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In northern Sweden, travelers will be able to escape to the trees later this year.

In northern Sweden, travelers will be able to escape to the trees later this year.



Latest: WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Back To Nature - In northern Sweden, travelers will be able to escape to the trees later this year.


In northern Sweden, travelers will be able to escape to the trees later this year.

GSA Awards Contract To Roof Express

The five-year contract is within the Facility Maintenance and Management schedule of the GSA.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Green Roofs And Commercial Environments

Guest Contributor Kelly Duke explains how green roofs can help bring nature closer to urban settings, improve insulation and air quality, and work to deliver both economic and social benefits to their communities.


Are unsightly garbage cans junking up your visual landscape? You can now camouflage your cans by dressing them up in an attractive covering!

Tecta Awards College Scholarships

This year, 36 scholarships were awarded, which includes 16 new awards along with scholarship renewals.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Blame it on the GPS

One minute your childhood home is there. The next minute, it's gone. So are family heirlooms and other personal items. Why? Faulty GPS coordinates.

New Look In New Orleans

The city's Morial Convention Center exterior change follows up major interior renovations.

Grants To Combat Graffiti

Eligible communities and groups can use the funds to address graffiti prevention and education, rapid removal, or help to enforce local anti-graffiti laws.

Survey Results: India’s Troubling Development Concerns

The survey revealed that 93% of respondents believe there is a significant gap between international design practices and onshore construction realities for large-scale developments in India, characterized by the many challenges facing the development community today.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Are Your Curb Ramps Really ADA Compliant?

Most municipalities have implemented features required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but many of these features fall short of ADA compliance.

New Product Flash: Starline Plug-In Raceway By Universal Electric Corp.

The Starline™ Plug-In Raceway from Universal Electric Corporation was designed to address the everchanging power distribution and datacom needs of university, hospital, research, pharmaceutical,...

New Product Flash: Flexi-Mount Wall Bracket

A flexible mounting bracket has a hidden spring that allows urinal screens to flex just the right amount.

New Product Flash: Smart Fan From Strobic Air

The patent pending Strobic Air® Smart Fan™ maintains safe ventilation levels while minimizing facility energy costs and carbon footprint.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Beauty is in the eye of…no one?

Museums, municipal buildings, and public arts projects are among the world's ugliest buildings. How many have you seen? And do you think they're ugly too?

Video Shows Green Practices to Manage Stormwater Runoff

Produced by the EPA and the U.S. Botanic Garden, the film highlights green techniques that were on display in 2008.

Building Products And Roofing Contractors Work Together To Benefit Local Communities

Firestone worked together with its customers to help put new roofs on for many in need.

ModSpace Responds To Economic Conditions With Online Resource Center

ModSpace is assisting companies preserve capital while creating the space they need to continue operating in today's economy.

Sustainable By Design: Extended Tax Incentive Provides Opportunity

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act adds five years to the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction.

Concrete Tests Not So Well for New York Firm

Top executives from Testwell Laboratories have been indicted for corruption charges related to falsified or incomplete test results of many high profile steel and concrete construction projects in and around New York City.

Assistance Needed From Facility Managers Regarding Earthquake Design

John Masek is seeking recommendations from facility managers in any area where earthquake design is required. The outcome of the project will likely lead to new design and construction requirements.

Services & Maintenance: Quality, Cost, Sustainability

Can fms have the best of all worlds with pre-owned furniture?

ASTM Releases Updated Guide for Conducting Property Condition Due Diligence

The original guide is the most widely recognized protocol for conducting Property Condition Assessments.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Corporate Image Taken To Extremes

In October 1995, construction began on The Longaberger Company’s seven-story home office, a replica of the company’s Medium Market Basket and the dream of...

CertainTeed Invests In Venture To Promote Eco-Friendly Foundation Materials

Agreement with ARXX to help encourage use of cement foam building materials.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Got Landscaping Issues? A World Class Tree Climber Can Help!

While the world is currently in a sports oriented mindset, it would be remiss to overlook results from one exciting non-Olympic event—the International Tree Climbing Championship

Fisher Hosts “Fisher Feature FliX” Video Competition

Snowplow company gives users a chance to win prizes.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: The Oldest Forklift in America?

"My forklift is so old." "How old is it?" "It's so old I could win a replacement by entering a contest."

Susquehanna Bancshares Discovers Promising Savings Program On The Roof

For any company providing financial advice and investment services, it’s important to demonstrate financial smarts whenever possible to both customers and shareholders. So when...

AAMA Launches Evaluation Of Hurricane Resistance Specs

American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has begun a 12-month review to evaluate AAMA 520, Voluntary Specification for Rating the Severe Wind-Driven Rain Resistance of...

Miami Marine Stadium Closer To Historic Designation

Miami’s iconic Marine Stadium, admired by architecture enthusiasts around the world, cleared a significant hurdle on the path toward landmark status by the City...

BIM Used In Study Of Product Performance

New York-based Turner Construction recently conducted a study with Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC to gauge the scheduling--and therefore financial--benefits of using Dens™ Brand paperless,...

Supplier Takes Safety Seriously

Next to the slow economy, the cost and availability of workers compensation and general liability insurance continue to be the roofing contractor’s biggest problems,...

Exhibition on Transforming South Street Seaport To Be Launched by AIA New York

Compelling proposals to change the face of lower Manhattan will be on display at the Center for Architecture in New York. "South Street Seaport:...

How Was Your Weekend?

Imagine having one of the biggest events in the history of your facility not hold up well to the forces of nature.That's what happened...

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