LAX Airport Construction of Modernized Terminal Breaks Ground

SkyRise, Miami’s Tallest Tower, Is Underway and Set to Open in 2017

SkyRiseMiami’s newest and tallest tower is currently under construction and is scheduled to be finished by 2017.

SkyRise Miami is expected to be the tallest tower building in the city when it is finished, according to Building Design & Construction.

Rising to a height of 305 meters, the tower is expected to include three viewing decks for visitors and tourists. Also included will be several restaurants, retail shops, a nightclub, a ballroom, a theatre, and substantial exhibition space for artwork or events. Continue reading SkyRise, Miami’s Tallest Tower, Is Underway and Set to Open in 2017

Could Urban Roofs Be the Answer to Sustainable Stormwater Management?

stormwater managementIn many cities, the management of stormwater generated during rainstorms presents problems for municipal water treatment facilities and water management systems. The amount of water falling during a typical storm can overwhelm treatment facilities, underground storage areas and management processes. City governments are often operating under federal regulations to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff entering lakes, streams and rivers. Combining urban roofing with stormwater management processes may hold the key to improving the way weather-based water drainage is handled in cities. Continue reading Could Urban Roofs Be the Answer to Sustainable Stormwater Management?

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New OSHA Injury Reporting Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

OSHA Injury Reporting The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. government’s enforcement agency for safety and health legislation covering the workplace, has issued new injury reporting rules that will take effect beginning on January 1, 2015. Continue reading New OSHA Injury Reporting Rules Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions During Concrete Production

concrete productionConcrete is one of the most common building materials found in the construction industry, used for everything from floors to walls to driveways. The most common methods of producing concrete, however, also generate significant amounts of carbon dioxide, making concrete a substantial contributor to overall greenhouse gas emissions throughout the country. A new method of concrete production pioneered by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) stands to make concrete a greener construction material by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide created through concrete production. Continue reading Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reduce Carbon Emissions During Concrete Production