Built Environment Sustainability – A Critical Need

Job Order Contracting

Built environment sustainability is critical. The GAO has issues reports for several decades noting the mismanagement of the built environment in the federal sector. Built Environment Sustainability is critical to environmental and economic security.

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.

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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

Is Full Electrification of the Built Environment the Only Solution?

Contractor Magazine

Flicking a switch from fossil fuels to electric in the built environment could backfire due to increased electric loads, stressing an already overworked system. Green

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.

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.

First museum devoted to artist-built environments 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

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

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.

Sustainably built environments: specifying low-carbon concrete

Construction Specifier

The post Sustainably built environments: specifying low-carbon concrete appeared first on Construction Specifier. Photo courtesy Jackie Ricciardi. By David Diedrick and Cecile Roman.

Essential Reasons Why Everyone Should Be Certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Construction Marketing

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a certification that aids in improving building performance and reduces the impact on the environment. An indoor environment with good IAQ can help reduce sick building syndrome and increase employee productivity.

Scrap the Silos: Why a Connected Construction Environment is Necessary for ANZ Contractors' Success

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at how modern construction project management has evolved and why connected data and workflows will change the game. Construction Best Practices

Best Project Water/Environment: Upper & Highline Canal

ENR Construction

The Upper and Highline canals were originally built as two open unlined canals in the late 1800s

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).

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.

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.

Proper Ventilation: How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Construction Marketing

The main goal of ventilation is to provide an indoor environment with quality air. If you don’t open the flue, smoke and other combustion gasses will pollute your indoor environment. Environment Air Quality Environmental Protection Agency Proper Ventilation

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 Project, Water/Environment: North Michigan Creek Dam Rehabilitation

ENR Construction

North Michigan Creek Reservoir and its surrounding facilities are among the main recreational attractions at State Forest State Park

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Approaching Concrete Longevity in Corrosive Water Environments

Construction Specifier

Half a century of exposure to a naturally corrosive environment took its toll on the concrete elements, causing leaks and concrete delamination requiring repeated repairs. Corrosive concrete water handling environments. Photo © Dreamstime.com. by Julie Holmquist.

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

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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.

Award of Merit, Water/Environment Seeling Channel Phase 3

ENR Construction

Profile of winning projects from ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2022 Best Projects competition

5 Best Practices Of Energy Efficient Buildings

Construction Marketing

Construction Environment energy efficientAs a commercial building proprietor, it’s recommended that you adopt energy-efficient solutions for your establishment.

Best Water/Environment: Atlanta Water Supply Program

ENR Construction

Completion of Atlanta’s $321.3-million, five-year project in late 2020 to expand its strained regional water supply comes as conditions may be worsening

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.

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.

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

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

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

Report: Infrastructure Deal Must Consider Environment

Construction Equipment

Instead of building new roads and widening highways, StreetsBlog says there’s a better way to spend $2 trillion in infrastructure. According to a recent article, the authors of a U.S. PIRG Education Fund study suggest the country prioritize measures that shift commuters toward transit while fixing

Rural Florida Creates Inviting Environment For Residential & Manufacturing Growth

Business Facilities

Florida’s 28 million miles of untapped, rural land creates an environment that is primed to manage both residential and manufacturing growth, with each complementing the other. Read: Rural Florida Creates Inviting Environment For Residential & Manufacturing Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

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.