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Space And Project Benchmarks From IFMA

Factors such as layoffs and stagnant hiring due to the troubled economy, more people working off site and the growth of collaborative space may actually mask this trend, elevating the total amount of space per person available throughout the...Read More...

IFMA Announces Building Information Modeling Community Of Practice

The development and use of BIM provides value to Architects, Engineers & Contractors (AEC) by reducing project risk, costs, and time while improving the overall quality of the project via improved communication and collaboration of design intent....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...

Design-Build Hotline Makes Expertise Readily Available to Facility Professionals

The DBIA Owner Hotline is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in the delivery method and deep knowledge of design-build best practices—from both owner and practitioner perspectives. The Hotline is a resource for key aspects of the delivery method and guidance on additional tools and...Read More...

BOMA International and BOMI International Leadership Build for the Future

The results of these efforts will be gradually reflected in each organization’s education menus and are expected to be visible by BOMA International’s annual conference in...Read More...

BOMA International and RICS Collaborate to Advance International Property Measurement Standards

Widespread market adoption of these new standards will provide the building blocks for well-functioning global real estate markets and will be complementary to International Financial Reporting Standards and International Valuation Standards: two layers shaping the global financial...Read More...

OSHA Issues Plan To Help Reduce Injuries And Illnesses At High Hazard Workplaces

In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and...Read More...

10 Things To Keep In Mind With ADA Compliance

Did you know that facility renovation plans could be impacted by the 2010 ADA regulations—the first major update to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since the regulation was first published in...Read More...

CareerCast.com Reports on Best Jobs For People With Disabilities

Healthcare job growth is rising steadily, with the sector expected to increase by 5.6 million jobs within the next eight years, creating many available positions for disabled...Read More...

ICC, UL Collaborate On New ANSI Standard For Landscape Irrigation Controllers

The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical...Read More...