Photo courtsy of HOK Designing the International School of Kuala Lumpur, HOK achieved a Malaysian Green Building Index Platinum rating amid the challenges of the tropics. Related Links: 2014 ENR Top 100 Green Design Firms full report Engineering News-Record Top Lists U.S. Green Building Council Green Building Initiative ASHRAE Standard 189.1 for Green Buildings International Green Construction Code The International WELL Building Institute The 2030 Challenge Green and sustainable design techniques are quickly becoming a mainstay in the construction industry. What might have been a pipe dream 15 years ago is now reality for architects and engineers. Although the U.S.
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.