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ESG: Transforming Manufacturing for a Sustainable Future

23 April 2024Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

In the realm of modern business, the ethos of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a movement which took root in the…

Sustainable Synergy: Combining Green Algorithms and AI for Construction Project Management

9 April 2024AI, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into project management practices has opened up avenues for optimizing the…

5 Tips on Harnessing Artificial Intelligence in Sustainable Construction

5 March 2024AI, Construction, Data, Digital Transformation, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

Meeting targets for productivity and sustainable construction is a growing challenge, and harnessing AI emerges as a way to leverage…

The Painless Way to Design the Most Sustainable Projects

22 February 2024BIM, Design, Revit, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

If you’d like to create more efficient and environmentally sensitive projects, you can take advantage of a special interoperability that…

5 Ways Modular Construction Advances Sustainability

9 February 2024Construction, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Offsite, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

In this article we’ll make the case for why offsite and modular construction practices contribute toward a greener and more…

Plant Leadership Journey: Pioneering Geothermal for Sustainable Energy

6 February 2024Plant, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

Geothermal power generation, with its consistent electricity production, stands out as a promising example of leadership in the pursuit of…

Methanol Sustainable Solution to Gas Flaring for Oil & Gas Industry

23 January 2024Plant, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

there are groundbreaking initiatives to convert methane into methanol as a transformative and eco-friendly approach for the oil & gas…

Empowering Structural Engineers in Sustainable Design

16 January 2024Advance Design, Structural design, SustainabilityLukas

while many industries are taking steps towards becoming more sustainable, structural engineering has often been overlooked.

PRESS RELEASE: Applied Software Announces Scholarship Contest Winners

11 January 2024Press Release, SustainabilityDiana Ramirez

The Applied Software “Keeping AEC Green” scholarship award essay contest aims to encourage high school students to explore careers in…

5 Surprisingly Attainable Sustainable Construction Options

7 December 2023Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

From innovative pavement solutions to eco-friendly framing systems, here’s a look at cutting-edge sustainable construction options that are surprisingly attainable…

Habitat for Humanity-Graitec Partnership Creates Jobs, Constructs Housing

16 November 2023BIM, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

donation of Graitec software to Habitat for Humanity empowers the organization’s architects to undergo training and attain a comprehensive proficiency in…

Two Pivotal Methods for More Sustainable, Efficient Building Projects

9 November 2023BIM, Construction, Digital Transformation, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

building information modeling (BIM) and its resulting digital twins – data rich as-built models of buildings and all their systems…

PRESS RELEASE: Applied Software Sustainability Scholarship Inspires Young Innovators

17 October 2023Press Release, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

The construction industry needs innovative minds, and Applied Software, Graitec Group remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing the builders…

Amazing Construction Process for Colorado’s Fastest Growing City

11 October 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

In chipping away at the challenges, automation holds promise in helping address the construction labor shortage and productivity issues. Enter…

Revolutionizing Sustainability: Carbon Emission Estimations in Advance Design

16 August 2023Advance Design, SustainabilityLukas

Advance Design's innovative Finite Element Method (FEM) software, coupled with a new CO2 emission calculator, facilitates precise carbon factor measurements…

4 Ways Sustainable Construction Makes Good Business Sense

19 July 2023BIM, Digital Transformation, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

company leaders are finding that sustainable construction practices make good business sense by saving time, reducing waste, lowering costs, and…

5 Ways Wood Framing Software Saves You Money in Construction

8 June 2023Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Design, Offsite, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

With wood framing software, you can produce accurate framing for floors, walls and roofing in a fraction of the time.

Why Investment in Sustainable Water Supplies is Becoming Critical

24 May 2023Innovyze, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Water/WastewaterCarol Dunn

businesses and communities are investing in new, sustainable forms of water supply to ensure safe drinking water, as well as…

Why Our Sudden Appetite for Mass Timber is Helping Construction

23 May 2023AEC, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

On a continent that is 50% forested, as North America is, an appetite for mass timber construction not only makes…

How Sustainable Building Policy is Evolving

26 April 2023AEC, Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

The green/sustainable building movement has continued to grow, crossing generations, disciplines and borders around the world.

4 Things You Should Know About Sustainable Architecture on Earth Day

13 April 2023Architecture, Graitec, innovation, Non classé, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

Architecture is a symbiotic relationship between culture and nature; sustainable architecture achieves better balance when human beings are included in…

9 Ways to Deliver Efficient Drainage System Designs

2 March 2023Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Civil 3D, Digital Transformation, Sustainability, Water/WastewaterCarol Dunn

Using the features of InfoDrainage, water professionals can accurately and efficiently design and model surface water and drainage systems.

4 Benefits of Microfactories

9 February 2023Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

Microfactories enable production for individuals and small businesses and could have significant impact on the future manufacturing landscape

Sustainable Living Development: One River North in Denver

2 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, Connected Construction, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

One River North Residences building was designed to connect people to nature and blend the natural world into the urban…

7 Sustainable Cities and the Construction Industry Behind Them

31 January 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

With sustainable materials, methods, the construction industry is making steady progress in enabling cities to reduce their carbon footprint

How to Assess Embodied Carbon in Revit

24 January 2023Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

to address embodied carbon in construction, consider using EC3 and tallyCAT to help compare and specify materials that have low…

Why the Future Will Require Buildings as Products

12 January 2023Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Offsite, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

Manufacturing techniques used in construction can improve efficiency, help build at scale, improve quality, and reduce costs.

If You’re Working in Construction, You Might Be a “Fungi”

10 January 2023Architecture and Engineering, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

The nature-based process of using fungi to detoxify and decarbonize a wide variety of pollutants is promising as a developing…

Sustainability: 4 Energy-Saving Earth-Sheltered Houses

21 December 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Electrical, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

earth-sheltered structures require less energy to heat or cool, with temperatures remaining around 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit year round

Recent Washington, DC Commercial Project Incorporated Mass Timber

15 December 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

Mass timber is considered to have a low carbon “footprint” compared to more traditional building materials, making it sustainable.

Sustainability Plus Prefabrication: Art from Construction Waste

23 November 2022Construction, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Eco-artist Thomas Dambo has expressed that he wants his audience to see trash as objects that can be repurposed in…

How Modular Can Make Urban Construction More Sustainable

8 November 2022Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Offsite, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

By using materials more efficiently and reducing waste, modular construction can make urban housing more attainable and more sustainable.

How ICT Can Enable Sustainability

20 October 2022Digital Transformation, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

The advancement of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has the potential to reduce waste and promote sustainability.

How Photocatalytic Concrete is Making Construction More Sustainable

11 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

The photocatalytic components work together to make the façade on the Thompson Courthouse self-cleaning, and it can consume air pollutants.

4 Amazing Sustainable Construction Materials In Use Today

6 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

research has stepped up in recent years to find ways to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building industry

How Reuse of Materials Helps with Sustainable Construction

20 September 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Sustainability, Water/WastewaterCarol Dunn

Reusing materials that would otherwise go to waste is a meaningful alternative to traditional methods of sourcing building materials.

VIDEO: Green Roofs, Blue Roofs and a Sustainable Water Future

14 September 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Sustainability, Water/WastewaterCarol Dunn

As pressure from planning departments progressively focuses on sustainable design, the use of blue and green roofs is increasing.

Why Mass Timber Adoption in Construction is Increasing

10 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Carbon footprint and sustainability are driving mass-timber projects around the world. Wood is a renewable resource.

What Sustainability Trends Look Like Into the Future

2 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Sustainable construction might be characterized as creating a built environment that is positive for the planet and society as a…

Sustainable Design in Action

20 July 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

In the AEC industry, it can be argued that the design stage is the most instrumental when it comes to…

LEGO to Invest $2B in New Green Factories

20 June 2022Construction, Manufacturing, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

The LEGO Group has announced plans to build two new factories at $1+ billion each, and both are designed to…

Innovative Construction Methods Planned for Low-Carbon 2024 Olympics

10 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Paris 2024 Olympics Board of Directors has approved a strategy to achieve a lower carbon footprint; innovative construction methods are…

How Construction is Becoming More Sustainable

26 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Despite the many challenges that face construction companies, there has been widespread adoption of sustainable practices around the world.

Using Phase-Change Materials for Sustainable Building Envelopes

6 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, MEP, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

As demand increases for sustainable, energy efficient buildings, the focus is shifting to phase-change material technology for construction.

3 Ways Architects Can Influence Carbon Emissions in Construction

27 April 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, MEP, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

The sustainability movement promotes reducing carbon emissions. Here are 3 ways architects can influence carbon emissions in construction.

How Phase-Change Insulation Can Help with Sustainability

6 April 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

Using building insulation containing Phase-Change Materials (PCM) offers passive temperature control and increased sustainability.

Investors Are Looking for Greener Buildings

8 November 2021Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Sustainability, UncategorizedRichard Burroughs

How sustainability planning is affecting project design, real estate development, investment priorities, and even interest rates.

A Greener Building . . . Literally

9 November 2020All, Bluebeam, SustainabilityCD

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits are available to companies who use vertical gardens for five different categories

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