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.

OSHA Heat

Water-Rest-Shade: Safe Summer Working Practices

U.S. Labor Department launches its annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Gridlock Glass Block System by EXTECH

This patented system allows for in-house staff to perform quick repairs in the event of block...Read More...

TFM May 2014

May 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 4)

This issue of Today's Facility Manager looks at how technology delivers primarily positive results in most operational...Read More...

Cathedral Ceiling

Services & Maintenance: Problem Ceilings

Common issues to address involve aesthetics and...Read More...

HFI

The ABCs Of VOCs In Facilities

There are thousands of different VOCs and they have two things in common—they contain carbon, and they evaporate...Read More...

Charles Carpenter

FM Frequency: Historic Sites – Challenges, Opportunities

Whoever said some things only get better with age probably was not a facility...Read More...

I Codes

New I-Codes Emphasize Fire Service Access, Storm Shelters, And Accessibility

The 2015 International Codes support resiliency, safety, innovation, and affordability in the built...Read More...

Kroger

Facility Retrofit: Energy Milestone

The Kroger Co. made changes resulting in its 500th ENERGY STAR certified...Read More...

Water

Current And Future Water Risks Ahead For Corporations

Study shows 60% of companies indicate water is poised to affect business growth and profitability within five years; more than 80% say it will influence decisions on where to locate...Read More...

NPBDG

New Performance-Based Design Guide Now Available

National Institute of Building Sciences makes free tool available to the public via the...Read More...