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.

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...

MCGRAW-HILL CONSTRUCTION DODGE MOMENTUM INDEX

Dodge Momentum Index Takes February Jump

The increase was the third consecutive monthly gain and the first time the index has surpassed the 100 mark since 2010. In fact, the index is now at its highest level since April of 2010, suggesting that the recovery for nonresidential building may be finally gaining some...Read More...

NCGBCS Releases Taxonomy of Building Codes and Standards

This compilation of codes and standards relating to the built environment is intended to serve as a resource when educating the industry, government, and the public about the regulations and referenced documents that are used when constructing buildings and facilities. Comments are due March 8,...Read More...

Green buildings on the upswing. (Photo: iStock)

Green Building Accelerates Globally Through Economic Downturn

Green building has become a long-term business opportunity with 51% percent of study firms planning more than 60% of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28% of firms in 2012. The largest opportunity areas for green building globally are in new commercial construction and renovation of existing...Read More...

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NYC Building Resiliency Task Force Announced, Urban Green Will Organize

Urban Green Council to lead building resiliency task force in NYC; blue ribbon panel to make in-depth recommendations on building...Read More...

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Study Ties Cities’ Smart Grid Use To Economic Drivers For CRE Health

Do smart grid investments pay off for cities? In what ways? Jones Lang LaSalle examined the top “connected cities” as identified in a U.S. News & World Report study to find out how these cities fared in terms of three indicators of economic health: job growth, GDP, and commercial real estate value. Oct 9, 2012 @ 2:08...Read More...

New Report on Role of Cities in Green Economy

New Report on Role of Cities in Green Economy

The report is a synthesis of stakeholder perspectives from five major North American cities visited on USGBC’s The Road to Rio+20 engagement event series. It highlights five key messages heard from the events and outlines clear action items for...Read More...

Green Infrastructure Report Highlights Economic, Community Benefits

Green Infrastructure Report Highlights Economic, Community Benefits

This new draft report reveals how landscape architects can help design the way towards greener...Read More...

April Is National Landscape Architecture Month

April Is National Landscape Architecture Month

During the month of April, landscape architects will show their communities how they promote healthy...Read More...

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical...Read More...