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  • Writer's pictureMark Turnquest, CIPM


The changes we are experiencing in our climate are affecting all of our lives. Every industry is bweing affected by what is happening especially, the impact on the construction sector.

Governments across the world are waking up to the fact that extreme weather is rapidly becoming the norm. In many countries, they are gradually changing construction legislation to take account of this fact. More storms; more extreme temperatures; hotter summers and colder winters along with flooding are just some of the Weather challenges that beset the construction industry. Poor weather causes delays in construction which ultimately adds to the cost. High temperatures cause concrete to take longer to cure...that lengthens the schedule which increases the cost. For those of us who work in construction, Climate Change presents challenges, that means we are working in interesting times. In order to keep pace with the changing needs learned and implemented new methodologies as well as developed innovative building techniques, and use more energy efficient materials. We all as global citizens need to help to reduce the impact on the environment. We all have to reduce the waste of our natural resources and we must find more cost-efficient ways of construction. Here, at Green Capital Construction, we build using ICF Blocks…there is NO wastage of materials on the Construction site. FLORIDA, United States, After three consecutive years of record-high temperatures for the globe, Earth was a slightly cooler planet in 2017. But not by much. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have confirmed that Earth’s long-term warming trend continues. The globally averaged temperature for 2017 made it the third warmest year in NOAA’s 138-year climate record, behind 2016 (warmest) and 2015 (second warmest). However, unlike the past two years, Earth’s average temperature in 2017 was not influenced by the warming effect of an El Nino, say scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The average temperature across the globe in 2017 was 1.51 degrees F above the 20th century average of 57 degrees F. 2017 marks the 41st consecutive year (since 1977) with global land and ocean temperatures at least nominally above the 20th-century average. The six warmest years on record for the planet have all occurred since 2010. Green Capital Construction Let's do things Green & Eco-friendly!

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