New Facilities Construction Articles

Planning a new non-residential building project is a lengthy process that should involve the strategic facility manager from the earliest stages. These articles examine noteworthy new buildings around the country.

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Eight New Landscape Projects

SITES™ is a voluntary, national rating system and set of performance benchmarks that applies to sites with or without...Read More...

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New Report Indicates Nearly 40% Of Non-Residential Construction Projects Delivered Via Design-Build Approach

Research finds continued growth of design-build since 2005; highest market share includes Pacific Region at 59% and military sector at...Read More...

AIA Approves Continuing Education Credit For Green Globes Course

The course provides an overview of the features and use of the newly released version of Green Globes for New Construction (NC), which is based on an ANSI Standard (ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial...Read More...

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Economy Poised For A Stronger Second Half Of 2013

The latest jobs report showed steady year-to-date job creation and measures of consumer confidence are at or near recovery...Read More...

ICC Board Member Robert Drexler (right) testifies before the Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health on the Safe Housing for Homeless Veterans Act.

ICC Testifies In Support Of Safe Housing For Homeless Veterans

HR 2065 would require homeless veterans’ facilities to be code...Read More...

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals a Rise in U.S. Employers’ Confidence

Latest survey shows the highest percentage of U.S. employers reporting their intent to hire since...Read More...

FREE WHITE PAPER: Site Selection For Mission Critical Facilities

In this paper, guidelines are established for selecting a new site or assessing an existing one. Common risks that affect the availability of a business are defined and techniques for minimizing these risks are...Read More...

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Earth Day 2013: The World’s Largest Commercial Living Building, The Bullitt Center, Opens

The long-awaited grand opening of The Bullitt Center in Seattle took place on Monday, April 22, 2013—celebrating industry changing technology and innovation in Net-Zero and green...Read More...

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SPECIAL FEATURE From Business Facilities: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall....Read More...

Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, Yatsushiro-shi, Kumamoto, Japan, 1988-91. (Photo by Tomio Ohashi.)

Toyo Ito Of Japan Is The 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

He has received numerous international awards, including in 2010, the 22nd Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu; and in 2006, The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal; and in 2002, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for the 8th Venice Biennale International Exhibition. Calling him a “creator of timeless buildings,” the Pritzker Jury cites Ito for “infusing his designs...Read More...