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A Scope of Work sets the tone for your whole project, so make sure you leave no stone unturned and no question un-asked.


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A Scope of Work sets the tone for your whole project, so make sure you leave no stone unturned and no question un-asked.

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


Sourcing Your Scope Of Work: The How And What

A Scope of Work sets the tone for your whole project, so make sure you leave no stone unturned and no question un-asked.

Looking For A Procurement Solution For Every Budget?

Job Order Contracting is a great way to complete construction procurement projects quickly and on budget. Download this eBook from Gordian to learn more.

Three-Acre Green Roof Helps Earn LEED Gold For Gateway Arch Museum

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: Solving Current And Future Capacity Requirements

Modular data centers offer multiple benefits for organizations looking to add new data center space at a rate that addresses actual capacity increases.

Friday Funny: Giant Jenga Tournament Supports ACE Careers

Participants will test their steady hands and sense of balance at the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia's Giant Jenga Tournament next month.

Keys To Safer Residence Hall Emergency Evacuations

Building codes, emergency strategies, and thoughtful design help protect residence hall occupants when an emergency evacuation is necessary.

ASHRAE Creating New Net-Zero World HQ Building

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.

What Is A Scope Of Work And Why Does It Matter?

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.

Off-Site Construction Council Releases Industry Survey Results 

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.

Resources To Protect Workers From Falls Available

A collection of compliance assistance resources from OSHA aim to reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.

2018 State Of Facilities In Higher Education Report Now Available!

Download this white paper from Gordian and explore the latest higher ed facilities trends, benchmarks, and best practices.

Survey Reports On Use Of Off-Site Construction Techniques

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.

Metal Building Manufacturers Association Shares 2018 Annual Report

The document highlights MBMA accomplishments from 2018, including publication of an energy code compliance document and an updated fire resistance guide for metal buildings.

2018 Maintains Skyscraper Construction Momentum

China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.

Global Green Building Trends

Nearly half of survey respondents expect to make 60% of their construction projects green in the next three years.

Friday Funny: Sleep With The Fishes

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.

JVCKENWOOD Introduces KENWOOD POC LTE Devices

KWSA80K and KWSA50K extremely durable, submersion-resistant push-to-talk smartphone devices are designed for hazardous and extreme conditions.

Building Envelope Renovations To Enhance Sustainability

Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.

Commissioning Solar PV Systems

Here are six reasons why these renewable energy systems should undergo the commissioning process before startup.

If A Tree Falls… Environmental Acoustics

From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities.

Site Planning And Stormwater

Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.

Have You Gone Beyond Green?

The deadline to submit your project for a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ Award is approaching!

69 Percent Of Employees Are Tired At Work

Workers in construction, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities have more risk factors for fatigue, but are less concerned about it, finds NSC report.

EIR Healthcare Introduces World’s First Modular, Smart Hospital Room 

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.

$150M High Tech High School Opens In New Jersey

The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.

Friday Funny: Standard Airport Renovation, Or Upgrade For The Lizard People?

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.

Friday Funny: The “Hoppiest” Hotel On Earth

Beer lovers rejoice! BrewDog has opened the doors to the world’s first craft beer hotel, located inside its Columbus, OH brewery.

Friday Funny: Coral Gets New High-Tech Digs

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.

AR, VR Capabilities From McKinstry And Visual Vocal

These two companies have partnered to capture 3D images of buildings and hardware for use in design, engineering, construction, and facility operations.

Hospitality Case Study: Hospitality, California Style

In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.

Facility Executive | August 2018 Issue

The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.

Friday Funny: Don’t Look Down!

Actually, do look down: That's the whole point. Seattle's revamped Space Needle features the world's only revolving glass floor and delivers wide-open views as guests float above the city.

Sabra Breaks Ground On World’s Largest Hummus Plant

The 40,000-square-foot expansion project is the fourth at the Chesterfield County, VA hummus making facility, and will maintain its LEED Gold certification.

McDonald’s Opens New Global HQ In Chicago

The new nine-story building in Chicago’s West Loop exemplifies the company’s commitment to become a better McDonald’s, more closely connected to its customers.

USF System Earns First LEED Platinum Certification

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg's Warehouse Laboratory, which houses biology, chemistry, and physics labs, is the fourth building on campus to receive LEED certification.

Looking Ahead: The Future And Predictive Cost Data

Download this white paper from Gordian and explore how traditional estimating methods contribute to inaccurate construction budgets, learn why predictive cost data was developed, and find out when to use it.

Tips For Owners On Construction Project Planning

The AIA Large Firm Roundtable led a coalition of construction industry organizations to create a guide for building owners focused on causes of uncertainty in construction projects.

Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

As temperatures rise throughout California, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness and encourage them to take cool-down breaks in the shade.

Energy Improvements Across The Board

With partners from public and private sectors, the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge is a platform for innovation and collaboration.

Healthcare Case Study: Preserving The Past, Caring For The Future

At Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first, facility upgrades help to steer 21st century operations.

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