Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Construction articles below.
The National BIM Guide for Owners provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill building information modeling requirements for a typical project.
Systematic, preventive roofing maintenance helps to identify and address any chinks in the building envelope armor.
Choosing ideal components for this type of building envelope depends on local climate and other factors.
Streamline an interiors project by exploring this option that merges multiple building systems.
Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.
Eco3d used laser scanning technology to accurately capture measurements of the Scottsdale, AZ church interior, a crucial factor of the project due to the facility's unique shape and construction.
The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.
Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.
International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.
OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.
The calculator, which measures the carbon benefits of a wood building, now includes new options for mass timber buildings.
The new American Concrete Institute publication is a guide to the code for assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings.
Companies are increasingly taking a “lead-with-labor" approach when it comes to the location of their workplace, according to CBRE.
In addition to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight members to serve on the 15-member ACCSH committee.
The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!
The Sweep Action Rock Grapple provides for easier material handling, allowing the operator to own one tool to sort large or small debris.
A pioneer of Job Order Contracting, the firm now offers range of solutions for facilities — from planning, design, and procurement to construction and operations.
The LR1300 is a crawler crane designed primarily for lifting work with high loads.
In Marlborough, MA, Boston Scientific pursued LEED Silver for its new headquarters facility, ultimately reached LEED Gold.
In assessing sustainability goals for 2017, an overview of five green building programs provides recent updates.
Our annual "green" issue looks at sustainability trends including green cleaning, water conservation, LEED, green building programs, and energy storage. Plus, security, space planning strategies, HVAC and more.
Released September 25, 2016, the time-lapse showcases 32 months of progress—demo to completion—of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
You almost missed your chance: today is the last day to nominate your favorite potty for America’s Best Restroom.
U.S. Green Building Council honors western hemisphere’s tallest building for construction, design, and operations standards.
The new osteopathic school of medicine at the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus can accommodate up to 115 medical students per year.
The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.
Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.
Minimizing unwanted noise throughout a facility calls for examining HVAC ductwork system components, and their operation.
Catching problems early, making repairs is key to proper parking structure maintenance. Here are five signs a parking garage is suffering from the constant onslaught of environmental stressors and wear-and-tear.
This program is designed to significantly accelerate time-to-completion for data center white space build-outs, compared to traditional facility expansion strategies.
The design incorporates long spans without the use of beams and lightens the structure by displacing approximately 30% of the concrete normally required for a comparable flat slab.
In Gloucester, MA, the site of an old factory is transformed with the construction of the full-service Beauport Hotel.
The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.