Tag: Construction

Facilities Planning and Construction.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Warranty

The company has doubled the weather exposure limited warranty for its line of DensArmor Plus® interior panels from six months to 12 months.

Free Guide: Steel Buildings And Earthquakes

A new publication from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) provides a broad understanding of earthquakes and how they affect buildings.

FRIDAY FUNNY: A Penny For Your Thoughts

The engineering mind is a fascinating thing. When an engineer comes on the scene, the most common objects—a stack of pennies, for instance—can be transformed into just about any architectural masterpiece.

ICC CEO Calls for Using Strong Codes in Haiti Recovery

"Use of building safety codes results in fewer injuries and lives lost," affirms Richard P. Weiland, Chief Executive Officer of the International Code Council.

Weird Wednesday: A Man And His Toothpicks

Stan Munro of Syracuse, NY has an unusual profession: he builds with toothpicks. We're not talking about school project or Boy/Girl Scout merit badge caliber, but entire recognizable architectural monuments from around the world.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: The Great Indoors

A real estate developer incorporated an uncommon natural element into his home in the Catskills after harboring his idea for several decades.

Study Connects Project Delivery Methods/Sustainability Goals

The first comprehensive study to explore the impact of project delivery methods and procurement procedures on achieving sustainable design and construction goals was released earlier this month.

FM Alert: 2010 Construction Outlook

Highlights from the 2010 Construction Outlook of McGraw-Hill Construction

OSHA Construction Safety Course Mandatory in Seven States

The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1, 2010.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Floating World

The world’s first floating apartment complex, The Citadel, will incorporate the benefits of water into the infrastructure of the development.

New Wing At Cleveland Museum Of Art

Its completion marks the opening of the first of three planned wings.

Architecture Billings Index Takes Turn for the Worse

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to 12 month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What's Wrong With This Picture?

In the early hours of Saturday, June 27, 2009, something seriously wrong happened to a nearly completed 13 story block of residential flats in the suburbs of Shanghai. No, it wasn't destroyed by Transformers.

Architecture Billings Index Shows No Significant Improvement in Business Conditions

There has been a recent moderation in the downturn in design services billings, but the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reveals that an economic recovery has stalled.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Risky Business

The backlash proved too much to go ahead with opening this facility.

Standardized Building and Engineering Codes Due in 2010

BSI British Standards has published a companion guide to the the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering works.

Campbell Soup Building Topped Off

The company marked the completion of the steelwork phase of an expansion of its world headquarters facility last Friday.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Some More Funny Facilities

Here are some more of the most crazy, crooked buildings from around the world. Not so sure about the cats and mice, but one can only venture to guess what it would be like to live and work on one of these buildings.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Dog-Eat-Dog World, Even For The Top Dog

Next time you hire a new contractor for your construction project, make sure to check the IDs of those employees who will be brought on board for the task. If you see the name "Michael Vick," don't be surprised.

Frost & Sullivan Predicts a Slowdown in Chinese Building Technologies Industry

Growth rates are slowing down and products' profit margins have started to fall.
Workforce Shortages Webinar

5 Effective Strategies To Stay Ahead Of Workforce Shortages

During this free webinar, you'll learn the top 5 strategies that facility maintenance pros are implementing to overcome workforce shortages.
Webinar, Facility Capital Improvements

View This Free Video Webinar: Maximizing Value For Facility Master Planning

A panel of Facility Management leaders discuss long-term planning challenges and answer questions about maximizing the value of conducting a Facility Condition Assessments (FCA).

[VIDEO] Collect Asset Data at the Speed of Walking a Building

AI powered data collection with AkitaBox Capture. Take a picture of the asset nameplate, touch the floor plan to locate the asset and move to the next asset. Save up to 90% of your time in the field with AkitaBox Capture AI.