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Home of the Washington Nationals, the newest MLB ballpark earns LEED silver. The director of ballpark operations plans to maintain the momentum.


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Construction & Retrofits

New construction projects, retrofits, renovations, and facility retrofits are covered within this portion of the site. This is where readers find articles on master planning, project management, and other architecture, engineering, and construction strategies.


Latest: Stadium Case Study: Going To Bat For Green - Home of the Washington Nationals, the newest MLB ballpark earns LEED silver. The director of ballpark operations plans to maintain the momentum.

Stadium Case Study: Going To Bat For Green

Home of the Washington Nationals, the newest MLB ballpark earns LEED silver. The director of ballpark operations plans to maintain the momentum.

Airport Case Study: Flight Plan

The assistant director of aviation for facilities and the director of aviation at McCarran International Airport discuss the new wing in Vegas.

Roofing Trends: Roofing In The Spotlight

Several important initiatives will have an impact on roofing conditions, particularly for the existing building sector.

New Public Service Video’s Proper Firestop Methods Aim To Increase Fire Safety In Buildings

The video depicts a full-scale room fire at UL's Northbrook, IL, test facility and compares non-compliant firestop systems performance to compliant firestop penetration and joint systems in accordance with ASTM E814 (UL-1479) and ASTM E1966 (UL-2079), respectively.

Casino Case Study: Back In Business

The Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS re-opens one year after sustaining damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Retail Case Study: Out On The Town

A retail development in Kent, WA has created a central gathering spot for the surrounding community.

K-12 Case Study: Learning To Share

A Dallas, TX school district maximizes its budget to provide two new schools on one property.

Assisted Living Case Study: A Fresh Start

In Racine, WI, an aging nursing home is transformed into a vibrant assisted living facility.

Hospitality Case Study: Flip This Hotel

The Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland is transformed from ugly duckling into swan.

LEED Case Study: Grounded In Green

Building on its past, Hearst Corporation earns LEED Gold for its new headquarters building in New York City.

Convention Center Case Study: A Sense Of Place

Following a major renovation and expansion, Duke Energy Center enhances the Cincinnati skyline.

Transportation Case Study: Traveling In Style

The Whitehall Ferry Terminal in New York City gets a new look and upgrades services for travelers.

TFM Names Robert Wengel Facility Executive of the Year

Having established a five year facility plan, Robert Wengel, vice president of facilities at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, is delivering results.

Laboratory Case Study: Part Of The Neighborhood

Avon Products rediscovers its roots at its new R&D facilityin New York State.

Higher Education Case Study: The Big Picture

A new multipurpose facility fuels the campus master plan at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA.

Healthcare Case Study: Collaborative Care

The new Weston Regional Medical Center brings shared services to central Wisconsin.

Chicago Facility Case Study: An Exquisite Expansion

A new wing will enable The Art Institute of Chicago to bring treasured artifacts out of storage for the public to enjoy.

Financial Facility Case Study: Branching Out

Ambitious expansion plan prompts PFF Bank & Trust to accelerate and unify its approach to branch design.

Government Case Study: Come Together

Solano County Government Center brings the one stop shopping concept to this Californian community.

TFM Names David Lenart Facility Executive Of The Year

For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.

TFM Names Jim Driessen Facility Executive of the Year

This professional's career has developed right along with his employer's growth.

TFM Names Neal Angrisano Facility Executive of the Year

This natural born leader has just what it takes to advocate excellence, professionalism, and class.

TFM Names William Coleman Facility Executive Of The Year

The core values of facility management excellence are exemplified by a man who achieves a perfect balance.

Hospitality Case Study: Ah, Wilderness!

Hospitality pioneer blends rustic touches with upscale accommodations at The Wickaninnish on the Beach.

TFM Names Stu Carron Facility Executive Of The Year

Inspired by the challenge, this steady leader learns what he can from each milestone he achieves.

Tech Startup Case Study: Brand Muscle Shows Its Flexibility

Fledgling software firm adds space without experiencing growing pains.

Transportation Case Study: Richmond’s Rail Revival

Abandoned since 1975, Main Street Station is resurrected in all its glory.

Education Case Study: Finding The Cure

Keeping focus on its six phase master plan, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School in Baltimore, MD doubled the size of its facility.

Government Case Study: Like Building A Ship In A Bottle

Revising the footprint without altering its legacy, the National Archives evolved from the inside out.

Hospitality Case Study: From Swim Suits To Business Suits

The Gaylord Palms Resort And Convention Center, a 2.1 million square foot, $450 million landmark, situated on 63 acres, houses 400,000 square feet of convention space and a 178,000-square foot exhibition hall.

HQ Case Study: Mastering Its New Manor

While one of the largest credit card companies in the world continued to handle it's millions of business transactions successfully, MasterCard's personnel languished due to its numerous office spaces spread throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. From the February 2003 issue.

Higher Education Case Study: The Tip Of The Iceberg

Begun in January of 1998 and completed in April of 2001, the five story, 106,000 square foot Chemical Sciences Laboratory of San Diego State University (SDSU) was a $29.5 million project. From the October 2002 issue.

Lab Case Study: Resurrection Of A Relic

Dow Corning upgrades its old laboratory facility to a new "people hub."

Tricks Of The Trade: The Differences Between Aluminum And Copper

Jim Elledge scrutinizes the essential performance differences of these two materials. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Professional Development: Revised Regulations

Guest Columnist Teresa L. Jakubowski explains how new standards of Titles II and III of the ADA can be decoded.

Professional Development: Helpful Hints For Evaluating Contractor Bids

Guest Columnist Bill Garland recommends facility managers look beyond face value when partnering with outside firms.

Design-Build Project Delivery Used for 40%+ of Projects

From 2005 to 2010, numbers are up 10% for design-build project delivery, an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Lofty Building Ambitions

An Acton, CA property owner is in court this week to defend his 20,000 square foot home improvement project.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: BIM Specs From Lubrizol/FBC Building Solutions

The BIM objects for the company's FlowGuard Gold and Corzan pipe and fittings have been adapted for download through the Autodesk Seek search engine.

Professional Development: Commissioning No Longer Optional

Guest Columnist Paul Liesman provides the first part of a two part series on building commissioning.

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