Customers Care About Green Building: 3 Practices To Implement Today

Eileen o'loughlin | April 19, 2018

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Sustainable construction, aka green building, isn’t a fad-it’s the future of the industry. In 2014, the global market surpassed $260 billion. By 2022, the global green building materials market is expected to reach $364.6 billion. Perhaps even more telling is the percentage of U.S. firms who expect the majority of their projects to be green certified: 39 percent in 2018, compared to 24 percent in 2015.

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7 Ways to control construction project costs

Article | April 27, 2020

Construction engineers are driven to look for ways to improve everything from construction methods, the materials used, to the systems used to develop new building designs with lower cost margins and thin financing costs. Under those circumstances, there is a lot of pressure on contractors and designers to find more effective ways to reduce construction costs. BIM is being used by a growing number of engineers, architects, and contractors to make the design and development of structures faster, better, and more cost-efficient. BIM has been proven to help reduce costs and increase efficiency throughout the project lifecycle ranging from design and construction to facility management.

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How BIM helps general contractors win more business

Article | April 17, 2020

No industry in the world remains untouched by digital technology. For the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, this holds especially true. Technology is making vast improvements in the way general contractors plan and build projects, paving the way for a reimagined future. One technology in particular Building Information Modeling is leading the way. BIM is an intelligent, 3D model-based process that helps general contractors become more accurate and efficient.

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Local construction continues with safety protocols in place

Article | April 7, 2020

The city’s leadership hosted a Community Chat with Mayor Eric Niemann tonight through videoconferencing. Besides the mayor, City Manager Chris Workman was also on hand to answer any questions. At a point in the meeting when Niemann and Workman were taking questions, I threw out a couple of questions, including the status of local developments in town. For example, Millpond Crossing construction workers have continued to build houses - and that’s allowed under the governor’s order - but I wondered if any precautions were in place.

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Creating safer construction projects with virtual reality

Article | March 5, 2020

Safety management and training is a top priority for the construction industry. Involving workers and providing ongoing access to safety training are top aspects of a world-class safety program, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics report. VR is one of the top technologies expected to improve safety in the next three years, but there are already companies leading the charge now.

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