Uberization of Education in the Built Environment

Collaborative Construction

These “Value Add” business models thrive in the open and transparent environment of the world wide web, and prevail in head to head competition when deployed against “Waste Based” business models that extract profits from a known waste stream.

Aging infrastructure. Urban environment.

ENR Construction

The city of Pasadena needed to replace an aging boiler and steam turbine generator at its Glenarm Power Plant. The problem? The site was just yards away from a historic neighborhood and high school

Saint Gobain Study Shows Quality Indoor Environment Can Boost Productivity

ENR Construction

Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials makers, decided to prove the performance of its products in a real work setting by creating a high-performance environment in its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa.,

Eastgate Offices for Environment Canada

SAB Magazine

Although it functions as a healthy, sustainable office space for its occupants in Edmonton, the building is also a 24/7, mission-critical facility designed to ensure that Environment Canada’s important weather forecasting work continues under any circumstances.

10 Steps Toward Real Property Stewardship & Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment

Building Information Management

Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment. Efficient life-cycle management of the built environment requires ALL of the following. 10 Steps Toward Real Property Stewardship. As a Real Property Owner, how do are you doing?

Sovereign Power And the Built Environment

Collaborative Construction

Many advocates of BIM, consumed by their own hubris, mistakenly believe BIM – or as I define it (BIM)X – serves as a magic elixir, healing ills of all kinds in the built environment. As mandates for the use of BIM proliferate long term advocates of BIM – yours truly included – tend to cheer. But let''s not get too drunk on our own whiskey.

Saint Gobain Study Shows Quality Indoor Environment Can Boost Productivity

ENR Construction

Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials makers, decided to prove the performance of its products in a real work setting by creating a high-performance environment in its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa.,

Award of Merit Water/Environment: Meriden Green

ENR Construction

As part of a $15-million flood-control effort, a former flood-prone brownfield on the 14-acre site of a razed shopping mall was remediated and turned into a park

How to create healthy learning environments with active design

BD+C

An active environment helps students develop the body and mind, creating a setting where they learn to make healthy choices and establish habits that last a lifetime. The philosophy of active design makes a student’s well-being and health a key priority in campus design.

Home That Blends Into Its Environment

Jetson Green

The design was inspired by nature itself and the wish to “insert the building into the environment,” according to the architects. It is a very cool idea in terms of blending with its environment though.

Why corporate branded environments matter

BD+C

What is a brand? In my opinion, one of the best definitions is: a collection of perceptions and emotions in the mind of a customer or user that add value and enable choices. Strong brands are consistent, they know their audience, they differentiate with memorable experiences, and they inspire positive emotions among their users or audiences. A brand may be experienced in a variety of media and forms.

Architecture that helps children fall in love with the environment

BD+C

It’s a simple story, but it illustrates the power of teaching children to respect the environment I remember a children’s story about a man who got angry when neighborhood kids threw rocks at ducks. He’d yell at them, but they would keep coming back to throw more rocks.

Building the Urban Environment: Earth Sensitive Design

Construction Informer

This podcast about building the urban environment examines where design meets the environmental challenges of cities. The post Building the Urban Environment: Earth Sensitive Design appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Google+. Construction Podcast

Drone Introduced for Explosive Environments

ENR Construction

In a catalogue that offers specialized lighting and power equipment for use in hazardous locations, a company now is offering an explosion-proof drone with an impressive range and flight time, a useful payload capacity and a high price tag to match

Governance Mechanisms that Work in the Built Environment

Collaborative Construction

Green Design Saves Time and Environment

Jetson Green

So why not use Jarvis or some fancy engineering relative software and help save the environment? Home That Blends Into Its Environment. The most solar-panelled, sustainable material-using, eco-friendly building can still leave an unnecessary environmental footprint.

Attorney General’s End of Third Party Settlements is Good for the Environment

Green Building Law Update

Stopping the misuse of settlement dollars will level the playing field for responsible businesses, allowing for the orderly administration of justice, while protecting the natural environment in communities across the country.

Winning Expertise for the Auction Environment

Construction Business Owner

No construction company can complete a project without access to the right equipment. As your business fluctuates, it is important to monitor your equipment inventory, reallocate when necessary or expand your fleet to keep up with project schedules and potentially gain an edge over the competition

Well Living Lab launches extensive study on how indoor environments affect people’s lives

BD+C

The Well Living Lab, a scientific research center, will launch a three-year study to determine how indoor environments impact people’s lives. The study will focus on how indoor environments affect: health, performance, stress and resiliency, sleep, and comfort.

Best Water/Environment - Southern Delivery System Program

ENR Construction

The Southern Delivery System is an $825-million regional Colorado project that moves Arkansas River water from Pueblo Reservoir to the cities of Colorado Springs and Fountain, the Security Water District and Pueblo West Metropolitan District

10 Steps Toward Real Property Stewardship & Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment

Building Information Management

Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment. Efficient life-cycle management of the built environment requires ALL of the following. Uncategorized Built Environment facilities stewardship integrated project delivery IPD job order contracting JOC LEAN lean construction lean facilities management life-cycle outcomes stewardship of the built environment10 Steps Toward Real Property Stewardship.

Water/Environment Best Project (tie): Port Everglades Wetlands Restoration

ENR Construction

To expand Port Everglades, the facility arranged for the construction of the Southport Turning Notch, a series of five new berths designed to handle the future influx of Super Post Panamax Container cargo ships

7 design elements for creating timeless pediatric health environments

BD+C

It is vital for healthcare architects to design for flexibility in ways that are cost effective over the life of the building, and to redefine the imagery of pediatric hospitals in ways that are both timeless and ageless, state the authors of a new report by Shepley Bulfinch. .

Easy access to indoor environment controls yields improved efficiency and workplace productivity

BD+C

A partnership between design firm JLL and Purdue University has found that providing easy access to lighting and thermal controls improves energy efficiency in an office environment

Best Water/Environment: Morse Lake Pump Plant Project

ENR Construction

Chester Morse Lake in the Cascade Mountains is the major reservoir for Seattle’s water system, providing the region with more than two-thirds of its drinking water

Media’s adaptive shift: Converged environments

BD+C

Although the term newsroom is still embraced by the media industry, it’s slowly being replaced by the converged environment , and the shift is as much about space as it is about linguistics

Schools with optimal indoor environments boost student performance and energy efficiency

BD+C

Schools that provide optimal indoor environments see improved student performance and, if designed well, can also boost energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint.

Protect the Environment: Pick 5

Green Home Design Architect

All of us working together can make a huge difference in protecting the environment. Encourage people to Pick 5 for the Environment! Of course, this is a short list, feel free to add items you feel you can tackle to improve your local community and personal environment.

Keystone Pipeline Rejected. to protected the environment

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! We don't need no stinking JOBS. We're all GREEN now. Anybody else think a pipeline to the Pacific that ships the oil in tankers to China will be MORE environmentally friendly than a pipeline from Alberta to Gulf Coast? Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline James L. Salmon, Esq.

Water/Environment Best Project: City of Westminster Pump Stations Improvements

ENR Construction

The city of Westminster, Colo., needed to refurbish its water pumping stations to serve more than 100,000 residents

Best Water/Environment

ENR Construction

Bull Run Dam 2 Towers Improvements Project. Bonus Regions

Best Water/Environment

ENR Construction

Alewife Stormwater Wetland Project. Bonus Regions

Water/Environment: Hillside Mine Lower Tailings Pile

ENR Construction

Sixty-plus years after operations ended on Hillside Mine near Bagdad, Ariz., tailings erosion was linked to high levels of contaminants in Boulder Creek

The Pros and Cons of an Engineering Degree In Today’s Environment

Construction Marketing Blog

Having doubts about getting that engineering degree? Perhaps this will help ease your concerns: according to a recent survey by Randstad CPE , engineers are less likely to worry about their job.

SAVE ENVIRONMENT WITH GREEN BUILDINGS

The Constructor

Ever since the existence of earth human being has been a unique and unequal creature. As it is said “necessity is the mother of invention”, the same. Building Technology Buildings Green Buildings Environmental Impact

Building in the Urban Environment: Managing the Details

Construction Informer

This podcast about building in the urban environment covers challenges and provides tips for smoother projects using prefab components. The post Building in the Urban Environment: Managing the Details appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Google+. Construction Podcast

Facility Life-cycle Costs: Managing the Built Environment – BIM?

Building Information Management

Is BIM the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology? How important are collaborative construction delivery method to efficient life-cycle management of the built environment. What are Facility/Infrastructure Life Cycle Costs?