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.

TFM Show Tour Case Study: Seeing It Through

TFM Show Tour Case Study: Seeing It Through

At this high-rise in Chicago, it has been hands-on management from the...Read More...

Facility Fix: A Modern Solution For An Old-Fashioned School

Facility Fix: A Modern Solution For An Old-Fashioned School

In the small community of Shungnak, AK, this Northwest Arctic Borough School District needed to find a way to reconfigure classroom spaces to accommodate the changing needs of students. This Q&A with Kathy Christy, REFP, explains how it was...Read More...

Professional Development: Tackling Systems Performance

Contributor Bob Vorwald illustrates how facilities can reduce costs and increase efficiencies through recommissioning. From the January 2007 issue....Read More...

FM Frequency: Bridging The Gap

FM Frequency: Bridging The Gap

Closing the divide between the design process and long-term operations and maintenance is the topic this month from FM Frequency Columnist Jeff...Read More...

Special Report: On The Horizon

Special Report: On The Horizon

The latest TFM survey results show facility professionals will not only be juggling numerous projects, but they'll be managing large budgets well....Read More...

Professional Development: Aren’t All Structural Engineers The Same?

Professional Development: Aren’t All Structural Engineers The Same?

This Q&A in team building basics with William Sherman and Jay Stressel goes from the bottom to the top....Read More...

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Professional Development: Reduce Change Orders To Add Resources

Columnist R. Don Hensley explains how Quality Management Plans can help minimize expensive changes. From the Ap-ril 2006 issue....Read More...

Special Report: Stealth Buildings

Special Report: Stealth Buildings

In his last "Material Revolution," Brian Kraemer looks at carbon fibers and their ability to strengthen building foundations....Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Incentives can help facilities increase their return on investment in solar...Read More...

Special Report: Simply Soy

Special Report: Simply Soy

Installing soy bean oil based insulation can change the complexion of...Read More...