Grand Opening Held for California State University Associated Students Sustainability Center

Gilbane Building Company has completed the California State University Associated Students Sustainability Center. The university recently held a grand opening for the facility with approximately 150 students and community members attending this event. The new 9,275-square-foot facility is home to the Institute for Sustainability and features a seminar room, a conference room, student workspace, lounge, a community resource center, restrooms and a covered courtyard, which will both house equipment for recycling and serve as the rooftop structure for a 25 Kw photovoltaic system with approximately 100 solar panels. The building envelope is high-performance, including glazing systems, enhanced insulation, durable and … Read more

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Sustainable Concrete Innovation Beats the Heat

Portland cement, in addition to being a large user of energy in processing, is the #2 greenhouse gas contributor in the world. In an effort to advance sustainability and address the environmental impact of this dilemma, New Technology Solutions, LLC (a subsidiary of Silicone Solutions), has developed its patent-pending CoolCure—a major development that could potentially change the global environmental and productivity footprint of concrete technology. New CoolCure concrete admixture converts typical cement into a Type IV, low-heat cement resulting in up to 80 percent less heat and 50 percent greater strength. It’s ideal for large mass pours, and can be … Read more

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Balfour Beatty to Construct $382M Manchester Engineering Campus Development

Balfour Beatty has been formally awarded the $382-million contract by The University of Manchester to construct the Manchester Engineering Campus Development located in England. The four-year project forms an essential part of the University of Manchester’s 10-year campus master plan to create an estate benefiting staff, students and visitors. This will support the university’s strategic goals of creating world-class research, providing an outstanding learning environment, student experience and social responsibility. MECD will provide a state-of-the-art facility, housing the university’s engineering schools, innovative teaching spaces and research institutes such as the Dalton Nuclear Institute and the BP- International Centre for Advanced … Read more

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Ground is Broken on New Babson College Recreation & Athletics Center

BABSON PARK, Mass. — A groundbreaking celebration took place for the new recreation and athletics center at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts, during homecoming weekend for the school. The project is slated to be completed in time for college’s centennial celebration in the fall of 2019. Construction on the project began in August, and the new center will be 75,000 square feet — nearly doubling the size of Babson’s athletics and recreation facilities. The architect on the project is Cambridge Seven Associates, with Gilbane Building Company providing pre-construction planning and construction management services for the project. There were multiple … Read more

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