Construction – Veranda Sky http://verandasky.net/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 10:10:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://verandasky.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-31T140001.588-150x150.png Construction – Veranda Sky http://verandasky.net/ 32 32 Govt to Promote Startups in ‘Carbon Neutral’ Building Construction: Dr Jitendra – Jammu and Kashmir Latest News | Tourism https://verandasky.net/govt-to-promote-startups-in-carbon-neutral-building-construction-dr-jitendra-jammu-and-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 09:22:14 +0000 https://verandasky.net/govt-to-promote-startups-in-carbon-neutral-building-construction-dr-jitendra-jammu-and-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ NEW DELHI, July 2: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said today that the government through the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will promote StarUps in construction of ‘carbon neutral’ buildings […]]]>

NEW DELHI, July 2: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said today that the government through the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will promote StarUps in construction of ‘carbon neutral’ buildings and called for linking them. StartUps with industry to help India achieve 500 GW non-fossil energy capacity by 2030 as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the COP26 meeting.
In his special address as the chief guest of the Solar Decathlon India Awards Ceremony, a joint India-US clean energy initiative, Dr. Jitendra Singh urged property developers, builders, industry and universities to find innovative and affordable solutions that fit India. climate zones and unique needs, cope with extreme weather events and reduce risk to lives and property. The minister reiterated that Prime Minister Modi has given full support to startups and even called on them to address the challenges facing the country, including the climate challenge.
Acknowledging that net-carbon startups have started to emerge rapidly in the Indian landscape, Dr. Jitendra Singh pledged full financial support from DST and at the same time urged companies to come forward with open arms to embrace such ventures. . He said that apart from clean and green buildings, focus on clean transport, solar powered water pumps and refrigeration, clean grid power supply, electric vehicles are some of the important areas for India’s cleantech ecosystem.
Acknowledging the challenge of developing net zero energy and net zero water, Dr. Jitendra Singh commended the participants and winners of Solar Decathlon India for undertaking real and living construction projects and developing innovative solutions. He said Solar Decathlon India (SDI) is helping to develop the next generation of architects, engineers and contractors capable of delivering net zero energy buildings.
Dr. Jitendra Singh handed out awards and toured the poster session and interacted with the young innovators and their teacher mentors. He said Solar Decathlon India is a unique annual challenge for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Indian colleges and universities to fight climate change by developing innovative, net zero energy and climate resilient solutions for the sector. construction in India.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, “India has crafted an ambitious plan to tackle climate change, one of the greatest challenges facing the global community. He said that at the recent COP26 meeting held in Glasgow, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi presented the Panchamrit Plan, India’s five-point climate action agenda. They include 500 GW by 2030, 50% of its energy needs from renewables by 2030, reducing projected total carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030, carbon economy by 45% by 2030, over 2005 levels and achieve net zero emissions by 2070.
Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that Solar Decathlon India is a US-India collaboration under a Memorandum of Understanding between the India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and US Department of Energy, and is conducted by the Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) and Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS). Solar Decathlon India is supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The Minister said: Solar Decathlon India is a unique initiative that creates a network of young professionals capable of innovating and implementing resilient net-zero energy buildings to combat climate change, as well as a network of faculty instructors who can guide innovation and mentor multi-disciplinary projects. In its second year alone, 1200 students representing 109 institutions from 42 different cities across India participated in the Solar Decathlon India program.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that DST is also playing an active role in the Mission Innovation program and has opened avenues of collaborative clean energy research with 25 countries and added that Solar Decathlon India teams, in partnership with builders and developers, can advance DST R&D and implement on real construction projects.
Dwelling on the topic of Climate Change and Net-Zero: Challenges for the building sector, Dr Jitendra Singh said that globally, the construction and operation of buildings accounts for 38% of emissions. total energy-related CO2 emissions that cause global warming. He said that India is experiencing a construction boom and almost 70% of the land area that India will have in 2050 will be new construction in the next 28 years. This represents a huge opportunity to make 70% of our buildings net zero by taking advantage of new technologies and encouraging the use of local and sustainable building materials, the Minister added.
Dr Jitendra Singh informed the meeting that the development of net zero energy and net zero water buildings is not easy and there is a need to bring together developers, builders, industry and academia to find innovative and affordable solutions that adapt to India’s climate. unique areas and needs, and addressing resilience. The Minister also stressed that we must foster innovation among our students and future entrepreneurs, and encourage our architectural and engineering institutions to adapt their curriculum and training to meet these challenges.
Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, said that Dr. Jitendra Singh had given the full mandate to DST for carbon capture and utilization. He described DST’s leadership role in energy efficiency, including supporting R&D on thermal comfort, energy-efficient cooling, daylighting, passive design, building automation and intelligent decision support systems.
Prasad Vaidya, Director of Solar Decathlon India, said: “With over 500,000 students graduating from construction industry courses each year and over 40 billion square meters of buildings to be constructed by 2050, India has a unique opportunity to aggressively decarbonize this new build and build a large stock of net zero buildings. Solar Decathlon India is the hub where this opportunity arises for the real estate industry to explore solutions to climate change with students and faculty, and apply the most feasible technologies and design innovations to their projects.
Dr. Nandini Kannan, Executive Director of the Indo-American Forum on Science and Technology, pointed out that Solar Decathlon India said: “Achieving India’s ambitious climate and clean energy goals will require the development a globally trained workforce that leverages cutting-edge technology and R&D to develop innovative and impactful solutions.

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Non-residential construction spending drops slightly in May, ABC says https://verandasky.net/non-residential-construction-spending-drops-slightly-in-may-abc-says/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 17:05:02 +0000 https://verandasky.net/non-residential-construction-spending-drops-slightly-in-may-abc-says/ National non-residential construction spending fell 0.6% in May, according to a Builders and associated contractors analysis of data released today by the US Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, non-residential spending totaled $832.5 billion for the month. Spending was down on a monthly basis in 10 of the 16 non-residential subcategories. Private non-residential […]]]>

National non-residential construction spending fell 0.6% in May, according to a Builders and associated contractors analysis of data released today by the US Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, non-residential spending totaled $832.5 billion for the month.

Spending was down on a monthly basis in 10 of the 16 non-residential subcategories. Private non-residential spending fell 0.4%, while government non-residential construction spending fell 0.8% in May. Non-residential construction spending rose 1.0% over the past year, although spending fell in 10 of 16 categories during this period. The best-performing sector was manufacturing, a segment in which construction spending rose 26.3% year-over-year.

“Many contractors continue to report that they are operating at full capacity despite the lack of a strong recovery in non-residential construction spending,” said ABC chief economist Anirban Basu. “This juxtaposition provides strong evidence that the supply side of the U.S. economy remains severely constrained by labor shortages, domestic and global supply chain disruptions, and resulting high prices.

“Since the early months of the pandemic, contractors have reported that they are able to pass on their cost increases to owners, according to ABC Construction Confidence Index“, Basu said. “But industry leaders are increasingly concerned that the ability to pass on cost increases will dissipate in the coming months as financial conditions tighten and confidence in economic performance declines.

“A key implication is that contractor margins could be squeezed in the future, and there is growing anecdotal evidence that this is already happening,” Basu said. “There is also a growing risk of a significant number of project postponements in the private and public construction segments due to the strong material prices and labor costs.

“The key to supporting the recovery in non-residential construction will be slower inflation,” Basu said. “As long as inflation remains high, monetary policy will continue to tighten and project owners will be less inclined to move forward with projects in an effort to preserve cash. Unfortunately, ongoing efforts to limit the Inflation is likely to lead to a recession or at least further economic slowdown, which will create additional problems for many contractors, however, lower inflation and more favorable building material prices would create a basis for renewed strength in spending. of construction.

Courtesy of ABC.
Total expenditure on non-residential construction
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San Diego construction tech startup lands $6.5 million to digitize and automate home construction https://verandasky.net/san-diego-construction-tech-startup-lands-6-5-million-to-digitize-and-automate-home-construction/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:54:00 +0000 https://verandasky.net/san-diego-construction-tech-startup-lands-6-5-million-to-digitize-and-automate-home-construction/ San Diego-based AGORUS, a construction tech startup that has developed software to digitize and automate home construction, said Thursday it raised $6.5 million in venture funding. . Co-founded in 2018 by former Navy SEALs Kyle Tompane and Garrett Moore, AGORUS’ software enables off-site precision manufacturing of homes, apartments and granny flats in an automated assembly […]]]>

San Diego-based AGORUS, a construction tech startup that has developed software to digitize and automate home construction, said Thursday it raised $6.5 million in venture funding. .

Co-founded in 2018 by former Navy SEALs Kyle Tompane and Garrett Moore, AGORUS’ software enables off-site precision manufacturing of homes, apartments and granny flats in an automated assembly line. Construction crews then install the panels on site in days rather than months.

AGORUS operates a manufacturing facility in El Cajon and employs approximately 60 people. For now, the company is focused on producing framed, weather-protected and insulated panels – the envelope of the house.

But eventually, the company expects to include things like plumbing, electrical and other items in its panels, which would be trucked to the subdivisions and assembled.

“The big thing we’re trying to do here is to increase the speed and ease with which homes can enter the US supply, and our view is that the way to do that is to reduce the complexity of construction,” said Moore, general manager. from AGORUS. “Our vision statement as a company is houses in 30 days – from permits to keys – everywhere we build.”

The construction of modular homes is not new. Many companies offer it across the country. But it hasn’t become a mainstream technique for large-scale homebuilders developing housing estates.

This is the market that AGORUS hopes to penetrate. Its software makes it possible to build complex architectural designs offsite, Moore said. Precision manufacturing reduces waste and lowers energy use in homes, he said.

One downside is that the technology doesn’t add as much value to homes built on concrete slabs, which are common in Southern California, Moore said.

But ultimately, Moore thinks the technology could make inroads in lowering ownership costs for homebuilders who can get more homes to market faster, as well as help them meet their sustainability goals.

The company has worked on around 100 projects so far, ranging from ADUs (accessory dwelling units) to single-family residences. Its technology is applicable to multi-family wood-frame construction up to approximately four stories.

The new funding brings the total raised by AGORUS to $10 million. The most recent investment was led by Blackhorn Ventures, followed by Toyota Ventures, Point72 Ventures, Signia Ventures, DivCoWest and Kennedy Wilson, among others.

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Senior and Junior Construction Administrators – New York, NY, USA | Works https://verandasky.net/senior-and-junior-construction-administrators-new-york-ny-usa-works/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:08:20 +0000 https://verandasky.net/senior-and-junior-construction-administrators-new-york-ny-usa-works/ Be part of our growing technical and construction team in our New York office and play a key role in the implementation of several high profile landscape architecture, urban design and public realm projects. Job OverviewPrimary responsibility will be construction administration of multiple concurrent projects from construction initiation to final completion. Responsibilities will include the […]]]>

Be part of our growing technical and construction team in our New York office and play a key role in the implementation of several high profile landscape architecture, urban design and public realm projects.

Job Overview
Primary responsibility will be construction administration of multiple concurrent projects from construction initiation to final completion. Responsibilities will include the coordination of all activities related to the administration of construction contracts, such as field inspections and reports, review of tenders and shop drawings, review of payment requests, reviewing mockups, responding to RFIs, coordinating with consultants, attending progress meetings, tagging trees, and preparing checklists. The senior position will also include QA/QC of construction documents, as well as leadership guidance on technical issues across the office.

Qualifications

  • Minimum education – Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, architecture or construction.
  • Ability to travel as required to oversee assigned projects.
  • Senior Construction Administrator: Minimum of 5-6 years of construction and hands-on experience. Work on public tender projects and knowledge of LEED/SITES an asset. Extensive knowledge of landscape architectural design, detailing, building materials, codes, construction techniques and costs.
  • Junior Construction Administrator: 1-2 years of construction and field experience preferred.
  • Software Programs – Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience with Revit and Rhino is a plus with other construction software.
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Resourceful, organized, helpful, multitasking, dependable, trustworthy. Organized and able to make multiple decisions while working on multiple construction projects.

Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are legally authorized to work in the United States, or whether you will now or in the future require sponsorship to obtain work visa status (e.g. visa status H-1B).

Field Operations is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, national origin, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Please send a PDF or link (10MB max) with your resume, cover letter and examples of relevant work to hiringnyc@fieldoperations.net, subject: Senior Construction Administrator OR Junior Construction Administrator.


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Aecom Releases Time-Lapse Film of Serpentine Pavilion Under Construction | New https://verandasky.net/aecom-releases-time-lapse-film-of-serpentine-pavilion-under-construction-new/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:08:53 +0000 https://verandasky.net/aecom-releases-time-lapse-film-of-serpentine-pavilion-under-construction-new/ Aecom has released a sped up film to celebrate the recent opening of the Black Chapel pavilion at Theaster Gates. The consultancy firm has been closely associated with the gallery over the past decade, and this is the ninth pavilion on which they have acted as technical advisers. Madalina Taylor, Senior Engineer at Aecom, […]]]>

Aecom has released a sped up film to celebrate the recent opening of the Black Chapel pavilion at Theaster Gates.

The consultancy firm has been closely associated with the gallery over the past decade, and this is the ninth pavilion on which they have acted as technical advisers.

Madalina Taylor, Senior Engineer at Aecom, said, “The pavilion looks very simple from the outside, but looks can be deceiving. The use of lightweight wood technology on this scale has required careful analysis, research, mock-ups and physical testing to ensure that it works both in the Serpentine Galleries and in its future life. With the aim of making the pavilion fully demountable, we have created an ultra-low carbon structure that will host a diverse and exciting program of summer events.

The Black Chapel was designed by Theaster Gates, with specialist architectural input from Adjaye Associates. Aecom provided engineering and project management support.

The project takes inspiration not only from the traditional chapels, but also from the bottle kilns that characterize the Stoke-on-Trent skyline. The circular space and internal volume are intended to provide a gathering place and a sense of protection.

>> To read also: Theaster Gates: value engineering has made the Serpentine Pavilion more interesting

The pavilion is 10m high, making it one of the tallest ever built on the site. The materials were chosen based on their low carbon impact and their ability to be reused and recycled. The structure has been extensively computer modeled to minimize the amount of material required.

The superstructure is wooden and rests under a spoked wheel roof, centered on an oculus open to the elements.

Exposed wood structural design is a more common type in residential floor construction. For Black Chapel, this construction method was modified using MiTek posi-joists and a stressed plywood skin which allows the structure to be very light and minimizes the need for foundations. Details are simple and repetitive, helping to speed up construction and reduce costs.

The structure is modular and much of it was pre-fabricated at contractor Stage One’s facility in York. Using standard sized panels reduced waste, while offcuts were chipped and used in Stage One’s own on-site biomass system to generate power.

The Black Chapel can be easily disassembled and reassembled at another location at a later date.

The entire project has been audited by the Grace Farms Foundationswho worked with the project team and the client to ensure the structure was sourced ethically and sustainably.

This is the 21st year of the Serpentine Pavilion series. The very first pavilion was designed by Zaha Hadid and opened in 2000.

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Marcus Partners celebrates the launch of the construction of the Foundry: NEREJ https://verandasky.net/marcus-partners-celebrates-the-launch-of-the-construction-of-the-foundry-nerej/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:06:09 +0000 https://verandasky.net/marcus-partners-celebrates-the-launch-of-the-construction-of-the-foundry-nerej/ Shown (from left) are: Chris Brown, John Moriarty & Associates; JC Burton, MavenBuild;John Sullivan, ASG; Patrick Sousa, Marcus Partners; Levi Reilly, Marcus Partners; Devin Quirk, BPDA;Troy DePenzia, DREAM Collaboration; Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Commonwealth of MA;Paul Marcus, Marcus Partners; Barry Canton, Ginkgo Bioworks; Governor Charlie Baker,Commonwealth of MA; Secretary Mike Kennealy, Commonwealth of MA; and […]]]>
Shown (from left) are: Chris Brown, John Moriarty & Associates; JC Burton, MavenBuild;
John Sullivan, ASG; Patrick Sousa, Marcus Partners; Levi Reilly, Marcus Partners; Devin Quirk, BPDA;
Troy DePenzia, DREAM Collaboration; Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Commonwealth of MA;
Paul Marcus, Marcus Partners; Barry Canton, Ginkgo Bioworks; Governor Charlie Baker,
Commonwealth of MA; Secretary Mike Kennealy, Commonwealth of MA; and Mollie Thurman, BioBus.

Boston, MA Marcus Partners celebrated the launch of construction of the Foundry in Drydock at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park (RLFMP) in the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood alongside Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, City of Boston Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion, Segun Idowu, BPDA Deputy Chief of Development and Transformation Devin Quirk, Barry Canton, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of the full building user Ginkgo Bioworks, and a wide range of community partners. The Foundry at Drydock project team also announced a significant community pledge to help fund the Boston area and nonprofit BioBus’ expansion into New England. Aboard BioBus mobile labs and in community labs, K-12 students and college students who have traditionally been underrepresented in the science community work alongside scientists on hands-on experiments and launch a life of scientific commitment.

“Here in Massachusetts, we’ve seen incredible growth in the real estate pipeline to meet demand from biotech companies choosing to launch and grow throughout Massachusetts,” Governor Baker said. “We are grateful to Ginkgo Bioworks and Marcus Partners for their continued commitment to the Commonwealth and look forward to the opportunities this transformational project will bring to the region.”

“The Foundry at Drydock is the realization of the opportunity to leverage land owned by BPDA to continue to financially support Boston’s maritime industry, grow a highly successful Boston-born business at Ginkgo Bioworks, and implement the vision of the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park Master Plan. including investments in climate resilience measures and educational opportunities that will help diversify the growing life sciences sector,” Quirk said.

The new building design is a modern take on the neighborhood’s industrial vernacular, aiming to celebrate the RLFMP’s industrial ecosystem while providing a forward-looking expression. The adaptive reuse of the existing steel fabrication building helps to further reinforce the industrial character of the neighborhood.

“While the design of Foundry at Drydock reflects the industrial heritage of the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, it is truly the first building in a new generation of assets,” said Marcus Partners Principal, Director of Development Levi Reilly. “Foundry at Drydock has a combination of next-generation technologies that reduce fossil fuel consumption by 93%. It is also the first building to join the City of Boston’s Climate Resiliency Infrastructure Fund, a pool of private sector capital enabling the city to build critical infrastructure in the fight against climate change.

Ginkgo Bioworks, the leading horizontal platform for cell programming, will fully occupy the new 262,000 square foot life sciences campus which includes a new state-of-the-art life sciences building and adaptive reuse of a one-story industrial building that will serve as the project’s gathering space and cultural center.

“We anticipate this expansion will provide us with the significant capability we need as we serve our growing ecosystem of developers using biology to address the world’s most pressing challenges,” said Barry Canton, co-founder and chief technology officer of Ginkgo Bioworks. “The advanced technology deployed in the Foundry enables the innovative and meaningful work our teams do every day to innovate in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food, materials and more. We are extremely excited about growing the platform and our presence in Boston, a city with a booming bioeconomy that our entire community can benefit from.

BioBus helps K-12 and college students discover, explore, and pursue science and focuses on students excluded from the science community due to factors such as race, gender, economic status, and socioeconomic status. physical access. BioBus students connect with scientists from diverse backgrounds, learn laboratory and research skills, practice science communication, and take action to become the next generation of scientists and problem solvers, making the world a better place for all . Scientists in the BioBus community have studied undergraduate and graduate science fields, conducted their own research, and are intimately aware of the many barriers to science careers that students still face today.

“As part of our commitment to the community, the entire Foundry at Drydock team is focused on launching this campaign to help bring BioBus to Boston,” said Marcus Partners COO and Head of Capital Patrick Sousa. “While science contributes significantly to our economy and is a large part of our development agenda in the South Boston Waterfront, we also want to ensure that all children, especially those from underrepresented groups, are exposed to careers and STEM opportunities.”

Foundry at Drydock, located on Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) property in the RLFMP, is the first development to commit to the city’s Climate Resilience Infrastructure Fund, which will provide financial support to mitigate the impacts of sea level rise and the impacts of climate change for all RLFMP tenants. In addition, this project has been designed to meet LEED Gold certification standards, the City of Boston’s Net Zero Carbon standards, and will aim to reduce carbon emissions by 40% and fossil fuel consumption by 93% compared to to the current Stretch Energy Code.

The design of the project is led by SGA, one of the nation’s leading life science design firms, in a joint venture partnership with DREAM Collaborative, an emerging architecture firm owned by BIPOC. Additionally, the construction of the project is being managed by John Moriarty & Associates in partnership with Maven Construction, an emerging women-owned, Boston-based BIPOC construction management company. The project meets the BPDA’s diversity, equity and inclusion requirements by including MBEs or WBEs in pre-development, construction, ownership and ongoing operations. Marcus Partners also participates in the CREST (Commercial Real Estate Success Training) program which offers a paid summer internship to support commercial real estate and related businesses in their commitment to attracting underrepresented students of color and women into the workplace. industry.

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Architectural design services in high demand despite slight decline: AIA https://verandasky.net/architectural-design-services-in-high-demand-despite-slight-decline-aia/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:42:31 +0000 https://verandasky.net/architectural-design-services-in-high-demand-despite-slight-decline-aia/ Architectural firms reported an increase in demand for design services in May, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). However, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicates that design activity has weakened somewhat since April. Photo © Bigstockphoto.com Architectural firms reported an increase in demand for design services in May, according to […]]]>

Architectural firms reported an increase in demand for design services in May, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). However, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicates that design activity has weakened somewhat since April. Photo © Bigstockphoto.com

Architectural firms reported an increase in demand for design services in May, according to a report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). However, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) indicates that design activity has weakened somewhat since April.

An economic indicator for non-residential construction activity, the ABI score for May was 53.5. Although this score is down from April’s score of 56.5, it still indicates very strong business conditions overall (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings from the previous month). Also in May, the indexes for new project inquiries and design contracts rose, posting scores of 63.9 and 56.9, respectively.

The index is derived from the AIA’s Work-on-the-Boards survey, which has collected data on architectural firm executives’ billing changes for more than 20 years. This data is a reliable tool used by the design and construction industry and other businesses to forecast and track market movements.

“Strength in design activity over the past three months has produced a broader base of gains. The Northeast region and the institutional sector have struggled with slow billing activity but have now posted consecutive months positive scores,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “With improved inquiries and new design projects, demand for design services is likely to remain high over the next few months, despite strong economic headwinds.”

Major ABI highlights for May include:

  • Regional averages: West (59.3); Midwest (56.8); South (52.3); Northeast (51.4).
  • Breakdown of the sector index: commercial/industrial (57.7); mixed practice (56.2); multi-family residential (54.5); institutional (51.7).

The regional and sector categories are calculated on a three-month moving average, while the national index, design contracts and requests are monthly figures.

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Corps of Engineers donates $350,000 to NTU for research to improve construction project management https://verandasky.net/corps-of-engineers-donates-350000-to-ntu-for-research-to-improve-construction-project-management/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 05:40:05 +0000 https://verandasky.net/corps-of-engineers-donates-350000-to-ntu-for-research-to-improve-construction-project-management/ SINGAPORE – The Singapore Institution of Engineers (IES) donated $350,000 to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Monday (June 27) for research on improving construction project management. The money will be used to establish the IES-Wong Yui Cheong Construction Research Project Management Fund and a scholarship that will support two postgraduate research projects focused on improving […]]]>

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Institution of Engineers (IES) donated $350,000 to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Monday (June 27) for research on improving construction project management.

The money will be used to establish the IES-Wong Yui Cheong Construction Research Project Management Fund and a scholarship that will support two postgraduate research projects focused on improving and integrating the skills and knowledge of managers. of construction projects, with the aim of shaping and establishing new standards and practices in this area here.

“People may have misunderstood the role (of a construction project manager) over the years because it required multi-disciplinary knowledge in architecture, engineering and liaising with contractors,” the chairman of the board said. scholarship committee and IES President Emeritus Chong Kee Sen at the check presentation on Monday.

“Over time, people started to focus on one area and not know the specific details of the projects.

“Both projects hope to bring back the definition of construction project management and translate knowledge into practical applications in the future,” he added.

“We look forward to launching similar initiatives with other higher education institutions to elevate Singapore’s construction project management capabilities to world-class standards.”

The $350,000 donated to NTU is part of Mr. Wong Yui Cheong’s $1 million donation to IES two years ago.

Mr. Wong said in a press release: “In an era of continuous and rapid change, project management professionals must be more equipped than ever to drive and navigate change in the construction industry.

“I hope the results of this research will equip project managers in Singapore with the essential management skills, roles and competencies to manage the entire project development life cycle, so that we can build faster, better and safer.”

A full-time researcher – with a doctorate or master’s degree in engineering – will be selected for each project. Selected individuals will work with NTU’s team of construction management experts to provide recommendations on best practices and guidelines for the industry, as well as support the sharing and implementation of findings.

The check presentation ceremony took place at the opening of the Young Engineers Leadership Program, which aims to equip young engineers with skills in communication, leadership, management knowledge and technical engineering, and in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the National Trades Union Congress, Melvin Yong.

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Stantec Construction Engineer – GuruFocus.com https://verandasky.net/stantec-construction-engineer-gurufocus-com/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 12:26:49 +0000 https://verandasky.net/stantec-construction-engineer-gurufocus-com/ EDMONTON, Alberta and NEW YORK and HONOLULU, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TSX:STN Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been selected to continue engineering and construction inspection services for the East Section of the Edmonton Driverless and Electric Light Rail Project. Honolulu Rapid Transit Authority (HART). The US$119 million contract […]]]>

EDMONTON, Alberta and NEW YORK and HONOLULU, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TSX:STN

Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been selected to continue engineering and construction inspection services for the East Section of the Edmonton Driverless and Electric Light Rail Project. Honolulu Rapid Transit Authority (HART). The US$119 million contract is an extension of the existing construction and engineering services that Stantec provides to HART and will run until the end of 2026, with the possibility of a 5-year extension until the end of 2026. expected completion of the project in 2031. Stantec personnel will assist in construction management and successful project delivery for HART’s large, complex construction projects, including light rail guideway, rail stations and relocation public services.

“HART Light Rail is one of the most iconic transit projects in the United States and a game-changer for transportation in Hawaii,” said Brian Norris, Project Manager and Head of Transportation Business Line at Stantec. “We are extremely proud of the work we do, and this effort is essential to making the project happen for the people of Hawaii. Project management and construction management are areas of growth for our transportation business, and we continue to provide this expertise in North American markets.

Reducing Hawaii’s Carbon Footprint

HART’s light rail system is fully electric and will be the first driverless light rail system in the United States by connecting multiple transit and retail hubs on the island of Oahu. The 20-mile, 21-station elevated system will connect western Oahu to Honolulu International Airport, downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center, a major shopping and transit hub.

Honolulu’s population is expected to grow 10% by 2045. HART light rail will support this growth by connecting people to jobs, healthcare, and education; connecting visitors to beaches, hotels and attractions; and reduce surface traffic congestion. At the same time, the HART light rail will contribute to Hawaii’s climate goals by reducing carbon emissions from transportation.

“Light rail is a critical part of improving transportation in Hawaii and meeting our climate goals,” said Lori Kahikina, HART Executive Director and CEO. “Providing a backbone connecting downtown, major transit centers and the airport will significantly improve our transit system. Stantec has been with us since the beginning, and we appreciate their long-standing expertise and service in bringing the project to fruition.

Stantec’s work on this all-electric system also supports the company’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9); sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11); and climate action (SDG 13).

Growth of Stantec in Hawaii

Stantec has grown exponentially in Hawaii since HART work began. From one employee in 2015, the company now has more than 40 full-time employees on the Islands. In addition to its work on the HART project, the team also supports large-scale projects in the community development, alternative energy, environmental services, buildings, water and transportation sectors.

With this new contract underway and other projects in development, the Honolulu office is poised to continue its expansion with continued support from the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii Department of Transportation and the Naval Installations Engineering Systems Command. This includes additional statewide transportation projects related to ports and navy, dry docks, airports and local infrastructure.

Major Transit Projects at Stantec

HART is one of many large-scale transit projects currently being completed by Stantec. The company is the lead engineer on the US$1.9 billion Long Island Railroad the expansion of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, which will modernize the busiest commuter line in the United States. In Chicago, Stantec is leading the design of the Chicago Transit Authority’s US$2.1 billion contract Red and Purple Modernization Program. Stantec has also been selected to provide infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction services on Montreal Metropolitan Express Network (light rail network), one of the largest public transit projects in Quebec. In Ontario, Stantec is the technical advisor on the Hurontario LRT and the Ontario Line, two major projects as part of the province’s C$28.5 billion capital investment in public transit.

With over 25,000 employees across 6 continents, Stantec is ranked among the top 10 global design companies by News-Record Engineering and a top 10 architectural firms by Architecture file.

Learn more about public transport at Stantec.

About Stantec

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a base, a sense of belonging and belonging. That’s why at Stantec we always have design with the community in mind.

We are designers, engineers, scientists and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity and customer relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that improve the quality of life in communities around the world.

Stantec trades on the TSX and under the symbol STN.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the projects described above. Forward-looking statements also include any other statement that does not refer to historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. There is a risk that the projects described above will be delayed, cancelled, suspended or terminated. This could cause future results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Except as required by law, Stantec undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are provided in this document for the purpose of providing information about the projects mentioned above and their expected impact. Readers are cautioned that this information may not be suitable for other purposes.

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Construction begins at sold-out Vincent de Vaughan condominiums | Your money https://verandasky.net/construction-begins-at-sold-out-vincent-de-vaughan-condominiums-your-money/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:22:01 +0000 https://verandasky.net/construction-begins-at-sold-out-vincent-de-vaughan-condominiums-your-money/ VAUGHAN, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 25, 2022– The land has been shed for Vincent Condominiums, a 766-unit condominium over two towers, following an impressive 8-month sales program. This press release is multimedia. See the full version here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220625005003/en/ Development team celebrates groundbreaking for Vincent Condominiums in Vaughan. (Photo: BusinessWire) Vincent is among the largest condominium projects currently […]]]>

VAUGHAN, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 25, 2022–

The land has been shed for Vincent Condominiums, a 766-unit condominium over two towers, following an impressive 8-month sales program.

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Development team celebrates groundbreaking for Vincent Condominiums in Vaughan. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Vincent is among the largest condominium projects currently underway in the GTA. This makes the market’s extremely rapid uptake a remarkable achievement and a vote of confidence in the building, the developers and its location in the new MVC.

The celebration was presided over by Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Councilor Sandra Yeung-Racco and representatives from the builder/developer.

Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, PC, Mayor of the City of Vaughan, said, “I am delighted to welcome Vincent Condominiums to the Vaughan Metropolitan Center (VMC), the city’s vibrant downtown. VMC continues to reach new and all-time highs, well above forecast growth rates of 267%. The core of downtown Vaughan is home to several transformational projects, including the VMC subway, high-rise towers and commercial office buildings, which have created thousands of jobs, public art projects and event spaces community. As a result, Vaughan is outperforming national, provincial and regional growth rates with real GDP growth of 7%. Since 2010, the city has issued over $15 billion in building permits and an additional 70,000 jobs have been created. I would like to congratulate the development team at Rosehaven Homes, Townwood Homes and Guglietti Brothers Investments and express my sincere gratitude for their significant contributions to building the city. by creating jobs and giving back to the community, you are making a positive difference and demonstrating the spirit of generosity that radiates in Vaughan. »

Created by an impressive development team made up of investments from Rosehaven Homes, Townwood Homes and Guglietti Brothers, each of these companies is owned by members of the extended Guglietti family, a group with a long history of building and developing in Vaughan and around the Greater Toronto. With Vincent, the name of the project, and the vision behind it, were more than business. Vincent is the expression of their family history.

Spokesman Silvio Guglietti said: “For the Guglietti family, the official inauguration of Vincent has a very personal significance for us. The Guglietti family came to Canada from a small Italian town called Sora, just outside Rome in Lazio. It’s actually Vaughan’s twin town. In our town, the little church our family belonged to was San Vincenzo Ferreri, or Saint Vincent Ferrer. And our grandfather, the man from whom we all descend, was called Vincent, or Vincenzo, after this saint.

To create this historic new condominium community, the Guglietti family has committed to selecting a team of world-class consultants to complement its own in-house resources.

“Kirkor Architects brought us a striking and extraordinary architectural design,” says Guglietti. “Figur3 has taken the designs to a whole new level with their sleek and stylish interiors. And In2ition Realty, our sales agency, and McOuat Partnership, our marketing firm, delivered a sold-out condominium project to us.

Located near Jane Street and Highway 7, the Vaughan Metropolitan Center is a new center for finance, innovation and culture. Major corporations, retailers, small businesses and other industries are located in the MVC as it is a major transit hub with direct subway connections to York University and downtown -city of Toronto, as well as VIVANEXT and local bus routes through Vaughan and Richmond Hill.

For more information on Le Vincent, visit LeVincent.ca

About Rosehaven Homes

Since 1992, Rosehaven Homes has created many exciting communities, built over 9,000 exceptional homes and condos, and received many prestigious accolades and awards. From single-family homes, tractor-trailers and townhouses to mid-rise and high-rise condos, we’ve designed and built homes of all types for all kinds of people, in all walks of life. Our architecture varies in style from traditional to contemporary, but each Rosehaven home stands out distinctly in each community.

Our most recent successes in condos such as the Randall Residences, Mount Pleasant Urban Towndominiums, Affinity, Odyssey and KiWi clearly demonstrate our strengths in contemporary urban design, our strong sense of cosmopolitan culture and our ability to offer exceptional residences adapted to today’s dynamism and modernity. , sophisticated tastes and aspirations.

About Townwood Homes

Founded in 1974 with over 45 years of experience in the home building industry, building over 15,000 homes in Southern Ontario, the communities of Townwood have stood the test of time. Our homes are built with integrity and longevity, featuring distinct architectural styles, spacious open concepts and formal designs while consistently maintaining the combination of luxury and ease. Each Townwood community, whether low-rise or condominium, sets the standard for quality and innovation in every neighborhood of the GTA.

About Guglietti Brothers Investments

Guglietti Brothers Investments Limited is a property investment company which was established in 1972. Directors Giovanni, Carmine, Tony and their families have maintained their principal investments in industrial/commercial development, land development, new homes low-rise and now high-rise condominium development. The company has the highest community and professional reputation, always practicing important values ​​of professionalism, good work ethics and integrity. The company has supported and continues to support many hospitals, charities, public retreat centers and churches since its inception.

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CONTACT: Media contact:

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McOuat partnership

Cell: 905-903-9059

carol@partnership.ca

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