Green Building: Page 2


  • 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 , 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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    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
  • The I-11 environmental impact statement was created using AECOM's own PlanEngage platform.
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    AECOM creates user-friendly impact statement for I-11 project

    The company used its PlanEngage software to generate easy-to-navigate public documents for an interstate corridor project near Phoenix.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Report: Construction productivity startups get the biggest piece of the $4.5B contech funding pie

    Green construction technology firms are also gaining more interest from investors, according to CEMEX Ventures.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
  • O'Shaughnessy (Hetch Hetchy) Dam in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Water gushing forth from the dam with slight rainbow in foreground, cobalt blue water in mid grou
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    Infrastructure act will pump $3B into nation's ailing dams

    While not sufficient to cover all needed repairs and upgrades, the new legislation marks a massive investment into hydropower and dam safety.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
  • An underground electrical line undergoing utility work.
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    Report: $61B lost per year due to waste, inefficiency in 811 utility system

    A new study found that while problems with the country's "call before you dig" system are large, they can be mitigated.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
  • Shawmut is using cross-laminated timber (CLT), pieces of wood fit together "like a jigsaw puzzle" with less environmental impact than other materials.
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    Shawmut builds 75-foot-tall LA office building using cross-laminated timber

    Employing CLT, the company dodged supply chain issues and high fabrication prices. One executive said the elements fit together "like a jigsaw puzzle."

    By Nov. 17, 2021
  • Parcel EF, a science and technology development at Cambridge Crossing, is a JM Electrical project currently in progress.
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    Boston-area subcontractor invests in prefab facility

    JM Electrical, which specializes in building control and automation systems, plans to speed its project timetables with a new offsite assembly division.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Nov. 17, 2021
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    Opinion

    Energy-efficient infrastructure projects hold a key opportunity for contractors

    For builders that incorporate sustainable systems into their projects, the $1.80-per-square-foot 179D tax deduction can quickly climb to millions of dollars.

    By Dean Zerbe • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Sponsored by FRAMECAD

    Why CFS is a premium material for solar panel mounting structures

    See how this versatile construction material is revolutionizing solar energy panel production.

    Nov. 8, 2021
  • California High Speed Rail Authority, CHSRA
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    With limited funds, should California's bullet train be high-speed?

    A proposal from a state assembly member threatens to downgrade the project, which is facing a large budget shortfall. Supporters hope federal infrastructure funds will help.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    7 ways contractors can work sustainability into their procurement practices

    A little planning can go a long way toward making projects more socially responsible and environmentally sound.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
  • The ICCU Arena construction also featured new ways to use wood in construction.
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    University of Idaho wins $4M to research recyclable materials for 3D printing

    The latest funding looks to repurpose construction refuse for more sustainable and resilient buildings.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
  • Genesis Marina became the world's first TRUE pre-certified construction site.
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    Webcor's California office project chases ambitious waste-reduction goal

    The Genesis Marina project, built by Webcor on a former landfill, is looking to reduce and recycle almost all of the waste it produces.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Black & Veatch tech incubator seeks climate solutions

    The company is looking to jumpstart innovators that are focused on decarbonization technology.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    LafargeHolcim partners with Army Corps of Engineers in construction waste research

    The $3.4 million deal will cement the Corps' Engineer Research and Development Center into a partnership with Geocycle to study reusing waste materials from construction.

    By Sept. 22, 2021
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    LA approves 100% clean energy by 2035 target, a decade ahead of prior goal

    The goal puts the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on track for an aggressive transition that backers said would present a model for the nation.

    By Jason Plautz • Sept. 3, 2021