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WELL Health-Safety Ratings for Building Prevention Against Coronavirus

This NYE article mentions the importance and benefits of WELL Health-Safety Rating for buildings for prevention against COVID-19.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating: An Overview

WELL is the leading Health-Safety certification system designed for building to help owners provide the required guidance and third-party verification process for adapting to the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic. The WELL Building Standards include features that aid in preventing, not only the spread of COVID-19, but also are effective against most of the common germs, bacteria and fungi.

Reducing Material and Labor Waste in Building Projects

This NYE article highlights the hidden forms of construction waste and help understand how they can be effectively eliminated. It also highlights the effectiveness of BIM in not only design layout, but also waste management.

How Construction Could Evolve in the Near Future

This NYE article focuses on how adapting to emergency situations like COVID-19 along with rising environmental concerns will shape the construction industry permanently in the near future.

How Modular Construction Can Help Prevent Disruption in Projects

This NYE article mentions how modular construction overcomes the hurdles faced in traditional construction and enable project owners to save up to 50% time-frame for completing the building project.

2019 Technology Trends in the Construction Industry

There are many emerging technologies that can enhance all steps of the construction process, while improving safety. These include project supervision with drones, cloud services for construction equipment, augmented reality, and prefabricated building components.

How Building Energy Efficiency Can Improve Air Quality in Cities

This NYE article emphasizes on how improving energy efficiency can cut down the greenhouse gases emissions by building sector greatly and also allow building owners improve air quality while reducing energy costs.

How Can Drones Be Used in Building Projects?

Drone Technology, also known as UAV, is proving to be one of the most adopted construction technologies by helping project managers from site evaluation stage to renovation stage with a high level of data accuracy.

How Artificial Intelligence Improves HVAC Performance

This NYE article mentions how Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps in improving the performance and efficiency of HVAC systems for a much suitable indoor environmental quality. AI can also be used for improving energy efficiency and reducing the overall cost.

Elements of Sustainable Architecture

This NYE article emphasizes on how switching to green buildings and green designs are the important to reduce the environmental footprint of buildings along with techniques and materials that can help with environmental conservation and sustainability.

How Can Construction Businesses Prepare for Post-Corona Times

COVID-19 outbreak has seriously limited the construction activities globally. This article summarizes actions that will help construction companies adapt to emergency situations and prepare for the next normal.

Understanding the Three Types of Energy Models for Buildings

Energy Consumption is one of the most important factors for reducing the environmental footprint and also for increasing the building energy efficiency to cut down the overall investment. When opting for building energy efficiency measures, energy modelling can be a very powerful tool.

Checklist for Choosing a MEP Engineer

When it comes to construction projects, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems represent most of the project budget for component layout, renovations and infrastructure upgrades. To ensure high performing building systems, it is very important to choose the right MEP engineering firm.

Benefits of Using Digital Construction Documents in Project Sites

This NYE article emphasizes on how digital construction documents overcome the traditional construction drawings issues and enables project personnel with accurate design for renovations as well as retrofits.

Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Sustainability and resilience are vast topics, and the construction industry is continuously researching and incorporating them. Is the synergy between resilient design and sustainability possible? Or is resilience the new sustainability.

Geotextiles in Construction

Geotextile in a synthetic permeable material used to improve the soil characteristics in civil construction projects. Geotextiles are large sheets that binds the earth soil strongly and prevent it from damage during rainy days, and make poor soil more suitable for construction projects.

How Can a Building Digital Twin Contribute to LEED Certification?

This NYE article emphasizes on how a building Digital Twin helps building owners to maximize the credits required for a LEED certification. Along with the certification, a digital twin also assists with improving the overall performance and component efficiency of the building.

Making Buildings More Comfortable with Multiple Temperature Zones

This article emphasizes on factors that affect the work productivity and efficiency, and how they can be tackled by controlling and managing indoor temperature to maximize human comfort.

Masonry Construction: Characteristics and Misconceptions

Masonry consists of building structures from single units that are laid and bound together with mortar. Brick, stone and concrete blocks are the most common materials used in masonry construction.

Reopening a Building? Make Sure You Eliminate These Hazards First

The Coronavirus outbreak resulted in many buildings being empty or partially vacant. This article focuses on the rising health and safety concerns associated with reopening buildings after months, and how MEP engineering can help tackle these issues.