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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Green Globes Included In New DOE Energy Rule

Green Globes uses the services of independent assessors and uses the ANSI national consensus process for developing its Green Globes tools for new construction and major renovations, the subjects of the U.S. DOE... ...Read More...

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Winners Of 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards

The Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, while providing a special emphasis on safety.... ...Read More...

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Water Efficiency Toolkit Available To Companies In Water-Stressed Areas

GEMI and Environmental Defense Fund team up to expand water efficiency toolkit for those companies facing drought conditions or water... ...Read More...

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LVDC Design Guidelines For The Visual Environment | Second Draft Review Period Open

LVDC Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment is now available for second public review; the review period ends November... ...Read More...

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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 terms. The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms, Professional Development: Finding Future Facility Managers, Services & Maintenance: For Safety's Sake, Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management, FM Issue: Mission Critical Training, Hospital Case Study: Rebirth In New Orleans, Special Feature: Forklifts And Freight Terminal Doors, Renewable Energy:... ...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...