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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
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    ConTech Conversations: Nexii shines light on modular

    Vice President Gregor Roberston spoke to Construction Dive about the construction technology company's ambitious growth plans.

    By Aug. 25, 2021
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    New initiative urges contractors to work with owners to reduce building emissions

    The Associated General Contractors of America program focuses not only on contractors' own carbon footprint, but on pressing owners to specify more climate-friendly buildings from the outset. 

    By Aug. 5, 2021
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    Lendlease to fuel UK projects with vegetable oil

    After Skanska U.K., the Australian contractor is the second major player to forego fossil fuels in the country.

    By July 30, 2021
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    Construction-related conferences for 2021 and beyond

    From design and construction to technology and green building, industry trade shows of all types are continuing despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By July 20, 2021
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    XL Construction launches prefab school building option

    TimberQuest uses cross-laminated timber to create prefabricated and pre-inspected wall and roof panels that can be erected in about 10 weeks.

    By June 23, 2021
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    Webcor adopts ESG to compete for projects and workers

    In a move that's common among public firms, the privately held California contractor is responding to the marketplace while trying to attract talent.

    By May 17, 2021
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    Biden pledges to halve US carbon emissions by 2030, sending signal to businesses

    The administration said it will employ "multiple paths" to reach its goal while supporting a strong economy.

    By Robert Walton • April 23, 2021
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    New York Building Congress offers carbon neutrality steps

    The group noted that modular tactics and building components that can be disassembled easily and reused will help the construction industry reduce carbon emissions.

    By Kim Slowey • April 23, 2021
  • Online map showcases construction-related careers in booming green sector

    The tool was designed to help workers research jobs and advancement paths in the green building field.

    By April 7, 2021
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    Kraft Heinz pilots recycled plastic packaging for roofs

    If the post-consumer plastic boards being tested on two factories work well, the food processing company says it may someday be able to repair its facilities with packaging from the products it makes.

    By Megan Poinski • March 3, 2021
  • Construction workers among least likely to seek vaccine, report says

    Construction ranked fourth from the bottom in terms of employees who said they would get a shot if it was offered to them.  

    By Feb. 9, 2021
  • Socially responsible investing is poised to intersect with construction

    On a virtual panel, AEC pros from Jacobs, Skanska and President Joe Biden's infrastructure committee discussed the rise of sustainable investment and how it's impacting construction.

    By Feb. 8, 2021
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    Starbucks builds energy-efficient, modular store in 6 days

    Designed to reduce energy needs for heating and cooling compared to standard construction, the store was built with insulated panels coated with a proprietary cement alternative.

    By Feb. 3, 2021
  • Bechtel joins international heat resilience organization

    As part of the Atlantic Council's Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance, Bechtel will help support projects that protect communities from extreme heat.

    By Jan. 20, 2021
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    7 legal, other trends influencing construction in 2021

    Prolonged court closures, more payment disputes and increased small business bankruptcies are a few of the factors that will influence commercial construction this year, according to two industry experts.

    By Jeffrey Kozek and E. Mitchell Swann • Jan. 19, 2021
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    Commodore Builders nears completion of CLT hybrid project in Boston

    The project team is utilizing lightweight cross-laminated timber to add two stories to an existing 1920s era brick-and-beam building.

    By Nov. 25, 2020
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    Mass timber construction reaching for new heights

    The eco-friendly material is being tapped to support sustainable construction through the COVID-19 pandemic, but hurdles remain. 

    By Cailin Crowe • Nov. 11, 2020
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    What's in store for contractors under a Biden presidency?

    From infrastructure spending and union support to immigration, taxes and regulations, the construction industry will face a new set of challenges and opportunities under a Biden administration.

    By , Kim Slowey • Nov. 7, 2020
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    Shawmut higher ed project utilizes cross-laminated timber for speed, flexibility

    The CLT design of Brown University's student housing project also created safer working conditions and shorter lead times.

    By Shelley D. Hutchins, LEED-AP • Aug. 5, 2020
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    UCLA team nabs $2.9M grant to turn CO2 into concrete

    The researchers have found a way to capture carbon dioxide from gas as it exits power and cement plants and other producers and add it to concrete, reducing emissions and cutting down on the use of traditional cement.

    By July 22, 2020
  • Take our survey: Will Trump's rollback of environmental regulations help construction?

    The president's administration is loosening environmental rules for federal projects. Let us know what this means to your business.

    By June 26, 2020
  • Skanska USA unveils carbon calculator

    Currently in testing, the EC3 tool has helped the firm achieve embodied carbon reductions of up to 30% with little to no cost impact. 

    By Kim Slowey • Sept. 29, 2019