President Biden signs the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, plants like hemp and algae could help minimize the environmental footprint of high-rise buildings, construction groups sue over the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new vaccine rule, and more.
- The global architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill presented Urban Sequoia at the COP26 United Nations climate change conference, a building with a physical form optimized to absorb more carbon dioxide than it produces. (Nate Berg, Fast Company)
- President Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday afternoon, which will disperse billions into the nation’s roads, ports, and power lines and expanding broadband internet access to millions of Americans. (Andrea Shalal & Steve Holland, Reuters)
- The Associated General Contractors of America, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and the Signatory Wall and Ceiling…