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.

Making choices in a competitive environment

Construction Marketing Ideas

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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.

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 (.

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.

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 (.

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

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.

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.

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

Surveyor

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

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.

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.

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

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

Job Order Contracting

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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. 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. Phillip.fry@gc…. Fri, 05/11/2018 - 15:33. GCP Applied Technologies. May 11, 2018.

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

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. and a Common Data Environment (CDE) BIM lean construction

How the Internet of Things will transform airport environments

BD+C

As everything from our phones, to our watches, homes, and cars get smarter, airports are striving to keep pace.

Calaveras Dam Replacement Project:Water/Environment

ENR Construction

The Calaveras Dam Replacement Project replaced an outdated, 95-year-old structure with a larger, seismically sound dam

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?

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 changing environment of Federal government regulation portending huge business opportunities for green building.

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.

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

Improving the Physical Environment, One LEAN Construction Project At a Time

Job Order Contracting

Improving the physical environment, without the high levels of waste typically associated with construction planning, procurement, and project delivery, can be consistently accomplished with the application of LEAN processes.

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.

5 Tips for Retention That Benefit the Worker & the Work Environment

Construction Business Owner

To make a real difference, companies need to know why workers quit and understand how to create a work environment that makes them want to stay. Today’s labor market is already challenging, and workers are setting the terms of their employment. Follow these tips for success.

Designing environments for memory care residents

BD+C

A recent study finds that by 2050 the number of individuals in the United States age 65 years and older with Alzheimer’s disease will nearly triple, from 5 million to 13.8 million. Because of this, there has been an increasing shift in design trends for memory care facilities, incorporating more thoughtful designs that heighten a resident’s experience while living there.

The Future of the Built Environment in 2019

Stok

So, we wanted to take a more casual route for a look forward and tap on members of the stok team to answer the question: What is the future of the built environment in 2019? The post The Future of the Built Environment in 2019 appeared first on stok.

Holographic Hard Hat Provides a ‘Mixed-Reality’ Work Environment

Construction Equipment

The Trimble XR10 hard hat enables workers in safety-controlled situations to access holographic information on the job site. The hat incorporates the Microsoft HoloLens, and is the first device created with the Microsoft HoloLens customization program, according to Trimble. The device integrates

Governance Mechanisms that Work in the Built Environment

Collaborative Construction

'In preparing materials for the Smart Built Culture Series - keep an eye on the blog for big developments regarding the series soon - I delved deeply into the issue of public and private governance mechanisms that support and enable, or, as is too often the case, tear down and destroy, the working relationships required to successfully deliver a complex construction project. As built industry professional realize BIM and IPD require more hard work than Pixie Dust the question of how to develop quality trust based business relationships comes sharply into focus. So the question becomes, how do we build trust based relationships that enable us to effectively leverage these innovative new tools and processes? Historically, open and honest communication builds trust faster and more effectively than any other process. So when, where and how do we engage in open and honest communication in the built industry? We don''t. And THAT is one of our biggest problems. Why don''t we engage in open and honest communication? Because, by nature, we''d rather engage in dishonest and secretive negotiations. As Hamilton famously said: "Men are ambitious, vindictive and rapacious." Federalist No. 6. Humanity is inherently flawed; not inherently good. And people operating in the built industry are no different than the rest. Thus, we must deploy governance mechanisms that take this reality into account. Which brings us to the concept of integrated agreements. Integrated agreements are not the product of Kumba Ya sessions. Integrated agreements are the product of hard nosed negotiations among peers, forced by economic reality to engage in open and honest communications. In other words, effective integrated agreements are a powerful, balanced governance mechanism designed to keep the "ambitious, vindictive and rapacious" nature of the people who negotiate them in check. Based on the foregoing I''ve come to view effective collaborative workshops in the built industry as Constitutional framing parties. The balance of power achieved in a good integrated agreement looks a lot like the balance of power achieved by the framers of the US Constitution. The underlying motives are similar too. Remember Machiavelli''s famous statement about governing a Republic? He said: “It is necessary to whoever arranges to found a Republic and establish laws in it, to presuppose that all men are bad and that they will use their malignity of mind every time they have the opportunity.” I submit a similar view is warranted in negotiating any legal agreement; even a warm fuzzy integrated agreement among "friends". Reagan''s famous admonition that we should "Trust but verify" is another sound piece of advise. I suggest we keep the foregoing thoughts close when we negotiate integrated agreements. Readers interested in the topic may want to read the piece quoted and linked below. From which, by the way, I lifted the quotes by Hamilton and Machiavelli! Universal human depravity thus precluded any simple form of government whether democratic, monarchical, or aristocratic. The solution of the framers was the mixed government in which the democratic House of Representatives, the aristocratic Senate, (chosen by the state legislatures), and the monarchical president (chosen by the Electoral College) would along with the judiciary divide the powers and functions of government and thus check and balance the tendency of each branch to maximize its power at the expense of the people’s freedom. As James Madison explained in Federalist 51, the “separate and distinct exercise of the different powers of government” would allow each branch “to resist the encroachment of the others,” for “ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” Equally important was the principle of federalism, the protection of the power of the states evident in giving state legislatures the responsibility for selecting Senators and the presidential electors. Given the variety of conflicting interests among the states, Madison wrote in Federalist 10, there will be a “greater security afforded by a greater variety of parties, against the event of any one party being able to outnumber and oppress the rest,” and “greater obstacles opposed to the concert and accomplishment of the secret wishes of an unjust and interested majority.” Any selfish interest or violent passion “will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other states,” and “the variety of sects dispersed over the entire face of it [the nation] must secure the national Councils against any danger from that source.” Just as the variety of interests and passions among the people will check and balance each other, so too will the variety of state interests check and balance the power of the federal government. Federalists v Technocrats Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L. Salmon, Esq. Collaborative Construction 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Summary of Services and James L. Salmon''s CV Office 513-721-5672 Fax 513-562-4388 Cell 512-630-4446 JamesLSalmon@gmailcom Collaborative Construction Website No Silos Website'

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.

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.

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.

Florida Creates Business-Friendly Environment To Grow In Today’s Global Market

Business Facilities

Read: Florida Creates Business-Friendly Environment To Grow In Today’s Global Market at BusinessFacilities.com. From the Keys to the Panhandle, Florida welcomes you with the talented workforce, top-ranked infrastructure, global connectivity and quality of life your company needs.

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.

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.

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

How outdoor environments provide value to K-12 learning, health, and safety

BD+C

In the conversation around school safety, active shooter scenarios still garner the most attention – but there is a valid argument to shift our focus to a more holistic, preventive approach by creating healthier school environments that encompass safety on all levels – not just the most extreme.

LEAN Construction Project Delivery enables efficient life-cycle management of the built environment

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Construction Project Delivery enables efficient life-cycle management of the built environment via a robust integration of process, actionable standardized and common information, supporting technology, and ongoing training. The post LEAN Construction Project Delivery enables efficient life-cycle management of the built environment appeared first on 4BT. LEAN Construction Project Delivery enables efficient life-cycle management of the built environment Uncategorized