Green Building: Page 2


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    6 mass timber projects lauded for their looks

    These winning projects showcase the benefits of timber for healthcare, warehouse, high-rise multifamily and school buildings.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Q&A

    General Motors aims to make EV charging accessible to apartment residents

    Working with cities, states and local GM dealers, the automaker wants to solve the challenge of charging access for those who live in multifamily dwellings, the automaker’s EV charging analyst explains.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 29, 2022
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    New algae-based cement garners attention from AEC industry, Microsoft

    Prometheus Materials designed the material, and says a client will deploy it in a data center project.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Biden issues executive orders to spur clean energy construction

    The actions include a two-year pause on key tariffs to support domestic solar energy builds.

    By June 7, 2022
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    Competition heats up to capture IIJA funds for hydrogen hubs

    Having a plan to produce hydrogen may be the least important factor in securing a regional "hub" designation, experts say.

    By Emma Penrod • May 3, 2022
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    Experts: Consider extreme weather, tech shifts to build resilient infrastructure

    National Institute of Building Sciences panelists discussed how the IIJA can accelerate more adaptable airports, supply chains and more.

    By May 3, 2022
  • A render of the Wallis-Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is set to break ground on Earth Day this year.
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    Earth Day groundbreaking for world's largest wildlife crossing

    The landbridge will provide animals a passage to cross the 10-lane Highway 101 in California.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Clark leverages field data, sustainable material in HQ2 build

    The contractor is employing mass timber, low-carbon concrete and technology to build Amazon's second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Procore integrates with embodied carbon calculator to aid contractor sustainability goals

    Users can identify the environmental impacts of their building materials in order to shave off excess pollution in their projects.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Seattle Airport's Concourse C expansion inspired by nature

    Turner is building the four new floors, which will cost up to $500 million.

    By April 5, 2022
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    DOE unveils new efficiency standards for federal buildings

    Major retrofits and new buildings constructed by the federal government must meet the latest IECC and ASHRAE codes beginning next year.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Why modular has not clicked in commercial construction

    Offsite building techniques should be a boon for the industry, but modular's market share in North America is under 6%. Why?

    By March 23, 2022
  • MIT researchers produced and installed this structure on the MIT campus using waste tree forks as structural elements. In the future, they plan to use their process to design and build a complete outd
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    MIT research team uses 3D scans to repurpose wood scraps

    Irregular lumber is usually discarded. Utilizing it in structures is part of a growing wave of eco-friendly building.

    By March 16, 2022
  • The Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Richardson, Texas. Skiles Group completed the vertical expansion and parking garage project.
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    Q&A

    Texas firm's new CEO says there's a better way to build

    Lean expert and Skiles Group head Keyan Zandy wants to improve construction for the next generation.

    By March 16, 2022
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    Courtesy of WPI

    'Self-healing' concrete substitute sucks carbon out of the air

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have developed a carbon-negative material that could one day be used on roads and buildings.

    By George Kevin Jordan • March 15, 2022
  • The Reed, a Chicago highrise, is being developed with low-carbon concrete.
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    Lendlease Chicago high-rise employs low-carbon concrete

    The new mix uses 60% less Portland cement and could last 30 years longer than conventional concrete, according to its creators.

    By Katie Pyzyk • March 15, 2022
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    WSP ends year with better-than-expected profits, record-high backlog

    The Canada-based global construction giant sees growing demand in its core sectors of transportation, infrastructure and urban building.

    By , Noelle Knox • March 10, 2022
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    Orlando International's $3B high-tech, low-touch terminal set to open in July

    South Terminal C is designed to be the world's first LEED v4 airport campus.

    By March 8, 2022
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and others participate in the groundbreaking of the new EVRAZ solar facility.
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    World's largest solar-powered steel mill breaks ground in Colorado

    The $500 million facility includes a 300-megawatt photovoltaic installation.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • March 2, 2022
  • President Joe Biden speaking at a White House meeting with utility executives
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    White House launches low-carbon construction initiative

    "Buy Clean" policies for federal projects will promote the use of materials with low carbon footprints.

    By Feb. 16, 2022
  • An outside shot of the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing, China.
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    Populous designs sole permanent venue for 2022 Olympics

    The "Ice Ribbon" speed skating arena seats 12,000 and will serve as a winter sports hub in Beijing after the Games end.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    Infrastructure act

    New White House guide breaks down IIJA funding

    The document helps state and local governments find money in the infrastructure act and prepare to receive it.

    By Feb. 8, 2022
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    5 ways COVID-19 has changed airport design and construction

    The pandemic has left its mark on air travel, including the physical infrastructure that enables it. Here's what contractors need to know.

    By Feb. 1, 2022
  • An exhibit hall from a previous World of Concrete conference showing products and vendors.
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    2022's biggest construction conferences

    Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    7 things we know (so far) about the infrastructure act

    While much of the spending package is still coming into focus, there’s a lot that construction leaders can start planning for.

    By Jan. 11, 2022