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For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will play.


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For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will play.

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Latest: FRIDAY FUNNY: Sliding Into Home, Literally! - For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will play.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Sliding Into Home, Literally!

For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will play.

SPECIAL FEATURE From Business Facilities: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall.

First Quarter Office Sector Fundamentals Improving, Demand Remains Subpar

New office construction increased from 41.8 msf in the fourth quarter to 48.9 msf in the first quarter of 2013.

Dodge Momentum Index Takes February Jump

The increase was the third consecutive monthly gain and the first time the index has surpassed the 100 mark since 2010. In fact, the index is now at its highest level since April of 2010, suggesting that the recovery for nonresidential building may be finally gaining some traction.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Copper Piping Clinches Construction At Dali Museum, Other Public Facilities

Copper alternative joining systems provide ease of installation, longevity, and reliability at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.

Building Stones Of Washington DC Landmarks

This article by Ari Massefski of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reflects on the geology that helped build Washington, DC. This information is based on a more extensive USGS publication, "Building Stones of Our Nation's Capital."

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Gaga Over Neverland

Either the eccentric songstress is purely seeking publicity or she is genuinely enthusiastic over the prospect of taking on a project more massive than Michael Jackson's plastic surgery obsession....or both.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Ygrene Energy Fund Partners With FNF Green LLC to Accelerate Energy Upgrade Financing

Strategic partnership powers Ygrene Data Report; new program boosts access and instantly qualifies property owners for energy retrofit financing.

Building Owners Invest In Modest Cost-Effective Energy Programs

New report shows maturation of green building industry's ability to achieve and measure increased cash flows and value as well as reduce environmental impacts.

Study Ties Cities’ Smart Grid Use To Economic Drivers For CRE Health

Do smart grid investments pay off for cities? In what ways? Jones Lang LaSalle examined the top “connected cities” as identified in a U.S. News & World Report study to find out how these cities fared in terms of three indicators of economic health: job growth, GDP, and commercial real estate value. Oct 9, 2012 @ 2:08 PM

Green Operations At National Office Furniture

Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certified.

SolarWorld To Invest $27 Million In Facility Upgrades

SolarWorld initiates technology upgrades to boost solar panels’ performance; company again invests in Hillsboro, OR, topping $600 million in total outlay.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Georgia Tech Rehabs Hinman Building

At $9.5 million, rehab of the university’s first research building for the college of architecture exemplifies innovation and preserves the legacy of Bauhaus-influenced functionalism.

Pentagon Renovation Wins Award From Design-Build Institute of America

Called the most complex renovation project in contemporary history, the renovation of Wedges 2-5 at the Pentagon updated four million square feet of space.

GWCC Gains Funding, Plans Lighting Upgrade

The Georgia World Congress Center has been awarded a $2.3 million grant for a major lighting retrofit and controls system upgrade.

Holiday Decor Marks Mall Revamp

Wrapped in a big red bow, a CT shopping center hails the holiday season.

Update On Cash Grants For PV Systems In 2011

Until the end of 2010, qualified businesses can participate in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provides a cash rebate of 30% of the cost of a solar-produced (renewable) energy system. The rebate generally comes within 60 days following completion of the system installation.

BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

The standard, developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® provides guidance on how to measure the floor area of industrial buildings.

Neverland Among The Tumbleweeds, Now That Peter Pan Is Gone Forever

Abandoned and tied up in legalities for many years, Neverland (which was sold in 2008) symbolized some of the financial turmoil and legal woes that swirled around the late Michael Jackson.

On-Site Energy At Higher Ed Campus

Working with American DG Energy Inc., the Stevens Institute of Technology has installed a 75 kW combined heat and power system and a 200 ton natural gas engine driven chiller.

New York City Icon Goes Greener

Now underway, energy efficiency retrofits at the Empire State Building are being implemented through an integrated approach.

Expanded Pasadena Convention Center Pursuing LEED Silver

The expanded facility opened on March 1, 2009, six weeks ahead of schedule.

Museum Project Adjusts To Financial Reality

Planners for the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC have announced an extended timeline and cost-saving measures to keep the project on track.

First Higher Ed Contract Under Clinton Climate Initiative Signed

Lee College has entered into an energy savings performance contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. to perform energy retrofits on its campus in Baytown, TX.

AIA Releases Rebuild and Renew Plan

Schools, Green Buildings, and Historic Preservation are among key initiatives.

Federal Agency Issues Agenda On Net-Zero Energy Buildings

The report, "Federal R&D Agenda for Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Green Buildings," was produced by the National Science and Technology Council’s Buildings Technology Research and Development Subcommittee.

New Building Code Revisions Adopted By ICC

The International Code Council (ICC) has approved 23 building and fire code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11.

McGraw-Hill Executive Comments On Economy and Construction

Robert A. Murray, vice president of economic affairs at McGraw-Hill Construction Research and Analytics Group in New York City, issued a statement on the expected impact on construction activity.

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