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The building is distinguished by its rooftop solar array and its air-tight envelope. NeoCity Academy’s features include a roof that hosts 650 self-ballasted solar panels that will produce 228 kW of energy. The school is targeting an Energy Use Intensity rate of 20, compared to the 65-75 EUI rate of an average building. The 44,820-sf STEM school, which opened officially on August 12 for 500 students, is designed and built to use 76% less energy than a regular school, and to save $115,000 per year in energy costs.

The state government is charging ahead with its project to expand the state’s electric vehicle infrastructure. The plan is designed to increase the number of charging stations along major thoroughfares throughout the state.

With enviable beauty and diverse culture, a strategic geographic location, and a thriving business, tech, and financial hub, Miami has become a top contender for companies, like Amazon, looking to add new headquarters or relocate. And the city’s commercial real estate landscape — including its design, connectivity, and availability of premier and build-to-suit office space — is accommodating to everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

All but one company being sued by victims' families and survivors of the March 15, 2018, Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse have reached financial settlements, the Miami Herald reported. The holdout is engineering firm Louis Berger, the independent consultant hired to verify the bridge's integrity and design by FIGG, the project engineer. The collapse killed six and injured at least eight people.

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has selected 20 projects—for highway, bridge, port and rail improvements—to share $856 million in the latest round of its highly competitive INFRA grant program. The department picked the winners for this year’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America funding from a wide field. Announcing the 2019 selections on July 25 at DOT headquarters, Secretary Elaine Chao said that almost 200 applications were submitted, seeking a total of $9.8 billion.

Florida legislators may have to tighten spending because of a combination of a “winded” economy and previous financial decisions. State economists this week drew up new estimates that predict the state will take in about $867 million less in revenue over two years than earlier anticipated. The new forecast was drawn up Wednesday, the same day that the stock market tanked amid worries that a recession could be looming.

Almost 80 percent of the 156 contractors surveyed for the 2017 FMI/BIMForum Prefabrication Survey reported that prefabrication has changed a great deal in the past six years. In fact, use of prefabricated, volumetric or modular components has almost tripled since 2010, with 35 percent of contractors reporting the use of off-site, built components in 2016.

Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of two members to its national board of directors. Letitia (“Tish”) King, communications consultant for the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University and Bob Miller, Chairman, Owner of The Schulte Group, and former South Florida AGC Chapter President were elected unanimously to the organization’s governing body.

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