Construction & Retrofits Articles
Widespread market adoption of these new standards will provide the building blocks for well-functioning global real estate markets and will be complementary to International Financial Reporting Standards and International Valuation Standards: two layers shaping the global financial system.
Green building has become a long-term business opportunity with 51% percent of study firms planning more than 60% of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28% of firms in 2012. The largest opportunity areas for green building globally are in new commercial construction and renovation of existing buildings.
Did you know that facility renovation plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations—the first major update to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since the regulation was first published in 1991?
New report examines how budget cuts would put at risk 22,500+ jobs and harm regions with innovative aerospace clusters. (Free download available.)
Facility managers can protect people, property, and their budgets with a systematic approach.
A retirement community in North Andover, MA makes changes inside and out that benefit occupants and staff.
An integrated project delivery approach to facility projects—during the construction phase—works to reduce life cycle costs.
A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and more.
In a departure from tradition, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is announcing the winners of its National Design-Build Project Awards Competition in advance of the November 8 award ceremony at the 2012 Design-Build Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA. Yet to be announced: the 2012 Best Overall Project Award and the 2012 Design Excellence Award.
There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.