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What if Construction in Commercial buildings could better assist with lower carbon emissions pledge?

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As commercial contractors committed to leave the world a bit greener to our children, we are always wondering how construction, material and the overall construction process could be improved to better assist lower carbon emissions. Read this article which highlights some of the challenges related to this major question. Being eco-conscious in Construction is not […]

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Worldwide electricity demand could be met by installing solar panels on half the world’s roofs

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Very interesting numbers highlighted by this new solar panels research study. Solar panels are another fantastic and creative invention we fully support. First, Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than in 2010. Second, covering 50% of the world’s roofs with solar panels would provide enough capacity to meet the world’s annual electricity needs. […]

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Contractors react to federal vaccine mandates

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Construction professionals are questioning elements of President Joe Biden’s new vaccine requirements. Source: Construction Dive, Sebastian Obando Since President Joe Biden issued plans to mandate vaccines in some workplaces earlier this month, a number of construction companies are encouraging their employees to get vaccinated and are trying to figure out what the new rules mean […]

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Commercial Contractors Struggle to Find Workers, Materials

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92% report difficulty finding workers; of those, 42% have turned down work because of it. (SOURCE:Contractor Mag). WASHINGTON, DC — In the face of escalating challenges including worker shortages, materials shortages, and rising costs, commercial construction contractors are seeing a slowdown in the pace of their recovery from the pandemic, according to third quarter data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index). Almost all (92%) contractors report some level of difficulty […]

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Tokyo 2020: an engineering view of the Olympics

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When you watch the Tokyo Games, it’s easy to see why the Olympic motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” (or “faster, higher, stronger” for those of who skipped Latin in high school). Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is the author of several science books for general audiences, including […]

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2021 and beyond: Top predictions for smart building technology by a smart building provider.

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Very thoughtful article by Laurent Bataille from Schneider Electric. Reposting as everybody should read this: smart buildings predictions seen by a leader in smart building solutions. The term ‘smart buildings’ has become popularized in recent years. So much so, that it may have started to become somewhat diluted in its meaning. However, smart building technology is […]