Weekly Poll (5)


Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently issued an Executive Order to create a city-led deconstruction policy for buildings—disassembling a building instead of demolishing it. Do you feel other cities should adopt similar policies to remediate blight and divert building materials from landfills?


At the beginning of September, it was reported that a panel of independent experts approved a $100 million fix for the sinking and tilting 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco. Do you think the installation of 52 new piles, extending twice the distance into the bedrock of the north and west sides will prove to reduce future sinking and improve the structure’s seismic performance?


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the city’s Department of Buildings, announced just last month that there would be major updates taking effect in the city’s building code, including reducing barriers to cost-effective construction and developing a wider range of materials and technologies. The changes represent the first major revisions to the standard in 70 years. Do you think other cities are in need of these kinds of upgrades?


A paint maker recently donated over 3,500 gallons of product to help rebuild homes of hurricane and earthquake victims in Haiti. Has your company donated time or resources to rebuilding after natural disasters, either on the local, national or international scale?


New Jersey has decided to waive some environmental permitting requirements to allow for the immediate rebuilding of public infrastructure that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Good or bad idea?


 
 
   

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