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By David O'Neill

Inclusive Infrastructure

Infrastructure is big business. Notwithstanding the $1.2 trillion that was approved by the U.S. last year, it has always been a sector that involves (…)

Natural Batteries

By David O'Neill

Across the modern industrial landscape, one factor remains constant. Despite the unrelenting challenges that are seen in areas such as workforce, supply and red (…)

Coffee Concrete

By David O'Neill

As a building material, concrete is as ubiquitous to the construction industry as anything else you could imagine. Historically, it has been used in (…)

Sustainable Practices – A Collaborative Approach

By David O'Neill

The race to reduce and reverse environmental damage is, to use a tired analogy, coming into the home strait. Decisions of vast importance are (…)

Origami Structures

By David O'Neill

Construction techniques have the complex history of simultaneously being both static and dynamic. For centuries, tried and trusted methods have existed and the ‘if (…)

Co-Op Electrics

By David O'Neill

In order to transition to clean energy, a number of things need to happen. Legislation and governance can only go so far. People need (…)

Upcycling – The Materials of the Past, and the Future

By David O'Neill

The term ‘Upcycling’ is a relatively modern one. Coined in the early 1990’s, upcycling has been the vehicle for trending techniques and styles across (…)

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Autonomous Infrastructure Repair

By David O'Neill

According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are around 4.19 million miles of roads in the United States. With an ever-growing population, these roads (…)

Bringing the Forest Home

By David O'Neill

Prior to the 21st Century, one material was used across North America as the primary foundation for both building and residential structures. Given its (…)

Turning Buildings Into Batteries

By David O'Neill

When it comes to all things energy, both consumption and its generation, it seems as though it is a question of balance. How do (…)

Light-Emitting Cement

By David O'Neill

The developments across modern society have resulted in a civilization that is unrecognizable in many ways. Notwithstanding the technological advances, transport infrastructure and housing (…)

Adaptive Reuse

By David O'Neill

The race for net-zero is one that brings up many questions for stakeholders. In the near future, every sector will be grappling with considerations (…)

Zero Energy Homes

By David O'Neill

The concept of a zero energy home is a fast developing one, gaining interest and traction around the world. So, what makes these homes (…)

Solar Roadways

By David O'Neill

Countless industries are working towards viable solutions for the ongoing energy crisis. Infrastructure networks are at a tipping point of sorts. Historic systems are (…)

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Tech-Built Homes – Technology Serves its Local Community

By David O'Neill

California is currently on track to become the fourth-largest economy in the world. Its scale, quality, and standard of living is the envy of (…)

Building Modular, Tackling Homelessness

By David O'Neill

Across North America, local authorities have grappled with homelessness for decades. Despite numerous interventions, pilot programs, housing initiatives, figures do not seem to decrease (…)

Lego City – The Future is Awesome

By David O'Neill

The construction world is an ever-changing entity. It finds itself in the unenviable position of being both a driver and responder to change. Any (…)

SolarEV Cities

By David O'Neill

As discussions and debates continue around the benefits and efficacy of Electric Vehicles, much is placed in the public domain. As with any information, (…)

Depaving

By David O'Neill

Cities around the world are continuing to work on novel and innovative ways of cooling their streets down. Unfortunately, this is something that has (…)

Buy Clean – Is it Enough?

By David O'Neill

There is no greater challenge facing the global community than reaching and maintaining Net-Zero. This task is one that has been heralded and promised (…)

Empathic Design – Where Function Meets Equity

By David O'Neill

The pathway of design has had many turns. While it can be seen as a fickle element of building, subjects to the transient flow (…)

Data Centers – A Brand New Heat Source

By David O'Neill

When we consider the rapid and all-consuming growth that the global population has experienced over the last couple of decades, it is no surprise (…)

Wood Cities

By David O'Neill

Across the construction industry, viable solutions to concrete and steel –the most carbon heavy materials—are at various stages of development. Solutions that can potentially (…)

Hydrogen Highways

By David O'Neill

Over the last decade, our focus has undoubtedly shifted. While growth, success, and meeting the needs of clients and the wider population remains at (…)

Living Building Materials

By David O'Neill

Since humans have walked the earth, they have designed and built structures. Driven by a need for security and shelter, these structures symbolize one (…)

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Adapting to Change with AI

By David O'Neill

Buildings, in general terms, are very well designed. Much work, skill and forethought go into every aspect of their design and construction. From materials (…)

The Power of Glass

By David O'Neill

Throughout modern history, construction has been constantly advancing. The precision and expertise available to the builders of today is incomparable to the structures of (…)

Invasive Materials – Construction, the Natural Way

By David O'Neill

In the modern world of construction, building materials are no longer a passive element of the process. From beams and cabling to cement and (…)

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Deconstruction – The Art of Care

By David O'Neill

It goes without saying that in the construction industry, waste is not welcome. With rising costs and the drive to create a more circular (…)

Net-Negative – The New Challenge

By David O'Neill

It seems as though the pathway to a more sustainable construction industry is continuously being filled with roadblocks. Notwithstanding the strong lobby groups that (…)

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BlocPower – The Building Blocks of Green Equality

By David O'Neill

Ecological architecture, the process of preserving and complementing the natural elements within an urban setting, seems like a relatively recent concept. Given the prevalence (…)

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Two-Story 3D Printing – Housing Revolutionized

By David O'Neill

In a post-pandemic world, it seems as though challenges are mounting. The cost of living is rising to extreme levels while concerns continue to (…)

Plantd: The Power of Speed

By David O'Neill

At the heart of any progress that the construction industry has made, there is one thing that has made it all possible. While skill (…)

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Sargablock – Solutions from Under the Sea

By David O'Neill

The construction world, and structure building in particular, has long been associated with concrete. In fact, the relationship between the industry and its most (…)

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Construction in Space

By David O'Neill

The construction industry has existed, in some form, as long as life itself. For millennia, structures have been produced for protection, shelter, and comfort, (…)

Glass Half Full

By David O'Neill

When it comes to essential materials in the construction industry, a number of them come to mind. Concrete and its myriad uses, for starters. (…)

Talking Concrete

By David O'Neill

It goes without saying that the concrete industry in North America is considerable in both scale and scope. The material, most widely associated with (…)

Vehicle to Grid

By David O'Neill

As industry ebbs and flows, change is a constant and by its very nature, innovation will drive sectors forward. As these areas grow, the landscape will continuously (…)

Vision Zero

By David O'Neill

When populations increase, so do many other factors such as the demands placed on services and infrastructure. This may seem obvious but the effects (…)

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Wastewater Forests

By David O'Neill

Egypt and its historical dynasties have been developing and evolving for thousands of years. The country has a Egypt and its historical dynasties have (…)

Civilian Climate Corps – Local and Global Care

By David O'Neill

New York City has long been at the forefront of the green movement. From the demands placed upon businesses to retrofit buildings, to a (…)

Wind Energy in Coal Country

By David O'Neill

As the history books demonstrate, West Virginia has always been big business. While statistically it may not be the largest or the most populous (…)

Microhome Villages – Creating a Community from the Gr...

By David O'Neill

As the capital city of Texas, Austin has a reputation for eccentricity and diversity, its local motto being “Keep Austin Weird.” A cultural mix (…)

Green Asphalt – Infrastructure with a Circular Economy

By David O'Neill

As funding becomes available to modernize the infrastructure network across the United States, the public needs to sit up and take note. Every taxpayer’s (…)

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Prioritizing Inclusion Across the Industry

By David O'Neill

It seems as though we have been here before. Industry leaders are once more speaking out about diversity and inclusion on jobsites across North (…)