Schemmer’s Bryce Johnson Discusses Progress of Sustainability in the Design Process

The Lincoln Business Journal  | March 2018

"Analytics increasing account for holistic impact in construction"

Bryce Johnson, MS, PE, LEED AP, QCxP, Senior Mechanical Engineer, was quoted in The Lincoln Business Journal discussing the "next-generation" of sustainability and the relationship between industry and the environment.

Johnson referred to the progress in design information being transferred into prefabrication and building operations. The building design information, he said, is shared with the contractor to a level of detail that allows prefabrication in the shop to be done economically.

"This reduces construction waste - reduce instead of recycle," he said. "Energy-consuming systems like HVAC and lighting also have logic in the design."

Johnson referred to the controls that allow the end-user, with adequate training, to achieve the intended energy efficiency that his team models upfront during the design process.

"The key is to have discussions on these benefits early in the project planning stage," he said.

To read the article, "Analytics increasing account for holistic impact in construction" in its entirety, please see the Construction and Environment section on pages 5 and 7 of the March 2018 issue of The Lincoln Business Journal.