Author: Constructech Editors

We hear many cement and concrete companies are creating net-zero goals by the year 2050. Today’s cement and concrete companies worldwide are committing to achieve carbon neutrality across the value chain by 2050. Consider the example of Continental Cement Co., which joined the journey to achieve carbon neutrality across the cement and concrete value chain by signing onto the Portland Cement’s Assn.’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality. PCA is aligned with the Global Cement and Concrete Assn.’s Roadmap. In collaboration with PCA’s other member companies and experts, the roadmap demonstrates how the U.S. cement and concrete industry can collectively address climate…

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What are the top driving forces for smart buildings technologies today? We already know the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) suggests that on average Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, which is probably even higher during a pandemic. Here pollutants are two to five times higher than outdoors. Thus, the questions that linger for many corporate owners and facilities managers for 2021 are: how do we get people back to their offices in a safe and sustainable way? And how do we provide them information in a realtime manner so they feel more comfortable going into those spaces?…

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Contact:Laura BlackEditor-At-Largelblack@specialtypub.com The residential sector accounts for about 21% of the total U.S. energy consumption.Homeowners can save between 5-30% on their home energy bills by making home energy upgrades typically identified in a home-energy assessment.From the Ground Up: Project Sustainability Living Lab home creates the best approaches to building a home and restoring natural ecosystem.The project builds, prioritizes, educates, and demonstrates a model for sustainable living that can be replicated. Columbia, S.C., — Dec. 1, 2021 — From the street this house will look like all the others. However, if you follow Specialty Publishing Media tech expert Peggy Smedley, from the…

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Digitization has been transforming work across industries, and construction is no exception. As contractors, subs, and developers seek to keep projects on track, manage resources, and maintain health and safety, they are increasingly adopting new technologies that support such goals efficiently. As a result, the construction tech market is putting up numbers that reflect heightened interest and activity. As of August 2021, $1.9 billion has been invested and 144 deals have closed at an average valuation of $32.5 million, representing a 91.9% increase in average valuation from a year ago. Market outlook is trending positive The outlook for the construction…

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Passive House is an international building standard and methodology, applicable to buildings of all kinds from office buildings to hospitals, new-build and renovations, that results in a dramatic drop in operational energy use, and more comfortable and healthy occupants, and meant to aggressively mitigate our climate crisis while providing resilient adaptation. The Passive House Standard was developed by the PHI (Passive House Institute), an independent scientific research organization, located in Darmstadt, Germany, and includes specific requirements for energy use and comfort of occupants. The Passive House Standard is being successfully applied to thousands of buildings and millions of square feet around the…

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Creating new words for new technology is a familiar way companies differentiate themselves in a tough market. Sometimes, those words are made up whole, like Xerox, while others are drawn from classic Greek, Latin, or other language formats. In 2021, a former classics student devised a new name for a company he started in 2004, Facebook, and one of the most world’s successful companies became Meta and the future of that company the Metaverse. “The metaverse will not be created by one company. It will be built by creators and developers making new experiences and digital items that are interoperable…

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Tensar Intl.2500 Northwinds Pkwy Ste 500Alpharetta, GA 30009www.tensarcorp.com Tensar+ Software Commercial, ResidentialNew Compare and Calculate A free, cloud-based software that allows engineers, contractors, and owners to design with geogrid in a variety of applications, Tensar+ calculates the total value of the Tensar solution compared to conventional construction alternatives. What is truly beneficial is the value is based not only on performance vs. initial cost, but also lifecycle cost, time savings, and sustainability. Tensar+ also incorporates the benefits of Tensar geogrids into industry-accepted design methodologies, based on rigorous full-scale testing, while also providing specification generation, along with educational resources to help…

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Systemates2435 N Central Expy, Ste 640Richardson, TX 75080-2857www.projectmates.com Projectmates Construction Project Management Software CommercialTrusted Own the Project, from Concept to Closeout With cloud-based construction project management software, project owners can manage the entire project lifecycle—from concept to closeout—with one platform. Projectmates Construction Project Management Software provides real-time access to information, so owners can make data-driven decisions to control costs, schedules, and project risks. For example, within Projectmates’ budgeting tools, everything tracks back to the budget in realtime, which allows owners to immediately see anticipated costs and how they impact that project’s budget—or how it affects their entire construction program’s budget.…

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Schneider Electric800 Federal St.Andover, MA 01810www.se.com/ww/en/ FlexSeT Commercial, ResidentialConcept Modern, Modular Switchboard Gear up for a new service model for switchboard sourcing, installation, and maintenance that reduces project risk, increases construction efficiencies, and shortens lead times. Schneider Electric has launched FlexSeT, which offers a simplified, modular service model. The company says the product improves construction and maintenance operations with a range of features including digital integration, full traceability, customized configuration, and faster deployments. Lead times can be in as little as 72 hours with simplified installation, requiring just two hours for a team of two. All steps through the assembly,…

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McNeilus524 E Highway St.Rochester, MN 55901www.mcneiluscompanies.com/concrete-mixers/  McNeilus FLEX Controls Commercial, ResidentialTrusted All about Control Perhaps one of the greatest challenges in the construction industry today is to keep up with the pace of work and projects available. Technology can help. McNeilus FLEX Controls is a factory-direct software system designed for concrete mixers and offers complete mixer monitoring on one screen. The company says FLEX Controls and the FLEX Controls – Enabled Packages can help companies reduce their total cost of ownership with expected savings of up to 5% annual operating costs depending on conditions. The android-based software systems provide improvements,…

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