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Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction risk management: The tech advantage

April 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Today’s technology can greatly enhance risk management capabilities, enabling construction firms to navigate uncertainties with greater confidence. By leveraging advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, companies can proactively identify, assess and mitigate risks, increasing the likelihood of project […]


Sustainability

REGUPOL Turns Waste into Sustainable Rubber Flooring

April 26, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Roughly 280 million tires are discarded annually by American motorists, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. REGUPOL is taking that tire waste and turning it into something good for the built environment—sustainable rubber flooring. Here’s how […]


Construction Techniques

How Can Modular Design Be Used to Revolutionize Housing Architecture?

April 25, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Housing is a diverse architectural typology whose configuration is determined not only by those who design it but also by the use of those who live in it. Therefore, homes are fundamentally adaptable structures that evolve in line with their […]


Sustainability

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 […]


News

Public Spaces and Their Key Role in Building Climate Resilience in the US.

April 24, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Social infrastructure encompasses the resources and services that allow the creation of communal bonds and social connections. Within the built environment, it manifests through public spaces like parks, libraries, and community centers alongside threshold spaces such as public transportation stops. […]


Sustainability

How Engineered Wood Can Decarbonize the Construction Industry

April 23, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

At a time when sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) concerns are prevalent, there is a crucial need to focus on a sector that accounts for 38% of all global CO₂ emissions and consumes 30% of global resources: the […]


News

Earth Day 2024: Urban and Architectural Strategies to Navigate the Climate Crisis

April 22, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Every year, Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, presents us with an opportunity to contemplate the conditions of our planet and our impact upon it. Generating around 37% of global carbon emissions, the construction industry has an important, often detrimental, […]


News

How to Adapt Cities to Extreme Heat

April 19, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

In June 2023, the planet experienced its hottest month on record. In Iran, the heat index reached a staggering 66.7 degrees Celsius, pushing the boundaries of human endurance. This alarming trend is not an anomaly. It is a stark reminder […]


Construction Techniques

The Promise of Accessibility: Can Modular Systems Contribute to Democratizing the Design Process?

April 18, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

At the dawn of Modernism, in the fervent search for innovative, efficient, and cost-effective building systems, the idea of modular construction offered the promise of exactly that: an industrialized system comprised of ready-to-assemble elements, easily configured, cost-effective, and quality-controlled. While […]


Construction Processes, Design

Playing with Translucency and Transparency: Balancing Natural Lighting with High-Performance Panels

April 17, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The question, “How can we control natural light in interior spaces?” is fundamental in architecture. Unregulated direct sunlight can cause discomfort such as visual strain and undesirable heat gains. Therefore, it is crucial to control its entry effectively. Some design […]


News

Why Is There a Labor Shortage in Construction?

April 15, 2024

Via: ConstructConnect

The most recent AGC workforce survey shows that “88% of construction firms are having a hard time finding workers to hire.” But where are the solutions to this uncertainty? What is causing the labor shortage in construction? So why are […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Financial, Regulations

U.S. DOT releases $830M for resilience projects

April 14, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Extreme weather is becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change and is causing increased damage to U.S. transportation systems and supply chains, which were primarily designed before climate impacts were taken into consideration. “From wildfires shutting down freight […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Jacobs wins $45M Miami wastewater contract

April 11, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department selected Jacobs Solutions, along with two other firms, to design upgrades worth $15 million each for the county’s three wastewater treatment plants, according to a company announcement. The other two companies are New […]


Construction Processes, Financial

New price jumps ‘not especially good news’ for construction

April 11, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Earlier this week, the consumer price index in March also rose more than forecast for the third straight month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, echoed Basu’s sentiment […]


News

Construction planning posts largest decline of 2024

April 10, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The drop represents the second consecutive month of contraction, according to Dodge data. Martin attributed much of the decline on the institutional side to lower levels of education planning, which includes labs and life science facilities. For example, between February […]


Construction Techniques

7 Bioclimatic Façade Strategies for Tropical Architecture

April 10, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

When we think of the word “tropic,” the image that typically comes to mind is an exotic space, characterized by perpetual warmth and humidity, with frequent and heavy rainfall nurturing lush vegetation. Throughout history, this tropical climate has been romanticized […]


Construction Techniques

Concrete Blocks in Architecture: How to Build With This Modular and Low-Cost Material

April 9, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Concrete blocks are prefabricated materials primarily used for constructing walls. Similar to bricks, these blocks are stacked together and bonded with mortar, typically composed of cement, sand, and water. They are hollow inside to accommodate steel bars and mortar filling. […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

The vanguard of safety: How 3D lift planning is leading the way

April 8, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction involves many hazardous operations. Crane lifts are particularly concerning, as they present risks from heavy machinery, heights and heavy loads all at once. New 3D lift planning technology can minimize these dangers. What is 3D lift planning? Lift planning […]


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Construction Jobs Soar by 39,000 in March

April 5, 2024

Via: ENR

Construction employment jumped in March as the industry added a robust 39,000 jobs during the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The figure marked construction’s 12th consecutive monthly increase. The latest BLS report on the nation’s employment, issued […]


Construction Techniques

Lessons from Logistics: Embrace Technology to Modernize Construction

April 5, 2024

Via: ENR

Imagine, if you will, a world where every item you use daily — from the coffee mug in your hands to the smartphone on your desk — tells a story not just of design and manufacturing, but of a journey. […]