Green Building


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    Q&A

    Biology background shapes Jacobs exec’s approach to construction

    Chrissy Thom leverages her previous work as an environmental scientist to lead the contractor’s Americas East division.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    AECOM Q1 revenue, profits up as backlog dips

    CEO Troy Rudd cited strength in water, resilience and other infrastructure markets, but the firm pulled two previously announced deals from its development pipeline.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Flatiron wins $350M in resiliency projects

    The Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Port Arthur, Texas, infrastructure upgrades will help protect against flooding and storm surges.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    PortMiami Cruise Terminal F. Photo credit to Smith Aerial.

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    How roof retrofits enable adaptive reuse

    Metal roofs, known for efficiency and durability, are now driving a trend in retrofitting older buildings for renewed longevity.

    Feb. 5, 2024
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    FHWA offers $729M for storm-damaged infrastructure

    The funds will help states rebuild roads and bridges following natural disasters and extreme weather.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Q&A

    AP exec sees growth in office conversion market

    Adolfson & Peterson’s Will Pender says the firm is seeing a record demand for projects that transform vacant workspaces into housing.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Swinerton to pay $2.3M fine over alleged Clean Water Act violations

    The San Francisco builder’s penalties stemmed from allegedly failing to use proper stormwater controls and conduct regular inspections across four solar farm sites in three states.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Holder Construction gets $1.9B Arizona data center job

    The city of Mesa has experienced a surge in data construction due in part to a lack of natural disasters, low utility costs and business-friendly environment.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    This year’s top tech stories

    From ChatGPT to robots and contech funding, here are the topics that were most popular with our readers.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    NASA taps LSU for lunar construction research

    The team of academic and government scientists will test the use of molten sulfur and lunar dust to create waterless concrete for 3D printing on the moon.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Project Milestones

    $2.6B airport project tops out after anti-bias training pause

    A Turner-Flatiron JV is building San Diego’s Terminal 1, which remains on track to finish in 2025 despite the discovery of racist graffiti.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Consigli completes 2 mass timber structures in Maine

    The $37 million buildings at Bowdoin College are the first commercially scaled mass timber buildings in the state, according to the project team.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    US solar installations hit record in Q3, but slowdown expected starting in 2026: report

    As supply constraints ease, the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie project that limited availability of other components will hamper installation growth. 

    By Diana DiGangi • Dec. 11, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Meta selects DPR for $1B Arizona data center

    The campus, which the contractor expects to complete in 2026, will use 12,000 tons of steel, 600 miles of framing studs and 700 acres of drywall.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    AI-driven approaches can expedite building decarbonization: McKinsey

    Machine learning, artificial intelligence and physics-based models can accelerate net-zero efforts, providing a more than 100-fold increase in the pace and scale of decarbonization, according to the consulting firm.

    By Nish Amarnath • Dec. 6, 2023
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    Demand for sustainable buildings outstripping supply: JLL

    Rising demand has led to an over 7% rental premium on green-certified office buildings across major markets in the U.S. and Canada.

    By Nish Amarnath • Dec. 1, 2023
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    Q&A

    The future of infrastructure is green, AECOM exec says

    Public policy and new tech, including AI, are driving resilience projects in Southern California, said Los Angeles Metro Executive and Strategy + Growth Leader Jill Kurth.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    Capability, creativity and low carbon: 3 ways steel buildings deliver opportunities

    Practical and durable building approaches that can reduce carbon emissions and enhance energy efficiency in low-rise, steel commercial buildings.

    Nov. 27, 2023
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    EE Cruz wins $251M Hudson River resiliency project

    The undertaking is the firm’s second major flood mitigation job — it also worked on the $631 million North and West Battery Park City project.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    Regional Report

    Civil work, sustainability lead Seattle construction market

    As infrastructure and public works projects bolster the Emerald City, private construction has weakened.

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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    DOE proposes easing environmental reviews for certain storage, solar, transmission projects

    The proposed “categorical exclusions” would speed project reviews, the Department of Energy said Thursday.

    By Ethan Howland • Nov. 17, 2023
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    AECOM’s profits plunge on higher revenue, backlog

    CEO Troy Rudd said the strong U.S. dollar, which erodes the value of international contracts paid with foreign currency, impacted results.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Biden announces $6B for climate resilience as report warns of ‘insufficient’ adaptation

    The funding is for projects that reduce flood risk, strengthen the electric grid and address communities’ environmental justice needs.

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Nov. 14, 2023
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    WSP’s profit, revenue, backlog up in Q3

    The Montreal-based firm sees a positive outlook for its green transition work and reaffirmed the guidance that it raised last quarter.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Turkish firm taps Bechtel for Texas solar project

    Sabanci Renewables plans to invest between $220 million to $250 million in its newly acquired Oriana Solar facility.

    By Nov. 3, 2023