On June 22, while unveiling the world’s first ropeless and sideways-travel elevator system at its 246-m-tall test tower in Rottweil, Germany, elevator maker thyssenkrupp announced that OVG Real Estate will be the first to install the system.
California, Oregon and Washington are among the states moving forward with regulations and road maps for the construction and operation of building- and district-scale graywater capture and treatment systems for non-potable-water use, such as toilet flushing and irrigation.
Tall mass-timber frames are coming into favor not only because wood is a renewable structural material but also because timber structures are typically faster, safer and simpler to build, compared to steel and concrete construction.
The National Institute of Building Sciences is advising the owners of the nation’s estimated 1,500 professional, college and community sports venues to join in a collective effort to reduce energy and water consumption—and utility bills.
With several large, grid-scale battery-storage facilities opening in quick succession in Southern California, pundits say the state has taken a leading role in developing infrastructure to hold renewable power generated during low-demand periods, using it to supply customers during peak hours.
The new guidebook, entitled “Planning Sustainable Cities: An Infrastructure Based Approach,” provides tools for knitting those individual projects into a seamless and sustainable network. This webinar will discuss the new tool on infrastructure system performance and how to leverage synergies among buildings and other assets to minimize demands on infrastructure.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.