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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.

FM Alert: Third Annual National Safety Stand-Down Announced

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.

Glass Walkway Shatters On China’s Yuntai Mountain

A group of Chinese tourists were sent into a panic Tuesday after a pane on a new glass walkway on the side of a 3,540 foot high cliff shattered.

New Product Flash: Latitudes Metal Wall Panel Brochure from IMETCO

Facility managers can delve deeper into this high performance metal wall panel system.

Data Center Decisions: Build, Buy, Or Lease?

The decision may rest on factors such as available capital, timeline, and degree of desired control.

California Approves Sweeping Design-Build Authorization

California reforms infrastructure delivery with passage of SB 785; ensures design-build authority in California for next decade.

Friday Funny: Pre-Schoolers With Power Tools

In the hopes of spreading "the joy of building, revising, and repairing," the goal of the program is to introduce youngsters—perhaps facility managers or engineers of the future—to materials and tools while learning the basics of individual work and teamwork.

Question Of The Week: Construction Projects; Lessons Learned?

In construction projects you have overseen in recent years, what has been the biggest challenge and how did you and your team overcome the issue?

Green Building Business Booming In Canada

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: High Definition Surveys For Construction Projects

Based on an imaging laser that collects thousands of survey shots per second, HDS technology quickly gathers facility survey data.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: ezIQC from The Gordian Group

This offering speeds up construction and renovation projects with competitive bidding requirements satisfied ahead of time.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Is In The Foundation

Housing a collection of fragile historical artifacts next to a busy railroad track calls for special protective measures. Vibrations must be kept to an absolute minimum.

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