Month: December 2014

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

Miami’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 …

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Could Urban Roofs Be the Answer to Sustainable Stormwater Management?

In 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 …

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

Concrete 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 …

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