Buildings

June 20, 2017

Power-thirsty data centers could receive a new kind of electricity supply that uses surplus juice found in idle electric vehicles (EVs). It uses the cars' batteries to augment a building's grid power. Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology provides a way to store, then subsequently use, energy in... read more

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June 05, 2017

Government contractors usually want to know when and where new markets are emerging. So, here’s a tip – watch what’s happening across the country in the area of public safety.

May 24, 2017

In the face of failing or outdated infrastructure, public-private partnerships offer a glimpse of hope. These agreements have become increasingly touted as the solution for the country’s public financing woes.

March 27, 2017

General contractors, engineers, technology, security and architectural firms watch school bond elections carefully because the bond packages represent upcoming opportunities worth billions of dollars.

August 22, 2016

An acute skills shortage in the construction supply chain is impacting both budgets and the quality of projects. A new survey from the Scape Group has highlighted the impact of the skills shortage in the UK construction industry. The 'Sustainability in the Supply Chain' report surveyed over 150... read more

July 13, 2016

The Baltimore City Circuit Court has asked a state agency to seek bids from private developers for new courthouse facilities, in an effort to finally jump start the long-discussed project to repair or replace its crowded, dilapidated buildings.

April 24, 2016

There's been a lot of discussion over the last decade about skyrocketing housing costs in Silicon Valley and then in San Francisco proper.

February 23, 2016

London, and the UK in general, are witnessing an increased interest in popular debates around the recent spurt in high-rise buildings.

January 15, 2016 | S&RC Editorial Network

New LEED pilot credits focused on resiliency are expected to influence future building designs. One new pilot credit, the Passive Survivability design credit, is aimed at preparing building designs for functionality during emergencies. The building team would have to design a structure that... read more

December 10, 2015 | S&RC Editorial Network

Intended for building owners and leasing, finance, and insurance industry. The U.S. Resiliency Council (USRC) has unveiled the USRC Earthquake Building Rating System. This first-of-its-kind performance rating is based on decades of earthquake engineering research and observations of earthquake... read more

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