Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Construction articles below.
California reforms infrastructure delivery with passage of SB 785; ensures design-build authority in California for next decade.
In the hopes of spreading "the joy of building, revising, and repairing," the goal of the program is to introduce youngsters—perhaps facility managers or engineers of the future—to materials and tools while learning the basics of individual work and teamwork.
In construction projects you have overseen in recent years, what has been the biggest challenge and how did you and your team overcome the issue?
Based on an imaging laser that collects thousands of survey shots per second, HDS technology quickly gathers facility survey data.
This offering speeds up construction and renovation projects with competitive bidding requirements satisfied ahead of time.
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.
Facility managers can search this database for information on wall systems and assemblies.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.