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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.


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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.

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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.

Making The Connection: Aligning Facilities Investments With Organizational Mission

Developing a long-term facilities investment strategy all stakeholders can rally around is a difficult task. Here are five steps to aligning facility investment with mission.

Flexible Furniture Revives Office

An office redesign at Victory Renewables, LLC in Southlake, TX has improved employee comfort and collaboration.

High-Rise And Urban Innovations Awarded By CTBUH

At its 17th annual awards program, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat named Salesforce Tower in San Francisco "Best Tall Building Worldwide", plus winners across 20 award categories.

Design For Daylighting

Brighten the outlook of building occupants and reduce lighting costs by bringing natural light inside.

ADA Compliance For Facilities

Keep current with Americans with Disabilities Act developments to make better facilities decisions.

Facility Executive | April 2019 Issue

The April 2019 issue features an in-depth look at intelligent lighting's impact on your facility, plus HVAC, flexible furniture, pest control, safer schools, and more.

Victaulic Celebrates 100 Years

In 1919, this provider of pipe joining and flow control solutions was granted its first patent for mechanical pipe joining, The Victory Joint.

Process-Driven Facility Designed To Optimize Office, Fabrication Spaces

H. Hendy Associates, an interior architecture and planning firm, designed a new Southern California manufacturing facility for MEP leader Southland Industries.

USGBC Launches LEED v4.1 For City, Community, Residential Projects

This new version of the LEED green building program raises the bar for sustainable housing and cities.

Smart Building Retrofits… What’s Holding You Back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may hold them back.

Aligning Facility Investment With Organizational Mission

Facilities are often one of the most valuable assets for an organization, but developing a long-term facilities investment strategy the organization can rally around is a difficult task. This eBook discusses five steps for aligning facility investments with organizational mission.

Friday Funny: This New Eatery’s Already Under Water. (Literally.)

Submerged 17 feet below sea level, Under — the world’s largest underwater restaurant — gives diners from around the world a look at Norway's diverse sea life.

Healthcare Facilities: Trends In Operations And Occupancies

Simone Health Development Companies shared three trends it has observed in healthcare affecting facility management, along with thoughts on mixed-use healthcare facilities.

Leading Universities, Colleges Adopt PlanGrid

Forty higher education institutions now use PlanGrid's construction productivity software to efficiently build and maintain their campuses.

USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

New pilot credit increases transparency in timber supply chains and reduces the risk of illegally harvested wood being used in buildings.

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