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NoTouch IR Switches Promote Safety

To exit or enter a building without touching the door, a user must wave their hand in front of the NoTouch IR button.

Timber Bamboo Customized Wall System

The BamCore Prime Wall System uses timber bamboo to deliver a customized, code-compliant wall system for the low-rise built environment.

Cupix Enhances 3D Digital Twin Platform

The CupixWorks 2.0 advanced 3D digital twin platform enables people to build smarter, transforming construction sites into easy-to-manage projects, creating value across the entire life cycle of a property.

Facilities Trends & Considerations: Where We Go From Here

Attend this webinar to learn how the pandemic has influenced project planning, how to maximize your resources to provide safe facilities, and economic considerations to keep your eye on.

News From NFPA: Remote Inspections, Construction Sites, And Cannabis Facilities

These three issues are among the timely topics the National Fire Protection Association has addressed recently, with a virtual event on June 22 to delve deeper.

Some States Vulnerable To Hurricanes Due To Inconsistent Building Codes

Florida takes the top spot for strongest building code, followed by Virginia, in the 2021 Rating the States ranking of hurricane readiness.

Tech Training Center Will Be Virginia’s First Net Zero Higher Ed Building

Located at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technical Training Center will join the small number of U.S. community college facilities to achieve net zero energy.

Construction Safety And Health Advisory Committee Members Named

The 15 ACCSH members will advise and assist the assistant secretary on occupational safety and health in construction standards.

UK, U.S. To Collaborate On Improving The Built Environment

The National Institute of Building Sciences will work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain on the development of the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program.

British Architects, Google Arts & Culture Launch Digital Partnership

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the first UK organization dedicated to architecture to publish its collection on Google Arts & Culture.

Doosan Bobcat Headquarters: Going For Sustainable Gold

Doosan Bobcat recently earned LEED Gold certification with the renovation and expansion of its West Fargo, ND corporate headquarters.

Tensotherm Roof Helps Revitalize Jones Beach Boardwalk Café

Birdair’s twin PTFE tensile roof structure pays homage to original café while providing a modern aesthetic.

Lambeau Field Upgrades Lighting Controls With Crestron

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the iconic NFL stadium selected Crestron to replace and upgrade lighting controls to create an advanced lighting automation system across the facility.

Corian Endura Porcelain Surface Material

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MBCEA 2021 Building of the Year Awards

MBCEA announced 2021 Building of the Year award winners.

Belgard® Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers Manage Stormwater Runoff

A new medical office building in Charlotte, NC had special considerations for its parking lot — stormwater runoff on a space-limited site.

Second Gen FCS10 Floor Covering Stripper

The FCS10 Gen 2 RIP-R-STRIPPER floor covering stripper has been redesigned with new features for improved productivity, operator comfort, and ease of transport.

DLX-N Inactivates Pathogens On Surfaces and In Airstreams

The DLX-N high output, dual lamp ultraviolet NEMA-4 fixture disinfects HVAC/R airstreams, cooling coils, and drain pans, inactivating infectious diseases such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Historic Newark Symphony Hall Unveils New Façade, Streetscape Design

A five-year, $50M restoration of New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue is underway, includes reimagining an entire city block.

GREENGUARD GOLD Thermal Insulation Panels

The SOPRA-XPS product line is a mix of extruded polystyrene thermal insulation panels made of cellular foam and primarily used as thermal insulation for foundations, walls, and inverted roof systems.

YMCA Receives Energy Efficiency as a Service

Budderfly helps the YMCA of Southwest Kansas upgrade its lighting and HVAC units—at no out-of-pocket expense.

Best Practices For HVAC Retrofits That Deliver

Equipment that minimizes repairs, saves energy, and improves health will help ensure that HVAC retrofits provide efficient performance and comfort.

Ericsson Factory In Lewisville, TX Achieves LEED Gold

The design and operation of this 5G Smart Factory, which opened in Spring 2020, is part of Ericsson’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Watts Water Technologies Launches Lync Brand

Aimed at addressing concerns in the commercial buildings market about water quality, Lync provides complete, pre-assembled, commercial domestic hot water system solutions.

Automatic Doors Required at Public Building Entrances

The International Building Code (IBC) for 2021 mandates the inclusion of automatic doors for entrances to public buildings.

Niagara Introduces Water Efficient Toilets For Wholesale Channel

Niagara is launching a full line of water efficient toilets that carry a 15-year warranty and are dedicated to the traditional wholesale channel, with features and benefits for builders, remodelers, and plumbing professionals. 

Vectorworks 2021 BIM & Design Software

Vectorworks 2021 includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as 2021 versions of Vision, Braceworks, and ConnectCAD.

Digitize Lean Construction Planning & Collaboration

RefinemySite by Bosch is software for digitizing lean construction planning and collaboration.

JLG R2632 Electric Scissor Lift

The R2632 electric scissor lift is rated for both outdoor and indoor use with a 26' platform height and narrow width that allows users to rent one machine to perform a multitude of construction and maintenance tasks on the job site.

News From NFPA: Fire Safety On Construction Sites

Are you emphasizing a culture of safety during construction, alteration, and demolition projects?

All-In-One Hands-Free Portable Sink

Portable ENVIRO Series Hand Wash Sinks include sensor activated faucet, soap dispenser, and hand towel dispenser.

In 2020, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Focused On Green Efforts

With COVID-19 cancelling events, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) took advantage of the downtime.

Airlines Approve Restart Of Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Project

After pandemic pause, Pittsburgh International Airport will restart a critical infrastructure project that will build a modern, health-conscious airport.

National Institute Of Building Sciences Joins Global BIM Network

The National Institute of Building Sciences joined more than 2,000 public sector representatives from 100 countries to form a new Global BIM Network.

As Offices Evolve, Owners Look Outward

Even in densely populated locations, there are opportunities to design outdoor spaces for employees and visitors.

Building Seismic Safety Council Honors Built Environment Leaders

BSSC recognized individuals and organizations that support its mission of enhancing public safety through improved seismic planning, design, construction and regulation in the building community.

At Detroit’s TCF Center, Facilities Professional Recognized For COVID Efforts

Al Vasquez, the facility's manager of engineering services, received four national and state awards for his work on temporary alternate care facility, the TCF Regional Care Center.

New Net Zero Energy Office Building

New Net Zero Energy office building by Ashley McGraw Architects challenges conventional thinking on efficiency in the commercial sector

Climate And Human Health-focused Office Building Moves Ahead

State-of-the-art ventilation, touchless features, rooftop green space highlight The Net, an Urban Visions development in downtown Seattle.

USGBC Expands LEED Earth to Homes, Communities, Cities

LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify.

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