Although not as publicized as trash in our oceans or pollution creating holes in the ozone layer, commercial construction can be incredibly damaging to our planet. Sustainable construction is essential in protecting our environment from further damage. It’s not just about selecting a location that protects natural elements and using recycled materials. Sustainable construction carries through the design process, construction practices, operation and maintenance, renovation and also deconstruction.
As we wrap up September with kids back in school, KENDELL would like to touch on the impact that the correct opening solutions can make in keeping students and staff safe. There has been much debate about the proper way to help prevent active shooters and alike from entering a space. One of the most common mistakes is using a barricade or creating a makeshift structure in front of a door, which allows for the possibility of more harm than benefit.
KENDELL is pleased to work with McCownGordon Construction on the addition of the new South Dakota Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL). The project takes place on the South Dakota State campus in Brookings, South Dakota.
KENDELL is currently partnering with Knutson Construction on an exciting venture at the University of Minnesota with the brand new Shepherd Lab Robotics.
According to an article published by the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, the project entails, “a 20,000-square-foot renovation that will include nine flexible robotics labs and various work spaces for robotics faculty and graduate students. One lab is two-stories high to accommodate research on flying robots. Another lab is expected to include a large water tank where researchers can test aquatic robots. The labs will also include new state-of-the-art equipment, such as 3D printers and laser cutters for rapid prototyping.”
KENDELL is a Session Sponsor for USGBC's IMPACT 2017 Conference. Join us at IMPACT 2017 in St. Paul on May 3rd!
The IMPACT 2017 Conference will illustrate through case studies, examples and best practices how green building is growing at the community scale by using innovative technologies and systems, and incorporating health and well being into the built environment.
Learn more about the conference at: www.USGBC-IMPACT.org
The MN State Capitol is undergoing a major renovation. This is the first time any renovations have been completed on the Capitol since it was constructed in 1905. The MN State Capitol Restoration Project is a $300 million project that has been scheduled to take over three years to complete. The project began in the fall of 2013 and is scheduled to end in 2017.