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


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

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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.”

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.

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.

World’s First Biophilic Office Project Studies Buildings, Nature

The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.

Advantages Of High-Density Polyiso Cover Boards Outlined

A new technical bulletin from PIMA details the benefits in weight, durability, R-value, ease of installation, and environmental impact of these roofing system components. 

Subterranean AUTOParkit™ System Installed

Creative Office Properties and Dasher Lawless Automation broke ground last month on the largest fully automated parking structure below grade in the U.S.

New Agreement Brings Graphic Concrete Technology To North America

Graphic Concrete offers architects the versatility to deliver distinctive, intriguing, and iconic imagery to precast concrete surfaces.

School Athletic Center Gets A Makeover

Since Portville Central School’s newly renovated athletic complex opened at the end of January, the New York school has seen increased use of its facilities by students and community members.

New Jersey High School Of The Future Becomes Reality

The school will be among the nation’s first to meet LEED's rigorous platinum standards and requirements for sustainability.

Inspecting, Maintaining Heat And Smoke Vents

Up to 60% of commercial low-slope roofs are due for re-roof or significant maintenance, according to a recent survey.

Environmental Impacts, Safety, Costs Of Drinking Water Pipes Explored

New study evaluates the cradle-to-grave sustainability of commonly used drinking water and sewer pipe materials over a 100-year service period.

NIBS Shares Recommendations With Trump Administration

The National Institute of Building Sciences highlighted its key concerns regarding making buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.

Improving Building Projects

Three ways for facility project managers to control construction costs — and obtain quality results.

Safety Net Hospital Strengthens Services

In Chattanooga, TN, Erlanger Health System transforms facility into first lifestyle hospital in the region.

Friday Funny: Company Headquarters Goes To The Dogs

When building a new headquarters, this fast-growing doggy day care and boarding franchise company took its commitment to pooches to a whole new level.

Facility Executive | June 2017 Issue

The June 2017 issue features the impact of workplace design on productivity, plus a look at conferencing technology, HVAC systems, sustainable carpet, security, acoustics, construction projects, and energy management.

Boston’s Constitution Center Transforming Into Creative Workspace

Shoes.com will relocate its headquarters to 31,000 square feet of customized open workspace within the revamped waterfront facility, renamed Constitution Wharf.

Campus Core At Clemson University

Completion of a multi-faceted facility puts this university on the path to planned redevelopment of its central campus.

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