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Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.


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Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.

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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.


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FM Alert: Cradle To Cradle Certified Product Standard Recognized By EPA

Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.

Infographic: 10 Rules For Forklift Safety

Graphic Products’ infographic examines forklift operation rules and regulations, lays out important statistics, and provides tips for eliminating forklift hazards and enhancing safety.

Britain’s Houses Of Parliament Rebuild Spurred Clean Air Laws

MIT research finds the reconstruction of this building during the late 19th century was so hindered by pollution that the British government convened scientific inquiries into the effects of the atmosphere on the new building.

FM Alert: NIBS Releases National BIM Guide For Building Owners

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.

Investigating Moisture Intrusion In Roofs

Systematic, preventive roofing maintenance helps to identify and address any chinks in the building envelope armor.

Exterior Metal Walls: Moisture And Thermal Management

Choosing ideal components for this type of building envelope depends on local climate and other factors.

Integrated Ceiling Systems

Streamline an interiors project by exploring this option that merges multiple building systems.

Quiet-Tech Insulation Batts By CarpetCycle

Quiet-Tech insulation is made with a blend of recycled carpet, cotton and PET fibers, and qualifies as a Double Green product.

3D Laser Technology Helps Convert Old Church Into Commercial Space

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.

Building Safety, Innovation, Energy Efficiency Advanced In Gulf Countries

The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.

FM Alert: OSHA Issues Construction Safety Recommendations, Extends Deadline

Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.

FM Alert: WELL And BREEAM To Align Standards

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.
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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.
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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.
World Trade Center

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.

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