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    The Cleveland Browns’ $5 million, four-month renovation project vastly improves its Training and Administrative Complex in Berea, Ohio. The renovations are designed by the nationally recognized, integrated architecture, engineering, and technology design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky of Cleveland, Ohio, and recently recognized with an AIA Ohio 2014 Honor Award. The new workplace is a thoroughly modern space, respectful of the history and tradition of the Cleveland Browns yet forging a progressive identity for the team, via bold imagery, messaging, team branding and colors. Photography by Kevin G. Reeves.

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    Designed by HOK, the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif., is conceived to be the region’s largest and most advanced center dedicated to cardiovascular care. Interior spaces support advanced medical treatment, patient care, research, clinical trials and graduate medical education. The seven-story, 167-bed hospital includes 59 intensive care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, three cardiac catheterization labs and an electrophysiology lab connected to centralized research labs, and a center for graduate education. Stephen Whalen Photography

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    The Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colorado, received partial modernization and a high-performing green building renovation by the U. S. General Services Administration, Rocky Mountain Region. The Design-Build Partners were The Beck Group, as Design-Build Contractor and Architect-of-Record; and Westlake Reed Leskosky, was the Lead Design Architect, Integrated Engineer, Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation Consultant. Photography by Kevin G. Reeves.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

Healthcare

The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

Government

The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

BOMA tackles tenant density in latest research initiative

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has announced the release of Decoding Densification: Insights and Opportunities for CRE Professionals,” a white paper that examines the effects of densification and workplace transformation on the built environment. In order to help address industry concerns, BOMA International’s white paper examines the many implications of increased density: It identifies and analyzes three main findings: that densification is happening, but unevenly; that densification is best understood in a larger context; and that the challenges of higher density are real, but manageable. Gaining a better understanding of modern workplace transformation can help those in the industry avoid potential problems and enhance building marketability to tenants. In fact, many tenants who want to decrease their square footage per employee in their space may rely on property professionals to help guide them through this process, offering building owners and management teams the opportunity to create a practical, sustainable solution for all parties.

To help facilitate this process, BOMA International has created the “Tenant Leasing Checklist: A Guide for Assessing Tenant Occupancy Density.” The checklist is designed to help property professionals consider and properly address the effects a tenant’s occupancy density will have on the building’s systems at the time of a new lease or a renewal. Using this resource, property professionals can identify more easily the areas that may be impacted by a tenant’s density, including cleaning and trash removal, elevators and escalators, restrooms, fire and life safety, HVAC and fresh air, electrical systems, parking, amenities and more. The nature and ramifications of densification can vary significantly from building to building, but knowing what questions to address beforehand can streamline the process and avoid unnecessary challenges.

To learn more about BOMA’s workplace transformation research and to download the white paper and checklist, visit the BOMA International website.