Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. TOTM: Construction & Renovation articles below.
After being utilized during a construction project, Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be used to assist the operations and maintenance of the facility.
The 40,000-square-foot expansion project is the fourth at the Chesterfield County, VA hummus making facility, and will maintain its LEED Gold certification.
The Starphire glass with bird-friendly acid-etching brightens and protects the renovated Tropical Rainforest at Pittsburgh's National Aviary.
The new nine-story building in Chicago’s West Loop exemplifies the company’s commitment to become a better McDonald’s, more closely connected to its customers.
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg's Warehouse Laboratory, which houses biology, chemistry, and physics labs, is the fourth building on campus to receive LEED certification.
Moderna Therapeutics, which pioneers messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, built a new facility in Norwood, MA — and also focused on the workplace environment for its nearly 200 employees.
Download this white paper from Gordian and explore how traditional estimating methods contribute to inaccurate construction budgets, learn why predictive cost data was developed, and find out when to use it.
At the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, collaborative spaces and custom furniture were cornerstones of the library redesign.
The AIA Large Firm Roundtable led a coalition of construction industry organizations to create a guide for building owners focused on causes of uncertainty in construction projects.
Scranton’s Aria restroom partitions have been installed in the new Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) headquarters building in Northern California.
This buildings technology has changed the way MEP renovations can be designed, phased, and budgeted, especially where mechanical systems are mission-critical to facility operations.
The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.
Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.
Hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the Waterbury State Office Complex Redevelopment is recognized with a 2017 American Public Works Association award.
The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston to receive the designation.
A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.
Higher education is a dynamic environment, and construction planning should follow suit to maximize benefits and minimize risk.
This new insulation board is designed for commercial roofing applications such as protected membrane and pedestal paver systems.
At Washington University in St. Louis, updating a facility housing labs and offices included a new central stairwell.
With little time to spare during its busiest time of the year, Edelstein & Company in Boston, MA had its project team coordinate a three-phase construction schedule.
Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.
The new Rimkus Building Consultants works with clients to identify and mitigate the risks inherent in procurement, design, construction, and operation of large-scale facilities.
With a goal of improving office workers’ comfort, wellbeing, and productivity, buildings are being designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces.
The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.
A new technical bulletin from PIMA details the benefits in weight, durability, R-value, ease of installation, and environmental impact of these roofing system components.
Creative Office Properties and Dasher Lawless Automation broke ground last month on the largest fully automated parking structure below grade in the U.S.
Roofing projects are an opportunity to bring this building envelope item up to current building codes, including energy performance aspects.
Graphic Concrete offers architects the versatility to deliver distinctive, intriguing, and iconic imagery to precast concrete surfaces.
The Battery Atlanta, a new mixed-use development adjacent to the Braves’ new SunTrust Park stadium, features a unique LED display.
Since Portville Central School’s newly renovated athletic complex opened at the end of January, the New York school has seen increased use of its facilities by students and community members.
This online tool assists building owners, architects, specifiers, contractors, and roofers in determining which snow retention system would work most effectively for a metal roofing project.
Facility professionals should plan for the best, but also have a contingency plan with their general contractor to handle potential disruptions.
The school will be among the nation’s first to meet LEED's rigorous platinum standards and requirements for sustainability.
Technology, Energy, Sustainability, Construction, Staff Development... and the list goes on when it comes to the work of facility management.
This 28-page paper provides insight for facility managers to evaluate and maximize the benefits of window system renovation and upgrades.
In an inaugural address, the new ASHRAE president announced the theme of his term will be: Extending Our Community.
Eight Las Vegas properties in the MGM Resorts International portfolio have earned the highest level of this certification from the Green Building Initiative.
New study evaluates the cradle-to-grave sustainability of commonly used drinking water and sewer pipe materials over a 100-year service period.
The Uni-Doxis inflatable shelter inflates rapidly after the truck is docked and deflates before it leaves.
This third article in a three-part series describes crevice corrosion, which occurs at or near areas where metal parts are joined in buildings and on other assets.