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The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.


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The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.

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Latest: BSSC Updates Earthquake Design Provisions For FEMA - The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.

BSSC Updates Earthquake Design Provisions For FEMA

The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.

It’s Not Too Late To Open Buildings Back Better

Identifying financing for public buildings to carry out HVAC, energy, and other infrastructure improvements can be a challenge. Here's insight from leaders of two energy groups.

Before The Storm: Alternative Construction Procurement For Your Disaster Prep Kit

View this free video webinar and learn how to proactively plan for catastrophic situations by having an alternative procurement program in place before disaster strikes.

Aurigo Software Masterworks 2021

Masterworks 2021 has a whole new look and feel, delivers powerful new configuration and workflow features, and introduces new AI sentiment analysis and insights.

PDR Designed HP Inc. Campus Achieves LEED ID+C Gold V4

The interiors of the HP Inc. campus, designed by Houston-based PDR, has been awarded LEED v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Game-Changing Project Aligns With Return-To-Office Strategy

Originally designed with employee engagement and wellness in mind, The Source H20 meets companies’ needs for safer and healthier workplaces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RHEINZINK Zinc Gutter System

RHEINZINK architectural grade zinc gutter systems come in half-round or box shapes, a choice of more 300 parts and accessories, and are adaptable to virtually any roof configuration.

It’s Cooler On The Jersey Shore

New hotel HVAC cooling tower reduces energy consumption and protects guests with antimicrobial properties that greatly reduce the chances of bacterial growth.

CARES Act And Improvements For Critical Facilities

Here is a look at what facility management leaders need to know about the 2020 CARES Act tax benefits and the efficiency improvements that qualify.

ASSA ABLOY Interactive Egress Calculator

The ASSA ABLOY Egress Calculator is an interactive tool that helps select the proper code compliant doors and hardware for various openings based on individual states’ adopted version of the International Building Codes.

Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Building Opens In New Spokane Eco-District

The five-story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building is one of the largest zero energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero carbon buildings to be certified by the International Living Future Institute.

Electrical Industry Group Shares eBook On Limiting Touchpoints In Buildings

Powering Chicago, the voice of the unionized electrical industry in and around Chicago, highlights technologies to create "The Contactless Office".

USGBC Highlights 2020 Leadership Awards From Latin America

These eight green building award recipients include Pepsi World Trade Center, Prologis, and Nicaragua’s first LEED-certified project.

A Historic Restoration: L.A.’s Landmark Greek Theatre 

Los Angeles’ iconic Greek Theatre, a 5,900-seat outdoor music venue built 90 years ago, was recently rehabilitated and restored by the architects and historic preservation experts at Page & Turnbull.

ICC Publishes Guideline Document For Remote Virtual Inspections

The International Code Council document outlines guidance for RVIs, which are useful when buildings are inaccessible during a pandemic, but also for dangerous environments or other circumstances.

How To Create Welcoming Outdoor Spaces At Your Facility

In welcoming back employees and customers against the backdrop of COVID-19, take advantage of outdoor spaces on your site for people to recharge and reconnect.

First Bird-Friendly Building Ordinance In Wisconsin Passed

The city-wide ordinance in Madison, WI will require new large construction and expansion projects to use modern strategies and materials that allow birds to see glass.

Facility Repurposing Best Practices

As organizational needs continue to evolve and respond to new internal and external situations, your facility may need a changeover.

Chicago’s First Public Hospital Transformed In Historic Rehab

Closed in 2002, the former hospital and medical college has been repurposed to a dual branded Hyatt House and Hyatt Place hotel, plus other spaces.

ACI Adds Shotcrete Inspector Certification

The American Concrete Institute developed the program to certify personnel who prove they have advanced knowledge of shotcrete inspection practices.

Trex Commercial Products Clear Choice For LG North American HQ

Design elements chosen to complement the glass exterior building included more than 1,300 linear feet of Trex Commercial Products’ frameless glass Track Rail, inside and out.

Iconic Milk Bottle Outside Boston Children’s Museum Gets Facelift

The last renovation of this 40-foot tall structure was completed in 2007.

UpLift From Lexia.Solutions Designed For Improved Wheelchair Access

UpLift Seating and UpLift Entryway are intended to improve access to venue settings for people in wheelchairs, while helping those facilities become ADA-compliant.

New Reality of Staging & Seating Design

COVID-19 has led to a new norm of social distancing that will undoubtedly play a major role in how people gather at events in the coming months and years.

Center For Active Design Launches Fitwel Viral Response Module For Building Certification

Five leading real estate companies commit to prototyping the module, informed by a Fitwel Academic Advisory Group comprised of health experts from world-renowned institutions.

USGBC Announces 2020 European Leadership Awards

These awards recognize those advancing the development of sustainable, healthy, resilient, green buildings, cities, and communities.

NanoPrime Multi-Purpose, Nontoxic Rust Converter

NanoPrime is a rust-killing base primer now available for usage by companies in the offshore, maritime, infrastructure, shipping, and mining industries.

In New York State, Arena Improved From Top To Bottom

The renovation of Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial facility in Syracuse, NY improved the fan experience from the seats, to the restrooms, and more.

High-Speed Facility Management: 6 Lessons From The Pandemic

Whether your project timeline is two months, two weeks, or two days, don't underestimate the power of teamwork and communication.

Looking Ahead: Space Planning Tips

With space for casual, unplanned interactions and enhanced collaboration, the physical workplace remains an important element of a company's culture.

FGIA Addresses Thermal Modeling

Voluntary FGIA procedure is intended to make application of the THERM software tool uniform between users.

Statue Of Liberty Museum Recognized With PCI Design Award

The 50,000 square foot museum and screening facility on Liberty Island was PCI's 2020 co-winner of the Special Awards: Sustainable Design category.

Wooster Products’ Anti-slip Stair Tread

Wooster Products STAIRMASTER safety renovation treads are designed for the modernization and restoration of all types of stairs, while also providing anti-slip protection.

Shannon Delivers Steam System Savings

Shannon Global Energy Solutions helps Baxter Medical Center & Miramichi Regional Hospital save steam, energy, and money with reusable insulation blankets and heat shields

Restoring And Protecting Monuments

Over time, monuments and memorials are subject to weathering and damage. Here is a look at five notable restoration and construction projects.

Healthcare Facilities Design: Hygienic Flooring For Healthcare

Safety is imperative when designing healthcare facilities. Specifying the right materials for the floor is essential, yet can be overlooked for infection prevention.

Sustainable Ratings, SITES And TRUE, Release Safety First Pilot Credits

In response to COVID-19, GBCI introduces these credits focused on landscape management and zero waste for buildings and sites.

Construction Data For Facilities Of The Future

A sound information architecture (IA) strategy is key to realizing the potential of available technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI).

Facility Executive: June 2020 Issue

The June 2020 issue looks at the new post-COVID-19 workplace—from technology to infection control. Plus, access control, energy projects, and parking facilities.

Retrofitting with LED Lighting

Emerson explains why converting from traditional lighting sources to LED improves safety, productivity, and long-term financial performance

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