Friday, February 23, 2018

A gym’s exercise equipment helps power an arts and sciences center in Rochester, N.Y.

Every day, in gyms across America, people of all ages and shapes exercise on treadmills, bicycles, steppers, and elliptical machines that provide their users with digital readouts of how fast they are going and how many calories they are burning.

Paris’s car ban along the river Seine deemed illegal

In September 2016, Paris closed a stretch of road along the River Seine to automobiles in an attempt to improve both the pedestrian experience and the city’s air quality. On Feb. 21, 2018, the Paris Administrative Court annulled the closure of the roads on the right bank of the Seine.

AIA elevates 152 members and two international architects to the College of Fellows

The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 

Why the 'cultural fit' doesn't fit

In today’s global hunt for talent, company leaders (the smart ones, anyway) are making a crucial shift. It’s no longer about getting people who are a “cultural fit.” The right hire is one who makes a cultural addition. Facebook, for example, created a more inclusive hiring processby barring interviewers from using phrases related to “fitting” when providing feedback on candidates.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

HOK, Mortenson, Skanska, Stantec, ZGF among confirmed speakers for BD+C Accelerate Live! 2018 (May 10, Chicago)

The first group of expert speakers is confirmed for BD+C’s 2018 Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference, Thursday, May 10, in Chicago. This high-energy, single-day event features 22 talks about the future of the AEC industry and the changing built environment. 

Our AEC visionaries get 15 minutes and up to 10 slides to present a radical idea, solution, project, or innovation. Presentations, including sponsor talks, are live-streamed and recorded for post-event education and promotion.

Viega products help project come in under budget with time saved

For a job with a maximum guaranteed price, crews working on a large expansion at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, were looking for the best ways to cut costs when things went over budget. Putting additional Viega products to use was an easy way to trim costs.

GBCI will certify underwriting standard for energy efficiency projects

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) will administer certifications for commercial and multifamily projects pursuing the Investor Confidence Project’s (ICP) Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.