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The Travis Roy Foundation moved into a 2,000 square foot office featuring accessible design, with the support of donated services from several area firms.


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The Travis Roy Foundation moved into a 2,000 square foot office featuring accessible design, with the support of donated services from several area firms.

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Latest: Pro Bono Services Expand Opportunity For Boston Nonprofit - The Travis Roy Foundation moved into a 2,000 square foot office featuring accessible design, with the support of donated services from several area firms.

Pro Bono Services Expand Opportunity For Boston Nonprofit

The Travis Roy Foundation moved into a 2,000 square foot office featuring accessible design, with the support of donated services from several area firms.

DBIA’s 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards

Presented by the Design-Build Institute of America, these awards recognize construction projects executed with a design-build approach that have met or exceeded cost and schedule goals.

Friday Funny: Gimme Cat Shelter

A far cry from the cardboard boxes most cats settle for—and into—here's a look at the inspired arCATecture designers came up with for this year’s Architects for Animals® “Giving Shelter” exhibit.

IWBI Releases Manufacturer’s Guide To WELL

This new guide helps manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard.

2017 Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Awards

These annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to forest conservation.

Pfizer Builds World’s First LEED Platinum Pharmaceutical Factory

With help from Johnson Controls, Pfizer built the world’s first LEED-NC Platinum certified pharmaceutical factory in Dalian, China.

Corporate Flight Center Focused On Customers, Sustainability

Aviation services company, Gary Jet Center, has built an 8,500 square foot facility catering to the customer experience at its Gary, IN property.

4 Steps To Successful Generator Specification

Consider these steps when specifying a generator to ensure business needs are met and that construction budgets accurately reflect those requirements.

Kärcher Cleans Des Moines, IA City Hall

The cleaning company's cultural sponsorship program provided free cleaning for the century-old government building.

Friday Funny: This Exhibit’s Good Enough To Eat

In the ultimate effort to make an exhibition sustainable, CRA used more than 30,000 pralines to build an Artificial Intelligence-run pavilion for high-end chocolate maker Venchi.

Sports Training Facility Opens On DFW Airport Grounds

Six-time NBA All-Star Jermaine O'Neal founded Drive Nation with a vision to train school-aged athletes, and a new 90,000 square foot facility aims to propel that goal.

Students Win Eco Concrete, Egg Protection Device Competitions

The American Concrete Institute’s annual competition explores the benefits and sustainable properties of concrete.

Wireless Valve Actuator Improves Steam Driven Building

Opened in 1931, the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Manhattan now features a wireless controls system to regulate heating and cooling.

Golden Gate Produce Market Unveils Facility Upgrades

Located in South San Francisco, the project included a series of infrastructure, energy, food safety, worker safety, and traffic facility improvements.
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Transportation Industry Embraces Sustainability, Green Building Standards

USGBC's new report: LEED in Motion: Transportation, highlights facilities that incorporate LEED and other sustainability practices.
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U.S. Forest Service Offers Wood Market Grants

Through the agency's Wood Innovations program, applicants can submit for activities focused on the use of wood in construction or energy projects.

Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis’ Historic Gateway Arch Gets Overhaul

The restoration/waterproofing work is part of a multi-phase project to expand and renovate the underground museum, plus renovate the grounds surrounding the Arch.

FM Alert: BOMA Releases New Office Measurement Standard

BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement reflects changes within the commercial real estate industry since the standard’s prior release in 2010.

Schools Bring In Solar Energy

Working with U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge, K-12 districts incorporate solar energy for conservation and education.

JEB 3Seal HM+ Warm Edge Spacer System

The JEB 3Seal HM+ warm edge spacer system for insulating glass units (IGUs) enables bold and energy efficient architectural glass solutions.

Sparkfund Technology Subscription For Energy Projects

This energy-as-a-service option provides facility executives the opportunity to make a single monthly payment that covers energy project installation, repairs, monitoring, and servicing.

Clark PARC From Clark Pacific

A pre-engineered parking structure delivers the benefits of off-site construction to project owners.

Restrooms Part Of WVU Football Stadium Upgrades

At the Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, WV, new restroom partitions were part of a recent $55 million facility upgrades.

AF500 Portable HEPA Air Scrubber

The AF500 AIR-SCRUB-R is a portable HEPA air filter for establishing a healthier environment in commercial and industrial applications involving activities such as floor cleaning, grinding and polishing, and drywall installation and repair.

LEED Case Study: The Show Will Go On

In Little Rock, AR, the transformation of a historic performing arts center earns LEED Gold certification status.

Facility Executive | October 2017 Issue

The October 2017 issue features a focus on sustainability, including groundskeeping, lighting, roofing, energy purchasing programs, and more. Plus, a look at emerging tech, HVAC, and strategic planning.

Friday Funny: The UK’s Ugliest New Building

The winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2017 is described as “a crass assault on the senses” that made one judge “cringe physically.”

L.A. Library Store Gets New Look

The Los Angeles Central Library modernized its non-profit store, while ensuring the new design meshed with its circa 1920s building.

NASA Langley’s Katherine Johnson Computational Research Facility Officially Opens

Part of a 20-year revitalization plan at Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, the new facility is named after "human computer" Katherine Johnson of "Hidden Figures" fame.

Bottle Filler Retrofit Updates Water Coolers

The VersaFiller Bottle Filler Retrofit turns an existing water cooler into a versatile bottle-filling station.

New Certification Program For Prefabricated And Modular Data Centers

Uptime Institute has announced its TIER-Ready Program for equipment manufacturers, aimed at easing the planning process for data center facility managers.

In Chicago, Design At The River’s Edge

River Edge Ideas Lab Exhibition launches its highlight of public spaces and design in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial during Fall 2017.

McCarthy Building Companies, PrecisionHawk Partner For Drone Program

Using PrecisionHawk's open software architecture, the two companies will develop custom software and algorithms to boost aerial intelligence during construction projects.

ASSA ABLOY New Glass Solutions Program

This initiative provides facility buyers a comprehensive resource for glass door hardware offerings across the company's various brands and divisions.

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