The main objectives of sustainable design are to reduce, or completely avoid, depletion of critical resources like energy, water, land, and raw materials; prevent environmental degradation caused by facilities and infrastructure throughout their life cycle; and create built environments that are livable, comfortable …
Like many older U.S. cities, our nation’s capital infrastructure dates back to the early 1800s and their storm and wastewater treatment system is no longer able to accommodate heavy rain events, causing overflows of untreated waste into nearby rivers and streams. Architus’s work was recently featured in Point of Beginning magazine that explains how our use of virtual construction and geospatial technologies are allowing us to place two 160-foot-tall industrial facilities and related equipment underground into tunnel termination shafts to modernize the city’s storm and wastewater infrastructure and effectively reduce overflows.
Four-hundred women from construction companies around the country gathered for this incredible two-day event in San Francisco, California.The main theme of the conference was the importance of diversity and inclusion to a company’s success. Event speakers focused on the financial power of diversity and how research demonstrates that companies with greater diversity through the ranks are more profitable. Other topics included closing the gender pay gap, industry retention and advancement, effective negotiating, succeeding through failure, pushing past your limits, and communicating strengths.