED v4.1 rating systems in April. They include: Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Residential Cities and Communities and Recertification A few significant updates to the […]


Sustainability

Consultant calls for new concrete tests at Denver airport

June 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In a December report, joint venture contractor Great Hall Partners said they had come across concrete that was weaker than what the airport specified when they entered into an agreement for the terminal renovation. Of particular concern are areas where […]