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  • Corporate

    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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  • Healthcare

    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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  • Government

    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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Corporate

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.

Case Studies & White Papers

USAI Connect offers designers exact fixture spacing on a predetermined grid to seamlessly assimilate the lighting into the building design while achieving perfect alignment and consistency. USAI Lighting: Cutting back on size with smaller bright ideas - by Bonnie Littman From cell phones to computers, advances in technologies continue to get smarter – and smaller. This is particularly true for the lighting industry. Inspired by the ongoing need for light sources that deliver a powerful punch, industry...
bradford_white_pgb_wp_extending_life_of_commercial_water_heater_cover.jpg__150x300_q85_subsampling-2 Bradford-White’s Getting More from a Commercial Water Heater - Spending thousands of dollars – and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars – for a commercial water heater system isn’t simply a purchase. It’s an investment. Such systems demand upfront planning and attention along the way. Here are...
stonhard-cover-image The Stonhard Group: A Warm Welcome Begins on the Floor -   The advent of greater variety and complementary flooring finishes in the hospitality market has broadened the opportunities for guests to encounter—and hotel service teams to enjoy—the versatility of designed concrete floors. The Stonhard Group with its four brands of flooring, Stonhard, Liquid Elements,...
IMG_5382 High-performance modified, no-odor roof system installed without disruption to Sharon Hospital in Connecticut - Anytime a roof begins to leak is a cause for concern—a concern that is elevated when the leaky roof is at a hospital. In those cases, it is not only critical to stop the leaking, but to do so without...
IMG_0534 Metal roof improves building aesthetics and functionality - The Ocean City Arts Center, nestled in the resort town of Ocean City, New Jersey, began as a modest fitness center with racquetball courts and has grown over the years to include a natatorium and library. The art center’s continued...
armstrong design envelope retrofit pkg Armstrong explains Variable Speed Design Envelope retrofits - One of the most important trends in building construction and building management is the continuing focus on energy efficiency, because of it’s impact on climate change and on customer operating costs. Intelligent, variable speed fluid management has emerged as a...
Princeton 2 Princeton Athletics light it up with Hubbell LED Lighting and Controls - As part of the Campus Wide Lighting Efficiency Upgrade Program designed to reduce carbon emissions, promote cost savings and limit waste, Princeton University’s Facilities Organization decided to convert more than 100,000 outdated lighting fixtures to more efficient LEDs in facilities across the...
Slips, trips and falls are the second
most common injury among healthcare
workers, and cost the healthcare
industry millions of dollars each year in
lost work days. Flooring decisions have
a direct influence on slip, trip and fall
risk—the right flooring choices can also
help to reduce worker fatigue that can
contribute to more falls (see page 9). Influence of Flooring Decisions on Patient Safety & Satisfaction - Flooring is the most pervasive finish within any built environment. In a healthcare facility, however, flooring decisions have become increasingly important as they have a critical influence on both patient safety and satisfactions rates. A white paper, produced by The...
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida, boasts one of the most advanced emergency backup power control systems of any hospital in the United States. Standby power system at Tampa’s Haley VA hospital covers all electrical loads for 120 hours for a 25-structure campus - Thanks to its recently renovated power plant, few, if any, hospitals have a better power system than the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. At a cost of $47 million, it includes an emergency generator system capable of...
"Prior to the lighting change,
maintenance crews were changing
out lamps or ballasts at least every
other week. Now with Cree, we
haven’t been in the garage since," said Joe Stark, Regional Director of Support Services for Presence Saint Francis and Saint Joseph Hospitals. Cree lights the way to a positive experience at Presence Saint Francis Hospital Parking Facility - Opportunity As an award-winning Level 1 trauma center, Presence Saint Francis Hospital encourages family involvement in the patient healing process through an open visitation policy. With 24/7 visitation, the parking facility at Presence Saint Francis has a steady flow of...
Westchester Philips, Westchester Medical Center Health Network announce $500 million, multi-year partnership - Royal Philips and Westchester Medical Center Health Network announced a multi-year, $500 million partnership to transform and improve healthcare for millions of patients across New York’s Hudson Valley. The partnership is based on an enterprise managed services model through which...
Carvart/261 Madison CARVART Custom Exterior Etched Glass is Ever-Changing - New York City’s skyline has a newly renovated addition—261 Madison Ave. CARVART, a creative solutions company specializing in architectural glass products and hardware systems, helped to produce a custom etched insulated product for the exterior façade 261 Madison and assisted in...
Forbo_CHoPgh Facility team for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh chooses materials, building techniques to better health of patients and staff - If you doubt that buildings can have healing properties, plan on paying a visit to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. There you’ll find a hospital and research tower that were planned and built in a bold new way. The...
LTG-PresenceStFrancisHospital-Healthcare-EvanstonIL- 1 Long-term vs. short-term analysis when upgrading to LED lighting - by Dave VanSpybrook Facility managers typically focus on optimizing the operation and maintenance of their buildings, such as commercial and healthcare spaces. Lighting accounts for 20 percent of total energy expenditures, usually greater than 30 percent of the electric bill....
Cree_Government_NASA_WashingtonDC_005 NASA ‘Green Plan’ gets a boost from Cree LED lighting - by Jack Curley, Products Editor When NASA began renovations for its 600,000-square-foot, 10-story headquarters building in southwest Washington, D.C., it had a plan in place — known as the “green plan” — which stipulated strategies to maximize the potential for...
1LTG_NCSU_SmartCast002 North Carolina State University chooses Cree LEDs for better lighting and better learning - Lighting is a 24-7 operation for North Carolina State University’s Campus Life department. Between thousands of residence hall rooms and suites, common recreation areas for residents and computer labs open around the clock, finding ways to reduce energy consumption and...
Cree_Healthcare_RaleighOrthopaedics_RaleighNC_013 Surgery Center goes cutting edge with Cree LED Lighting - Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic may be the oldest orthopaedic practice in the area, but with the opening of their new 98,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art practice headquarters and surgery center in northwest Raleigh, they’ve stepped into the 21st century in a big way. The...
Leesburg Theater’s use of JLG X700AJ Compact Crawler Boom earns rave reviews - At first blush, it sounds like a simple project: paint a champagne-colored stripe on the wall of a movie theater lobby. But as Jesse Truesdale will tell you, the devil is in the details. The owner of Cobb Theatres in...
AbetLam receptioncorridor Inside & Out: Laminates are office design solutions - Abet Laminati is pleased to showcase its new office space in Mississauga, Ontario. Primarily designed with its laminates, this new office space provides customers with a real life showroom – demonstrating how designers and architects can use Abet’s products. Created...
Butterfly Effect Patcraft The Butterfly Effect Webinar: How Carpet Can Change the World - The Butterfly Effect Webinar, details how carpet can be a designed, manufactured, and installed as a 100 percent recyclable cradle-to-cradle solution that has zero impact on the environment and the health of inhabitants of any space. Follow this link to a...