National Fire Sprinkler Association Joins United States Green Building Council, Advocating Environmentally-Friendly Construction Practices

The National Fire Sprinkler Association has joined the United States Green Building Council as a corporate member, affirming its commitment to promote green construction and environmental responsibility among building trades. Fire sprinklers help to reduce the carbon footprint of properties through the entire cycle of construction. They reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fires, reduce the amount of burned or non-recyclable building materials going to landfills, save energy on rebuilding after fire, conserve water, and reduce diesel fuel usage in heavy fire suppression equipment. PATTERSON, N.Y. — July 8 — The National Fire Sprinkler Association has joined the United States Green … Read more






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Rudolph and Sletten Completes Construction of Bank of the West Tower at 500 Capitol Mall

Rudolph and Sletten Completes Sacramento’s Newest Office High-Rise With an Emphasis on Quality and Energy-Saving Amenities REDWOOD CITY, CA — July 7 (Marketwire) — Rudolph and Sletten, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), announced today the completion of the Bank of the West Tower at 500 Capitol Mall in Sacramento, California. The Ed Kado-designed, 25-story, high-rise in the heart of Sacramento’s business district provides 433,000 square-feet of “Class A” office space with panoramic views of the Sierras, the Sacramento River, Sacramento’s skyline and the Capitol Rotunda. At 396 feet, the building is the third tallest in … Read more






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Green Construction Code Expected to Increase Energy Efficiency, Reduce Carbon Footprint for Commercial Buildings

The International Code Council, American Institute of Architects and ASTM-International Launch Development of Safe and Sustainable Green Code The International Code Council recently launched its International Green Construction Code (IGCC) initiative, which will reduce energy usage and the carbon footprint of commercial buildings. Entitled “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” the initiative is committed to develop a model code focused on new and existing commercial buildings. It will focus on building design and performance. Buildings consume approximately 40 percent of energy used and produce about the same amount of the nation's carbon emissions. The Code Council included a number … Read more






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OSHA Offers Tips on Working Safely in Hot Weather

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Those hot, hazy days of summer are approaching. The heat can be especially harmful for those who work outdoors in direct sunlight or in hot environments, making them susceptible to heat-induced illnesses such as heat stress, heat exhaustion or the more serious heat stroke. “Working in extreme temperatures is not only uncomfortable, it can be life-threatening,” said acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jordan Barab. “As we move into the summer months, it is important for workers and their employers to minimize the chances of heat-induced illnesses, and imperative that they recognize the signs of heat … Read more






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