Earlier this year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) collaborated with Guinness World Records to identify China’s Shanghai Tower as the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.
According to a study conducted by ElectroniCast Consultants, explosion-proof lighting with light-emitting diode (LED) technology is slated to be worth $787.7 million in 2026. The global consumption value will grow at a rate of 2.15 percent and increase to $743.6 million in 2021, up from $668.6 million in 2016.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are putting some heat on the concept of ‘cool’ pavements, exploring whether the energy savings they offer throughout their life cycles outbalance their emissions.
Using guidelines developed by the Lighting Research Center (LRC) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), ACC Care Center, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have collaborated on a lighting retrofit and research project examining the effect of lighting on the melatonin levels of the care center’s residents.
Despite recent reports and surveys indicating construction demand has not suffered, employment in this industry decreased by 3000 jobs between November and December, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).