Mission Critical at the Department of Defense now includes Climate

Green Building Law Update

McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FORM 1391, UNIFIED FACILITIES CRITERIA, AND MILITARY INSTALLATION MASTER PLANS.”. 5515 National Defense Authorization Act

Defense: The Best Offense

Business Facilities Blog

Nations around the world are increasing their defense budgets; the sophisticated weaponry of the U.S. Read: Defense: The Best Offense at BusinessFacilities.com. Aerospace & Defense Arizona Business Clusters/Corridors Daily News Featured Florida Industry Focus New Hampshire Workforce Development Aerospace BF-Jan/Feb-2018 corporate expansion Defense florida Fort Lauderdale Goodyear Manufacturing Rochester Sierra Vista Site Selection

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

Business Facilities Blog

The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region. Read: New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration at BusinessFacilities.com.

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

Business Facilities Blog

DIUx will connect the Department of Defense with hundreds of private sector firms to enhance the technological capabilities of the U.S. Read Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M In Alabama

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M Electro Optic Systems will locate its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility in Huntsville, AL, creating as many as 100 jobs in the first year. . In Alabama at BusinessFacilities.com.

Lessons in Defensive Driving

The Safety Blog

Lessons in Defensive Driving. Welcome to Safe Friday, since June is National Safety Month, we’re going to close out the month by covering the ins and outs of defensive driving. Driving Defensively. Let’s examine the key elements of defensive driving.

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow originally appeared on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S.,

New Department of Defense Policy Accepts Green Globes

Green Building Law Update

In a tectonic shift in government policy, the Department of Defense will now permit the use of both the Green Building Initiatives’ Green Globes and U.S. Defense Department Federal Globes Green LEED of

ICC 700 Authorized by National Defense Authorization Act for 2015

Green Building Law Update

While many have focused on the funding to fight the Islamic State terrorist group or the 1 percent boost in military pay, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 makes a major change in green building across this nation when it authorizes use of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. Billion budget authority of the Department of Defense. This time last year, I wrote a blog post Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum.

Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum

Green Building Law Update

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014 in Honolulu last Thursday and while most observers noted that the bill cracks down on sexual assaults in the military and eases restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the bill also is a huge win for the U.S. ” That is, there are no longer limitations of the Department of Defense pursuing LEED Gold and Platinum certifications.

Builders Seek New Defenses Against Jobsite Fires

ENR Construction

Fire-prevention experts advise adopting a multi-phased approach to preventing and detecting fires during construction

Restoring Our Defenses

Construction Business Owner

11, 2001, began in its usual manner for John Nienabar, operations manager at ServiceMaster of Springfield, Virginia. At 11:30 a.m., however, Nienabar received an unforgettable call.

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker's death

Construction Dive

A circuit court upheld OSHA's decision to issue a willful violation and impose a $49,000 fine against a contractor in relation to a worker's fatal fall

New Defenses Against Job Site Fires

Construction Equipment

Construction companies are ramping up their fire prevention efforts on projects during the construction phase and implementing fire-elimination strategies that go a significant step further than fire-prevention.

Virginia Defense Companies Diversify With Going Global Initiative

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

With defense spending cuts taking effect across the nation, the Commonwealth of Virginia has launched the $2 million statewide ‘Going Global’ initiative, a first-of-its-kind program developed to help Virginia-based defense contractors capture international export opportunities.

Best Military - Ministry of Defense Complex, Kabul, Afghanistan

ENR Construction

based contractor Gilbane Federal completed a sophisticated, self-sustaining 414,000-sq-ft headquarters building for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense, in Kabul In May 2015, U.S.-based

Navistar Defense Awarded $18.8 Milllion for Tactical Vehicles

Construction Equipment

Army recently awarded Navistar Defense, LLC, a foreign military sales contract valued at $18.8 The U.S. million to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq. .

JCB Global Government & Defense Division Relocates to U.S.

Construction Equipment

JCB relocated its Global Government and Defense Division from its worldwide headquarters in the United Kingdom to its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga

Not April Fool's: Defense Department to Adopt Green Code and LEED

Green Building Law Update

But it is now clear to me that I misinterpreted the testimony of Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Instead, the Department of Defense is going to simultaneously require compliance with its green building code and with LEED certification.

Defense Department LEED Funding to Be Eliminated? : Green.

Green Building Law Update

Vermeer Damage Defense System for Tub and Horizontal Grinder Operations

Construction Equipment

Vermeer Damage Defense system initiates shutdown of a tub and horizontal grinder if the hammermill comes in contact with metal while grinding. Available as an option, the system idles down the engine, reverses the infeed or tub, and disengages the clutch.

Deloitte Projects 5% Growth In Aerospace And Defense Industry, Technology Innovations To Dominate

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The continued decline of defense spending into 2014 will likely force new revenue streams for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry that may include innovations in intelligence, precision strike technologies, and cyber security.

Oshkosh Announces Defense Segment Layoffs

Construction Equipment

Oshkosh Corporation announced that its Defense segment plans to reduce its workforce in Oshkosh, Wis., by approximately 250 to 300 hourly positions in December 2014. In addition, approximately 70 salaried positions will be eliminated with the majority being temporary employees, elimination of open positions and those retiring

Deloitte Report: Continued Decrease In Defense Sector Revenue And Earnings, Growth in Commercial

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

aerospace and defense (A&D) sector’s financial performance found that defense revenues and earnings continued to decrease, while commercial aerospace continued double digit revenue growth in 2012. Defense firms revenue decreased 1.5

Oshkosh Defense to Showcase JLTV at AUSA

Construction Equipment

Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) solution—the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV)—at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

C.W. Driver Accepts Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Driver was recently awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, in honor of its commitment to supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. Driver accepted this award at the 18th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony on Sept.26

Natural Resources Defense Council Lawsuit against EPA Challenges Pesticide Registrations

Green Industry Professionals

The organization is asking a federal court to vacate the registrations of nearly 100 products containing neonics

Not April Fool's: Defense Department to Adopt Green Code and LEED

Green Building Law Update

Defense Authorization Act rejects BRAC for 2017

BD+C

billion Defense Authorization Act. The legislation rejects the possibility of a base realignment and closure round (BRAC) in 2017, something both the Obama Administration and the Defense Department support. Lawmakers called previous savings estimates of earlier BRAC rounds “outdated” and said the Defense Department already has enough tools to reduce its infrastructure spending. The House of Representatives has passed the $584.2

Leading the Defense of the Living Landscape

Green Industry Professionals

Kris Kiser, OPEI's president and CEO, talks about the group's "Living Landscapes Matter" public awareness campaign

Commonwealth Center For Advanced Manufacturing To Partner With The Department Of Defense Technology Development Institute

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

DMDI is one of two new manufacturing innovation institutes being led by the Department of Defense (DoD). The post Commonwealth Center For Advanced Manufacturing To Partner With The Department Of Defense Technology Development Institute appeared first on Business Facilities.

Defense Authorization Bill Includes Surety Provision to Help Small Businesses

ENR Construction

Language in Defense Authorization Bill of 2013, signed into law on Jan. 2, expands size of contracts eligible for SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program. Policy

BWXT To Invest $80M In Southwest Indiana Factory

Business Facilities Blog

Aerospace & Defense Capital Investment Daily News Featured Indiana Manufacturing Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development aircraft carriers BWXT corporate expansion defense industry Indiana Economic Development Corporation Mount Vernon nuclear reactors Posey County submarinesThe manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors used in submarines and aircraft carriers will expand its Mount Vernon, IN facility, creating more than 60 new jobs by 2021.

Chemring Group Expanding Tennessee Kilgore Flares Facility

Business Facilities Blog

The defense contractor will invest $40 million and create approximately 100 jobs in an expansion of its Kilgore Flares operations in Toone, TN. Read: Chemring Group Expanding Tennessee Kilgore Flares Facility at BusinessFacilities.com.

Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent

Business Facilities Blog

Aerospace & Defense Business Clusters/Corridors Colorado Featured Governor's Report Magazine Highlights Tourism Workforce Development Aerospace BF-Sept/Oct-2018 Cannabis colorado Cybersecurity Drones Economic Development Hickenlooper Marijuana national monuments Site Selection Unmanned Aerial SystemsLeveraging his state’s impressive assets, Gov. John Hickenlooper aims to plant Colorado’s flag on the summit of red-hot growth sectors like cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems.

Raytheon Expanding Radar Manufacturing In Mississippi

Business Facilities Blog

Aerospace & Defense Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Mississippi corporate expansion defense industry electronic warfare Employment Forest LEED Mississippi Development authority Radar Raytheon Site Selection

General Dynamics Electric Boat Investing $800M In Connecticut

Business Facilities Blog

The company will retain and grow its workforce to more than 13,000 jobs over the next 17 years, with help from up to $63 million in state incentives. . Read: General Dynamics Electric Boat Investing $800M In Connecticut at BusinessFacilities.com.

Aerospace Growth Gets Turbocharged

Business Facilities Blog

The 2017 outlook finds global aerospace and defense industry revenues expected to surge to two percent growth, driven by higher defense spending. Aerospace & Defense Business Clusters/Corridors Featured Florida Industry Focus Louisiana Magazine Highlights New Hampshire New Jersey Utah Advanced Manufacturing Aerospace BF-March/April-2017 Business Incentives Capital Investment Defense Economic Development Employment Expansion Manufacturing Site Selection

Cities weigh relocations as part of their defenses against natural disasters

BD+C

Last June, Minot, N.D., received $74.3 million it was awarded in January 2016 as one of the winners of HUD’s resilience competition.

Defense department report: Green design saves taxpayers money

BD+C

The Department of Defense has released the findings of an independent report on energy efficiency and sustainability standards used by the Pentagon for military construction. The report strongly affirmed the value of LEED-certified high performing buildings to America’s military and U.S. read more. Architects Sustainable Design and Construction Sustainable Development Contractors Regulations Designers Engineers Government Buildings Military Construction Sustainability