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The Cordapillar is a professional strength cord cover designed to help prevent tripping injuries and fire hazards while at the same time concealing and protecting wires.

MonoSystems Cordapillar Cord Cover

MonoSystems Cordapillar Cord Cover

The Cordapillar is a professional strength cord cover designed to help prevent tripping injuries and fire hazards while at the same time concealing and protecting wires.

Sculpted 3D Rainscreen System By Metalwërks

Available in three forms, this solid metal wall panel product helps to create a bold aesthetic for facility exteriors. 

Bakery Expands Operation With Rack Supported Storage

Rather than build an entirely new facility, this approach added storage and building envelope onto the company's existing building.

DensElement Barrier System Passes Drainage Efficiency Test

This integrated system from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has passed testing as a substrate in exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) with drainage.

A Guide To Better Hospital Floor Plans

This infographic details the latest trends and insights facility managers need to consider when a hospital construction or renovation project is in the works.

Renovate America, Greenworks Lending Partner On PACE

Under the national partnership, the two firms will begin offering commercial PACE financing through Renovate America's HERO Program in Missouri.

New Report Examines Managing Construction Risk

Produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Alliant Insurance Services, the Managing Risk in the Construction Industry report provides insight for contractors, as well as building owners.

Holistic Design Reflected In New Elementary School

For this New Jersey school, designer LAN Associates focused on light, flexibility, choice, connection, complexity, and color to enhance the student experience.

DLC Qualified Products List Adds Two Lutron Offerings

Lutron's Quantum Total Light Management System and Vive wireless system now eligible for utility rebates and incentives by DesignLights Consortium members.

At Harvard, The Memorial Church Upgrades Building Controls

Part of a facility-wide renovation, HVAC automation has been integrated to allow for comfortable, year-round use of the building in Cambridge, MA.

Festool CT SYS Portable Dust Extractor

The CT SYS is a portable and compact HEPA dust extractor.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2017

Fred Reddig, director of facilities for the NFL’s Detroit Lions, hit the ground running to improve sustainability at the team's Ford Field.

Stay In The Game, Ensure Electrical Equipment Uptime

With this year's Super Bowl around the corner, power protection at Houston's NRG Stadium is most certainly on the preparation list for its facility management team.

Revolution Lighting Awarded Multi-Million Multi-Family Project

As part of its recent multi-family project awards, this LED provider builds on previous lighting contract awards with Billingsley Construction in Texas.

Did You Miss Our Construction Industry Webinar?

View this free webinar video and explore the current state of the construction industry, trends and updates in construction cost data.

Massachusetts Earns Top Spot In Green Building Ranking

Massachusetts moves from the third to first; New York rejoins ranking in USGBC’s annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.

Secure Deferred Maintenance Funds With Third-Party Data Analysis

Having comprehensive data on hand can help facility management in higher education successfully pursue funding for needed improvements and repair.

Northrop Grumman Plant Earns LEED Gold Certification

The aerospace company’s new 366,000-square-foot manufacturing center for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft received a total of 68 LEED® credits out of the 73 pursued.

Butlerib II Wall System Offers Design Flexibility

The Butlerib II wall system offers design freedom and flexibility at an affordable price.

FM Alert: Cradle To Cradle Certified Product Standard Recognized By EPA

Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.

Brock Environmental Center Wins SBIC Top Honors

Chesapeake Bay Foundation facility earns Honor Award in 2016 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards.

First Place Facility Designs In ASHRAE Technology Awards

Now in it 35th year, these ASHRAE awards recognize a vivarium, training laboratories, a transport center, a hospital, a police headquarters, and two office buildings.

Infographic: 10 Rules For Forklift Safety

Graphic Products’ infographic examines forklift operation rules and regulations, lays out important statistics, and provides tips for eliminating forklift hazards and enhancing safety.

Delos, HKS Partnership To Study Built Environment, Health Impacts

The two firms will collaborate to discover, evaluate, and improve upon the effects of the built environment on occupant health and well-being.

In-Building Cellular For Mid-Sized Facilities

Small and mid-sized facilities have traditionally faced the same upfront costs for wireless networks with longer ROI.

Question Of The Week: What Tech Upgrades Are Facility Customers Asking For?

With building occupants increasingly relying on mobile devices, facility management recognizes the imperative to provide reliable networks — among other technology amenities.

Tork Stainless Washroom Upgrade Solutions Launched

New Tork recessed dispensers and adapters can be used to upgrade the décor and functionality of facility restrooms quickly and with minimal disruption.

Urban Land Institute Competition Focuses On Chicago FM Site

Participants in the 2017 ULI student competition are designing a master plan for the site of Chicago's Department of Fleet and Facility Management, an 18-acre parcel the city plans to vacate.

FM Alert: NIBS Releases National BIM Guide For Building Owners

The National BIM Guide for Owners provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill building information modeling requirements for a typical project.

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.

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