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All building systems equipment degrades over time, but performance of high efficiency systems may decline more rapidly than the standard without proper maintenance.


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All building systems equipment degrades over time, but performance of high efficiency systems may decline more rapidly than the standard without proper maintenance.

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Latest: Preventive Maintenance Helps Raise The Bar - All building systems equipment degrades over time, but performance of high efficiency systems may decline more rapidly than the standard without proper maintenance.

Preventive Maintenance Helps Raise The Bar

All building systems equipment degrades over time, but performance of high efficiency systems may decline more rapidly than the standard without proper maintenance.

New Jersey High School Awarded $65,000 For Classroom Redesign

Selected from more than 950 applications, Toms River High School North is among 15 recipients awarded a Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant.
Detroit

The Whitney Restaurant To Become Energy Efficient Icon

The popular restaurant, a National Historic Landmark, is Detroit's first C-PACE project.

UPenn Student Residence Renovated For LEED Gold

Designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the updated Hill College House in Philadephia welcomes students for the 2017-18 academic year.

Friday Funny: How Do You Move A Moose?

It’s a master class in moving your facility, as the Bell Museum of Natural History relocates one-of-a-kind exhibits from one University of Minnesota campus to another.

Does Your Breakroom Need A Makeover?

Until August 29, businesses with at least 10 employees can enter to win a facelift for their breakrooms from Staples Business Advantage.

New Metal Stair Products From ErectaStep 

Three new products are designed to fill the demand for higher quality metal stair kit solutions to serve the commercial and architectural marketplaces.
museum construction

Whitney Museum In NYC Earns LEED Gold

Opened in 2015, the building's sustainability features include a cogeneration plant, lighting controls, and outdoor plazas and a green roof.

Solatube Introduces SolaMaster 300 DS

This line of tubular daylighting devices is designed to provide enhanced light diffusion into interior spaces without light loss.

This Hotel Is A Real Pigsty

At least it used to be. In northern England, former housing for livestock was transformed to provide an intimate historic hotel experience for two.

Zurn Introduces EZ1 Drainage Series

These floor and shower drains are available in cast iron or plastic and shipped complete and ready to install to save contractors and their facility customers time and money.

Q&A: OSHA Regulations On Concrete Silica Dust

On September 23, the U.S. Department of Labor will begin enforcing its reduction in the amount of silica that construction workers can be exposed to in a workday.

Project Management Cost Tracking Guide From Honest Buildings

The third in a series, this free resource shares best practices in project management relating to capital, tenant improvement, and construction projects.

Hotel Case Study: Back In Fashion

The Watergate Hotel is open for business once again, with more than a cursory nod to its storied past.

Beyond Pen And Paper: Construction Safety Technology

Wearable devices, sensors, virtual reality, and drones are helping to bring construction jobsite protocols into the 21st century.

Dinkle’s Pluggable Terminal Blocks

Pluggable Terminal Blocks are a series of products with a push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks.

Future Of FBI Headquarters Released

With input from GSA, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the status of the ailing J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC.

SMACNA Downspout And Gutter Sizing Calculator

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association addresses rain intensity and design area of a roof with this new tool.

Health Care Facility Design And Flow Program From Virginia Mason Institute

This new program helps healthcare organizations and teams seeking to improve flow and realize the full value of an anticipated or existing facility.

Shifting Demands For Facility Security

As work styles evolve, smart building technologies help facility management cater to employees while tracking the use of shared assets.

Public Libraries Prioritize Space Reclamation

A new ProQuest survey explores public librarians’ views, plans, and strategies related to space reclamation.

Facility Executive | August 2017 Issue

The August 2017 issue features a focus on security, including cyber attacks, video surveillance, and strategic approaches. Plus, indoor air quality, fire safety, restrooms, pest control, energy efficiency, and more.

ICC, SEIA Partner To Produce 2018 Solar Energy Tool

The International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) Commentary provides expert commentary to help understand solar energy provisions.

Question Of The Week: Can A Roof Help Keep Your Facility Cool In Summer?

Some timely tips on how a common roofing process can keep your building up to 50 degrees cooler, courtesy of Bade Roofing.

Vermont State Complex Rebuilds After Flood

Hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the Waterbury State Office Complex Redevelopment is recognized with a 2017 American Public Works Association award.
modular building

LG Electronics Contributes To Baltimore Community Facility

The company is a member of a partnership that helped to build and outfit the Growing Green Center, a project of the nonprofit Parks & People Foundation.

Canon’s Colex Sharpcut Flatbed Cutter Line

Canon offers three Colex Sharpcut flatbed cutter models to serve markets requiring automatic knife cutting, creasing, and routing operations.
data center

Houston Skybox One Data Center Achieves LEED® Gold

The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston to receive the designation.

Roofing Renovation: 6 Do’s And Don’ts For Success

A good place to begin is to determine whether the roof needs an overlay or a complete tear-off and roof replacement.

Maintaining Flexibility In Facility Planning

Higher education is a dynamic environment, and construction planning should follow suit to maximize benefits and minimize risk.

Kingspan Insulation Launches GreenGuard Type VII XPS

This new insulation board is designed for commercial roofing applications such as protected membrane and pedestal paver systems.

Honeywell Contract With Memorial University Re-ups Energy Improvements

The second phase of an energy performance contract between the service provider and a Newfoundland-based university aims to address $6 million of deferred maintenance.

Stairwell Boosts Connection At University Facility

At Washington University in St. Louis, updating a facility housing labs and offices included a new central stairwell.

During Tax Season, CPA Firm Renovates in Place

With little time to spare during its busiest time of the year, Edelstein & Company in Boston, MA had its project team coordinate a three-phase construction schedule.

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