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Conversion Kit for Industrial Skylights

The Capped Conversion Kit converts old, leaking, cracked capless industrial skylights and smoke vents into more trusted capped systems.

SmokeShield Elevator Smoke Curtain

The SmokeShield Elevator acts as a barrier to prevent smoke and hot gases from entering the elevator hoistway.

UMN Pioneer Hall Project Receives PCI Design Award

The renovation and expansion of historic Pioneer Hall at the University of Minnesota was honored with a design award from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

Titen Turbo Concrete & Masonry Screw Anchors

The Titen Turbo line of concrete and masonry screw anchors feature a patented thread design to deliver smooth driving with less torque and superior holding power.

AIA Honors Building Designs With Its COTE Top Ten Awards

This annual award from AIA recognizes building projects that integrate high design with advanced performance in 10 key areas.

BREEAM USA In-Use Version 6 Update Includes Focus On Resilience

The first update since the program was launched in 2016, this includes new criteria for the BRE's Commercial program (BREEAM USA In-Use V6 Commercial).

EPA Names Winners Of 2019 Campus Rainworks Challenge

In its eighth year, the competition engages college students in the design of on-campus green infrastructure solutions to help address stormwater pollution.

Pittsburgh’s MuseumLab Achieves LEED Gold

MuseumLab at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has been awarded LEED® Gold status for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Open Letter From CEOs At Engineering, Construction, and Development Firms Responds To COVID-19

The World Economic Forum has shared an open letter from 11 CEOs that offers support in the expansion, construction, and deployment of hospital facilities.

Sloan Supports Temporary Field Hospitals With Touch-Free Restroom Fixtures

The company has provided faucets and flushometers at McCormick Place in Chicago and Yale University's Payne Whitney Gym.

SAFE OFFICE INTEGRATION Service From Sonoma Construction

This Chicago-based general contractor collaborated with industry experts and clients to create a quick and cost-effective office transformation process for safer, healthier office environments.

Phigenics Offers Rapid Response For Water Management Programs

The firm's Water Management Services (WMS) Rapid Response - COVID-19 Adaptive Reuse of Space service aids facility managers and building owners adapting or reopening facilities for alternative uses.

Work Order System Streamlined

For the Buckeye Elementary School District in Buckeye, AZ, software tool expands visibility into work orders and equipment maintenance.

News From NFPA: Wall Penetrations And Security Equipment

Provisions added to the current edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® address wall penetrations for the installation of facility security devices in exit enclosures.

Field-Adjustable Flat Panel Retrofit Kits

Espen Technology recently launched a new family of field-adjustable flat panel retrofit kits for upgrading fluorescent troffers to the latest LED technology.

Building the Post-Pandemic Economy With Energy Infrastructure

Could robust government support for the energy efficiency sector protect jobs, strengthen the U.S. economy, and improve energy infrastructure? NAESCO's Executive Director discusses the potential opportunities.

Facility Executive: April 2020 Issue

The April 2020 issue features HVAC and COVID-19, anti-drone technology, lighting trends, and more. Plus, our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Rosendin Builds Temporary Healthcare Facilities

Rosendin is aiding the coronavirus crisis response efforts to help communities care for sick patients by helping transition two mid-century buildings into temporary healthcare facilities in California.

ASHE 2020 Vista Awards Recognize Healthcare Projects

The American Society for Health Care Engineering announces the winners of its 2020 Vista Awards for design and construction initiatives at healthcare facilities. 

How Behavioral Health Facilities Are Blurring The Lines With Nature And The Community

Architecture that blurs the lines between the building and nature while welcoming members of the community is shifting the paradigm for today’s behavioral health facilities.

In Los Angeles, “Built By Women” Exhibit Showcases 56 Projects

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is recognizing women-led architecture, landscape, engineering, and construction projects from around the region.

Embassy Suites Joins A-State Campus

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center joins Arkansas State University’s campus.

Are There Holes in Your Electrical Fire Prevention Strategy? Try A Connected Approach.

A centralized system for monitoring and proactive action improves the protection of electrical equipment and the circuits at all levels of a facility’s electrical installation.

How Healthcare Facilities Can Prepare For COVID-19

The director of healthcare design at Chicago firm Skender shares advice based on her experience during the Ebola outbreak in 2014.

How To Heat An Amazon Warehouse Without Natural Gas

Warehouses have been proliferating across the U.S., and sites in less-developed areas without natural gas infrastructure presents a challenge to heat and fuel these facilities.

Metso’s Aggregates Production Mobile Screen

The Lokotrack ST4.10 is the largest mobile screen in the Lokotrack range and is suitable for large-scale aggregates production.

Art, Light, And Nature Inspire New Home For Yale Child Study Center

The biophilic approach at YCSC, shown in studies to produce positive behavioral changes, is designed to instill a sense of calm and comfort.

Chesapeake College Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

The DOE recognized the Better Buildings partner for reducing energy usage at its Maryland campus by 24% since 2011.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: New Year, New Space

Ten years in the making, a modern headquarters facility for a Breese, IL construction firm takes shape.

Plazas And Terraces: Construction Considerations

Building or improving these outdoor spaces requires attention to safety and performance.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2020

A fast-paced facility operation is a great fit for Dennis Williams, Senior VP of Operations and Assistant GM at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum.

Reimagining Commercial Ceilings For Open Spaces

Whether an open plenum or disruptive structural components, if a ceiling area cannot be covered completely, then it can be adorned strategically.

DOE Invests $74M In Building And Construction Technologies

The funding will help develop energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of the nation’s buildings and electric grid.

IMETCO Launches R2 (Revive & Reclad) Services

The company's new service is designed for buildings with metal, brick, concrete, or EIFS facades that are deteriorating or in need of aesthetic improvement.

5 Key Ways To Boost Energy Efficiency Retrofits

As in most industries, the real impact comes with scale. In the case of energy efficiency, achieving scale across real estate assets drives significant and faster returns to the bottom line.

Major Growth Expected For Prefabrication, Permanent Modular Construction

Design and construction professionals using prefabrication and modular construction experience improved productivity and project quality, plus increases in schedule certainty, according to new study.

NYC Department of Buildings Reinforces Facade Inspection Requirements

A new rule adopted on January 14, 2020 makes substantial changes to inspection and reporting requirements for the city’s Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), commonly known as Local Law 11.

Coronavirus Spurs Construction Of Emergency Hospitals In Wuhan

The building of Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital and Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital is an emergency measure in response to the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

Minnehaha Academy Brings Nature Indoors With ASI Architectural

The installation of custom ASI Ceiling Grids at the school’s new facilities focused on the importance of space and ambiance, with an emphasis on bringing nature into the buildings.

Georgia-Pacific Building Products Launches DensDefy Line

The DensDefy Accessories take the company's DensElement's moisture management further, elevating the building envelope finish and ensuring performance compatibility.

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