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The course provides an overview of the features and use of the newly released version of Green Globes for New Construction (NC), which is based on an ANSI Standard (ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings).
TFM's 2014 Facility Executive of the Year Award competition is in full swing. This annual event honors an individual for his or her work on a recently completed construction project, and the value they bring to their organizations on a daily basis.
Report identifies the eight drivers of trust and the effects of key external factors on individual well-being and motivation; suggests that employers leverage these drivers to build sustainable high performance.
The Workplace Bullying Institute reports that 35% of workers have experienced bullying firsthand, and bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal harassment in the workplace. How should companies react?
By recognizing National Safety Month through events such as “Safety Awareness Day” or “Workplace Safety Week,” organizations can have a substantial impact on reducing workplace injuries and promoting a culture of safety.
Global FM member organizations on six different continents will commemorate World FM Day by hosting events all around the world and undertaking others activities to celebrate and promote facilities management.
Partnership will provide Transwestern property and facility staff with additional education options to enhance their knowledge, build upon their existing competencies, and learn in a way that best suits their needs.
This final rule applies the same crane rules to underground construction and demolition that are already being used by other construction sectors, and streamlines OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standard currently used for underground and demolition work.
IMS Research has recently released its annual intelligent building trends white paper. These predictions for 2013 and beyond serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the intelligent buildings industry.
Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind.
Since June 2010, pilot projects have been testing the 2009 rating system created by dozens of the country’s leading sustainability experts, scientists, and design professionals. The diverse projects represent various types, sizes, and locations as well as budgets. Fifteen pilot projects have achieved certification to date.
Factors such as layoffs and stagnant hiring due to the troubled economy, more people working off site and the growth of collaborative space may actually mask this trend, elevating the total amount of space per person available throughout the office.
The development and use of BIM provides value to Architects, Engineers & Contractors (AEC) by reducing project risk, costs, and time while improving the overall quality of the project via improved communication and collaboration of design intent.
This compilation of codes and standards relating to the built environment is intended to serve as a resource when educating the industry, government, and the public about the regulations and referenced documents that are used when constructing buildings and facilities. Comments are due March 8, 2013.
The DBIA Owner Hotline is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in the delivery method and deep knowledge of design-build best practices—from both owner and practitioner perspectives. The Hotline is a resource for key aspects of the delivery method and guidance on additional tools and resources.
Widespread market adoption of these new standards will provide the building blocks for well-functioning global real estate markets and will be complementary to International Financial Reporting Standards and International Valuation Standards: two layers shaping the global financial system.
The Millennial generation is slated to make up 75 percent of the workforce in the United States alone by 2025. Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, takes a look at how trends in mobile entertainment among Millennials are driving the evolution of wireless network infrastructure.
View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.
View this free webinar video to understand how the newest building automation system benefits can help you evaluate your system and determine when it’s time to upgrade, reduce risks and capitalize on efficiencies.