Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Construction articles below.
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.
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.
A collection of compliance assistance resources from OSHA aim to reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
Download this white paper from Gordian and explore the latest higher ed facilities trends, benchmarks, and best practices.
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.
The document highlights MBMA accomplishments from 2018, including publication of an energy code compliance document and an updated fire resistance guide for metal buildings.
China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.
Nearly half of survey respondents expect to make 60% of their construction projects green in the next three years.
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.
KWSA80K and KWSA50K extremely durable, submersion-resistant push-to-talk smartphone devices are designed for hazardous and extreme conditions.
Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.
Here are six reasons why these renewable energy systems should undergo the commissioning process before startup.
From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities.
Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.
The deadline to submit your project for a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ Award is approaching!
Workers in construction, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities have more risk factors for fatigue, but are less concerned about it, finds NSC report.
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.
The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.
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.
Beer lovers rejoice! BrewDog has opened the doors to the world’s first craft beer hotel, located inside its Columbus, OH brewery.
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.
These two companies have partnered to capture 3D images of buildings and hardware for use in design, engineering, construction, and facility operations.
In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation.
The August 2018 issue features facility security, including biometrics, school security, and stopping hackers. Plus, HVAC, roofing, restroom maintenance, lighting, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With partners from public and private sectors, the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge is a platform for innovation and collaboration.
At Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first, facility upgrades help to steer 21st century operations.
For construction projects, integrating all relevant dimensions holds promise for improved outcomes.
The June 2018 issue features a look at workplace design, including productivity, breakrooms, furniture, and natural light. Plus, green cleaning, energy efficiency, healthcare facilities, and more.
CHILDGARD security glazing can be used in insulating glass units and paired with high-performance and tinted glass options to meet safety, energy, and other design goals.
Falling off ladders is no joke, but the latest construction safety app from Simcoach makes a game out of learning ladder safety.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the West Coast's first LEED Platinum children's hospital and only the second children's hospital in the world to earn that status.
In Moore, OK, the public school district is building FEMA-grade storm shelters to protect against tornadoes.
Here are several keys to achieving ADA compliance in commercial buildings.