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Sustainability

This world-first facility will turn human remains into soil

December 3, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Olson Kundig recently unveiled the design of the world’s first facility for “natural organic reduction,” a process that gently converts human remains into soil in about 30 days. The project was designed in partnership with, and for, Recompose, the company […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial, Procurement

Project Planning: Estimate, Budget, and Forecast

December 3, 2019

Via: ENR

The project planning process starts with a proposal estimate. Taking the time and effort to make a great proposal plan is a sure way to give the executing team the best shot for project success. The proposal estimate will have […]


Sustainability

Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

November 21, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Have you ever noticed a laneway that wasn’t living up to its potential? Does a laneway in your neighborhood mainly serve delivery trucks, parked cars, and dumpsters, instead of acting as a place for community activity? Whenever we walk past […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Sophisticated Liberal Arts Program Built Into Illinois K-12 School

November 19, 2019

Via: ENR

CannonDesign and International Contractors Inc. were the architecture and construction management team charged with taking the community of Burbank, Ill.’s vision of a 21st-century learning environment and turning into a reality. The community approved a referendum to fund a 84,000-sq-ft […]


Sustainability

Cambridge, Mass., teams up with utility on energy retrofit program

November 18, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The City of Cambridge, Mass., and electric utility Eversource have teamed up on a building energy retrofit program to spur more energy retrofits. The program targets buildings that are more than 25,000 sf or 50 units for energy-saving improvements. The […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction input prices unchanged in October

November 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices […]


Construction Techniques

The value catalyst for building advantage

November 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Isn’t it interesting when we talk about getting more out of something we say we need to ‘extract’ value? It’s a bit of an oxymoron when what we’re trying to do is infuse value into our work, our processes and […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction and real estate industry deals in September 2019 total $21.7bn globally

November 5, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Total construction & real estate industry deals for September 2019 worth $21.7bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. The value marked a decrease of 5.7% over the previous month and a rise of 44.2% when compared with the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Citing tariffs, Caterpillar lays off 120 temp workers in Texas

November 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The OEM, seen as an economic bellwether for the construction industry, has been affected not only indirectly by its customers’ worries over a U.S.-China trade war, but also directly by an increase in tariffs. In July, Caterpillar said it paid […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

ASHRAE releases new version of energy efficiency standard for buildings

November 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

SHRAE has released an expanded, revised version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. It contains more than 100 changes from the 2016 version, including numerous energy-saving measures. The new version “focuses on energy-saving […]