Construction & Retrofits Archives

FM Alert: National Institute of Building Sciences to Host Hearing on Productivity in the Workforce

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A National Institute of Building Sciences hearing on productivity and the workforce will allow U.S. building industry members to speak about the challenges they face and offer potential solutions.



Policing Trends Reflected in New Stations and Police Academies

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A surprising mix of technology, government reinvention, and enforcement methods are transforming today’s police forces, according to Perkins+Will.


Question Of The Week: What Are The Pros And Cons Of Waterless Urinals And Eco-toilets?

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Facility manager wants to know the pros and cons of using waterless urinals and eco-friendly toilets in a refurbishing project.



Three Colleges On One Campus Choose Zurn For Water Projects

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Prompted by federal lead-free laws that went into effect in January 2014, three separate colleges located on the shared, 150-acre Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, CO chose Zurn Industries, LLC to provide engineered water solutions.




Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.