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ISM Raceway p.78
Everything mentioned previously is great and as an industry,we
must always work to reduce our environmental footprint. But there's
a way to think about sustainability that might not immediately come
to mind.
Let's start with a statistic. According to the Hague Center for Strategic Studies, 70 percent of the buildings that will be occupied 30 years
from now already exist today.
What does this mean for engineering and construction firms? It is
a statistic that will likely guide the focus of companies towards developing expertise in the renovation of existing buildings. When we
think sustainability and sustainable construction, our greatest focus
should be considering what it is going to take to deliver projects that
will last 50, 60, 70 years and beyond.

Long-Lasting Projects
Today engineers, designers and maintenance professionals have a
wealth of software and technology that makes it easier than ever to
draw up designs that are more cost effective, stronger and durable
and maintain them when problems arise.
For example, let's start with Revit. The computer program allows
designers to create 3-D models and see how a building will perform
before construction begins. On the maintenance side, consider that
modern HVAC systems can now self-monitor and let maintenance
workers know in advance when a repair will need to be made. In the
past, maintenance was mostly reactive as workers were first alerted to
problems when the breakdown had already occurred.
When it comes to materials, a minor example of how far we have
come as an industry can be found with LED light bulbs. In the days
when fluorescent bulbs illuminated warehouses across the country,
maintenance required taking out a lift and hoisting someone 35
feet in the air, potentially multiple times a year. Furthermore, entire
closets dedicated simply to light bulbs had to be kept because of the
need for frequent changes. LED bulbs have essentially eliminated
this headache as they last two to four times longer, operate on far less
electricity and shine brighter than ever before.
That's not all. These days, construction materials are getting lighter
and stronger. Foam insulation is leaps and bounds better than its
predecessor. Even paint is better - 10 years ago, many clients didn't
know there was paint that didn't include dangerous VOC solvents,
but today, it's standard.

The renaming of the
Phoenix International
Raceway is more than a
sponsorship deal.

CDH Partners p.80

CDH Partners takes a client-centered approach to
designing church, school
and hospital spaces.
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ISM Raceway
CDH Partners
Kraus-Anderson - FirstLight
Health System
Landry/French Construction -
Colby College
Stuart Olson
Bird Construction
TWA Hotel - MCR Development

way we renovate buildings and help them
last longer than ever. The consensus is that
technology like augmented reality will be
introduced to the industry, which could
allow construction professionals to scan
a jobsite with a few clicks on their smart
phones to make sure standards of work are
being met and identify issues that could
arise in the future.
Sustainability is a popular word in the
industry, but one that tends to take on a different definition depending on who you ask.

Shape of the Future
As engineers and construction professionals, we must continue
to familiarize ourselves with the latest technology and materials
that are more durable, will require less maintenance and will help
our clients cut down on costs. I don't have a crystal ball, but in the
future, I can only imagine that technology will continue to drive the

Jason Cocek is a sustainability specialist for C1S Group. Based in Dallas, C1S is
one of the Southwest's leading construction and engineering firms. Cocek has
nearly ten years of experience helping companies earn LEED Certification and
has led several energy reduction projects for commercial office buildings and
manufacturing facilities.

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