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
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.
There's been a lot of discussion over the last decade about skyrocketing housing costs in Silicon Valley and then in San Francisco proper.
London, and the UK in general, are witnessing an increased interest in popular debates around the recent spurt in high-rise buildings.
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
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
Building owners are realizing that the metrics they use to evaluate the assets in their portfolios are changing. Shifting customer demands, climate change mitigation and sustainability goals, power reliability and resiliency concerns, and budget constraints are driving demand for intelligent... read more
Smart cities have often been envisioned as connected urban environments with everything working automatically and seamlessly. The reality is a little less high-tech. Some cities are able to boast widespread WiFi and smart bins but little else.
The think tank's goal is to stress public spaces, urban economies, and inclusive growth in city building. Brookings Institution announced Thursday the establishment of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking. It is a collaboration between the Brookings Institution... read more
Silver Springs Networks (SSNI) has developed and launched its newest smart city management platform in the form of Streetlight.Vision 6 (SLV6).