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New NIBS report explores whether the building industry will be able to keep pace as technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability.


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New NIBS report explores whether the building industry will be able to keep pace as technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability.

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FM Alert: 2017 Moving Forward Report Looks To The Future

New NIBS report explores whether the building industry will be able to keep pace as technology and commerce accelerates and communities face new challenges of resilience and sustainability.

Rooftops Present Big Risks

The majority of the nearly 5,000 workplace fatalities each year occur as a result of a fall. Here are some questions to consider when allowing work to be performed on your facility’s roof.

Renovation Planned For Breakers Hotel In Long Beach, CA

Last operated as a senior living facility, the nearly century-old structure will be redeveloped as a boutique hotel.

10 Infrastructure, Energy And Environment Predictions For 2018

Infrastructure initiatives will intensify, grids will get smarter, and renewables will remain all the rage, TRC’s experts predict.

Is Your Community In Dire States?

CASE has announced a Call for Entries for its third annual Dire States Equipment Grant, which provides $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair or build local infrastructure.

Tallest Building In Western U.S. To Be Built In Los Angeles

The $1.2 billion plan aims to increase pedestrian flow and activity, engage the public, and activate the site and surrounding neighborhood.

Did You Miss Our LED Lighting for High-Bay Applications Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn about the challenges of incumbent technologies, advantages of LED technology, selecting a LED lighting solution, and what’s next in industrial lighting.

Science Behind Sport: Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

Find out how building technologies used at the Olympic Plaza, International Broadcast Centre, and Olympic Sliding Centre will help protect people from the elements, minimize heat leakage, and maintain excellent ice conditions for competition surfaces.

NJIT Cuts Ribbon On New State-of-the-Art Wellness, Events Center

The state-of-the-art, multipurpose building provides large-scale space for professional conferencing, training, and career fairs, as well as social settings for the NJIT community.

Seismic Design Training Courses Now Available On-Demand

The popular National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council webinar series—which covers some of the latest changes on seismic design and analysis—is now available online.

UChicago Project Honored For Community Impact, Design, Construction

The University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons has won three Design-Build Institute of America awards, including the first-ever Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility.

Friday Funny: Gimme Cat Shelter

A far cry from the cardboard boxes most cats settle for—and into—here's a look at the inspired arCATecture designers came up with for this year’s Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” exhibit.

Pfizer Builds World’s First LEED Platinum Pharmaceutical Factory

With help from Johnson Controls, Pfizer built the world’s first LEED-NC Platinum certified pharmaceutical factory in Dalian, China.

NIBS, NBI Issue Guidance To Help Cities Achieve Energy Goals

New guidance document provides jurisdictions with a new approach to shift the focus towards buildings' actual, measurable energy results.

Students Win Eco Concrete, Egg Protection Device Competitions

The American Concrete Institute’s annual competition explores the benefits and sustainable properties of concrete.

Friday Funny: China’s Sadistic Scenic Skywalk

Glass-bottomed bridges have become popular tourist destinations in China. This one has taken an interesting approach to promoting itself. 

Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis’ Historic Gateway Arch Gets Overhaul

The restoration/waterproofing work is part of a multi-phase project to expand and renovate the underground museum, plus renovate the grounds surrounding the Arch.

FM Alert: BOMA Releases New Office Measurement Standard

BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement reflects changes within the commercial real estate industry since the standard’s prior release in 2010.

ARMA Roofing Design Guide Available In Digital Form

Modified Bitumen Design Guide is now being sold in eBook and print-on-demand versions.

LEED Case Study: The Show Will Go On

In Little Rock, AR, the transformation of a historic performing arts center earns LEED Gold certification status.

Facility Executive | October 2017 Issue

The October 2017 issue features a focus on sustainability, including groundskeeping, lighting, roofing, energy purchasing programs, and more. Plus, a look at emerging tech, HVAC, and strategic planning.

Friday Funny: The UK’s Ugliest New Building

The winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2017 is described as “a crass assault on the senses” that made one judge “cringe physically.”
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AkzoNobel Opens World’s Most Advanced, Sustainable Paint Factory

The Ashington, North-East England plant uses renewable energy sources, including photovoltaic cells and a biomass boiler, and an automated manufacturing process which saves water, waste, and energy.

ICC Launches New Cloud-based Testing System

PRONTO allows candidates to take professional certification exams securely any time of day.

Friday Funny: How Do You Move A Moose?

It’s a master class in moving your facility, as the Bell Museum of Natural History relocates one-of-a-kind exhibits from one University of Minnesota campus to another.

New Metal Stair Products From ErectaStep 

Three new products are designed to fill the demand for higher quality metal stair kit solutions to serve the commercial and architectural marketplaces.

Hotel Case Study: Back In Fashion

The Watergate Hotel is open for business once again, with more than a cursory nod to its storied past.

Health Care Facility Design And Flow Program From Virginia Mason Institute

This new program helps healthcare organizations and teams seeking to improve flow and realize the full value of an anticipated or existing facility.

Facility Executive | August 2017 Issue

The August 2017 issue features a focus on security, including cyber attacks, video surveillance, and strategic approaches. Plus, indoor air quality, fire safety, restrooms, pest control, energy efficiency, and more.

Friday Funny: What Could You Do With A Bag Of Concrete?

Most of us would be challenged to construct something more imaginative than a patio paver. Joey Eddington made a floating ghost table.

Question Of The Week: Can A Roof Help Keep Your Facility Cool In Summer?

Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.
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Houston Skybox One Data Center Achieves LEED® Gold

The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston to receive the designation.

Seven Tips For Keeping Workers Safe From Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.

The Impact Of Daylighting On Office Design

With a goal of improving office workers’ comfort, wellbeing, and productivity, buildings are being designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces.

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