Content related to ‘construction’

Facility Executive of the Year 2016: Keeping Costs In Check

Facility Executive of the Year 2016: Keeping Costs In Check

In Hamilton County, OH, Ralph W. Linne, director of county facilities, tames management tasks with technology and shapes a long-term energy plan.


FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

2016 Building Safety Month.

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year’s Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.


China’s First Green Skyscraper

China’s First Green Skyscraper.

Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.


Tackling Productivity In The Building Industry

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The National Institute of Building Sciences has developed an infographic to identify the major themes that will help the industry address productivity challenges.


Four Ways To Combat Deferred Maintenance Demands

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To break the cycle of deferred projects and backlog buildup, facility executives have four options that can help them tackle the growing list of needs at many stages along the construction process.


Facility Retrofit: Software Spurs Efficiency

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With new computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, WI streamlines work orders, weighs equipment “repair or replace”, and tracks energy use.


Case Study: Senior Living Transformation

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With its roots in healthcare, Sun Health formed a partnership with the Banner Health system that eventually led to a new focus for the company—from that of an acute care provider to a healthy living provider.


Tapered Insulation For Low Slope Roofing

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When designing a low-slope roof system over a substrate that is less than ¼:12, a properly designed tapered insulation system becomes the foundation for a sound roofing system



Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

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Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?