Construction & Retrofits

Retrofit strategies often involve modifications to existing commercial buildings to improve energy efficiency, optimize performance, decrease energy demand and solve sustainability issues. Facility Executive magazine covers all aspects of construction projects, modernization and ongoing operations for commercial buildings & facilities.

Chemours STEM Hub

Charter School Breaks Ground On New Chemours STEM Hub

At EastSide Charter School, the Chemours STEM Hub will support improved access to STEM education in the Wilmington, DE community.
PCI Design Awards

Criminal Justice Center Receives PCI Design Award

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's design awards program recognizes creative and innovative uses of precast concrete.
air quality

How Construction Sites Impact Air Quality

Construction sites are responsible for 14.5% of particulate matter in the air and 8% of total emissions in the United States.
LEGO Boston

LEGO Group Will Move Head Office To Massachusetts

Boston's ability to attract and retain talent, quality of life, and academic institutions are reasons given for LEGO’s move from Connecticut.

2023 Forge Prize Finalists Imagine The Future Of Steel

Gas stations converted to electric charging stations, a self-sustaining micro city, and a transit center that offers rideshare by electric airplane are all vying for the 2023 Forge Prize.
AkitaBox

5 Roadblocks To Overcome In The Lifecycle Of Facilities Data

A healthy data lifecycle is essential to effective facilities management. Learn how to break through common roadblocks that impede the data lifecycle.
Historic Congregations

$20M Available To Historic Congregations

Lilly Endowment Inc. has renewed its support for the National Fund for Sacred Places, extending the program through 2027 and doubling grants to more than $20 million.
residence hall

Highlands College Reveals First On-Campus Student Housing

The new residence hall is the latest addition to the 70-acre campus for the private institution that opened in January 2022.
Cathedral School for Boys

Cathedral School For Boys Unveils Expanded, Reinvented “Heart”

An addition and renovation at the Cathedral School for Boys in San Francisco adds a new modern element and creates valuable indoor and outdoor spaces.

Extreme Weather, Horse Trailer Hit Prompt Bridge Repair

In Minneapolis, Western Specialty contractors restores a concrete pedestrian bridge connecting a parking structure and an office building.
Acoustic Privacy

Balancing Open Design And Acoustic Privacy

See how a renovated bank enhanced its acoustic privacy with sliding doors.
winter construction

Pros And Cons Of Winter Construction

Should you build during the colder months? Facility executives have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of winter construction.
School under construction

Navigating Higher Education Construction In Volatile Market

The higher education construction sector is struggling to rebound in this economy, due to price hikes and supply chain shortages.
Gingerbread houses

These Are Not Your Grandma’s Gingerbread Houses!

If you're craving a bit of holiday cheer, feast your eyes on the Historic Hotels of America's 2022 Top 25 Most Magnificent Gingerbread Displays.

Using Ground Penetrating Radar Increases Construction Efficiency

Facility managers who have on-site equipment can keep construction workflow going smoothly and increases efficiency.
Commercial Kitchen

A Guide To Planning A Commercial Kitchen Remodel

When looking to remodel a commercial kitchen space there are several factors you have to take into consideration.

Minnesota Roofing Plant Upgrades Save 5,000 MWh Of Electricity

Technology improvements at its CertainTeed roofing plant in Shakopee, MN are projected to save Saint-Gobain more than 5,000 MWh of electricity per year.
expansion

Revitalized Buffalo AKG Art Museum To Open In 2023

The refreshed art museum will welcome and engage all members of its community with an inclusive and interactive campus.
SEAM Certification

CRE Industry Launches World’s First Social Impact Certification

SEAM Certification, a measure of corporate real estate social sustainability, will provide guidance, resources, and certification for achieving positive social impact in the built environment.
climate change

Addressing Climate Change: Decarbonization Of Existing Buildings

C&W Green Buildings, a proprietary digital software assessment tool from Cushman & Wakefield, identifies custom decarbonization, retrofitting, and cost savings opportunities for existing buildings.

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

Attend this free webinar and learn how to tip the scales to balance recruitment, retention, and labor shortages, while retaining critical institutional knowledge.
Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.

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