Overcast prefabricated modular ceiling solutions to focus on MEP integrations, Indoor Environmental Quality improvements and construction efficiencies
January 16, 2024
Armstrong World Industries announced that it has entered a strategic partnership and equity investment in Overcast Innovations, a venture established by leading construction and energy services company McKinstry.
With stricter energy codes on the horizon in cities nationwide, real estate leaders are more focused on sustainability and energy efficiency than ever before – and they are relying on creative, forward-looking architects to ensure both new and renovated buildings will meet both upcoming mandates and their own green design goals.
Recognized for sustainable design excellence, Toronto Metropolitan University’s Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex in Toronto was honored by American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment’s 25th annual COTE Top Ten Awards. This 28-story vertical campus also earned LEED Gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council.
In 1984, the World Health Organization suggested that up to 30 percent of new and renovated buildings had excessive complaints related to indoor air quality, which was directly related to Sick Building Syndrome. According to the EPA, Sick Building Syndrome describes situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.
Using Nexii’s durable, sustainable concrete alternative results in significantly reduced emissions, build times, cost and resources
November 20, 2022
Nexii announced its latest project: a series of new, sustainable service plazas along the New York Thruway. Nexii has so far completed 10 buildings, with 13 more to come as part of this ongoing infrastructure improvement.
Every day, people live and work in buildings solidified by concrete foundations without recognizing the potential that material has in not only creating a more sustainable industry, but a more sustainable world.
Looking at residential construction trends over the past 20 years, there’s been a significant shift in the values of both homeowners and construction companies. In the past, many contractors aimed to build the most cost-effective homes possible, while paying no mind to energy efficiency.