By Mark Bellon Community workshops are a vital part of creating a successful master plan. Since these plans guide the growth of communities and address often long-standing issues, getting residents engaged early in the process can create a community-driven vision that people can buy in to. We recently put this into practice while developing a
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
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
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
Learn how the built environment can help healthcare organizations improve provider satisfaction, one of the four goals of the Quadruple Aim.
April 26, 2022, marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture. Landscape architects across the U.S., myself included, are celebrating this bicentennial.
The new Prairie Trails Early Learning Center is the school district’s first net-zero facility – a result of highly sustainable features and team collaboration.
Fourth in a series based on the IMEG executive guide, “Enhancing the Quadruple Aim through Data-driven Decisions in the Built Environment.”