DeSantis won't commit to review of aging buildings after
DeSantis won't commit to review of aging buildings after Surfside tragedy. "I think this building had problems from the start, let's just put it that way," the governor said of Champlain
Welcome to GFA International, Inc. - Team GFA
GFA International, Inc. (GFA) is a full-service engineering firm providing Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Consulting, Construction Materials Testing, Inspections, Building Code Compliance, Industrial Hygiene and Health and Safety services for a wide array of markets, clients and projects. Learn More About GFA. Learn More About GFA.
Flooring | EWG's Healthy Living: Home Guide
In addition to a product's impact on your health, consider sustainability when choosing flooring. This is especially true when using wood and bamboo products because poorly managed logging practices can have major environmental impacts, including deforestation, loss of habitat, extinction of plant and animal species, soil erosion and water
Green Eco Tips for Sustainable Living
Dematerialization: to identify opportunities to provide equal or greater functionality to consumers while using less energy and material per unit function.; Design for Environment (DfE)/Design for Sustainability: supports product developers in reducing, already at the development phase of a product's life cycle, the environmental impact through enhancing the product design.
Stormwater Management - Miami-Dade County
Stormwater Management. Stormwater is basically a way of descri an accumulation of rainwater. This rainwater is either absorbed into porous surfaces like grass, forests, farm fields, and other areas of "open ground," or the rainwater collects on non-porous (or impervious) surfaces like streets, parking lots, and rooftops.
Pitt Hits a Green Building Milestone | University of
Earlier this year, Pitt notched its 15th Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the renovation of the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) building, which earned LEED Silver designation. This newest LEED certification brings Pitt to a total of 1.2 million square feet of LEED-certified space, with more than a dozen green building certifications in the works.
Radiation Studies - CDC: Radiation from Building Materials
Building materials that are made up of sandstone, concrete, brick, natural stone, gypsum, and granite are highly unlikely to contain radioactive material that will increase radiation dose above the low levels of background radiation we receive on a daily basis. Radioactive material in building materials may add to indoor radon levels.
Fire Research Division | NIST
Fire Research Division. The Fire Research Division develops, verifies, and utilizes measurements and predictive methods to quantify the behavior of fire and means to reduce the impact of fire on people, property, and the environment. This work involves integration of laboratory measurements, verified methods of prediction, and large-scale fire
Circular Clarifiers & Thickeners | Monroe Environmental
Monroe Environmental builds Primary and Secondary Circular Clarifiers for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, as well as Flocculating Clarifiers and Solids Contact Clarifiers for clean water or potable water applications. Our experienced staff will provide high efficiency, low maintenance systems that will provide the highest return on investment.
Concrete Industry and President Obama agree on hurricane Sandy rebuilding strategies. In the US, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) met last week with a representative of President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force to discuss synergies between the federal government's strategies and the concrete industry's
Environmental Protection | Wisconsin DNR
Environmental Protection. Clean air, clean water and healthy landscapes. These are foundations of Wisconsin's economy, environment and quality of life. They are the assets that separate us from the rest of the pack. Protecting and enhancing them will benefit everyone in Wisconsin - and require everyone's help.
Home | For Construction Pros
Housing Starts' Startling July Dive Coincides with Consumer Sentiment Fading to a 10-year Low. Home construction for the month dropped more than forecast, as the housing market probes the limits
Basic Facts about Mold and Dampness | CDC
Molds are very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and
Publications | Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
EPD for average ready-mixed concrete - NRMCA (October ) Life Cycle Inventory Update #2. 2005. 185 pages. Reducing embodied environmental impacts of buildings: Policy options and technical infrastructure December 2019. Athena Institute white paper. 16 pages.
Virginia DEQ | Home
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Building Inland Rail - Inland Rail
Building Inland Rail. On track for Australia's fast freight network. Construction is well underway on Australia's largest freight rail infrastructure project. The first of the 13 projects that comprise Inland Rail, the 103km Parkes to Narromine section, is already in operation and early works on the Narrabri to North Star section has begun.
Onshore wind turbines: planning advice - gov.scot
At the same time, there is also the potential for negative environmental effects, with possible loss of, or damage to, valuable habitat resulting from construction of turbine bases, access tracks or other works. Such impacts can be significant particularly if they relate to habitats that are difficult to replicate.
PDF Designing and Proportioning Normal Concrete Mixtures
obtained in concrete construction (Fig. 9-1) (Abrams 1918, Hover 1998, and Shilstone 1990). CHAPTER 9 Designing and Proportioning Normal Concrete Mixtures SELECTING MIX CHARACTERISTICS Before a concrete mixture can be proportioned, mixture characteristics are selected based on the intended use of the concrete, the exposure conditions, the size
PDF Design and Engineering Manual
updates critical aspects of the manual to reflect advances in industry guidance, provides information on topics that were not previously covered, eliminates inconsistencies and redundancies, and updates references and coordination with other DDOT manuals.
Land Use / Master Use Permit - Overview of MUP - SDCI
A master use permit (MUP) is a land use application. MUP and land use application are terms used to describe a review process that typically includes discretionary review. Discretionary review is a review that requires us to use judgement when making our best decision based on criteria defined in the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC).
Sustainable Construction: Building for a Better World
6. BIM and Sustainable Construction. Although BIM (Building Information Modeling) is mostly associated with design and preconstruction, it benefits every phase of the project lifecycle. BIM processes introduce so many efficiencies that employing BIM almost always reduces a construction project's environmental impact.