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.

Commercial Sector Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

Commercial Sector Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

Slight increase in nonresidential construction spending expected in 2012 with substantial growth projected for...Read More...

New York Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed New York Works Infrastructure Fund Act, which will permit design-build on infrastructure projects for the first time in the state’s history. The legislation is aimed at creating tens of thousands of jobs through $1 billion of targeted and accelerated...Read More...

ABI Drops For Fifth Straight Month

ABI Drops For Fifth Straight Month

The new projects inquiry index was 53.7, a considerable slowdown from a reading of 58.1 in...Read More...

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

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...Read More...

Architecture Billings Index Continues Positive Momentum

Architecture Billings Index Continues Positive Momentum

On the heels of its highest mark since 2007, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) jumped more than two points in December....Read More...

Real Estate Recovery Led by Large Corporate Users in Gateway Markets

Real Estate Recovery Led by Large Corporate Users in Gateway Markets

The U.S. industrial property sector has experienced steady growth, thanks to an uptick in leasing from heavyweight corporates, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s third quarter North America Industrial Outlook...Read More...

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private, and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels...Read More...

CSI And CSC Release 2010 Edition of UniFormat

CSI And CSC Release 2010 Edition of UniFormat

CSI and CSC have released a 2010 edition of UniFormat, a method of arranging construction information based on functional elements, or parts of a facility characterized by their functions, without regard to the materials and methods used to accomplish...Read More...

BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

The standard, developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® provides guidance on how to measure the floor area of industrial...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Airport Planning FAIL

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Airport Planning FAIL

Gibraltar Airport is famous for two things: transporting British tourists to and from the Iberian Peninsula and its proximity to the city it serves. While incredibly convenient, this close proximity--less than 1/3 of a mile--creates some major...Read More...