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ACI 562-19 gives building officials increased confidence that concrete repairs are performed in a way that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public.


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ACI 562-19 gives building officials increased confidence that concrete repairs are performed in a way that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public.

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Latest: American Concrete Institute Releases New Concrete Repair Guide - ACI 562-19 gives building officials increased confidence that concrete repairs are performed in a way that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public.

American Concrete Institute Releases New Concrete Repair Guide

ACI 562-19 gives building officials increased confidence that concrete repairs are performed in a way that provides an acceptable level of protection for the public.

Enercept Power and Energy Meters

Enercept series meters solve the challenges that organizations face in creating more efficient buildings in retrofit environments.

Did You Miss Our “Improving The Project Closeout Process” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn about new trends and best practices for making the project closeout hand-off an easier, more efficient process.

VARISPACE Las Colinas Delivers Space As A Service

This office campus in Irving, TX, fully furnished and brimming with amenities, is the endeavor of VARIDESK, a workplace furniture solutions company.

Solar, Waste Heat Help Power Athletic Facility

At Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, a new student athletic facility achieved LEED Platinum certification.

Office Fit Outs And Connectivity

Here are five ways to help reduce IT spend when setting up new office space. Plus, 10 trends shaping the digital workplace.

BREEAM New Construction Standard Now For U.S. Market

BRE Global consulted with HOK to adapt its green building standard for new construction in the United States.

Friday Funny: This Corporate HQ Has Gone To The Dogs

With the opening of its new North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, Mars Petcare has unveiled the next generation of pet-friendly workplaces.

VAPOR BAN Primer ER Moisture Barrier

VAPOR BAN Primer ER is a single coat, 100% solids, liquid applied, two-part epoxy coating that consolidates the application of a moisture barrier and primer from two steps into one.

Adaptive Reuse Creates New Healthcare Facility

In Moorestown, NJ, designing a cancer care center included both existing and new elements.

YMCA First Fitness Facility To Be WELL Certified

The Stonestown Family YMCA in San Francisco is the first fitness facility in the world to be awarded WELL Certification.

Nora LED Adjustable Retrofits

The Cobalt LED Series has been expanded with new adjustable retrofits in 4", 5", and 6" apertures.

Physical Activity, Sustainable Materials Create Healthy Residence Halls

Residence halls can be designed to promote physical activity and healthy habits, while using healthy materials and building systems to provide a healthy environment.

Schindler Elevators In Salesforce Tower

The company’s elevators in this San Francisco high-rise are equipped with technology that will shut the equipment down if an earthquake of more than 3 on the Richter scale is detected.

ASHRAE Shares New Details For Headquarters Project

Key project goals for the renovation include to showcase an affordable, net-zero energy strategy, and to transform an existing building to a high-performance workplace.

Contractor, Community Team Up To Transform Youth Football Fields

The D.C. Housing Authority opted for Job Order Contracting to solve storm water drainage challenges and get community sports fields ready for football season.

Designing For Innovation In The Workplace

A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration.

Facility Executive | June 2019 Issue

The June 2019 issue looks at the impact of workplace design on productivity, plus smart buildings, green cleaning, energy management, and more.

Building A Museum On An Island, Challenges And Success

Phelps Construction Group recently completed the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island.

Using Glass Railings In Facility Projects

Trex Commercial Products address three common concerns when specifying this glazing in building projects.

IECC Committee Approves EV Charging Proposal

The proposed code by Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) would require new commercial and high-rise residential buildings to facilitate installation of future electric vehicle charging.

Friday Funny: Construction Machines Of The Future, LEGO Style

Through a series of visionary LEGO models designed by fans of all ages, the FutuRE:BUILD contest and exhibition revealed the imaginative power of machine technology.

Unilever North America HQ Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The sustainably-built, energy-efficient Unilever headquarters was also named Commercial LEED Project of the Year by the New Jersey chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Historic Bell Tower Restored At Little Rock, AR Church 

Restoration experts with Western Specialty Contractors used a stippling method to match the bell tower's original terra cotta appearance.

In Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory And Botanical Gardens Hosts “Big Green Block Party”

The adaptive reuse of an on-site public works garage facility at Phipps is aimed at achieving three rigorous green building standard certifications.

Tampa International Airport “People Mover” Project Recognized

The American Council of Engineering Companies awarded the project team for the airport facility’s SkyConnect Automated People Mover and a rental car center.

Friday Funny: Escherian Stairway To Nowhere

Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.

CorroLogic CorrPlug Pipe Caps

CorroLogic CorrPlugs protect pipe threads, pipe ends, and other tubular objects from corrosion, mechanical damage, and contamination during transit, handling, and storage.

Measuring The Value Of Resilient Design And Construction

A new report from the Portland Cement Association suggests that reinforced concrete structures reduce recovery costs after disasters hit and are likely to save money in the long run.

Prep School Chooses Scranton Products Lockers

Installed in the pool facility and weight room at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy in Milwaukee, Duralife lockers resist bacteria, mildew, and more.

Friday Funny: Music Classroom Gets A Tune Up

Victoria Sundberg, a music teacher at Lake Marion Elementary in Lakeville, MN, is the first-ever winner of Atmosphere Commercial Interiors' FLIP Your Classroom contest.

College Opens New Location With Job Order Contracting

Tarrant County College opted to use Job Order Contracting (JOC) for its major renovation, allowing multiple projects to be completed through a single contract.

Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology For Commercial Facilities

Whether for a retrofit or new construction, VRF technology permits the installation of a single HVAC system for both heating and cooling in facilities — saving money on equipment and controls.

New Guidelines On Energy Efficiency For Historic Buildings

ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character.

6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down Announced

In early May, OSHA will join with occupational safety organizations for the week-long event that focuses on preventing falls in construction, the industry’s leading cause of fatalities.

Proposed Legislation Could Be A Boon For Public Facilities

Introduced in March 2019, S. 932 aims "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax-exempt financing of certain government-owned buildings."

Hotel Wins Rave Reviews – For Hot Water!

Installing a digital mixing station for the domestic water system delights guests and decreases maintenance demands.

10 Data Center Trends To Watch In 2019

Which developments should you pay attention to for data center planning and operation?

Center for Active Design Announces Fitwel v2.1

The new version of this healthy building certification highlights new construction, and retail and community projects.

UMass Amherst Expands With Business Innovation Hub

The expansion and partial renovation of the Isenberg School of Management nearly doubles the school’s current space to accommodate its growth in the last decade.

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