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Batman Actor Bringing Green Construction Plant, 300 Green Jobs to Pittsburgh

Hollywood actor Michael Keaton, best known for his portrayal of Batman in two blockbuster films, has entered a partnership with Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii) to develop the company's new green construction manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh....


Experts at Construction Climate Conference: Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goals Needed

An audience of contractors, clients, academics and sustainability professionals were told how setting brave targets and involving the entire supply chain is necessary to deliver the innovative processes, tools and behavioral changes needed to substantially reduce embedded and operational carbon in infrastructure projects....


Cross-Laminated Timber Proves Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Building Materials

A London architecture firm is investigating how they can use sustainable timber to build homes while reducing carbon emissions. In the United Kingdom, buildings produce 45 percent of the country's carbon emissions, but according to Andrew Waugh, a founding partner of architecture firm Waugh Thistleton, there is little focus on the role that construction materials play in making up that number, KITV 4 reported....


Liebherr Supplies CO2 Sensors to Ensure a Sustainable Reduction of the Energy Consumption for Deutsche Bahn Railcars

Liebherr-Transportation Systems recently received an order from DB Regio for the delivery of a total of 120 sensor sets, which will subsequently be installed in the passenger compartment air conditioning systems of a total of 60 double-deck cars in the '94 and 2003 series from Deutsche Bahn....


ART Project Speeds Ahead on Old Route 66

A $119 million Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project will culminate with an 8.8-mi. electric-powered bus line with 20 stations on Central Avenue, formerly a portion of Route 66 that runs through New Mexico's largest city....


Volvo CE Unveils 100% Electric Compact Excavator Prototype

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the EX2 – to industry specialists, policymakers, the media and academics at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit on Tuesday May 16th....


10 Ways Future Construction Could Change the Workplace

The construction industry is in flux. Look back at how things were built 30 or 40 years ago and compare the methods, technologies, and workforce utilization of that era with today. Big difference. But it can be argued there has not been enough flux, not enough change, that there is more similarity than dissimilarity then and now, and that the industry is falling behind other industries in reinventing itself....


U.S. Green Building Council to Recognize Old Main

The project team responsible for the renovation of Old Main, the University of Arizona's centerpiece and historic building, was recognized with a leadership award by the U.S. Green Building Council Arizona....


Recycled Plastic Adds to Road Durability

A Scotland-based company called MacRebur has come up with a way to create roads that are made of recycled plastic, and are stronger and longer-lasting than normal asphalt-based roads. The roads are made with a material that MacRebur calls MR6....


Belgian Energy Company Constructs Energy Grid in North Sea

The board of directors of Elia has approved the investment for an “electricity plug” or “modular offshore grid” (MOG) in the North Sea. The choice for a modular offshore grid is of strategic importance for the future of Belgium in terms of its participation in the further development of renewable energy in the North Sea....






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