Construction & Retrofits Articles

New construction projects, retrofits, renovations, and facility retrofits are covered within this portion of the site. This is where readers find articles on master planning, project management, and other architecture, engineering, and construction strategies.

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A Cleveland Brewery Upgrades Capacity In Tight Space

Great Lakes Brewing Company installed new equipment with schedule and safety at the... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Integrated Project Delivery Insights?

This project delivery method aims to maximize all stakeholder expertise and spurs performance-based design.... ...Read More...

Spelling Blocks No. 21, S.L. Hill, 1877.

Friday Funny: Professional Building Blocks

The National Building Museum combines the concepts of PLAY, WORK, and BUILD in a new exhibition that will enthrall facility managers, engineers, architects, and even... ...Read More...

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Did You Miss The Creative Financing And M&V – How To Sell Your CFO On Energy Efficiency Projects Webinar?

This video recap explains how to leverage budgets effectively for your energy... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Integrated Ceiling And Lighting by Armstrong and XAL

The integrated ceiling/lighting system is seismically tested and provides Category D, E, F performance without any independent support of the light... ...Read More...

Pie charts of under performing business sector construction projects.

Construction Project Failures Weigh On Industry Despite Advances In Planning And Controls

Project owners say less than one-third of projects completed on time and on budget; talent shortages are a challenge with continued demand for external... ...Read More...

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Facility Executive | May/June 2015 Issue

The use of technology can help facility managers address a number of issues in the workplace, including everything from life safety to vibration control. Read this issue to find out... ...Read More...

The atrium lobby provides natural daylight into the hotel’s central space. (Photo: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North)

Facility Retrofit: Heat And Glare Control

Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and prominent along the Chicago River, this hospitality venue needed to reduce the solar heat impacting inside temperatures, while keeping visual appeal a top... ...Read More...

The central corridor in the original building at Trinity Hospital Twin City (opposite) is the main thoroughfare to connect with a 2009 building addition.

Healthcare Case Study: A Healthy Remedy

A critical access hospital in east central Ohio fast tracked life safety upgrades for... ...Read More...

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Six Considerations For A Green (Vegetative) Roof

Structural factors and upkeep are among the leading items for facility decision-makers to... ...Read More...