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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Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines To Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and... ...Read More...

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2015 Readers’ Choice Awards Selected By Facility Management Professionals

For this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the survey included more than 40 categories, and facility management professionals were asked to indicate what companies they rated highest based on product aesthetics, product reliability, value, and customer... ...Read More...

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Freer Gallery Of Art To Close For Major Renovations

Smithsonian’s Freer gallery will close to the public on January 2016; should reopen... ...Read More...

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2015 International Roofing Expo Offers Robust Education Sessions

Space in sessions is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is available 24-hours a day, seven days a... ...Read More...

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Gilbane Building Company Completes Restoration Of Historic Kings Theatre

Extensive $95 million restoration and renovation revitalizes grandeur of former movie... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Benefits Of BIM

What benefits have you gleaned from the use of BIM in your facility projects? What challenges have you... ...Read More...

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U.S. Office Sector: Demand For Office Space Highest Since 2006

Office rents increase in 70% of the... ...Read More...

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Sloan Partners With Chicago Cubs

The plumbing systems manufacturer has joined the Cubs organization as a Legacy Partner and Official Water Efficiency... ...Read More...

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Environmentally Friendly Mother Clara Hale Bus Transportation Depot Opens

The new structure replaces an aging facility with a state-of-the-art bus transportation center that meets the city's needs while minimizing its impact on the surrounding... ...Read More...

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Free Online Earthquake Resilience Program Now Available

Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ® creates online version of FEMA QuakeSmart™ Community Resilience Program for Small Businesses and... ...Read More...