Using recycled building materials or materials that contain recycled content is a straightforward step to sustainability for building designers and construction professionals.
Reducing the operational carbon output of buildings has long been an important topic of discussion, but drilling down even further, the architecture, engineering and construction industries are now turning an eye to embodied carbon. Embodied carbon of building materials refers the amount of carbon that is emitted to produce and transport building materials before they hit the jobsite.
The construction industry is suffering a labor shortage with little end in sight. Robots in construction may present some solutions while raising the bar for productivity.
While the technology has been a boon for design professionals, virtual reality in construction is also making waves. Quality, safety and collaboration are key areas where construction professionals are benefiting.
With buildings accounting for 39 percent of CO2 emissions in the United States, the commercial building industry has much to do in terms of mitigating future risks and adapting to changes in the environment already taking place.
Sto Corp. has received renewals for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications at all of its US facilities, once again demonstrating the company’s commitment to excellence in product manufacturing, customer service and environmental safety.
The ISO certifications are granted by the International Organization for Standardization, which promotes proprietary industrial and commercial performance standards and sets the bar for organizations. The certifications are a valuable trademark in the manufacturing sector providing a sales and marketing advantage to those who achieve ISO approval, as well as creating a benchmark and best practices for improving business processes.
The ISO 9001:2015 certification is for a proven Quality Management System that consistently provides products that meet customer requirements and deliver customer satisfaction while fulfilling legal and regulatory obligations. The ISO 14001:2015 certification recognizes an established Environmental Management System that meets the ISO standards for minimizing the environmental impacts of its company operations and practices.
“We are proud to carry both ISO certifications, as we strive to create an on-time, quality product while enhancing our company’s environmental performance,” said Teal Rooks, ISO Environmental Health & Safety Manager for Sto Corp.