Habitat for Humanity builds the nation’s first 3D-printed house, the White House announces infrastructure spending plans for 2022, commercial real estate firms are left to determine their vaccination mandates, and more.
- Habitat for Humanity, with the help of construction company Alquist, built the nation’s first 3D-printed house in just 28 hours. (Kristin Houser, Big Think)
- With the construction industry facing sustainability issues when it comes to managing resources and labor, 3D printing has shown significant promise for streamlining and digitizing industry practices. (Reginald Davey, AZoM)
- President Biden’s vaccine mandate was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court last week, giving employers, in most cases, the final say about mandates in their offices, and commercial real estate’s biggest firms are largely silent about how they will proceed. (Patrick Sisson, Bisnow)
- With the built environment producing 40% of global emissions, collaboration between companies and governments is needed in key priority areas to cut emissions and achieve decarbonization goals. (Mark Edward Rose, World Economic Forum)
- The White House announced that $14 billion will be spent on infrastructure projects in 2022, including in more than 500 projects supporting port and waterway supply chains. (Clyde Hughes, United Press International)