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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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... [...]

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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... [...]

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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... [...]

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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... [...]

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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... [...]

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... [...]

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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... [...]

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ADA Compliance Check: Five Need To Know Updates

It's time for an ADA compliance check as the law's 25th anniversary... [...]

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Building Performance And Operations At Core Of Plan Proposed By Industry Experts

Industry experts plan for future focused on commercial building performance outcomes, increased attention to... [...]

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Three Tips For Leveraging BIM In Facility Management

Facility executives can derive more value from BIM within their facilities management system when employing these... [...]