“Green” construction is no trend: it’s an industry-wide shift, and it’s here to stay. So in honor of Earth Day (April 22, if you want to celebrate it with your team!), we’d like to highlight some green construction technologies that could make your company more productive—and grow its environmentally friendly reputation.
Offsite, modular, and prefab constructionThe benefits to offsite construction are great—for stakeholders and the environment alike. Offsite, materials can be managed more efficiently, which can reduce costs (and a building’s final embodied carbon). Ordered to spec, cut and assembled with precision, stock tolerances will be tight. And in turn, that will make the resulting buildings more energy-efficient. The possibility for “assembly line”-type assembly streamlines the build process, reduces waste, and can boost performance. Worker safety can even improve in a controlled offsite environment.
Super-optimized planning and schedulingFacilitated by building information modeling (BIM), virtual design and construction streamlines onsite work, minimizes stock going into a project, and reduces waste. The end result? Unprecedented reductions in cost and timelines—and increased margins.
Energy analysisDon’t make the mistake of thinking energy analysis only benefits architects or engineers. Contractors can dive in by identifying the most and least sensitive factors contributing to a given building’s energy consumption. This approach allows contractors to shave costs as required only where changes to design spec have the lowest effect on built performance.
As legislation evolves and public demand for “green” business and construction techniques grows, it will become more and more necessary for contractors to adapt to green techniques in the way they do business. What green techniques does your company benefit most from utilizing?
For more than 25 years, Beall Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., has been helping corporations and individuals protect their most important assets. The agency’s client base covers a spectrum of businesses that require specialized insurance packages and knowledge. With offices in California and Indiana, Beall Financial and Insurance Services serves clients nationwide.