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In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.


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In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.

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Shelter From The Storm

In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.

Accessibility In Facility Renovations

Here are several keys to achieving ADA compliance in commercial buildings.

Friday Funny: Duct Tape Prom Contest Raises The Stakes

In a departure from previous years’ competitions, for the first time ever two individual entrants will have a shot at $20,000 in Grand Prizes.

Schindler Elevators Slated For Midtown Manhattan’s Tallest Office Tower

Forty-two Schindler elevators and five Schindler escalators will move workers and visitors at One Vanderbilt, the 58-story, 1.7 million square-foot commercial office tower being built next to Grand Central Terminal.

16 Schools Earn Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grants

The program supports active learning strategies in classrooms where teachers are already striving to implement related practices by installing furniture designed to encourage student engagement and success.

Ten Principles For Building Resilient Communities

A new report from the Urban Land Institute's Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance outlines ten fundamental principles for building resilient communities that successfully...

Office Design Decisions Can Make (Or Break) Your Budget

In a new report, JLL compares build out costs across three office styles in 59 markets in the U.S. and Canada.

Workforce Shortages Push Contractors To Efficient Building

Alternative construction solutions, including prefabrication and modularization, are becoming more popular with builders as they attempt to improve job site efficiency and labor productivity.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

The New Buildings Institute has measured more than 700% growth in ZE buildings since it began tracking projects in 2012.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2018

As a department of one, Kirk Beaudoin, senior facilities manager for adidas, formalized protocol for the company’s retail stores.

Roofing For The Ages, And The Elements

Sun, water, wind, hail... weather takes a toll on roof assemblies.

Going For Green With Energy Efficiency At The Winter Olympics

The color green will be present throughout the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, thanks to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee's (POCOG) sustainability and energy efficiency efforts.

Top Asphalt Roofing Projects Receive 2018 QARC Awards

Roofing projects recognized by ARMA’s Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study Awards program demonstrate asphalt’s beauty, reliability, and performance.

Colleges Adding New Buildings Despite Budget Stress

Sightlines’ 2017 State of Facilities in Higher Education report shines spotlight on trends and best practices that dominated 2017 and will continue to influence campus facilities across North America in 2018.

Vacant Office Space Becomes Girl Scouts Program Center

The Berges Family Girl Scouts Program Center is a high-usage, energetic, and collaborative learning environment.

Super Bowl LII Stadium Can Withstand Snow, Save Energy

Odds are Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium roof won't collapse during Super Bowl LII—as its predecessor the Metrodome's did in December 2010.

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.

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