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Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the updated Hill College House in Philadephia welcomes students for the 2017-18 academic year.


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Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the updated Hill College House in Philadephia welcomes students for the 2017-18 academic year.

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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. renovation articles below.


UPenn Student Residence Renovated For LEED Gold

Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the updated Hill College House in Philadephia welcomes students for the 2017-18 academic year.

Does Your Breakroom Need A Makeover?

Until August 29, businesses with at least 10 employees can enter to win a facelift for their breakrooms from Staples Business Advantage.

Hotel Case Study: Back In Fashion

The Watergate Hotel is open for business once again, with more than a cursory nod to its storied past.

Roofing Renovation: 6 Do’s And Don’ts For Success

A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.

Stairwell Boosts Connection At University Facility

At Washington University in St. Louis, updating a facility housing labs and offices included a new central stairwell.

Safety Net Hospital Strengthens Services

In Chattanooga, TN, Erlanger Health System transforms facility into first lifestyle hospital in the region.

Boston’s Constitution Center Transforming Into Creative Workspace

Shoes.com will relocate its headquarters to 31,000 square feet of customized open workspace within the revamped waterfront facility, renamed Constitution Wharf.

Concrete Tips For Flooring Success 

Here are some mistakes to avoid when preparing concrete floors for a new coating, courtesy of National Flooring Equipment.

Eyewear Innovation Lab Design Reflects Core Mission

For its new Manhattan location, VSP Global tasked its architecture firm to create a workplace that will inspire its team of creative entrepreneurs.

Historic Dupont Building In Delaware Sold

The seller, Chemours, will lease back office space as a long-term tenant, maintaining its global headquarters in Wilmington, DE.

Manage IAQ During Renovations

To protect facility occupants from unhealthy indoor air during a renovation, focus on these three areas.

ZipWall Dust Barrier Toolkit

Protect areas of your facility that are not involved in a construction project from construction dust with this kit that creates a dust barrier up to 16' wide.

Liebherr LR1300 Crawler Crane

The LR1300 is a crawler crane designed primarily for lifting work with high loads.

Kerto LVL Engineered Wood by Metsä Wood

Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is a state-of-the-art lightweight engineered wood product used in all types of construction projects.

Library Renovation Uses SOLARBAN 70XL By PPG

The Lawrence Public Library in Kansas features a new façade combining a terra cotta rainscreen and low-e glass.

JLL Creates Workplace Of The Future At Revamped HQ

When complete in spring 2017, JLL’s corporate headquarters will incorporate the latest strategies in workplace design, including many of the best practices it already uses in its work for clients and features inspired by direct input from its workforce.

USTA Serving Up Success For Tennis Facilities

The United States Tennis Association offers technical and financial support to help build or renovate tennis courts at facilities throughout the country.

Tips For Choosing Wallcoverings

An abundance of choices provides options for facility managers to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of their organizations.

Video: Insights On BIM For FM

In this video, an IMAGINiT Technologies expert addresses questions on BIM for FM, for the floor of Autodesk University in Las Vegas last week.

New Service Spotlight: Second-Look Recycled Wallcovering Program

Reaching a recent milestone, the program is a resource for facility professionals during sustainable renovations.

Freer Gallery Of Art To Close For Major Renovations

Smithsonian’s Freer gallery will close to the public on January 2016; should reopen mid-2017.

Gilbane Building Company Completes Restoration Of Historic Kings Theatre

Extensive $95 million restoration and renovation revitalizes grandeur of former movie palace.

New Product Flash: Flip Spray Adhesive from Armstrong

With this new product, facility spaces can put back into service quickly after a flooring renovation.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Tyvek Fluid Applied WB System from DuPont

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Remodeling Benchmarks

Is there any kind of established benchmark for interior remodeling in facilities?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Building Makeovers Improve Appearance And Performance

There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Restrooms Not Forgotten In Stadium Makeover

Rededicated in 2009, the Oklahoma State University football stadium shows school spirit throughout.

Healthcare Case Study: Making Room To Heal

This Atlantic City hospital creates calm—despite the surrounding casinos and cacophony—thanks to a former critical care nurse turned top notch administrator.

Parking Projects Recognized By IPI

The International Parking Institute has announced the 12 winning facility projects of its 29th annual Awards of Excellence.

Holiday Decor Marks Mall Revamp

Wrapped in a big red bow, a CT shopping center hails the holiday season.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CFR Retro-Seam From Metal-Span

This insulated metal standing seam roof panel system is designed to install over existing roofs.

CA Buildings Going For Zero Net Energy

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.

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