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A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.


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A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.

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Integrating Nature And Cities

A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.

FM Alert: Final Slip, Trip, And Fall Hazards Rule Issued

OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.

Wood Building Carbon Calculator Updated

The calculator, which measures the carbon benefits of a wood building, now includes new options for mass timber buildings.

FM Alert: New Concrete Building Guide Available

The new American Concrete Institute publication is a guide to the code for assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings.

Better Workplace, Better Workforce

Companies are increasingly taking a “lead-with-labor" approach when it comes to the location of their workplace, according to CBRE.

FM Alert: OSHA Meeting On Construction Safety And Health Scheduled

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.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Beyond Green?

The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!

SARG Rock Grapple for Material Handling

The Sweep Action Rock Grapple provides for easier material handling, allowing the operator to own one tool to sort large or small debris.

With Focus On Facility Life Cycle, Gordian Unites Brands

A pioneer of Job Order Contracting, the firm now offers range of solutions for facilities — from planning, design, and procurement to construction and operations.

Liebherr LR1300 Crawler Crane

The LR1300 is a crawler crane designed primarily for lifting work with high loads.

LEED Case Study: Surpassing The Mark

In Marlborough, MA, Boston Scientific pursued LEED Silver for its new headquarters facility, ultimately reached LEED Gold.

Green Building Programs: Toward High Performance Facilities

In assessing sustainability goals for 2017, an overview of five green building programs provides recent updates.

Facility Executive | September / October 2016 Issue

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.

Video: Minnesota Vikings Stadium Construction

Released September 25, 2016, the time-lapse showcases 32 months of progress—demo to completion—of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Friday Funny: Got A Radical Restroom?

You almost missed your chance: today is the last day to nominate your favorite potty for America’s Best Restroom.

One World Trade Center Achieves LEED Gold

U.S. Green Building Council honors western hemisphere’s tallest building for construction, design, and operations standards.

New Medical School Addresses Arkansas Physician Shortage

The new osteopathic school of medicine at the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus can accommodate up to 115 medical students per year.

Sabra Awarded LEED Gold Certification

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.

Amazon Brings Sustainability To Seattle HQ Campus

Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.

The HVAC Factor: Sound Attenuation For Exposed Ductwork

Minimizing unwanted noise throughout a facility calls for examining HVAC ductwork system components, and their operation.

Five Signs Your Parking Structure Needs Maintenance

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.

Data Center Fit Program Up By Instor

This program is designed to significantly accelerate time-to-completion for data center white space build-outs, compared to traditional facility expansion strategies.

20,000 Plastic Spheres For JFK Performing Arts Center Expansion

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.

Hotel Case Study: A Vision By The Sea

In Gloucester, MA, the site of an old factory is transformed with the construction of the full-service Beauport Hotel.

FM Alert: Green Seal Launches New Architectural Insulation Standard

The new standard will make it easier for buyers to identify green insulation products that work and protect human as well as environmental health.

InfoLink App From SKYSITE

Like its predecessor, ProjectLink, this app provides access to construction documents, while also designed to address facility operations for a lifecycle approach.

FumeJet Fume Exhaust Fan From Greenheck

Greenheck’s new FumeJet pre-engineered, centrifugal fume exhaust packaged models offer extended discharge to reduce and prevent exposure to harmful fumes and odors outdoors.

LED Lighting Case Study: Buy-Low Foods

From concept to grand opening, LED lighting proves to be a reliable solution that delivers on better visibility and energy/maintenance cost savings while adding comfort to the grocery shopping experience.

CTBUH Names 2016 Tall Building Award Recipients

This year’s winners and finalists employ inventive solutions to challenges related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat.

Sacramento Kings, Johnson Controls Team Up At Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings' new entertainment and sports venue, will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.

Five Safety Tips For Your Facility’s Construction Project

In honor of National Safety Month, Hickory Construction has compiled five safety tips that result in protection and productivity.

Friday Funny: A Very Sticky Prom Situation

Students from across the U.S. and Canada have crafted impressively creative prom outfits from duct tape in pursuit of scholarship prizes.

Windows: Preventing Condensation

More than simply a nuisance, moisture buildup impacts occupant comfort and facility integrity.

Healthcare Case Study: Opportunity For Innovation

Allegheny Health Network leveraged design-led construction to fast track construction and elevate patient care at a new healthcare facility.

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