D.C Announces the First Platinum-Certified LEED City in the World
As reported by Sarah Wright, staff writer for The Georgetown University newspaper, The Hoya.
Washington, D.C., is now the world’s first Platinum-certified environmentally friendly city, according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Cities program."
KSU and Turner Construction's Workshops for Minority Business Owners Foster Diversity
Crain's Cleveland Business article by Richard Weiner
We take supplier diversity very seriously... always out searching for minority partners to try to nurture so that they can become a viable supplier for us — almost like creating a business incubator."
Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania will Build a $1.5 Billion Medical Pavilion
Posted by Kara Gebhart Uhl, Healthcare Design
The hospital also will feature hybrid operating rooms and telemedicine functionality. Emphasis will be put on an eco-friendly construction, design and operations plan through pursuit of LEED certification. Located across the street from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania...
New Arena Will Be Smart Connected
Jennifer Hermes reporter for Environmental Leader explorers benefits of a substainable and smart connect arena.
The Orlando Magic’s Amway Center, for example, saved almost $1 million a year, including about $700,000 in annual energy costs alone, because of LEED green building certification, according to a...
Correcting the 5 Major Mistakes Made Using The Last Planner System (LPS)
Published on Linkedin by Susan Pratt, PMP, LEED AP, Lean Coach at Lean Project Consulting
We have found 5 mistakes that keep clients from a truly successful implementation. Luckily, these missteps are easily remedied. The 5 major pitfalls we commonly encounter include...
Icebreaker Project Could Designate Lake Erie as "Central Hub" for Offshore Wind Energy
John Colm of Crain's Cleveland Business reports that the Lake Erie Energy Development Co. (LEEDCo) will set Cleveland apart by:
... being the first-to-market player in the freshwater offshore wind energy arena, with the anticipated completion of its "Icebreaker" wind farm in 2018."...
LEEDCo Seeking Contractors and Suppliers, Holding Open House
The Lake Erie Energy Development Co., or LEEDCo, is looking for local contractors and suppliers for a pilot six-turbine wind farm project in Lake Erie. A "supply chain open house" will be held on December 8th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Rockside Rd. in Independence, John Funk of The Plain Dealer...
OFCC Issues Annual Report, Proposes Rule Amendments
Thompson Hine recently published their November 2016 Construction Update, which contains updates about the OFCC Annual Report, as well as proposed rule changes to the Ohio Administrative Code.
On October 28, 2016, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission issued its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016 and filed...
Interview: Mortenson President on Industry Development and Trends
Renewable energy, BIM, Lean, and moving away from bids toward collaboration: these topics and more were all discussed by Dan Johnson, the president of Mortenson, in a recent interview with Emily Peiffer of Construction Dive. When asked which technological innovations are having the largest impact on the...
From New Construction to "Green" Retrofits
Lisa Tryson (Contracting Business) discusses how:
- The trend in building construction is shifting from new construction to retrofits.
- A “green” retrofit means upgrading the building to a higher environmental certification standard, achieving genuine sustainability requires something more."