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China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.


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China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.

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Latest: 2018 Maintains Skyscraper Construction Momentum - China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.

2018 Maintains Skyscraper Construction Momentum

China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.

Nation’s Largest Public Educational Aquaponics Facility Opens In Pennsylvania

A sustainable, zero-waste ecosystem, AgWorks at CCA uses fish to fertilize plants, bio-controls in place of pesticides, and solar panels supply energy to power the facility.

Verti-Lift Scissor Lift Tables

Verti-Lift scissor lift tables with tilt capabilities for ergonomics and product positioning are now available in stainless steel washdown designs.

Harvard Unveils First-Of-Its-Kind HouseZero Lab And Prototype

Through its advanced data-driven infrastructure, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities' HouseZero aims to shift the design and operation of buildings.

Global Green Building Trends

Nearly half of survey respondents expect to make 60% of their construction projects green in the next three years.

Facilities Designed To Be FORTIFIED Against Extreme Weather

The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a set of building guidelines and standards for protecting against extreme weather for increased resilience.

theMART In Chicago Achieves Fitwel Certification

The Center for Active Design bestowed a Fitwel 2 Star Rating to theMART, an iconic four million square foot Chicago property.

Vortec Updates Heat Load Calculator

An online tool from Vortec allows users to determine cooling requirements for their specific enclosure in a wide range of industries and applications.

GBCI’s Parksmart Reaches 100 Registered Parking Facilities

Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility.

Friday Funny: Sleep With The Fishes

It may have cost The Godfather’s Luca Brasi his life to sleep with the fishes, but if you’ve got $50K a night you too can sleep with the fishes... and live to tell about it.

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

A result of collaboration between the International Code Council, U.S. Green Building Council, ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society, the new IgCC aims to help governments streamline code development and adoption for improved sustainability around the world.

Investment Firm Invests In Sustainable Workplace Design

Fir Tree Partners hired Kostow Greenwood Architects for its most recent (sustainable) office upgrade in New York City.

Trane Presents Energy Efficiency Leader Award To MA School District

The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District (DRRSD) in Massachusetts is improving facility conditions through a multi-year energy conservation program with Trane.

5 Steps To A Successful Facility Condition Assessment

Facility managers should use an FCA as part of a technical investigation, to review assets or systems looking into the root causes of deterioration, and as a source for determining a building's replacement value.

Rubb Building Systems Engineers Winter Maintenance And Storage Facility

This provider of engineered fabric structures designed a new tensioned roof fabric storage facility at the Sanford/Seacoast Regional Airport in Maine.

Milwaukee Bucks Build Bird Friendly Arena

Designed to earn LEED Silver certification, the NBA team’s new Fiserv Forum features glass that is visible to birds to help prevent collisions.

LEED Case Study: Moving Up To LEED Gold

Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center’s achieved recertification via the new LEED v4.1 performance path.

Building Envelope Renovations To Enhance Sustainability

Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.

Designing Workplaces Engineered For Innovation

A series of roundtable discussions convened by BHDP Architecture reveals importance of “three Ds” of workplace innovation.

Site Planning And Stormwater

Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration.

Facility Executive | October 2018 Issue

The October 2018 issue features green building, workplace design, zero energy, recycling furniture, and anti-terrorism security. Plus, we celebrate our 30th anniversary.

Have You Gone Beyond Green?

The deadline to submit your project for a National Institute of Building Sciences 2018 Beyond Green™ Award is approaching!

Kirei Echo Panels Part Of Playful Cafeteria Makeover

The company's acoustic solution was customized to reflect an elementary school's ties to the seashore.

Force Control MagnaShear Motor Brake

MagnaShear electric release spring set motor brakes employ oil shear technology and are designed for cranes, loaders, trippers, and palletizers.

What Does The Warehouse Of The Future Look Like?

A new report from JLL details nine features that are transforming industrial properties.

Garland’s Roof Membrane Brochure

The Garland Company's High-Performance Membrane brochure is a complete menu of roof membrane systems that will answer questions for architects, design professionals, building owners, and facility managers.

EIR Healthcare Introduces World’s First Modular, Smart Hospital Room 

MedModular is the world's first application of prefabrication and modular technology of hospital rooms to ensure faster delivery and build times, and minimized budgets.

Historic Student Housing Renovated At University Of Kansas

Completed in 1923 at a cost of $156,558, Corbin Hall has been reimagined for its next 100 years on the university's Lawrence, KS campus.

Partnership Streamlines Shower Renovation

Tile Redi has partnered with Granite and Trend Transformations, provider of customized, patented surface overlays, to produce a complete shower surround for remodeling projects. This will streamline renovations, substantially reducing the time, labor and cost of traditional shower renovation projects.

$150M High Tech High School Opens In New Jersey

The 350,000-square-foot technical school meets LEED Gold standards, and includes water efficient landscaping, geothermal heating, a green roof, and wind turbines.

Friday Funny: Standard Airport Renovation, Or Upgrade For The Lizard People?

A 32-foot-tall demonic horse, gargoyles, and underground cities inhabited by lizard people are just some of the strange stories surrounding Denver International Airport.

Monitoring Seismic Risk Of Your Building

Following a series of large earthquakes in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas in the mid-1990s, seismic risk recommendations were changed to requirements.

Plan For Next Gen FM At Facility Executive Live!

On September 20, 2018 in Philadelphia, this one-day event will include a talk offering insights into professional development for current and future facility management professionals.

Friday Funny: The “Hoppiest” Hotel On Earth

Beer lovers rejoice! BrewDog has opened the doors to the world’s first craft beer hotel, located inside its Columbus, OH brewery.

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