Green Building

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    Project Milestones

    Bechtel completes $140M Texas solar project

    The country’s second-largest contractor claims the project can power over 20,000 homes.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Las Vegas Sands plans $4B casino development in Long Island, NY

    The sprawling hospitality and entertainment project, which still needs approval, would include a variety of amenities.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    ‘Huge appetite’ for mass timber fuels new Webcor unit

    Webcor Timber is looking to capitalize on a growing industry, an executive at the California contractor said.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    South Korea’s Q Cells to spend $2.5B on US solar plant

    President Joe Biden said the announcement marks the single largest investment in the country's solar industry.

    By Megan Ruggles • Jan. 12, 2023
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    Texas clean energy megaprojects get underway

    The state traditionally known for its fossil fuel industry is diversifying its energy production with green hydrogen, blue ammonia and solar builds constructed by Bechtel and others.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    PCL launches solar subsidiary

    PCL Solar was in part enabled by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which has brought more certainty to the time horizon for clean energy projects, a general manager said.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Turner to lead $4.4B Ohio EV factory build

    The company expects to begin construction on the Honda battery facility near Columbus in early 2023.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    First mass timber commercial office building in DC opens

    A 108,000-square-foot addition at the Capitol Riverfront property incorporated 1,300 tons of the renewable material.

    By Updated Nov. 11, 2022
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    Denver Airport wraps $2.3B gate expansion project

    The four-year effort built by two joint ventures has added 39 gates and other amenities.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Construction Dive’s 2023 conference guide

    Check out the full list of the industry conferences, expos and meetings scheduled for this year.

    By Updated Jan. 10, 2023
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    Cemex selects 8 winners of its Construction Startup Competition

    The companies target different challenges in the building process, such as increasing productivity and reducing carbon emissions.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Clean energy companies warn building standard change threatens wind, solar projects

    “The stated goal of FEMA’s proposal is increased grid reliability, but when you needlessly make it harder to build resilient clean energy, the obvious effect is a reduction in reliability,” the Solar Energy Industries Association CEO said.

    By Ethan Howland • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Lendlease leverages mushrooms for recycling

    The contractor hopes the fungi will provide a revenue stream in the future and help cut down on landfill costs.

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Mortenson partners with robotics maker on solar projects

    A Mortenson executive said a third of the company's revenue in recent years came from its renewable energy businesses.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    Tetra Tech trumps WSP bid for environmental firm RPS Group

    The California-based contractor offered a 7.8% premium over the Canadian engineering giant’s price, but the fight may not be over.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    WSP completes environmental services purchase for $1.8B

    The Montreal-based contractor is on a buying spree to meet strong demand for climate-related work.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    West Virginia set to build $3B natural gas, carbon capture plant

    The project was enabled by expanded tax credits for alternative energy projects in the Inflation Reduction Act.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Infrastructure act

    White House announces $2.4B for state EV charging infrastructure, other projects

    The EV charging programs were created through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Also approved were $1.5 billion in grants for highway, multimodal freight and rail projects.

    By Dan Zukowski • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Biden’s Buy Clean task force releases plan to slash construction carbon emissions

    The federal government will throw its purchasing power behind green materials on civil builds, launch low-carbon demonstration projects and more.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    3 award-winning water construction projects

    The Water Environment Federation selected these top projects for their innovative design and approach.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Cost efficient and sustainable wind farm development

    An increased demand for more sustainable energy sources has resulted in more development of renewable energy sites like wind farms.

    By Rodrigo Valencia, Director of Energy Market, Tensar • Sept. 12, 2022
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    Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act, boosting low-carbon materials in civil projects

    The bill contains approximately $5 billion for programs to accelerate the construction industry’s shift toward green building materials.

    By Updated Aug. 17, 2022
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    $2.3B GreenCity to break ground in 2023 near Richmond, Virginia

    The "eco district" development includes cross-laminated timber and solar power to minimize environmental impacts.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    PCL Construction’s solar division has its eye on the sky

    The company’s solar work is thriving, and an executive said it will be a large part of its strategy going forward.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Code updates, sustainability spur mass timber’s US adoption

    Nordic Structures’ David Croteau said demand for CLT is growing as companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook seek to reduce their carbon footprints.

    By Aug. 3, 2022