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 state’s Action Plan for Buildings provides a roadmap to transform five billion square feet of commercial space to “net zero” energy users by 2030.
BOMA's standard is designed to serve the interests of building owners, managers, and occupants as well as facility managers, brokers, appraisers, assessors, lenders, insurers, developers, construction and design professionals, and others.
Following a two-month soft patch, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rose almost two full points in July.
The 25,000 square foot "Dreamscape" will serve area children through the GOALS (Growth Opportunities through Athletics, Learning and Service) program.
The 120 room Travelodge has been built from 86 high strength steel containers which were constructed and fitted with the hotel room's fixture and fittings in Shenzen, China. Transported to England by boat, they were then put on a truck and fitted together like giant Lego blocks.
Even with modest improvements in the overall U.S. economy, nonresidential construction spending is expected to decrease by more than 20% in 2010 with a marginal increase of 3.1% in 2011 in inflation adjusted terms.
ConstructionPhotoDocs.com has introduced a photo indexing service geared to facility management work.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently announced revisions to its Forest Management Standard for the contiguous U.S.
The online calculator is aimed at determining how the company's products may contribute to LEED credits.
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has announced that Dennis J. Hall, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, FAIA, SCIP, will assume presidency of the organization on July 1.
American Modular Systems manufactures these environmentally friendly, low maintenance environments with a variety of features.
Pella's architects, engineers, technicians, and CAD drafters provide assistance on window and door selections for facility managers and their architects and general contractors.
Stimulus package having limited impact because funding not yet reaching intended recipients.
PTD (or safety through design) is defined as the integration of hazard analysis and risk assessment methods early in the design and engineering stages and taking the actions necessary so risks of injury or damage are prevented.
Staircases are just staircases, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, a clever designer taps the talents of a diligent engineer, and the results can be pretty impressive.
In New Haven, CT, 5th and 6th graders have the opportunity to gain experience with architects, construction managers, and tradespeople through Kids Build, a program developed by architecture firm Svigals + Partners, in conjunction with the New Haven School Construction Program.
The company has doubled the weather exposure limited warranty for its line of DensArmor Plus® interior panels from six months to 12 months.
A new publication from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) provides a broad understanding of earthquakes and how they affect buildings.
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.
"Use of building safety codes results in fewer injuries and lives lost," affirms Richard P. Weiland, Chief Executive Officer of the International Code Council.
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.
A real estate developer incorporated an uncommon natural element into his home in the Catskills after harboring his idea for several decades.
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.
Highlights from the 2010 Construction Outlook of McGraw-Hill Construction
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.
The world’s first floating apartment complex, The Citadel, will incorporate the benefits of water into the infrastructure of the development.
Its completion marks the opening of the first of three planned wings.
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.
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.
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.
The backlash proved too much to go ahead with opening this facility.
BSI British Standards has published a companion guide to the the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering works.
The company marked the completion of the steelwork phase of an expansion of its world headquarters facility last Friday.
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.