Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Construction articles below.
Understanding sound isolation, mechanical noise and vibration control, and room acoustics is essential, and KWK Architects of St. Louis, MO provides insight on designing facilities that deliver.
Although recent advancements in technology have made elevators more energy efficient than ever, regenerative type of drives in elevators can prevent a building’s generator from performing its essential job.
An accurate budget estimate begins with a clear, detailed Scope of Work. So what does a scope need to contain? Here’s the guide on everything you need to know.
Mainland China leads USGBC'S Top 10 list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.
A Scope of Work sets the tone for your whole project, so make sure you leave no stone unturned and no question un-asked.
Job Order Contracting is a great way to complete construction procurement projects quickly and on budget. Download this eBook from Gordian to learn more.
The new Visitor Center and Museum at Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO is one of only 10 National Park Service sites to be awarded LEED certification.
Modular data centers offer multiple benefits for organizations looking to add new data center space at a rate that addresses actual capacity increases.
Participants will test their steady hands and sense of balance at the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia's Giant Jenga Tournament next month.
Building codes, emergency strategies, and thoughtful design help protect residence hall occupants when an emergency evacuation is necessary.
ASHRAE will invest $15.7 million to renovate its new world headquarters building in metro Atlanta, GA, with the intent of being designed for net-zero energy efficiency.
By knowing exactly what a Scope of Work is and what it should contain, you can get your budget estimate off to a strong start, setting your project up for success even before kick-off.
The survey explores how the U.S. construction sector's use of off-site construction techniques and technologies has changed over the past four years.
A collection of compliance assistance resources from OSHA aim to reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
Download this white paper from Gordian and explore the latest higher ed facilities trends, benchmarks, and best practices.
In 2018, the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) followed up an initial survey on how the U.S. construction sector is using off-site strategies.
The document highlights MBMA accomplishments from 2018, including publication of an energy code compliance document and an updated fire resistance guide for metal buildings.
China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.
Nearly half of survey respondents expect to make 60% of their construction projects green in the next three years.
It may have cost The Godfather’s Luca Brasi his life to sleep with the fishes, but if you’ve got $50K a night you too can sleep with the fishes... and live to tell about it.
KWSA80K and KWSA50K extremely durable, submersion-resistant push-to-talk smartphone devices are designed for hazardous and extreme conditions.
Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.
Here are six reasons why these renewable energy systems should undergo the commissioning process before startup.
From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities.
Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.
The deadline to submit your project for a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ Award is approaching!
Workers in construction, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities have more risk factors for fatigue, but are less concerned about it, finds NSC report.
MedModular is the world's first application of prefabrication and modular technology of hospital rooms to ensure faster delivery and build times, and minimized budgets.
The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.
A 32-foot-tall demonic horse, gargoyles, and underground cities inhabited by lizard people are just some of the strange stories surrounding Denver International Airport.
Beer lovers rejoice! BrewDog has opened the doors to the world’s first craft beer hotel, located inside its Columbus, OH brewery.
The world’s largest 3-D printed reef was installed at a resort in the Maldives last weekend with the hope of growing a new coral reef ecosystem.
These two companies have partnered to capture 3D images of buildings and hardware for use in design, engineering, construction, and facility operations.
In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.