Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Construction articles below.
This offering speeds up construction and renovation projects with competitive bidding requirements satisfied ahead of time.
Housing a collection of fragile historical artifacts next to a busy railroad track calls for special protective measures. Vibrations must be kept to an absolute minimum.
This stone wool insulation board is designed for use as an exterior continuous insulation in rainscreen wall systems.
This integrated system offers similar air and water protection of DuPont's Tyvek CommercialWrap, but in a fluid applied form. The system is ideal for application on concrete, CMU, gypsum sheathing, and complex high-rise facilities.
This article by Ari Massefski of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reflects on the geology that helped build Washington, DC. This information is based on a more extensive USGS publication, "Building Stones of Our Nation's Capital."
Facility managers can access the latest information about the company's piping systems through this new technology tool.
This UN Certified container is suitable for collecting and transporting oil-based paints and stains, paint thinner, degreasers, aerosol paints, household batteries, and other hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
Facility managers can search this database for information on wall systems and assemblies.
NIBS has released its "Guideline 3-2012: Building Enclosure Commissioning Process."
This underlayment can be used when there is a long anticipated open time before the roof is completed.
TFM Managing Editor Anne Vazquez talks to the director of campus services at Presbyterian College.
This tool is designed to estimate the carbon benefits of wood buildings, versus steel and concrete.
Slight increase in nonresidential construction spending expected in 2012 with substantial growth projected for 2013.
What is the standard practice of budget allocation towards spare parts expenses?
Every year, architects and engineers compete to see which team can build the most spectacular structure using little more than cans of food. After the competition is over, the cans are donated to a charitable food bank.
More than 140 pieces of construction equipment were delivered to seven construction sites in the city destroyed by a tornado earlier this year.
AIA reported the August ABI score was 51.4, following a very weak score of 45.1 in July. This score reflects an increase in demand for design services.
How do facility managers weigh a general contractor's proposal if they are not sure of the exact costs?
Users can compare energy costs for multiple glazing options in prototypical buildings based on multiple variables.
OSHA has issued Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction to help businesses comply with the recently published Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule.
The AIA will establish a new survey that will begin to identify and analyze stalled projects from around the country that could be moved forward on almost any front but for the lack of financing.
Maryland’s adoption of the IGCC, effective in March 2012, will apply to all commercial buildings as well as residential properties more than three stories high.
The March ABI score was 50.5, a negligible decrease from a reading of 50.6 the previous month. This score reflects a modest increase in demand for design services. The new projects inquiry index was 58.7, up significantly from a mark of 56.4 in February.
CSI and CSC have announced the 2011 updates to MasterFormat®, the tool used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.
On the heels of its highest mark since 2007, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) jumped more than two points in December.
Richard P. Weiland of ICC stresses the importance of enforceable building codes in light of the one year anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake.
Following an election that brought sweeping changes and switched the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, construction industry observers foresee changes in policies impacting this sector.
OSHA is proposing to issue an interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” as used in the general industry and construction occupational noise exposure standards and to amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation. Comments are due 12/20/10.
The end of the tunnel appears to be about nine or so months away. The light there is, thankfully, not from an oncoming train. Or so it seems.
Since its Quadracci Pavilion opened in 2010, the Milwaukee Art Museum has seen attendance more than double.
Following the first positive reading since January 2008, the ABI dropped nearly two points in October. 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.
Building officials from across the nation voted to support gains in the energy efficiency of building energy codes at the Final Action Hearings for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
The IGCC applies to new and existing, traditional and high-performance commercial buildings in the Ocean State. It includes ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional compliance option.
The AIA reported the August ABI score was 48.2, up slightly from a reading of 47.9 the previous month.