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

Prospering thru Green Building in a Changing Environment

Green Building Law Update

I spoke to a gathering of construction industry attorneys the other day about that t he changing environment of Federal government regulation portends huge business opportunities for green building.

Trending Sources

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.

Podcasts for BIM and the Built Environment

What Revit Wants

2015 may be remembered as 'the year the BIM podcast became a reality' (among other things, I'm sure :) Here is a list of recently established but active podcasts related to BIM and the Built Environment.

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

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.

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

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

Thinking about BIM, SaaS and the Common Data Environment

Extranet Evolution

A lengthy Twitter conversation last night and this morning has got me thinking about the Common Data Environment (CDE), BIM and the role of the various Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendors that operate in the architecture, engineering and construction space. Common Data Environment.

Water/Environment Best Project - Tempe Town Lake Downstream Dam Replacement

ENR Construction

After the original rubber-bladder dam failed in 2010 and drained 1 billion gallons of water without warning from Tempe Town Lake, the city of Tempe, Ariz., engaged the construction team to design and build a more permanent replacement

Governance Mechanisms that Work in the Built Environment

Collaborative Construction

Building in the Urban Environment: The Chance & Challenge of Design

Construction Informer

Building in the urban environment makes design a delicate balance of risk and opportunity. The post Building in the Urban Environment: The Chance & Challenge of Design appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Google+. Explore this topic by listening to this podcast, or by reading it.

EPA Administrator Pruitt Promises to be Pro-Jobs, Pro-Environment

ENR Construction

In his first speech to EPA employees on Feb. 21, new Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency would work more closely with states and follow statues

Outdoor educational environments provide a campus experience

BD+C

When thinking back to our own elementary school days, most people would agree that recess was our favorite “subject.” Recess provided us a break from the confinement of the classroom, where we learned how to socialize with our peers in an unstructured manner. From that early age, we quickly discovered that spending time outside is important

Setting Safety Precedent in a Frozen Environment

ENR Construction

Willmott led an onsite crew of 80 workers to complete a science station in Antarctica without a single safety incident, despite significant logistical hurdles. People

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

CannonDesign releases new white paper on advancements in operating room environments

BD+C

CannonDesign released a new white paper on the evolving surgical environment.

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Building in the Urban Environment: The Challenge of Construction Waste

Construction Informer

This podcast digs into construction waste in the urban environment and features perspectives from a USGBC official. The post Building in the Urban Environment: The Challenge of Construction Waste appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Google+.

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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.

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Built Environment Life-Management, BIM, LEAN, and Efficient Project Delivery

Building Information Management

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. Life-cycle Management 101. Discrepancies in construction delivery methods and contracts lead to the failure of BIM, or many/most facility renovation, repair projects.

Import any 3D geometry (like Google Earth terrain) to Revit environment via Memento and Recap

What Revit Wants

hypothetically, it allows you to use any good series of images to automatically make some 3d geometry and bring it into the Revit environment for further modelling. I got a virtual tap on the shoulder from Brian Nickel over at The Revit Saver today.

BC QuickStart launched

Extranet Evolution

Reading, UK-based GroupBC , provider of the enterprise-class Business Collaborator and BC Assure platforms, is looking to command an increased share of the building information modelling common data environment market by launching an SME-friendly version of its CDE platform.

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.

Multifamily development in Miami will feature healthy indoor environments

BD+C

The design of a home and the materials used in constructing it can go a long way in determining if that living space is healthy or not. And as more and more people begin to focus on doing their best to live a healthy lifestyle, they do not want to get home from a day of eating healthy, exercising, and just generally taking care of themselves to find their home working to unravel all of their efforts

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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?

BIM Strategy for the Built Environment

Building Information Management

Link built environment to organizational mission and efficiently manage all physical and functional aspects. Goals. Move from being 80% Reactive 20% Preventative to 80% Preventative 20% Reactive (or less)… and reduce overall cost and environmental impact.

Best Water/Environment

ENR Construction

Alewife Stormwater Wetland Project. Bonus Regions

Water/Environment Award of Merit - Val Vista Water Transmission Main Rehabilitation

ENR Construction

The $12.1-million Val Vista Water Transmission Main Rehabilitation project was performed on more than 6,000 linear ft of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe that delivers water to more than 60% of the population in the city of Phoenix

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.

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Lawn Care Service Keeps Grass and Environment Green

Green Industry Professionals

Clean Air Lawn Care North Delaware is a sustainable and organic lawn care service for residential and commercial properties

Green Construction Tax Benefits and Incentives

ProCore

renewable energy environment recycle The green building tax benefits and incentives offered by governments continually shift with the economic and political winds. But contractors of all types, construction managers, owners, and developers can all find opportunities by keeping up with them.

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Higher Education/Research Award of Merit - University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Phase II

ENR Construction

The five-story University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Phase II, in Tucson, houses five different departments and a classroom

Water/Environment Best Project - City of Miami Beach Pump Stations and West Avenue Neighborhood Improvements

ENR Construction

The City of Miami Beach hired Bergeron Land Development to handle approximately $34.6 million in design-build pump station projects

Conject finally enters the BIM race

Extranet Evolution

It is deploying key components from across its product portfolio to support the requirements of a BIM Common Data Environment. Conject is not simply extending its document collaboration approach to embrace BIM.

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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.

Big Data, BIM, Cloud Computing, and Efficient Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment

Building Information Management

Big data” — the ability to acquire, process and sort vast quantities of information for timely decision support is critical to the efficient life-cycle management of the built environment.