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April 07, 2021 | The Materials Book | Cambridge, United Kingdom

Bringing together small improvements to deliver transformations in performance
Bringing together small improvements to deliver transformations in performance

Construction is a ten-trillion-dollar industry that underpins economies and worker productivity. Yet despite its importance, construction sector productivity has been flatlining – and practices that have transformed other sectors, including automation and lean principles, have not yet been adopted. Marginal Gains in Construction (MaGIC) brings together multiple programs of work that examine mainstream construction, rather than its glamorous extremes, to achieve maximum impact.

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March 18, 2021 | The Pritzker Architecture Prize | Chicago, IL, USA

Lacaton & Vassal win “Nobel Prize” for Architecture
Lacaton & Vassal win “Nobel Prize” for Architecture

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Phillipe Vassal have been selected as 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureates and are acclaimed for their work on public housing and sustainable design. Under the mantra of “Never demolish, never remove or replace, always add, transform, and reuse!” – their approach pursues economic, social and environmental performance that addresses the challenges of building smarter, greener and for all.

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World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water
World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water

What does water mean in the context of a sustainable built environment? On #WorldWaterDay we celebrate #LafargeHolcimAwards winning projects where #Architecture and #SustainableDesign showcase, restore and conserve precious water resources in communities from around the world. Featured in the video are:

  • Hydropuncture in Mexico: Publicly accessible water retention and treatment complex by Manuel Perló, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) & Loreta Castro Reguera, Taller Capital, Mexico.
  • Living with Lakes Center in Canada: Freshwater restoration and research LEED Platinum certified building by John Gunn, Laurentian University, Canada.
  • Urban regrowth in Spain: The mysterious story of the garden that makes water by Monica García Fernández, Spain.
A sneak peek at the Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2021 finalist’s exhibition
A sneak peek at the Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2021 finalist’s exhibition

Take a look at the Global LafargeHolcim Awards competition exhibition of finalist projects with Marilyne Andersen, Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies at the EFFL. As Head of the Foundation’s Academic Committee, she has been a member of all five regional juries in the current Awards cycle – and is now part of the global Awards jury headed by Hashim Sarkis from MIT.

All global and regional LafargeHolcim Awards prizes for 2020/21 will be announced, and the prizemoney will be distributed before the end of this year in the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design.

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Bruce Gibbons, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, USA.

Bruce Gibbons, Managing Principal, Thornton Tomasetti, USA.

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