Deconstruction and Reuse: The Future of our Built Environment.

Construction Marketing

I do believe that we can reimagine our world and our built environment in such a way that we can pull ourselves out of this trend and this tremendously expensive habitual behavior. The post Deconstruction and Reuse: The Future of our Built Environment. Environment Deconstruction ReuseHave you ever watched a building come down? I’ve seen everything from a neighborhood of large block tenement buildings blown up, to a small cottage being crunched by a bulldozer in an hour.

A Case Study Approach to Considering a Common Data Environment

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Why choosing the right CDE is important and a real-world example of one contractor's journey. Construction Best Practices

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Construction Common Data Environment Tool (CDE)

Job Order Contracting

4BT BiC is a Construction Common Data Environment Tool (CDE) for the efficient management of public sector facilities planning, procurement, and project delivery. The post Construction Common Data Environment Tool (CDE) appeared first on 4BT.

LEAN Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment is a robust, collaborative approach integrating planning, design, acquisition, operation, maintenance & disposal. LEAN Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment. LEAN Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Advantages of Green Roofs in Urban Environments

Natural Building

The post Advantages of Green Roofs in Urban Environments appeared first on Natural Building Blog. When built, designed and maintained properly, green roofs have many more advantages than disadvantages.

Efficient Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment – An Elusive Goal in the Public Sector

Job Order Contracting

Efficient life-cycle management of the built environment in the public sector has remained an elusive goal. The process is well defined and requires a process focused environment and associated robust information management and decision-support capabilities. Failure to adopt these proven processes in support of efficient stewardship of the built environment should surprise anyone. The timing as to when public stewardship of the built environment will occur remains an unknown.

Collaborative Construction Blog: Makers of the Environment. a BIM.

Collaborative Construction

Makers of the Environment. Finith Jernigan, the author of the revolutionary BIG BIM little BIM has written a BIM oriented novel, Makers of the Environment. While BIG BIM little bim was a practical hands on guide to BIM adoption, Makers of the Environment takes the concept of information management to new heights. Makers of the Environment. Makers of the Environment. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Collaborative Construction Blog.

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. This project, known simply as ‘Eastgate’, is a double agent.

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

Greenbuild 2018 in Chicago will be “the” target rich environment for green people this year. I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” And I have offered the same response for more than a decade – attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (. yes, you will have to talk with people while you are there). This year Greenbuild is in Chicago from November 14 thru 16. I do not claim any particular business marketing expertise.

Digital twin’s value propositions for the built environment, explained

BD+C

Advancements in artificial intelligence, sensors, machine learning, and the Internet of Things and Assets are moving digital twin technology beyond the concept stage to where it is emerging as an invaluable lifecycle assessment and management tool for new and existing buildings

Lean Construction Common Data Environment

Job Order Contracting

A Lean Construction Common Data Environment is important to improving collaboration, quality, delivery times, and overall project satisfaction. Job Order Contracting, JOC, and Integrated Project Delivery, IPD, the two most common LEAN construction delivery methods, both require a common data environment (CDE). A unit price book is an example of a common environment for JOC. The post Lean Construction Common Data Environment appeared first on 4BT.

Using VR to Increase Resiliency in a Remote-Work Environment

Construction Business Owner

Using VR to Increase Resiliency in a Remote-Work Environment. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 15:01. This year has upended many of the methods contractors have relied on to complete work for decades.

First museum devoted to artist-built environment opens in Sheboygan

BD+C

will be the world’s first museum dedicated to artist-built environments. Artist-built environments are an art form created by people who transform their homes and yards into multifaceted works of art

Making choices in a competitive environment

Construction Marketing Ideas

The post Making choices in a competitive environment appeared first on Construction Marketing Ideas. Energies dedicated to this blog have been reallocated to our new daily newspaper, Ontarioconstructionnews.com, a monopoly-busting initiative for some highly regional legal notice ads. About a month ago, I learned our competitive initiative would face its own, formidable, competition. (In

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. Collaborative Construction offers a variety courses, seminars and workshops beneficial to entities and individuals operating in the built environment that seek to understand the cultural and legal implications of BIM / VDC & IPD.

Best Water/Environment: City Park Golf Course Redesign

ENR Construction

This design-build project created a 100-year stormwater system and reconstructed the city’s historic golf course “without taking up any additional land, given the urban environment

Autodesk Partners With Nvidia on Collaborative Design Environment

ENR Construction

In an effort to create a common environment for design visualizations across multiple platforms, Autodesk has partnered with Nvidia to bring its broad suite of design software to Nvidia Omniverse, a recently launched collaborative 3D environment that allows users of different software to see their 3D designs in one shared online space.

Milieu: Creating restorative environments in behavioral health

BD+C

Every setting cues us how to behave. Is it loud and active? Quiet and intimate? Cozy or spare? Modern life bombards us with stressors. When we need services to help us cope with a mental illness, or life crisis, the design of behavioral health settings matters

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta will be “the” target rich environment for green people this year. I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” And I have offered the same response for more than a decade – attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (. yes, you will have to talk with people while you are there). This year Greenbuild is in Atlanta from November 19 thru 22 with some of the best original programming on “disaster prep” (. more than food prep).

Building a Common Data Environment for LEAN Construction Delivery

Job Order Contracting

A Common Data Environment, CDE is a critical to L EAN construction delivery and improving overall efficiency. A common data environment includes a glossary and set of definitions in plain English using industry standard terms. The post Building a Common Data Environment for LEAN Construction Delivery appeared first on 4BT.

AGC Outlines Strategies to Combat Climate Change in the Built Environment

ENR Construction

construction firms often possess the practical expertise and knowledge about how to reduce emissions in the built environment Although construction activity itself accounts for less than 2% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.,

Rainscreen walls: An updated definition for today’s construction environment

Construction Specifier

The post Rainscreen walls: An updated definition for today’s construction environment appeared first on Construction Specifier. by Richard Martens. Images courtesy Sto Corp.

PAS1192 Process and Workflows within the Common Data Environment (CDE)

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Back in 2007 BS1192 set out the processes to be followed within a common data environment (CDE

Nvidia and Bentley Partner on Digital Twin Modeling and Simulation Environment

ENR Construction

Software firm announces link for photo-realistic visualization and simulation in its iTwin digital twin environment at technology conference in April

A new team forms to assess climate change’s effects on the built environment

BD+C

The global engineering firm Arup has joined forces with First Street Foundation , a nonprofit that specializes in climate science and flood modeling, for the purpose of co-creating products that provide climate risk data for various property types

Academia and Industry Join Forces To Work Toward Net-Zero Urban Environments

ENR Construction

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute partners with engineering firms as well as Siemens, Lutron Electronic and others to create the Institute for Energy, the Built Environment and Smart Systems, based in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Where safety innovation fits in the heads-down construction environment

Construction Dive

Underscoring pilots' low risk and prioritizing people are two strategies to introduce new technology within tough project cost and schedule constraints

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.

Choosing Flooring for Retail Environments

GCP Applied Technologies

Choosing Flooring for Retail Environments. In today’s retail environments, floors aren’t just a surface to walk on…they play a key role in helping create a positive customer experience. In today’s retail environments, floors aren’t just a surface to walk on…they play a key role in helping create a positive customer experience. Phillip.fry@gc…. Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:33. GCP Applied Technologies. May 11, 2018.

Choosing Flooring for Retail Environments

GCP Applied Technologies

Choosing Flooring for Retail Environments. In today’s retail environments, floors aren’t just a surface to walk on…they play a key role in helping create a positive customer experience. In today’s retail environments, floors aren’t just a surface to walk on…they play a key role in helping create a positive customer experience. Phillip.fry@gc…. Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:33. GCP Applied Technologies. May 11, 2018.

New Software Integrations for Autodesk Cloud Environment

ENR Construction

Autodesk released an integration platform called Autodesk Construction Cloud Connect on May 27 that expands its cloud partner network and solidifies connections to other widely used construction software

New Indiana Toll Road headquarters creates unified environment for staff

BD+C

Having previously operated out of a maintenance garage, the client sought to consolidate its administrative functions into one building that would improve the efficiency of its operations and the work environment of its employees

New Indiana Toll Road headquarters creates unified environment for staff

BD+C

Having previously operated out of a maintenance garage, the client sought to consolidate its administrative functions into one building that would improve the efficiency of its operations and the work environment of its employees

Pamela Conrad: Laying Groundwork for Designs That Give Back to the Environment

ENR Construction

Laying the groundwork for all landscape architects to design sites that give back to the environment

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Integrated information, process-based, digital environment for LEAN collaborative construction project delivery

Job Order Contracting

The integrated information, process-based, digital environment for LEAN collaborative construction project delivery – OpenJOC ™ Robust, proven processes that drive completion of 90%+ of renovation, repair, and minor new construction projects, on-time, on-budget, and to everyone’s satisfaction. Full project life-cycle management and control from concept thru warranty, shared with all internal and external stakeholders.

BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE)

Job Order Contracting

Download the White Paper – BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE). The post BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE) appeared first on 4BT. BIM LEAN Construction and a Common Data Environment lean construction

Northwest 2020 Water/Environment Best Project: Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility

ENR Construction

The project provides an innovative approach for integrating economic development, recreational uses and wastewater treatment into an urban environment

BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE)

Job Order Contracting

BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE). BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE) are all core elements to improving collaboration, productivity, quality, and overall satisfaction. Learn more… 2017 BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE). The post BIM, LEAN Construction, and a Common Data Environment (CDE) appeared first on 4BT. and a Common Data Environment (CDE) BIM lean construction

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

Construction Marketing

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. According to a study of over 2,000 UK employees, 23% of the UK workforce feel “insecure” at work—but only 18% of engineers feel that way. The only other industries where professionals feel more confident about their employment prospects are in finance, wholesale, and hospitality.