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WiredScore’s Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments provides standards for designing buildings to meet tenants’ current and future technology demands.
The new report from the League features five cities — four U.S. and New Delhi, India — and how these locations are implementing smart city projects.
According to forecasters at Dodge Data & Analytics, the President-elect's background and experience in construction and real estate is a welcome development for the U.S. construction industry.
Testing showed lead leaching in the tap water was significantly reduced after this epoxy coating was applied to lead pipes in a recent residential project.
Canara Insight+ for Batteries is a subscription-based means of monitoring and managing backup power infrastructure.
Five new white papers addressing some of the most important issues affecting the infrastructure of the nation’s healthcare facilities are available from the National Institute of Building Sciences’s Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI).
More than 90 percent of Americans agree that greater investments should be put toward upgrading U.S. public school buildings, according to a new poll from U.S. Green Building Council.
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a metric for tracking systems efficiency. But, there’s more to measure in the data center.
Historically, water efficiency has taken a backseat to energy efforts, but this is all changing now.
Emphasizing how essential America’s critical infrastructure is to national security and economic growth, President Barack Obama has proclaimed November to be Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.
In conjunction with Building Safety Month, chief executive officers (CEOs) of almost two-dozen leading design and construction industry associations issued a joint statement on resilience.
These are all critical investments in infrastructure that will create significant savings by preventing costly emergency repairs in the future and maintaining America's public buildings.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This year, there is little to celebrate once again, as the overall grade rises from D (in 2009) to D+ (in 2013).
A large financial institution in a green, 10-story office building used high-performance cabling made from alternative materials to reduce impact on environment; advanced network infrastructure also increased performance and flexibility.
Is there any new approach to infrastructure that hasn't already been tried? A trampoline! At Russia's Archstoyanie festival, that was the answer delivered by the Estonian architectural studio, Salto.
Urban Green Council to lead building resiliency task force in NYC; blue ribbon panel to make in-depth recommendations on building preparedness.
“A Path to Achieving Higher Building Performance” assesses specific building improvements and identifies the best performing solutions.
A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.
This new draft report reveals how landscape architects can help design the way towards greener infrastructure.
The Michigan based company offers facility managers an alternative to pipe replacement and the associated expenses.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed New York Works Infrastructure Fund Act, which will permit design-build on infrastructure projects for the first time...
The bill directs the GSA to identify core competencies, professional certifications, a recommended curriculum, and continuing education courses to ensure that federal buildings are operated in accordance with industry best practices and standards.
Citing a looming freshwater crisis that could affect the nation’s economy, the livability of our communities, and the health of our ecosystems, a diverse coalition recently issued a landmark call to action aimed at heading off a national crisis in water quality and supply.
The ASCE Ohio Council estimates that an investment in infrastructure renewal of more than $46 billion is needed over the next five years to address the state's crumbling infrastructure.
The first infrastructure project to move forward under the new federal economic stimulus package was announced earlier this week on 2/24/09.