Third in a series based on the IMEG executive guide, “Mass Timber 101: A Guide to the Hottest Sustainable Building Material.” By Heather Heidenreich Mass timber, comprised of multiple solid wood panels nailed or glued together, is an exceptionally strong and stable building material that boasts safety benefits for fire protection. But it’s also attractive
By Adam McMillen It’s easy to be discouraged by the recent Supreme Court decision to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Air Act. The EPA’s response is to move forward with lawful implementation of environmental standards that address climate change, and we, the AEC industry, can
Engineering consulting firm The Harman Group, now IMEG, utilized a unique structural engineering solution, walking columns, in the structural design of the tallest all-residential building in the City of Philadelphia – The Laurel Rittenhouse Square.
Joining the SE 2050 Program brings firms together to make real change in the AEC industry.
A related podcast discussing life cycle analysis can be found at the end of this post. By Laura Hagan Though in recent years the AEC industry has focused on decreasing carbon emissions in building operations through energy-efficient systems, frequent monitoring of energy use, and increased awareness, the built environment still contributes nearly 40 percent of
GIS systems can do much more than simply sharing data; they can even improve workflows and organizational efficiency.
Second in a series based on the IMEG executive guide, “Mass Timber 101: A Guide to the Hottest Sustainable Building Material.” By Heather Heidenreich Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has become a popular building material across the U.S. due to its unique aesthetic, sustainable qualities, and potential cost savings. In response, the International Code Council (ICC) created
Balram Gupta explains why SPC-4D is the least onerous and cost-effective way for hospital building owners of acute care services facilities currently rated SPC-1 or SPC-2 to comply with California’s Hospital Seismic Retrofit Program.
Learn how the built environment can help healthcare organizations improve provider satisfaction, one of the four goals of the Quadruple Aim.
At some point every healthcare facility will need to modernize its Central Sterilization Services (CSS), one of the least recognized yet highly critical departments.