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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California Approves Sweeping Design-Build Authorization

California reforms infrastructure delivery with passage of SB 785; ensures design-build authority in California for next...Read More...

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Zero Energy Building Revenue | Expected To Exceed $1.4 Trillion Annually By 2035

Advances in building envelope technology are helping to drive the market, according to Navigant Research...Read More...

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Kansas Cell Tower Collapse Causes Two Fatalities – OSHA Violations Issued

OSHA finds two willful and four serious safety violations at Blaine, KS, work...Read More...

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Today’s Facility Manager | September 2014 Issue

This issue looks at the future of facility management in both technical and human...Read More...

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Hospital Case Study: Rebirth In New Orleans

The eastern part of this city has been without a full-service hospital since Katrina, but that has all changed...Read More...

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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...