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


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

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Latest: 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.

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.

Global Dow Center Earns LEED Silver Certification

Sustainability was at the forefront of the project with green construction and demolition practices employed throughout Dow Chemical Company's new Midland, MI headquarters. 

McCarthy Building Companies Completes Aquarium

McCarthy Building Companies has completed construction of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, a 120,000-square-foot, two-story attraction built inside the footprint of a nearly 500,000-square-foot 19th century iron umbrella train shed designated a National Historic Landmark.

Facing Facility Management Challenges After An Expansion

For a facility manager, the challenges that come with a major expansion include issues associated with organizing larger spaces, plus additional workforce, equipment, and maintenance.

DOE Boosts Energy, Water Efficiency Performance Contracts Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $5 million for federal agency projects aimed at catalyzing adoption of energy and water efficiency and renewable energy.

ASHRAE Breaks Ground On Global HQ Renovation Project

The two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, GA will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help achieve its vision of a healthy and sustainable environment.

Friday Funny: Take Me Down The Construction Road

UPCO and hip hop recording artist Chingy produce “Old Town Road” song parody to promote careers in construction to Millennials and Gen Z.

Financing Solutions For Smarter Building Upgrades

Facility managers across sectors and building types are continuously working towards optimizing safety, efficiency, environmental footprint, and occupant experience.

Dynamic Energy Completes Rooftop Solar Project For Wacoal America

The 965 kW system is expected to generate 1.2 million kWhs of electricity annually, avoiding the emission of 935 tons of carbon dioxide per year, while contributing to New Jersey's renewable energy targets.

Zero Energy Museums Becoming Reality

Studio Ma has announced the completion of three major museums and a national initiative to promote and design “a new generation of net zero energy museums” and cultural institutions worldwide.

In St. Louis, New Construction To Be Solar Ready

A new solar readiness ordinance is the first piece of climate legislation passed by the city as a participant of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. 

Three Hidden Risks In Your RFPs

Avoid these three risks inherent to the common Request for Proposal (RFP) process that could be costing you money, time, and occupant satisfaction.

ROPAX Jumbo Rolling Compactor

The ROPAX Jumbo Rolling Compactor uses a rolling drum with sharp metal teeth to crush, macerate, tear, rip, and compress waste in large open top containers/dumpsters.

Regal’s Mounted Ball Bearings IP69K Certified

Regal Beloit Corporation's Sealmaster PN Gold mounted ball bearings have achieved third party IP69K certification.

Diving Into Water Feature Design

Facility Executive spoke with Chris Roy, director of creative design at OTL, Inc., about considerations for water features inside and out of facilities.

USDA Loan Helps Build Louisiana High School

With funding from USDA, new high school in Youngsville, LA helps to drive community growth, prosperity.

Cost And Education Challenge, But Green Buildings Are Here To Stay

Green buildings are viewed as common practice in a recent survey by STO Building Group — not one respondent said the movement is a passing fad.

2019 Sets New Record for Supertall Building Completion

Around the world, 126 buildings of 200 meters' height or greater were completed in 2019, including 26 "supertall" buildings of at least 300 meters' height, a new record.

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Providence College 1M kWh Annually

The LED lighting and advanced controls retrofit at the Rhode Island college’s library qualified for a $250,000 subsidy through National Grid’s incentive program.

RIDGID StrutSlayr Strut Shear Head

The RIDGID StrutSlayr Strut Shear Head delivers fast, fab shop quality cuts in the field

Emerson Upgrades Power Connectors

The Appleton 200 Amp Powertite series of pin-and-sleeve plugs, receptacles, and power connectors now provide faster and easier field assembly, greater environmental protection, and improved worker safety.

Designated Space For Gamers Important In Student Housing Designs

With esports on its way to becoming the next football league to today’s students, and recreational gaming a given, student housing must take both the casual and avid gamer’s needs into consideration in its design.

Staying Safe On A Mezzanine

There are various precautions you can take to maintain a safe and secure mezzanine environment, from installing the right equipment to providing comprehensive training.

K-12 Construction Recognized For Use Of Propane Powered Equipment

The Propane Education & Research Council awards architectural and engineering firm TSP its 2019 Propane Project of the Year prize of $10,000 for its work on Andes Central High School in South Dakota.

An Historic Arena Renovation

In Kansas City, MO, HyVee Arena’s modern, multi-level sports complex repurposes an historic, single-story building.

What Are Current Trends In Higher Education Facilities?

A recent survey of facility planners by builder Mortenson finds nearly half believe there will be more construction activity on their campus over the next three years, compared to the past three.

Autodesk Launches Autodesk Construction Cloud

More than 50 new enhancements and integrations unveiled across construction management solutions enable the construction industry to improve collaboration, reduce risk, and increase profitability.

Boring Machine Begins Tunneling Las Vegas’ First Underground People Mover

The Las Vegas Convention Center’s underground people mover will transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles.

Haas Door CA 110 Installed At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

These commercial aluminum garage doors from Haas Door are part of The Garage, a new permanent exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

LED CordLight Replaces String Lighting

EPCO’s LED CordLight is an alternative solution to lamp-based string lighting for temporary construction lighting applications.

Women In Construction Industry To Get Custom-Fitting Safety Harnesses

A new Autodesk and AGC grant program will help address the construction industry’s need for better-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) for women working at heights.

Commercial Ceilings Recycling Program Marks 20 Years

Since 1999, more than 200 million square feet of used ceiling panels have been recycled through the Armstrong Ceilings Recycling Program.

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