Buildings

October 29, 2018 | Megan Jones

Facility management is an essential aspect of running a business. It goes without saying that employees need an efficient working environment while customers require a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

construction worker shortage
October 18, 2018

Demand for construction projects is at an all-time high in the U.S. But, construction firms cannot respond aggressively because of the lack of skilled workers. With no relief in sight, there is great angst!

data driven design
October 02, 2018 | JOHNATHAN WOODSIDE ,P.E., C.E.M., LEED AP (O+M)

They say hindsight is 20/20. “If only we knew then what we know now, we would’ve done things differently.” While it’s always good to evaluate outcomes, what if there was a way to look into the future and avoid hindsight regret?

August 03, 2018 | Robert Cassidy

Cities and suburbs all over the country face the same problem: not enough affordable housing for their own police, firefighters, EMTs, teachers, and lower-level administrative staff in schools and government agencies. C.

design for future cities
July 11, 2018

As Smart Cities and smart solutions continue to push boundaries in the AEC world, the concept of “how” we arrive there has never been more meaningful, especially to a firm looking to remain cutting edge in design philosophy.

April 09, 2018

LStar Ventures and General Electric are partnering to create a planned Smart City just twelve miles south of Boston. This city, Union Point, will embed smart technology into the energy, water, lighting and transportation systems that will serve residents of the community.

what makes a city a city?
January 15, 2018

When I spoke at the smart buildings show in London, the event took me back eleven years to the early days of “smart." The birth of smart was in Greenfield real estate, and from there, it evolved to where we are today.

saving money with smart buildings
January 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris - S&RC Contributor Network

Smart building technology is producing energy savings of 8 percent to 18 percent in the commercial building sector, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

December 14, 2017

"Humans have always built new cities," spoke Caspar Herzberg, the President of Middle East and Africa Region at Schneider Electric, from a stripped bare boardroom high up in the Northeast Trade Tower. We were looking out through a window at skyscrapers glittering in the morning sun, myriad shops... read more

November 20, 2017

TechSpot In the last couple of days, there has been a lot of press coverage about the large land acquisition (25,000 acres) in Arizona executed by real estate developer, Belmont Partners, a venture funded by Cascade Investment LLC, which is tied to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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