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.

Hilton Los Angeles

Hotel Case Study: Welcome Upgrades

To make energy improvements, a California hotel tapped into PACE...Read More...

green globes vs leed

Drexel University Releases Green Globes Vs. LEED Cost Comparison Study

Green Globes comes out less expensive than LEED on the same project, according to recent study...Read More...

fall protection

Workers Standing Down For Fall Safety

More than one million workers expected to “Stand-Down” for OSHA fall safety...Read More...

FM Alert

Tax Implications Of Building System Maintenance Or Replacement

Whether the expenditure is considered routine maintenance or an improvement or betterment will have an impact on tax implications under the new...Read More...

Bio picture for B. Kevin Folsom, CEP.

Tricks Of The Trade: Tracking Maintenance

Columnist Kevin Folsom provides both a long and short answer to this question about keeping ahead of maintenance schedules....Read More...

Belk Hall

Green Building Initiative New Project Certifications

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) has announced a diverse list of recently completed construction projects in the institutional, commercial, and retail...Read More...

American University Green Roof

Services & Maintenance: Greener Groundskeeping

The SITES rating system aims to generate the sustainability and resiliency of...Read More...

Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month Week Three: “Surround Your Building With Safety”

Theme for Building Safety Month Week Three urges code officials to "Surround Your Buildings with Safety” by taking special precautions to ensure outdoor areas are...Read More...

TFM April 2014

April 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 3)

This issue of Today's Facility Manager presents several aspects for managers to consider when selecting and operating the lighting systems in and around their...Read More...

Smart Building Stats

Revenues For Smart Building Applications To Grow 150% Globally By 2017

The global market for integrated equipment in buildings is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 20.3%—from $12.6 billion in 2012 to $31.6 billion by 2017. As a proportion of overall building equipment investment, smart applications are forecast to increase from 8% to 14% over the same...Read More...