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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NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience At Agency Facilities

Many types of extreme events are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude in the future and pose hazards to NASA's mission, infrastructure, facilities, and... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Hallowed Haunted Penitentiary Walls

Terror Behind the Walls begins with a critical decision: should visitors explore the prison and watch the action, or should they mark themselves to interact with the denizens of the... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: And The WIU Band Played On

When a university marching band loses access to its rehearsal area due to construction in the parking lot, facilities management steps in to save the... ...Read More...

Cover of the October 2014 issue of Today's Facility Manager's Green Report issue.

Today’s Facility Manager | October 2014 Issue

In this issue, TFM's Annual Green Report includes a selection of articles addressing a variety of sustainability concerns. FM Frequency: It's Not Easy Being Green(er) - Tech And FM: The Enernet - The Next Frontier? - Facility Retrofit: Green Roof Revisit - Services & Maintenance: All-Around Green Clean - Alternative Energy Trends: Deep Impact With Energy Retrofits - FM Issue: Managing Security Services - LEED Case Study: Triple... ...Read More...

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Facility Retrofit: Green Roof Revisit

At Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, a vegetative roof is thriving after more than a decade in... ...Read More...

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LEED Case Study: Triple LEED For Wyndham Headquarters

Wyndham Worldwide continues on a sustainable path for its headquarters campus in Parsippany,... ...Read More...

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Did You Miss The Change Orders: Reduce Their Impact With A Streamlined Approach Webinar?

This webinar from the Gordian Group examined the impact of change orders on construction projects from the perspectives of a solution provider and an owner. It is available to view on demand... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: From One Extreme To The Other – Worst Colleges And Best Law Schools

Best Choice Schools has released its list of the 50 top architecturally impressive law schools in the world, while Washington Monthly has announced its collection of the worst higher education institutions in the... ...Read More...

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Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule

Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE... ...Read More...

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Winners Of 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards

The Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, while providing a special emphasis on safety.... ...Read More...