Construction & Retrofits Articles

New construction projects, retrofits, renovations, and facility retrofits are covered within this portion of the site. This is where readers find articles on master planning, project management, and other architecture, engineering, and construction strategies.

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Survey Of Code Professionals Predicts Substantial Retirement Exodus

The “typical” code professional is older, works at the local level as a jurisdiction employee, and has 20 to 30 years of...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Facilities Management In A Minecraft World

One tech expert floats the idea of using Microsoft's recent acquisition, Minecraft, for practical 3D facilities management floor plan layout...Read More...

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Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management

Across sectors, facility professionals find solutions through the Department of Energy's Better Buildings...Read More...

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National Disaster Resilience Competition Launched

HUD partners with the Rockefeller Foundation to announce $1 billion...Read More...

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Construction Industry Employment Hits Five-Year High

Sector adds 20,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate declines to...Read More...

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Four Key Legal Facility Trends

Four trends are transforming the legal profession; new future law office research reveals workplace changes and indicates that specialties are in...Read More...

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Webinar – Change Orders: Reduce Their Impact With A Streamlined Approach

This webinar, scheduled for 2-3pm EDT on October 15, 2014, will focus on the challenges of change orders and the best practices to control the risks associated when change orders occur....Read More...

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Focus On: Building Envelope

This article features four products that cover the building...Read More...

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Free White Paper: Improving the Energy Efficiency Of Aging Commercial Buildings through Window Retrofits

Find out how the Renovate system can offer energy savings of up to 25%, provide consistent indoor thermal comfort, reduce outside noise transmission, contribute points towards LEED certification, and more at a lower cost than a traditional window...Read More...

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New Service Spotlight: Yardi Forges Relationship With The Home Depot

With a new service, these two companies provide facility management customers a streamlined approach to tracking...Read More...