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.

ConstructionKids

Friday Funny: Pre-Schoolers With Power Tools

In the hopes of spreading "the joy of building, revising, and repairing," the goal of the program is to introduce youngsters—perhaps facility managers or engineers of the future—to materials and tools while learning the basics of individual work and... ...Read More...

Cool Roofs

Special Feature: Reflective Roofs

When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not... ...Read More...

Jim Kohl

Technology And FM: Wireless Control For Older Facilities

A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing... ...Read More...

Grand Valley Exterior

Higher Education Case Study: All About Business

In pursuing LEED certification, Grand Valley State University keeps operational goals at the... ...Read More...

Carpet

Services & Maintenance: New Life For Old Carpet

Considering recycling options for this facility asset should begin during its... ...Read More...

TFM's FM Alert

EH&E, Brigham And Women’s Hospital Win IFMA Excellence Award

The award honors a new approach—commissioned by BWH and designed by EH&E—that "sets a new benchmark" and establishes a "model of best practices" for the improvement of fire and life safety compliance during and after construction of healthcare... ...Read More...

TFM's FM Alert

The Gordian Group Acquires RSMeans, Combines Two Industry Leaders

The RSMeans acquisition reflects The Gordian Group’s commitment to assembling best-in-class solutions for the facility owners, contractors, and other stakeholders in the construction industry.... ...Read More...

TFM's FM Alert

JLL Acquires CLEO Construction Management

Acquisition of project management company will help to meet the needs of healthcare facilities with expanded, specialized... ...Read More...

Smart Buildings

Global Building Energy Management Solutions Market Forecast

TechSci Research announces a new market research report, "Global Building Energy Management Solutions Market Forecast &... ...Read More...

National Performance Based Design Guide

Architects Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide

The AIA will support the Guide by promoting it to its members as a resource to be used in the design phase of a building as well as by bringing the designer community perspective to the NPBDG review and update... ...Read More...