Major investments in infrastructure and energy in the years ahead mean lucrative opportunities for construction firms. But the industry faces a major worker shortage that will require purposeful actions to reverse
Diana Kightlinger is a content writer and journalist focused on sustainability. She holds master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism and brings endless curiosity and passion to her work. For Built, she writes about everything from biophilic design to zero-cement concrete to mass timber.
The property developer and builder aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2025 and absolute zero by 2040. Here’s what its head of sustainability says other firms can do to reach aggressive targets
Concrete is the most common material used in construction, but manufacturing its primary binder—Portland cement—causes greenhouse gas emissions, putting pressure on the industry to find a more environmentally sustainable solution
Women were involved throughout construction of the 1,198-foot St. Regis Chicago, from design to project management to the trades
In an era of high costs and limited materials, construction firms aim to make greener building more cost-effective with inventive products and methods
To determine how to lessen the climate impact in the short and long term, researchers in Sweden took a comprehensive look at a highway project and its associated supply chains