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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.
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.


Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Construction articles below.

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.

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 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.

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.

Five Trends Shaping Healthcare Places And Spaces

In uncertain times, patient-centered care demands a patient-centered approach to real estate, according to a new report from JLL.

Building Safety Month Week 2: Building Design Solutions For All Ages

As Baby Boomers prepare to retire—will the built environment be ready for them?

Werner Offers Training During OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down

Fall protection and ladder safety trainings are planned at job sites across the U.S. to keep construction workers safe.

Building Safety Month Week 1: Mentoring The Next Generation Of Building Professionals

International Code Council kicks off the first week of Building Safety Month by working towards its goal of preserving the building industry's shrinking workforce. 

ARMA Joins OSHA During National Safety Stand-Down

The week-long safety awareness campaign aims to prevent falls from ladders, scaffoldings, roofs and other high places.

New Asphalt Roofing EPDs Will Aid Green Building Projects

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has completed a multi-year effort to develop Environmental Product Declarations for five types of asphalt roofing.

ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio

The Building Information Management (BIM) software plugin lets you define secure openings, set standards across your future facility, and keep everyone in the loop for the seamless integration of Door Security Solutions.

Concrete Tips For Flooring Success 

Here are some mistakes to avoid when preparing concrete floors for a new coating, courtesy of National Flooring Equipment.

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