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AIA Releases Rebuild and Renew Plan

Schools, Green Buildings, and Historic Preservation are among key initiatives.

Donation Of Time And Materials Creates Soothing Environment

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. of Newport Beach, CA recently completed reconstruction of the Ronald McDonald House Family Room inside Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital.

Services & Maintenance: Preventing Damage With Proactive Measures

A leak doesn't need to be the first sign of roof trouble.

"Dynamic" Architect Recognized

David Fisher has been honored as the worldwide Architect of the Year 2008 by The Developers & Builders Alliance.

Design Firm Changes Name

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc. and its affiliates has changed its name to tvsdesign.

New Building Code Revisions Adopted By ICC

The International Code Council (ICC) has approved 23 building and fire code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11.

McGraw-Hill Executive Comments On Economy and Construction

Robert A. Murray, vice president of economic affairs at McGraw-Hill Construction Research and Analytics Group in New York City, issued a statement on the expected impact on construction activity.

Professional Development: Five Steps To A Successful Renovation

Contributor Jackie Jennings demonstrates how smart planning today creates fewer headaches tomorrow.

Professional Development: Making Construction Management Work For You

Guest Contributor Jerry Kingwill says what an fm knows about construction can make the process run smoother.

Facilities Housing Pandas In China To Be Rebuilt

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), in cooperation with The Giant Panda Conservation Foundation (GPCF), has joined the Chinese Ambassador to the United...

ADA Trends: Accessibility For All

From plumbing to public computers, there are more ways than ever for facilities to provide accessibility.

From Where I Sit: Hello Columbus!

Tim Springer discovers the best of American urban planning during a recent trip to Columbus.

Professional Development: Design-Build

Guest Contributor Warren Michelsen explains how this project delivery method benefits from the power of one and the expertise of many.

Sustainable By Design: On The Continuum: Life After LEED-NC

Two years after achieving LEED certification for its original construction, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR pursues LEED for Existing Buildings.

Special Report: Home Away From Home

Results from TFM's annual survey reveal a cash crop of new and renovation projects. From the September 2007 issue.

Professional Development: Mid-Project Intervention

Guest Contributor Sonny Jester feels fms can experience early avoidance and resolution of construction disputes.

Sustainable By Design: Existing Buildings In Cities Focus Of New Program

The Clinton Climate Initiative Is working with locations around the world to increase energy efficiency.

Professional Development: Facility Management Made Easier

Guest Contributor Steve Lindauer discusses how an accepted tool can simplify the coordination of all contractors.

TFM Show Tour Case Study: Seeing It Through

At this high-rise in Chicago, it has been hands-on management from the start.

Facility Fix: A Modern Solution For An Old-Fashioned School

In the small community of Shungnak, AK, this Northwest Arctic Borough School District needed to find a way to reconfigure classroom spaces to accommodate the changing needs of students. This Q&A with Kathy Christy, REFP, explains how it was done.

Professional Development: Tackling Systems Performance

Contributor Bob Vorwald illustrates how facilities can reduce costs and increase efficiencies through recommissioning. From the January 2007 issue.

FM Frequency: Bridging The Gap

Closing the divide between the design process and long-term operations and maintenance is the topic this month from FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

Special Report: On The Horizon

The latest TFM survey results show facility professionals will not only be juggling numerous projects, but they'll be managing large budgets well.

Professional Development: Aren’t All Structural Engineers The Same?

This Q&A in team building basics with William Sherman and Jay Stressel goes from the bottom to the top.

Professional Development: Reduce Change Orders To Add Resources

Columnist R. Don Hensley explains how Quality Management Plans can help minimize expensive changes. From the Ap-ril 2006 issue.

Special Report: Stealth Buildings

In his last "Material Revolution," Brian Kraemer looks at carbon fibers and their ability to strengthen building foundations.

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Incentives can help facilities increase their return on investment in solar photovoltaics.

Special Report: Simply Soy

Installing soy bean oil based insulation can change the complexion of facilities.

Services & Maintenance: Aerial View

Facility managers can use technology to stay on top of roof conditions.

Special Report: Broken Bottle Flooring

An old process using recent technology can change the way flooring is thought about.

Professional Development: Combining Facility And Project Management

Contributor John Bodrozic shares communal software approaches that keep fms on top of construction projects.

TFM Names Ward Komorowski Facility Executive Of The Year

Passionate about facilities, this colorful motivator leads by example and has a great time along the way.

Services & Maintenance: The Missing Link In Roof Considerations

Preventive maintenance can provide priceless value and protection.

TFM Names Charles Ayoub Facility Executive Of The Year

A no nonsense leader gets things done at a growing Houston hospital-in spite of obstacles and disasters.

Conveying Corporate Continuity

A standards program can help facility executives maintain uniform policies and aesthetics.

Holding Educational Facility Professionals To A Higher Standard

Having an edge in the complex arena of educational facilities starts with a standards program.

Industry Interview: Conduit Of Communication

Karl Borgstrom is charged with bringing the message of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to its constituency as well as outside organizations.

FM Issue: If They Build It, Facility Managers Will Inspect It

Facility managers' are taking a greater stake in the construction and renovation processes by commissioning such projects. From the August 2003 issue.

Bonus Feature: The Handbook To Building – MasterFormat

This standard, used traditionally for the construction industry, is expanding to include facility management responsibilities. From the March 2003 issue.

TFM Names Kelly Olds Facility Executive Of The Year

In its premier year, TFM's Facility Executive Of The Year Award is a distinct accolade. It recognizes the outstanding work done by a facility professional on a single project, making it the only award of its kind. One nominee was particularly outstanding, and that was the entry submitted on behalf of Kelly Olds.

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