A recent report from McGraw-Hill Construction and Siemens Building Technologies says most corporate leaders are interested in sustainability and green building technology. The majority of those leaders are now examining proactive ways to make sustainability a consistent part of their companies’ missions.
The report shows 60 percent of all CEOs recognize the financial benefits of green building and 67 percent of them see a specific operating cost benefit from green practices. Sixty percent of corporate leaders also see the market differentiation sustainability activities and green building can provide. The survey also notes risk is no longer the primary reason for a company to go green. The driving factors are now financial savings and corporate image.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
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