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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that billings at U.S. architecture firms were positive every month in 2005 for the first time since 2000, pointing towards 2006 being the best year for nonresidential construction in six years. With construction accounting for 9% of GDP, increased nonresidential activity will ease the effects of a projected […]


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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that billings at U.S. architecture firms were positive every month in 2005 for the first time since 2000, pointing towards 2006 being the best year for nonresidential construction in six years. With construction accounting for 9% of GDP, increased nonresidential activity will ease the effects of a projected […]

Best Year in Nonresidential Construction since 2000

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that billings at U.S. architecture firms were positive every month in 2005 for the first time since...

LONMARK to offer proficiency certification

LONMARK International announced it is developing a new program to test and certify industry professionals in their knowledge of LONMARK® Open Systems. The...

BOMA on the State of the Union

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International joins President Bush as he urged Congress during his State of the Union address to renew...

Friday Funny: Play the Office Game

This week's Friday Funny comes from Insane Pictures.After the Friday Funny success of "Meeting Bingo," FacilityBlog brings you another way to spice up your...

International Roofing Expo: A reason to go to Vegas in February

Offering a fully accredited multi-track educational program that encompasses the gamut of roofing industry topics, the 2006 International Roofing Expo will be held Tuesday,...

New catalog can help professionals address property related threats

The newly updated 2006 Property Loss Prevention Resource Catalog, just released by business property insurer FM Global, contains a wealth of loss prevention resources...

BIFM and HVCA become Partners in FM Excellence

The Service and Facilities Group of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) have signed a...

FM Issue: Green Buying Guidelines

Environmentally preferable purchasing puts long-term implications into perspective.

Sustainable By Design: Research At Rensselaer

A prototype of an "active building envelope" developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holds promise for heating and cooling in the future.

New standard for color measurement from BIFMA

BIFMA International has announced the availability of a new standard for Color Measurement. The new standard, BIFMA Color 3.1-2005 was released January 16,...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Single-Ply Lessons Learned from 2004 Florida Hurricanes

The 2004 Florida hurricanes presented a set of unique wind-event opportunities allowing teams of Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) investigators to fan...

“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille…”

So maybe they're inanimate object, but for Align™ work stations and #19™ seating, both from Allsteel, it's still 15 minutes of fame. Last Sunday...

"I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille…"

So maybe they're inanimate object, but for Align™ work stations and #19™ seating, both from Allsteel, it's still 15 minutes of fame. Last Sunday...

2006 Top Jobs

Fast Company has compiled a list of 25 top jobs, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For a look at the...

Enron trial underway

In one of the most talked about business collapses in American history, Enron's former top brass, Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, are finally getting...

Female former postal worker kills six, then commits suicide

In Goleta, CA, authorities are still deciphering the details in another tragic case where an ex-employee expresses dissatisfaction and anger in the form of...

"Aisle three cleanup, Qing vases…"

This story should make any facility manager for a museum gasp in disbelief and horror. In Cambridge, England, a museum visitor tripped on his own...

Amusing outlook on the open office

Fast Company ran "Death to the Cubicle" last June (2005), and it has since been posted on the Fast Company Blog. An amusing piece...

In Dearborn, it’s drive a Ford or park elsewhere

In the aftermath of the Ford's announcement that it will cut 30,000 jobs in North America and close 14 plants, staff at the Dearborn...

In Dearborn, it's drive a Ford or park elsewhere

In the aftermath of the Ford's announcement that it will cut 30,000 jobs in North America and close 14 plants, staff at the Dearborn...

FM Issue: Getting Realistic About Roofing

Proposed legislation would impact the effect of this building component on the bottom line.

Friday Funny: The Professional’s Test

Today's Friday Funny comes from the Lots of Jokes Web site.This quiz consists of four questions that tells you whether or not you are...

Friday Funny: The Professional's Test

Today's Friday Funny comes from the Lots of Jokes Web site.This quiz consists of four questions that tells you whether or not you are...

FM Frequency: Balancing Act

For FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane, 2006 begins with more advice on keeping your building pressure right where it belongs.

Special Report: Stealth Buildings

In his last "Material Revolution," Brian Kraemer looks at carbon fibers and their ability to strengthen building foundations.

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems.

Energy bill would reduce Hawaii’s oil dependence

The State of Hawaii is launching a comprehensive and integrated approach to reducing oil dependence, Republican Governor Linda Lingle's "Energy for Tomorrow" bill. ...

Energy bill would reduce Hawaii's oil dependence

The State of Hawaii is launching a comprehensive and integrated approach to reducing oil dependence, Republican Governor Linda Lingle's "Energy for Tomorrow" bill. ...

Flu Infection Control Tips

What should your workplace do to prepare for a possible flu pandemic? Keep informed, develop a plan, and implement public health programs are some...

New Jersey school districts opt for emergency notification system for parents

Earlier this month, North Hanover and Lindenwold opted to use the Honeywell Instant Alert™ system to connect with parents and help improve attendance. The...

Institute focuses on architectural and engineering aspects of International Building Code

Architects, plan examiners, engineers, and other industry professionals need to be aware of key requirements in the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) to...

Jan. 25-27: Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing

The latest real estate investment strategies will be the focus of Information Management Network's (IMN) Third Annual "Winter Forum On Real Estate Opportunity &...

Jan. 25-27: Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing

The latest real estate investment strategies will be the focus of Information Management Network's (IMN) Third Annual "Winter Forum On Real Estate Opportunity &...

BHMA issues revised standard for Interconnected

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has announced the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.12-2005 American National Standard for Interconnected. This publication is an update of...

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