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March 16, 2023

AI’s Link Between Data and Sustainability

Sustainability is changing the way we approach design, data and reporting. We can see the changes taking place as companies and government agencies consider regulating embodied carbon in the industry, connecting ...

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March 2, 2023

9 Ways to Deliver Efficient Drainage System Designs

Released in 2020, InfoDrainage is stormwater drainage design software made to meet increasing demands for sustainability, compliance and accelerated approvals in surface water and drainage system design. As explained by ...

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February 9, 2023

4 Benefits of Microfactories

Traditional manufacturing involves investing capital in a large factory to achieve high rates of output for economy of scale, reducing the per-unit cost of a product. Mass production requires an ...

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February 2, 2023

Sustainable Living Development: One River North in Denver

Upon first glance at the rendering, it looks like something’s gone amok with the high-rise. Then you realize it’s got trees and plants growing out of the enormous pronged “crack” ...

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January 31, 2023

7 Sustainable Cities and the Construction Industry Behind Them

The news is full of examples of the ways advancements in sustainable construction materials and methods are being utilized in cities around the world. Following are 7 sustainable cities and ...

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January 24, 2023

How to Assess Embodied Carbon in Revit

A lot of attention on AEC industry sustainability has been heavily focused on operational carbon. For instance, Revit tools like Spacemaker and Analysis are focused on energy efficiency. Operational carbon ...

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January 12, 2023

Why the Future Will Require Buildings as Products

Opinions have been widely expressed that the construction industry doesn’t innovate from within very well. Because the cost of constructing built assets and infrastructure has increased faster than owners can ...

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January 10, 2023

If You’re Working in Construction, You Might Be a “Fungi”

What’s something pizza and construction waste recycling have in common? Well, in light of sustainability developments, it might be mushrooms. An Australian company recently finished up a recycling pilot project ...

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December 21, 2022

Sustainability: 4 Energy-Saving Earth-Sheltered Houses

As explained in a Crux Home article, an earth sheltered house is a unique dwelling with a building envelope covered or partially covered by the ground. Using the earth’s mass ...

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December 15, 2022

Recent Washington, DC Commercial Project Incorporated Mass Timber

In a nod to sustainability, a recent three-story vertical addition to the commercial office structure at 80 M Street SE in Washington, DC used mass timber in its construction. According ...

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November 30, 2022

How Architects See the Future of BIM, Sustainability and Tech

An increasing number of architecture firms are incorporating building information modeling (BIM) into their practices to gain an edge over the competition. From small residential projects to massive stadium projects, ...

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November 23, 2022

Sustainability Plus Prefabrication: Art from Construction Waste

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) has a 323-acre riverside woodland with a special nod to sustainability: a spiky-haired troll sculpture made from discarded scraps of wood, recycled pallets and milling ...

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