By the Numbers
Approximate NUMBER OF DOLLARS the Dayton, Ohio, public school district is saving on utility bills in new schools that are built according to LEED standards. DAYTON’S NEW GREEN SCHOOLS each save an average of $100,000 A YEAR in operating costs, including energy and water savings.
The AIA’s ARCHITECTURAL BILLINGS INDEX FOR NOVEMBER 2011, following a score of 49.4 in October. An ABI score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The new projects inquiry index was 65.0, UP FROM A READING OF 57.3 in October.
TONS OF TRAVERTINE GRANITE AND MARBLE INSTALLED by hotel and renovation company Nova HRC at the new $60 MILLION MECCA COS CONFERENCE AND TRAINING FACILITY in Clearwater, Fla. The granite and marble in the 450,000-sf facility includes Jerusalem gold, Persian white onyx, honey onyx, and Shanxi black granite. Stone pieces were cut by water-jet to create large custom stone floor inlays and a 24-foot mosaic medallion.
According to a NIST report, the DOLLAR AMOUNT LOST every year due to DEFICIENT DATA EXCHANGE IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. A collaboration among Georgia Tech’s Digital Building Lab, American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute aims to reduce that figure by DEVELOPING GLOBAL STANDARDS for transportation of 3D digital models among fabricators and AEC firms.
PERCENTAGE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS in the demolished KC Apartments in Casper, Wyo. Crushed concrete was used for fill material for two new apartment complexes; exterior bricks were made part of a new park near the complex. According to demolition contractor Pete Peterson, only half of the construction materials from a typical residential demolition can be reused.
The approximate cost of the NEW SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS’ FOOTBALL STADIUM, to be built in Santa Clara, Calif. The 68,500-seat stadium is BEING FUNDED primarily by $850 MILLION IN LOANS to the city and the team, to be paid off in 25 years.
Percentage that SAN DIEGO COUNTY’S COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PERMITS ROSE in the first 10 months of 2011 compared to the same time period in 2010. Total construction dollars REPRESENTED MORE THAN $913 MILLION, due largely to a 62% jump in renovation and expansion projects.
Total number of states and the District of Columbia that ADDED CONSTRUCTION JOBS from December 2010 to November 2011. According the Associated General Contractors of America, there have been improvements in private nonresidential employment, multifamily construction, and home building in these states.
TOTAL COST in Canadian dollars of the TOP 25 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN CANADA. Of these, 12 are in healthcare, seven involve public buildings, five are transportation projects. At $8.1 BILLION (CAN) the Eglinton-Scarborough CROSSTOWN LIGHT RAIL LINE is currently Canada’s most expensive construction project. BD+C
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