Jimmy Mitchell

Role: Project manager for construction of the Living Building at Georgia Tech Background: After earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Georgia Tech, Mitchell quickly climbed the rungs at Skanska — a huge Swedish construction company that in recent years has made a big push in Atlanta. Credentialed under LEED AP and BD+C, he was … Continued

The salvageable lifecycle

The math of “net positive waste” is pretty basic: Divert more stuff from the landfill than you send to the landfill. As with many simple formulas, the challenge lies in the details.

Concrete pour for a radiant floor

A 50-cubic-yard concrete pour was the first of five in which a thin layer of a special, fiber-heavy concrete was spread over tubing for the building’s highly efficient radiant floors.

Site preparation begins for Kendeda Building

Construction, they say, is full of surprises. That’s particularly the case during site preparation for a building that will be located on land that’s been part of the built environment for more than a century. It’s even more true when your project is designed to exacting Living Building Challenge standards.