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Lego To Begin Construction Of First Carbon Neutral Factory Located In Vietnam. Move Will Bolster, Fortify Supply Chains

Billund, Denmark - The LEGO Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Company Limited (VSIP) for the purpose of establishing a new factory in Vietnam. The facility will be the company's first carbon-neutral manufacturing facility and will include solar energy
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Financial District & Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan Released: To Protect Lower Manhattan, Offer Many Architectural, Engineering & Construction Opportunities

New York, New York - ARCADIS, The New York City Economic Development Corporation and Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency released the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan to get ahead of climate change and protect Lower Manhattan. An expansive floodwall system that also serves as open public space is part of a
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New York City Starts Framework For Banning Natural Gas In New Construction Of Buildings

New York, New York - The New York City Council is expected to vote on Wednesday to prohibit the use of natural gas in new construction, following the lead of dozens of other smaller US cities seeking to transition away from fossil fuels and toward cleaner energy sources. If the law is passed all new buildings will be required to use electricity
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Living Wall Retrofits: A Smart Planning & Code Addition Perfectly Suited For Older And New Buildings & Homes

Plymouth, United Kingdom - New research from the University of Plymouth in England has revealed that plants can actually help keep buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The only thing you have to do is install or retrofit. Retrofitting cavity wall assemblies (i.e. double walls with an air gap in between) with a facade of plants
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Grab Your Popcorn!

Göttingen, Germany - Popcorn Insulation? With construction insulation as a major topic, the goal of lowering heating costs and CO2 emissions has led forest scientists to turn to environmentally friendly and sustainable insulation methods: popcorn. Researchers have developed a method for transforming granulated popcorn into insulation boards.
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U.S. Architectural, Engineering & Construction Industry Payroll Segments: Biggest Gains In Pre-Construction as Lumber Futures Jump 15% This Week

Washington DC - The Payroll Report from the BLS was far from optimistic across the board undermining the theory if unemployment benefits were cut payrolls would rise. Although the Nation as a whole saw a report that was far less then predicted the AEC related segments show promise. Segments in the construction related indicators compiled by
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Soy Based Concrete Sealant Extends Roadway Life Expectancy In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., U.S.A. -Using ecologically friendly, farmer-grown soy-based sealant, the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) collaborated with the City of Sioux Falls to construct longer-lasting roads. The weather of South Dakota makes it difficult to keep concrete roads in good condition. PoreShield is a soy-based
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Construction Spending July 2021 | Single Family Up 47.1%, Multi-Family up 14.9% In July YoY- Bylt: Construction News, Data & Analytics

Total Construction United States of America- Construction spending was estimated at $1,568.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted annual basis in July 2021, up 0.3 percent (1.2 percent)* from the revised June estimate of $1,563.4 billion. The July estimate is 9.0% (1.5%) higher than the July 2020 estimate of $1,439.6 billion. Construction
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As Construction Budgets Burst An AGGRECOST™ report Finds Promising Value-Engineering In New Techniques Utilizing Foam Glass Aggregates & Micro-ReBar – Multi Family, Data-Center & Warehousing Projects Could Realize Decreased Resources, Costs And Schedule

Milford, Connecticut - As construction budgets have blown up the past year and half we are releasing details on a new cost modeling and value-engineering investigatory report performed by AGGRECOST™ . The modeled construction project was a affordable multi-family housing project commissioned by CHFA (Connecticut Housing Finance Authority)
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Construction of $8.3 Billion In Fresh, Newly Designed, Green Facilities In NYC’s Giant Step To Remove Rikers Island Jails

New York, New York- Mayor, Bill de Blasio, recently announced a $8.3 billion budget to construct small, contemporary, humane jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx in an effort to replace the jails located on Rikers Island. The construction projects stand as the first significant activity in the Borough-Based Jails Program. A
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