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    The Golf Channel hit a hole in one with the revitalization of part of its Orlando campus. The channel turned to Walker Design LLC to create a high-functioning, multi-use space within a 1,200-square-foot area. The space holds conference and training areas plus a genius bar. It has fully integrated audio/visual technology, integrated writable surfaces for informal gatherings and multiple movable seating options that can house 150 occupants. The floor and ceiling patterns reflect lively, pixelated textures to contrast with and balance the static walls. Photography by Chad Baumer Photography.

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    UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont, Colo., was designed by EYP Health to be an expandable, site-adaptable inpatient chassis that UCHealth could use at other locations. The new 210,000-square-foot hospital provides more than 50 inpatient beds and room to expand to more than 100. The hospital features an intensive care unit, operating rooms, a Level III trauma center and emergency department, advanced cardiac services, a birth center with a Level II special care nursery, a surgery center and 24-hour retail pharmacy, lab and imaging services. Photography by Jim Roof.

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    Do football facilities engender championships? Clemson University believes so. The 2016 National Champs invested $55 million in a new 142,500-square-foot facility designed by HOK. The Allen N. Reeves Football Complex further elevates Clemson’s program and promotes the recruitment, training and development of student-athletes. The facility is adjacent to Clemson’s Indoor Football Practice Facility and the existing outdoor practice fields, bringing all football activity into close proximity allowing for more efficient daily operations. Photos courtesy of HOK.

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Deloitte Resources survey: 61% say customers want sustainability - The Deloitte Resources 2017 survey examined the views of American consumers and businesses about their attitudes and practices when it comes to sustainability and the use of natural resources. It was released earlier this year and was based on findings from...
Interface, Inc. logo. (PRNewsFoto/Interface, Inc.) Interface lauds California carpet recycling bill - Interface, Inc. expresses its support for AB 1158, signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 14. The law builds on and enhances the state’s current carpet recycling program through the implementation of clear-cut goals for recycling, a multi-stakeholder council and requiring new...
LEEDstats USGBC offers third-quarter LEED data in new graphic format -  The USGBC has released LEED third-quarter data in a new graphic format. It releases quarterly  LEED certification activity, broken out by achievement level, rating system and location. Additionally, FMs can check the suite of of market briefs for your state and country. For project-specific information,...
Logo - BlueOceanRobotics Nilfisk partners with Blue Ocean Robotics to accelerate development of autonomous machines - Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with specialized robotics company Blue Ocean Robotics. The partnership is designed to complement Nilfisk’s existing partnerships in the robotics field and accelerate its development...
diversey Diversey locating corporate headquarters in York County, S.C. - Diversey, a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, announced that it is locating its corporate headquarters in York County, South Carolina. The development is projected to bring $6.1 million in investment and create approximately 400 jobs. Diversey is...
The 1500-square-yard green carpet, with flower and fruit motifs, was made entirely out of ECONYL® fibers, the 100% regenerated nylon 6 by Aquafil. ECONYL Green carpet featured at Milan Fashion Week - Top models Gisele Bundchen, Dakota Johnson, Naomi Campbell and others as well as the best fashion designers of the world walked on a green carpet at the Green Fashion Awards in the iconic La Scala Opera House in Milan. Also...
archibus_logo ARCHIBUS ranked leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems by Verdantix - ARCHIBUS, Inc., pioneering developer of real estate, infrastructure and facilities management software, has been ranked as an industry leader by Verdantix, an independent research and consulting firm. In assessing and selecting the leading Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), Verdantix named...
CBRE CBRE: Mexcio earthquake causes minor damage to commercial properties - CBRE has released a report that outlines the impact of the recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake that stunned Mexico City (and surrounding states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla) on the commercial real estate market. The areas of commentary include: Overview: The affected...
601w/Gensler Developer reveals lobby, design for Chicago’s old Main Post Office - Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Daniel Solis and 601W Companies announced lobby renovations at Chicago’s old Main Post Office are complete and a 100,000-square-foot showroom will soon demonstrate the 2.8-million-square-foot building’s potential as one of the county’s largest commercial structures. “Today,...
Click image to be directed to "The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings" webinar from John Manville and Dodge Data and Analytics. Healthier building standards and industry direction are topics in free webinar from Johns Manville & Dodge Data - What’s the difference between Well, LEED and Living Building Challenge? Do building owners actually care if their buildings are healthy? Do contractors care? Does it benefit their bottom lines to make them healthy? What healthy building trends will emerge in...
Bomaoutperforms BOMA 360 Buildings outperform competition in tenant satisfaction - According to new analysis by Kingsley Associates, buildings that have earned the BOMA 360 Performance Program® designation have higher tenant satisfaction scores in all 55 rating areas as compared to commercial office buildings without the BOMA 360 designation. These results continue a...
Hurricane Irma approaching Florida. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. Florida is mostly prepared for Category 5 hurricanes like Irma; state learned from past tropical storms, says CBRE report - CBRE has released a report that outlines Hurricane Irma’s impact on major commercial real estate asset classes in Florida. Here is its evaluation of areas of impact: Storm Preparation: • Florida’s strengthening of its building codes in the wake of...
Amy Willams Williams named Managing Principal of HDR’s Minneapolis Studio - Amy Williams, AIA, LEED AP, former managing principal, vice president of HDR’s Los Angeles architecture studio, has assumed the managing principal role in the Minneapolis studio. Originally from Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University, Williams is a licensed...
milliken logo[6773] Milliken launches website for newly-created Specialty Interiors - Milliken & Company, a leading global textile technology company, has recently launched a website designed specifically to highlight the advantages of its newly created Specialty Interiors business. Aimed at providing a streamlined approach for customers, the new site, www.millikenspecialtyinteriors.com provides...
CBREmostexpensive2017 CBRE Global Prime Office Rents report: Asia most expensive - Growth in prime office rents continues in information technology and media hubs, with Stockholm, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, New York and Seattle reporting significant rent increases, according to CBRE Research’s semiannual Global Prime Office Rents report. Globally, the world’s three most...
1024px-Capital_One_logo.svg Survey: Companies can’t innovate without innovative workplace - In recent years, workplace design and environment have become a significant part of company culture – and a tool to help drive productive, innovative and collaborative work. Capital One’s Work Environment Survey of office professionals across five major markets (New...
GRI The Global Reporting Initiative marks 20 years of sustainability reporting - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) marks its 20th anniversary and charts a refreshed course to help even more businesses use sustainability reporting to create the conditions for sustainable development. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries already use the GRI...
allisoncourse Alison offers free online course in sustainable business - The free online course Diploma in Sustainable Business provides a broad overview of the core concepts of sustainability in business operations. It highlights some of the benefits, opportunities and challenges associated with sustainable business practices. It also discusses many real-world...
Encore Ecore updates athletic, commercial & corporate websites - Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfacing, has updated its athletic, commercial and corporate websites to include optimized functionality and fresh designs, in order to elevate the company’s online brand presence and experience. Ecore partnered with...
29523673884_39de13c036_z Oct. 18-20: For World Workplace, IFMA embraces Houston, its HQ - Houston is ready and waiting for facilities managers to show up in force for IFMA’s World Workplace when the International Facility Management Association hosts its premier facility conference and expo in its own hometown. Selected years ago as the 2017...
Patcraft_logotype_PMS179 Patcraft to donate 2% Texas flooring sales to Harvey Relief - Patcraft, a leader in high-performance commercial flooring, has introduced a donation program to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts led by the Red Cross. Over the next 90 days, Patcraft will donate 2% of every sale of product shipped to Texas...
The Carryall 500 Facilities-Engineering Vehicle with standard double tool boxes and dual ladder racks gives your crews everything they need to move quickly from job to job. Test Drive Any New Club Car Carryall® Work Utility Vehicle and be entered to win $1,000 in Ingersoll Rand Power Tools - From Sept. 1– Dec. 31, 2017, qualified commercial customers can test drive any new 2017 or 2018 Carryall commercial vehicle and be entered in a contest to win $1,000 in Ingersoll Rand power tools. Drawings will be held monthly, beginning...
Aquafil-sfp Aquafil invests $10M in enhanced waste regeneration plant in U.S. - Aquafil will open its first U.S. carpet recycling facility in Phoenix offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling (ACR) #1 will recycle the Nylon 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, further enhancing...
neocon-50-logo NeoCon 50 calls for presentations! Deadline Oct. 30 - You are invited to submit a seminar application to be considered for NeoCon 2018. Celebrating 50 years, NeoCon will continue to build on its legacy by providing unparalleled programing across leading educational tracks and categories, including a new programming designation...
Smart Building Innovations Conference & Expo debuts March 2018 - Smart Building Innovations Conference & Expo, makes its debut at the Baltimore Convention Center, March 20-22, 2018. This innovative new event is designed for engineers, architects, building owners and facility management professionals looking to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their buildings....
An aerial view shows extensive flooding from Harvey in a residential area in Southeast Texas as of Aug. 31, 2017. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez. Courtesy of Creative Commons. Recovery begins in Houston; Mayor says open for business - Ten days after Hurricane Harvey swept ashore causing billions of dollars in damages, Houston residents and businesses have begun the arduous process of drying out and rebuilding. The rain totaled nearly 52 inches in some spots, and the storm is...
GC_Workshop_003-1 Golf Channel hits a hole in one with its multi-use ‘Workshop’ - When the Golf Channel set out to update a portion of its Orlando campus, they were challenged to create high-functioning multi-use spaces within a 1,200-square-foot area. Home to both conference and training areas plus a genius bar, the space needed...
openplan Do open plan offices increase collaboration and productivity? - Wide open spaces aren’t all they’re cracked up to be in the office, a new survey of workers shows. Employees polled by staffing firm Robert Half said open floor plans are among the least productive and most stressful work environments....
jugglingcost-1503516096093-20-HR Cartus relocation trends: Temporary assignments, flexibility key -  The U.S. workforce is changing and, with it, so are the ways in which employees are being relocated for companies across the United States. Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, recently released its 2017 Domestic U.S. Relocation Policy and...
TedHeislerEmail edited Ware Malcomb promotes Ted Heisler to VP, Interior Architecture & Design - Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced that Ted Heisler has been promoted to Vice President, Interior Architecture and Design. In this role, Heisler maintains responsibility for the overall growth of Ware Malcomb’s interior architecture and design practice across...
BOMA International elects 2017 to 2019 Executive Committee members - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International elected six Executive Committee members at the 2017 BOMA International Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, in late June. BOMA International’s Executive Committee is responsible for developing the strategic direction and policies for the...
Johan Gerklev Construction Climate Talks: Big companies have big sustainability responsibilities - For a more sustainable world, big companies have to put sustainability into their business strategies. “We have a great responsibility, but also a great opportunity. We have to do it from a moral perspective and it is also good for...
J+J flooring button logo J+J Flooring certified Zero Waste to Landfill for third consecutive year - For the third consecutive year, J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, has been certified as a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL) manufacturer by GreenCircle Certified, LLC, (GreenCircle) a prominent third-party certifier of environmental claims. J+J Flooring...
boma-logo BOMA International honors 4 regional members of the year - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International honored four of its members with the Regional Member of the Year Award during the 2017 BOMA International Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, in late June. Regional Member of the Year Awards are given...
ifma-engagece1f5bec8db96cd3aa9fff000096de07 IFMA promotes users to Engage - IFMA unveiled a new and enhanced online discussion and document sharing platform called Engage. The site allows members to easily interact and communicate online, to continue conversations and make new professional connections with colleagues in the facility management industry. Engage features: Enhanced...
ISSA elects 2018 Board Members - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, announces the following individuals have been elected to serve on the 2018 ISSA Board of Directors, which will be led by incoming ISSA President Ted Stark III, Dalco Enterprises, Inc.; Vice President/President Elect: Paul...
NSF-R 2 TP Bennett D1250_N54_medium (1) TP Bennett, architects, now trust their room-booking system - TP Bennett, a renowned architectural, interiors and town planning practice located in the UK, has over 90 years experience across a broad range of building types in both the private and public sectors. The architectural firm has a broad client...
BOMA EER BOMA International releases 2017 Office & Industrial Benchmark reports - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, in collaboration with research firm Kingsley Associates, recently released its 2017 Office Experience Exchange Report (Office EER) and 2017 Industrial Experience Exchange Report (Industrial EER).  The Office EER offers more benchmarking information...
Which towns offers the most talent at lowest rates- CBRE tells us - McMorrowReports - McMorrowReports.clipular Which towns offers the most talent at lowest rates? CBRE tells us - Strong demand for skills such as software development, hardware engineering and information security, coupled with a tight labor supply, is driving companies to locate in markets with the largest concentrations of high-quality talent, according to CBRE’s fifth annual Scoring Tech...
dodgedata Dodge Data: June construction starts climb 4 percent - New construction starts in June grew 4 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $679.9 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  Nonresidential building increased 13 percent in June, strengthening after two months of lackluster activity,...
Operating_online_1024x1024 Architecture/Engineering firms: How do your expenses compare? - Zweig Group’s 2017 Operating Expenses Survey provides a comprehensive view of the largest line items that impact an architecture, engineering, planning, or environmental firm’s overhead, including human resources, marketing, IT, insurance, bonus plans and other incentive programs. This year, the...
insights Security of commercial space & data top priorities for property owners, tenants - Owners and occupants of commercial properties must continually take stock of their emergency preparedness to protect human and intellectual capital. In the latest edition of Insights, Transwestern explores how security within data centers, office buildings and leased space has advanced...
Zweig Group offers insight into architecture/engineering firm practices - Zweig Group’s 2017 Policies, Procedures and Benefits Survey of Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Environmental Consulting Firms released earlier this year, surveyed industry firms on a wide variety of topics related to human resources policies, benefits options, and spending.  The survey...
CBRE CBRE creates Omnichannel Real Estate to help navigate physical stores and e-commerce fulfillment - CBRE announced in July the formation of its Omnichannel Real Estate practice to coordinate its end-to-end work for clients who straddle the converging Retail and Industrial & Logistics sectors in the burgeoning experience economy. The practice is led by top...
A/E/P principals spending 40% of day on management; many firms feeling squeeze - Zweig Group just released the 2017 Principals, Partners and Owners of Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Environmental Consulting Firms Survey. For nearly 30 years, Zweig Group has surveyed the industry’s top talent to glean insights on how principals, partners, and owners...
ISSA Voting is open for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, announces that voting is now open for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Award Program by following this link. The program recognizes the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services as voted on by cleaning-industry distributors, building...
ifma-rics-collaboration-banner IFMA, RICS collaboration moves forward with World Workplace Europe - IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) connected at the World Workplace Europe Conference and Expo, where more than 300 built environment professionals in attendance were inspired by the progressive and innovative spirit of Sweden. The connection between IFMA and...
IFMA praises publication of third ISO standard for FM - IFMA joins facility management (FM) advocates around the world in celebrating the publication of a third International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard impacting the industry in under half a year. ISO — an independent, non-governmental organization and developer of international...
Cladding lawsuits move forward in Grenfell Tower; Does U.S. have cladding issue too? - As lawsuits move forward in London’s June 14 Grenfell Tower fire, U.S. reporters and agencies are examining U.S. buildings for cladding issues as well. After the Grenfell fire, the British government  found samples of cladding material used on 75 buildings failed...
ifma-rics-collaboration-banner IFMA and RICS unveils a suite of combined credentials -       The collaboration between IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is, for the first time, offering a combined suite of credentials and professional qualifications for facility management (FM) in a single, convenient online academy platform...
tobylogo400 15 commercial properties win The Outstanding Building of the Year Award - The commercial real estate industry honored 15 commercial properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY®) Awards last night at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s annual conference, the 2017 BOMA International Conference & Expo in Nashville. The TOBY Awards...
IFMA IFMA announces 2017-2018 executive committee - IFMA introduces the member-elected executive committee of its 2017-18 global board of directors. July 1 marked the first day as chair for William M. O’Neill, CFM, and as first vice chair for Graham John Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS. Previous board...
Top Work Places Garland Company named Northeast Ohio top workplace - For the sixth consecutive year, The Garland Company has been awarded the 2016 Top Workplace honor by The Plain Dealer. This year, Garland placed 27th in the Small Companies category among a wonderful group of our fellow Cleveland companies. “A...
dodge june chart Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in June - The Dodge Momentum Index took another step forward in June, increasing 1.1% to 141.1 (2000=100) from its revised May reading of 139.6. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in...
Tech firms are being drawn to smaller cities like Nashville. BBG report: Tech boom expanding to smaller U.S. Cities - Technology hubs are no longer found only in large urban areas like San Franciscoand New York City, as more tech companies are opting to locate their operations in smaller U.S. cities in the Midwest and the South, according to BBG, a leading...
European data center construction market expected to grow 10.3% by 2025 - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Data Center Construction Market to 2025 – Europe Analysis and Forecasts by Design Type” report to their offering. Data center construction market is expected to grow from US$9,558 million in 2016 to US$22,829.1 million by 2025 at a...
Concrete Construction Climate Talks examine how to reduce carbon in concrete - Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of the...
CBRE CBRE & PwC Survey: Quarter of companies slow to start adoption of lease accounting standards - Twenty-three percent of companies have not yet started to implement the new lease accounting standards, nearly 18 months after they were promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), according to a new survey...
Bob Gomes, CEO Stantec Stantec to acquire RNL Design - Global design firm Stantec will strengthen the coast-to-coast reach of its US Buildings practice while broadening its civic and commercial capabilities through the acquisition of RNL, a Denver-based, 134-person integrated architectural, interior and urban design firm.  A recognized industry authority...
7jok9t4n ISSA Hygieia Network seeks to mentor young professionals - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, in partnership with Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air, established a mentoring program through the ISSA Hygieia Network (IHN) to cultivate the success of women in the jansan industry. Mentors are currently available...
dodgedatagroup New construction starts in May edge up one percent - At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $651.2 billion, new construction starts in May increased a slight 1% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  Public works construction bounced back 30% from its subdued April amount, helped by the...
CNNMoney_Logo IBM tells employees working at home to get back to the office - For thousands of IBM employees, the ability to work from home is a key advantage of their job. The technology giant has been a leader in terms of letting employees work from home, and has bragged about the savings and...
ISSA17-0007_BN_S3_300x250_anim Uncover extraordinary at ISSA/INTERCLEAN NA - Facility managers face daily challenges that demand innovative solutions. You’ll find these solutions—and so much more—at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America Trade Show and ISSA Convention. Join more than 16,000 cleaning professionals for four days of learning at more than 60 targeted...
IBM logo IBM achieves two climate protection goals four years early - IBM achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its effort to help combat climate change. “IBM has been one of industry’s earliest and unambiguous leaders regarding climate change, having publicly launched our first specific CO2 emissions reduction goal in...
theMart NeoCon 2017 energizes the industry -  NeoCon has further established itself as the commercial design’s launch pad for forward-thinking ideas and products and an important annual forum for connecting leaders in the industry. It yet again proved that it is the world’s premier platform for commercial design...
dodgeDataAnalytics02 Inaugural ‘Commercial Construction Index’ indicates high revenue and employment expectations for 2017 - Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors are confident in the trajectory of the industry, according to the USG + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (‘Index’). Nearly all contractors surveyed – 96 percent – expect revenues...
boma-logo Study: Energy efficiency tax incentives spur economic growth, new jobs - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, in collaboration with other real estate industry groups and with support from a grant from software developer Yardi, has released a groundbreaking study on the costs and benefits of modernizing and extending...
spur-report-cover-2 Is the suburban corporate campus nearing its end? - A recent web post from HOK examines the future of the sprawling suburban corporate campus. Here is the story: “Since their debut in the 1950s, suburban corporate campuses have come to symbolize the culture and success of U.S. enterprise. But could...
John-Jessen-e1496676789493-200x300 AECOM appoints John Jessen managing principal of Buildings+Places, Washington metro, mid-Atlantic region - AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced that John Jessen, AIA, has been named regional managing principal for the Washington metro area and mid-Atlantic region of its Buildings + Places business, part of AECOM’s Design and Consulting Services...
BON-2017 Who’s the Best of NeoCon 2017? Click for gallery of 96 winners! - Chicago — Ninety-six awards were distributed in the Best of NeoCon 2017 competition of contract furnishing products during NeoCon at theMART. Ten Innovation Awards and a Best of Competition Award were included among the honors. Click here to see the...
mn skyline Oct. 23-25: Critical Facilities Summit includes hospital tours and Target Field, Minneapolis - The fifth annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for 2-1/2 days of unbeatable networking, education and product discovery. Come face-to-face with thought leaders for an in-depth look at the trends in the design,...
polymer (2) ECONYL® Pure offers an infinite palette with a clear conscience - by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso In the past, designers had to choose between using sustainable, 100 percent regenerated carpet fibers for a project or achieving the perfect palest color or purest white that they envisioned with a less sustainable fiber. But...
Edit Post ‹ McMorrowReports — WordPress.clipular Infographic: How to create an inspiring and colorful workplace - What do you feel like when you go to work? Do you feel tired and restless, or do you find energy when you begin the day? If it’s the former, there’s a strong likelihood that there are things about your...
ASHRAE_Logo.svg ASHRAE, AIA, USGBC respond to Paris Climate Accord withdrawal - Across the country, many companies and CEO responded to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. Here are several responses from organizations within the FM, real estate and design industries: ASHRAE weighs-in The recent decision...
ISSA logo IEHA members approve merger with ISSA - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and IEHA will merge this summer. The merger was voted on and approved by IEHA members May 25 and will take effect July 1. IEHA is a 3,500-plus professional member organization of management-level individuals...
Project: Time Off, Vacation in America 2017. (PRNewsfoto/Project: Time Off) Americans finally taking vacation: Study finds jump in days taken - American workers took an average of 16.8 days of vacation in 2016, according to new research from Project: Time Off, turning the trend line in a positive direction after losing almost a week of vacation time since 2000. The jump,...
ISSA joins CleantexPulire - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association; organizers of the CleantexPulire exhibition; and e-squared publications (E2) have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events. The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance the established African cleaning and...
Best-Firm-2017 Who are the best A&E firms to work for in 2017? - Zweig Group announced the 2017 Best Firms To Work For Awards, a prestigious ranking honoring the creation of outstanding workplaces at architecture, landscape architecture, geotechnical, environmental, and civil, structural, and multidiscipline engineering firms. These firms have been recognized for their...
Raj Gupta is the second-generation CEO. He took over after his father's death. Environmental Systems Design, Inc., celebrates 50 years - ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), an international leader in the design of high performance buildings, mission critical facilities, workplaces, and health, science and education environments, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. From humble beginnings, ESD has grown to $50 million a...
ASID ASID report: Strong demand for interior design services - The American Society of Interior Designers released the 2017 ASID Interior Design Billings Index 1st Quarter Report during a live webinar in May. The data indicates strong economic momentum and sturdy revenue gains for the design industry. Here are some...
Brookfield buys TA Realty portfolios for $854.5 million - JLL’s Capital Markets experts completed the sales of a 37-asset, 7.6 million-square-foot national logistics portfolio and a nine-asset, 1.1 million-square-foot diversified office portfolio. They also secured $475.5 million in acquisition financing. Brookfield-sponsored private equity funds purchased both portfolios from TA Realty LLC for a...
Light! Nature! Although Mohawk’s Light Lab is actually sitting on a city block in Dalton, you would never know it. View of the XXXX mountain, the sunlight pouring into the offices. Even in winter, the nature was inspiring outside the center. Completely of the biophilic design theory – Views determine your absentee rate. Mohawk’s Light Lab invites design teams to collaborate in Dalton - by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso Employees of carpet and flooring manufacturer Mohawk Group moved into the Petal-certified, completely renovated Light Lab one year ago this spring. McMorrow Reports visited in February to see what employees are enjoying the most about their...
Rics. RICS: U.S. needs infrastructure management strategy - As President Donald Trump plans to unveil his infrastructure proposal, a RICS research report sets out how policymakers and the private sector can work in tandem to address the long term infrastructure demands that ensure public works investments realize financial and...
CBRE CBRE: U.S. lending market conditions remain favorable - High investor confidence, attractive equity markets and positive economic indicators have contributed to favorable commercial real estate lending market conditions in Q1 2017, according to the latest research from CBRE. While the fairly dramatic increase in long-term interest rates that...
A New International Executive Office Space Is Officially Open ((PRNewsfoto/MODI Offices)) MODI Offices opens co-working space in California for international-traveling executives - MODI Offices opened a high-end, co-working space for traveling executives this month in Orange County, Calif. By delivering the business experience in culturally authentic environments and hiring highly trained staff, fluent in English, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese, MODI says it...
dodgedata Dodge Data: Public works lifted by two large pipeline projects; offices and airport terminals also advance - New construction starts in March increased 5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $743.7 billion, marking the third straight monthly gain, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  The total construction growth in March was led by the nonbuilding construction...
To extend the life of utility vehicles, FMs should look for  rustproof, corrosion-resistant, aircraft-grade aluminum frames like this one. Two tips to extend the life of utility and transport vehicles - Buying a fleet of utility and transport vehicles is a major investment. So you’ll want durable vehicles that provide years of service. Unfortunately, many utility vehicles experience early damage due to water, chemicals, fertilizers and other environmental factors. Further, many...
iOffice-logo-Gray-Pantone-1024x402 iOFFICE takes Slack integration and service requests to next level - iOFFICE, the only people-centric IWMS, announced the integration of Slack into their robust platform as well as a new and improved design for the Service Request module. With these updates, iOFFICE not only improves the employee experience, but sets the standard for...
ISSA logo ISSA Canada formed through ISSA and CSSA - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) have joined forces effective April 1, 2017, forming ISSA Canada to better serve the Canadian cleaning and janitorial community. “With approval from our members to move forward...
collectionPg_M_slider_Mixed-Materials-Converge_5_C-C-with-Metallix (1) Trendspotting in Carpet Country: Home at the office; the Starbucks effect; mixing it up on the floors and ancillary furniture - Mohawk’s Light Lab reflects multiple corporate space design trends. The couches and poufs represent the home’s influence at work, as well as the ability for employees to convene quickly for impromptu meetings. (Photo courtesy of Mohawk.) by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso...
Shaw Create Centre - Atrium View Shaw Contract to open 67,000-sq.-ft. Create Centre - Shaw Industries Group Inc. expects to open its three-story 67,000-square-foot Create Centre in Cartersville, Ga., in July. The Centre will house about 150 employees including the commercial division’s marketing, design and innovation associates of Patcraft and Shaw. The Create Centre will...
J+J_ShiftVolume1_Cvr “Shift” inspires for J+J Flooring Group - J+J Flooring Group, a manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announces the debut of  “Shift” magazine, a publication designed to spark innovative and inspiring out-of-the-box design perspectives in commercial flooring applications using the J+J product portfolio. Available for download on J+J...
Atrium_United-Center-East-Addition_WEB United Center opens HOK-designed addition for Chicago’s Bulls and Blackhawks - by Michael Walsh Chicago’s storied basketball and hockey franchises have completed a major investment in the United Center that will ensure the arena, which opened in 1994, remains one of the nation’s premier sports facilities for decades to come. HOK...
ESD’s Intelligent Building Group to navigate options and solutions - ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), an international leader in the design of high-performance buildings, mission critical facilities, workplaces, and health, science and education environments, has created a new Intelligent Building Group dedicated to helping clients navigate the maze of intelligent...
Webinar: OSCRE’s ‘Emerging Technologies: A look at what’s ahead’ - Emerging technologies (ET) including artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain technology are driving innovation that challenges the “new normal.” The impact of the new digital world is inescapable, and requires a level of understanding and skill sets that are currently...
asiaeditedpng Chinese capital dominates Asian outboud 2016 real estate investment - Asian outbound real estate investment was dominated by Chinese investors in 2016, accounting for nearly half of total investment—with 47% or US$28.2 billion—according to latest data compiled by CBRE. Overall outbound investment activity by Asian investors remained robust with institutional...
CBRE CBRE: Cloud-service providers drive demand for data centers - by Michael Walsh Driven by the rapid enterprise adoption of mobile devices and networks, the Internet of Things, cloud services and content delivery, net occupancy gains across the major U.S. data center markets continued at robust levels in 2016, nearly...
ASHRAE ASHRAE revises energy auditor certification to meet DOE guidelines - ASHRAE announces revised requirements for its energy auditor certification, Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). The revised requirements, which took effect March 16, 2017, will provide earners with recognition by United States government agencies for contracts requiring energy audit services. “This...
ifma-rics-collaboration-banner An update on the IFMA-RICS collaboration -       IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a global not-for-profit professional body representing the land, real estate, construction and infrastructure sectors, are collaborating to transform the US$1 trillion global facility management industry. The IFMA-RICS collaboration represents the most...
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