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The USGBC quarterly addenda to the LEED system includes a pilot Alternative Compliance Path credit to advance responsible forest management in building construction.

Illegal Logging Focus Of LEED Pilot Credit

Illegal Logging Focus Of LEED Pilot Credit

The USGBC quarterly addenda to the LEED system includes a pilot Alternative Compliance Path credit to advance responsible forest management in building construction.

FM Alert: OSHA Updates Silica Exposure Rule

OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.

Aon Center Sealant Replacement Project Wins National Award

The facade sealant replacement project took Western Specialty Contractors four years and 100 miles of silicone sealant to complete.

Reflective Roof Rebates Database Now Available

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has made its Reflective Roof Rebates Database, originally created exclusively for use by RCMA members, available to the general public.

Top Construction Trends For The Next Decade

Efficiency and sustainability will shape the future of nonresidential construction, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey.

Friday Funny: Farewell To China’s Weird Buildings

New urban planning guidelines from China’s State Council forbid the construction of “odd shaped” and “bizarre” buildings on the mainland. Is this the end of China's weird buildings?

ULI Announces 2016 Hines Student Competition Finalists

Graduate student teams representing Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Miami will advance to the finale in Atlanta; winning team will receive $50,000 in prize funds.

USTA Serving Up Success For Tennis Facilities

The United States Tennis Association offers technical and financial support to help build or renovate tennis courts at facilities throughout the country.

Global Green Building Expected To Double By 2018

Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.

FM Alert: Third Annual National Safety Stand-Down Announced

The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

Fastening Systems For Single Ply Roofing

Today’s facility managers have essentially three options when it comes to installing a new single-ply roofing system. The roofing system can be fully adhered, fully ballasted or mechanically attached. Each has pros and cons.

Analyzing Payback Of Roofing Insulation

Model energy codes are calling for higher R-values in building envelopes, including roofing insulation.

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video: Insights On BIM For FM

In this video, an IMAGINiT Technologies expert addresses questions on BIM for FM, for the floor of Autodesk University in Las Vegas last week.

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

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

Smart Site Selection Can Save Data Center Users $141M Over 10 Years

Enterprise data center users can potentially save up to $140.9 million with thorough due diligence in identifying markets that meet their business requirements and...

New GSU College of Law Building Encourages Interaction

With a core mission of nurturing community engagement, student learning, and the demands of a modern legal education, Georgia State University's new College of Law building in downtown Atlanta promotes engagement and collaboration.

Grogan & Dove Federal Building Named DBIA Design-Build Project Of The Year

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced its 2015 Design-Build Project of the Year and National Award of Excellence Winners.

OSHA Advisory Committee On Construction Safety And Health Seeks Nominations

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.

China Wins Its First Emporis Skyscraper Award

For the first time in the Emporis Skyscraper Award’s 15-year history, a Chinese building — Wangjing SOHO, Beijing — has landed the contest's top spot.

NIBS Developing New Building Information Modeling Guideline

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is kicking off development of a new guideline to help building owners, their design teams, and facility managers use building information modeling (BIM) during the building design, construction, and operations process.

Three Ways To Prepare Your Asphalt Roof For A Harsh Winter

ARMA provides tips on how you can save money and protect your facility's roof.

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