A Beginner’s Guide to SWPPP for Contractors and Developers

I’ve been very fortunate over the course of my relatively short career in construction to spend time focusing on many different aspects of construction.  I recently spent about two and a half years working in site development and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance on a national scale and I wanted to share some of the insights that I gained from that experience.

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NYC’s Green New Deal Targets Construction Industry, Bans Inefficient Glass-Walled Buildings

On Thursday, April 18th, the New York City Council passed what they are calling “NYC’s Green New Deal,” which legislators hope will greatly reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.  In order to achieve those results, several mandates included in the legislation will have major effects on the construction and real estate industries.

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[Timelapse] Watch 7 Years of Construction of New York’s 2 Newest Supertall Skyscrapers

Almost 7 years ago, construction began on the west side of Manhattan’s $20 billion mixed-use development.  On March 15, 2019, Hudson Yards, as the development is known, has officially opened. 

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How the Atlanta Falcons’ New Stadium Helped Reduce the Area’s Flooding Issues

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, was completed in late 2017.  The impressive structure had a hefty price tag of $1.4 billion, but it has already played host to several of the biggest events in sports, including the 2018 College Football National Championship and the recent 2019 NFL Superbowl.  In addition to playing a large role in the sports world, it’s also playing a large role environmentally for the area surrounding the stadium.

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First Approval Granted for Possible Tallest Mass Timber Building in North America

A new 21-story apartment building proposed for Milwaukee, Wisconsin as received unanimous approval from the City Plan Commission. If built, the new tower could possibly be North America’s tallest mass timber building.

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The Top 10 US States for LEED Certified Construction in 2018

The USGBC recently released their 2018 ranking of the Top 10 US States for LEED construction, which is sorted by Gross Square Footage per Capita.  That ranking system allows them to get a fair comparison of states, despite differences in population and number of buildings.

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