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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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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...
5673239143776256 AlertMe: Customize FM news sent directly to you -   You may have noticed the new red “AlertMe” buttons on the bottom of each story in The McMorrow Reports. (See below!)  This button is a new technology that will enable our readers to receive via email or text more...
leed leadership in energy and environmental design green building USGBC joins Sustainable Disaster Response Council - The Sustainable Disaster Response Council (SDRC) and  the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have joined forces to promote sustainability in disaster response and property restoration – helping American businesses and communities turn every loss into smart investments in a stronger, safer, healthier and...
altSpace_5 LiquidSpace expands altSpace program across the U.S. - Securing creative office space just got a lot easier for growing companies and enterprises alike. LiquidSpace, the leading network for flexible workspace solutions, has launched its altSpace program, a flexible office solution for growing teams of 10-200 employees. altSpace combines...
RaptStudioHBO2 Rapt Studio designs new digs for HBO Digital - To manage dramatic expansion in the Seattle area, HBO signed a lease for the top three floors of a new mid-rise building known as Hill7. They recognized this as an opportunity to develop a high-performance workspace that would support their...
Building management seminars available for download - In case you missed the LonMark Educational and GridWise Architecture Council Seminars at the 2017 AHR Expo, Jan. 30-31, in Las Vegas, NV, they are all available now, online. The link here will connect you to PDF and mp3 audio...
AquaFil3 Dedicated green substation powers Aquafil USA’s fiber plant - Aquafil USA, in Cartersville, Ga., is now completely run on energy from green renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. The company switched to a fully-dedicated electric substation by its self-imposed March 21 deadline. The 1 Aquafil Drive fiber extrusion plant was...
washington-fruit-produce-hq-matt-anderson-graham-baba-architects-washington-office-vernacular_dezeen_2364_col_12 Old world barns inspire a new world workplace - Designed by Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects, the new Washington Fruit & Produce Co.  headquarters in Yakima, WA, is surrounded by one of the world’s most high-tech fruit packing warehouses. Tucked between two large berms, the luscious courtyard and view of...
NFS Hospitality Corporation-Software & Technology Awards  2016 ( NFS Technology takes home top software tech award - Corp America magazine has presented NFS Technology Group with its Software & Technology award, “Best Venue Management Software Developer,” for the company’s Rendezvous software. With U.S. headquarters in Arizona, NFS Technology is an international provider of room scheduling software solutions...
Daikin Applied recognized for its VVR technology - Daikin Applied Americas has been recognized as a Manufacturing Leadership Award winner by Frost & Sullivan for outstanding achievement with its Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology. As HVAC technologies evolve to better deliver higher efficiencies in building performance, lower cost,...
StonhardHotelRose.REFLECT The Stonhard Group: Hospitality Industry Flooring White Paper - 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. Flooring...
2017_BNI_FM-446x581 The 2017 Facilities Manager’s Costbook: Get Yours Now! - The construction estimating information in the Facilities Manager’s 2017 Costbook, is divided into two main sections: Costbook Pages and Man-Hour Tables. Each section is organized according to the 16 division format. In addition there are extensive Supporting References. Sample pages...
NeoCon2017-SocialMedia-400x400 June 12-14: Top picks for NeoCon education seminars - NeoCon will be held June 12 to 14 at The Mart in Chicago. NeoCon  has evolved into one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the industry and this year will be no exception. With the help of our Advisory...
Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 6.49.06 PM Rapid growth of e-commerce has created megawarehouse trend - The rapid growth of e-commerce has created a proliferation of warehouses spanning 1 million sq. ft. or larger. The massive warehouses and distribution centers have sprouted from Southern California to Philadelphia, clustering around metro areas that provide the mix of...
AWC_5928 App-centered, paperless & wireless: BCG Office at 10 Hudson Yards promotes productivity with personal connections - “The office of the future is not a place where people come just to do work. It’s a place to make personal connections with colleagues,” says Ross Love, The Boston Consulting Group’s managing partner for New York. “We wanted to...
morgan-kathie-desktop Katharine Morgan becomes president of ASTM International - Katharine “Kathie” Morgan has been named president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations. Morgan will lead a team that supports thousands of members, customers, partners, and other stakeholders worldwide. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who...
Work on the Move 2 Cover shot_170209_210332 ‘Work on the Move 2’ details the workplace in the digital economy - Work on the Move 2  that focuses on how innovation is transforming the workplace in a digital economy, is the follow-up to the well-received publication Work on the Move which was published by the IFMA Foundation in 2011. Planon, the global leader in...
CBRE CBRE U.S. Outlook: Suburbs expected to outperform downtowns - Sunbelt markets are projected to see strong office-using job growth, the suburbs are expected to outperform downtowns, and occupiers will increasingly look to more modern, user-focused work environments as a means to attract and retain talent in 2017, according to...
ASID HQ DC 2016  (18) ASID corporate HQ achieves LEED Platinum-level certification - The American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID)  corporate headquarters, which opened in Washington, D.C., in May 2016, has achieved Platinum-level certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), under the LEED ID+C rating system. This is the highest recognition...
marriotthq1 Marriott signs letter to develop $600 million Bethesda campus - Marriott International Inc. has signed a letter of intent with a joint venture between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties to develop its new corporate headquarters and hotel project in downtown Bethesda. The selected site is located at 7750 Wisconsin...
sumitomo Sumitomo Corp. of Americas taps Transwestern to lease 1.5m SF - Sumitomo Corporation of Americas has retained Transwestern to provide leasing services for two Class A office assets totaling more than 1.5 million square feet. The two properties, the Atlanta Financial Center and Miami Tower, were recently acquired by Sumitomo for...
Dodgedataconstruction Dodge Data research: Collaboration can reduce construction risk - Three quarters of building owners and contractors have experienced a dispute or claim in the last three years, and nine out of 10 say increased collaboration can be used to mitigate future risk, according to Managing Risk in the Construction...
ASHRAE ASHRAE publishes User’s Manual for 2016 IAQ Standard - A manual to help users navigate the changes in ASHRAE’s 2016 ventilation standard is now available. The User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, provides information on the requirements of the standard and includes tables,...
Screen Shot 2017-01-03 at 5.20.50 PM Cushman & Wakefield U.S. Macro Forecast: Stronger & bumpier - Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield released its latest U.S. Macro Forecast, anticipating that, following a turbulent year in 2016, the U.S. economy and property markets are positioned to perform well in 2017. “Even before the election, the U.S. economic...
Screen Shot 2017-01-03 at 5.45.36 PM Wil VandeWiel promoted to CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions - Wil VandeWiel has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of  Taco Comfort Solutions. VandeWiel joined the 96-year old privately-held company in December 2014 as President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our elevation of Wil to the position of CEO of Taco...
tedmoudis Office design trends: Homier feel, softer colors and more tech - The Design Department at Ted Moudis Associates, led by Design Principal Jacqueline Barr, gathered to reflect on office trends from 2016 and to forecast what will be coming to an office near you in 2017. Here is what Barr and...
ASHRAE ASHRAE, ADI release new duct sizing calculator - A new duct sizing calculator from ASHRAE and the Air Distribution Institute (ADI) allows HVAC air distribution system designers to more accurately size ducts, especially flex ducts under varying amounts of compression, based on research results. The Duct Size Calculator...
J+J Industries Zero Waste 153-small J+J Flooring Group receives 2016 Product Innovation Award - Architectural Products, a leading trade magazine for commercial architects and designers, has named J+J Flooring Group a recipient of its 2016 Product Innovation Awards. Receiving the award in the Industry Leadership category, judges cited J+J as a floor covering innovator...
dodgeanalyticslogo Dodge Data & Analytics: Momentum Index increases 2.9% over November - The Dodge Momentum Index increased 2.9% in December to 136.7 (2000=100) from its revised November reading of 132.8. The Momentum Index, announced January 9th, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning,...
BillBrody William Brody joins CNY Group as director of business development - William Brody has joined CNY Group as director of business development. In this position, Brody is responsible for identifying new strategic business opportunities, expanding existing client relationships and creating new partnerships for CNY Group, a construction management and general contracting...
CBRE Group acquires Floored, Inc., commercial real estate software - CBRE Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired Floored, Inc., a leading producer of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions, including scalable, interactive 3D graphics technology, for the global commercial real estate industry. Floored gives CBRE’s professionals and clients access...
Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 10.33.59 AM Construction Climate Talks examine sustainability in the construction process - The Construction Climate Challenge Initiative, hosted by Volvo CE, has created a web TV series examining sustainable development in the construction industry and the concept of green buildings. “We want to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry,“ says Niklas...
Screen Shot 2016-12-05 at 7.11.13 PM Dodge Data: 2017 construction starts to increase 5% to $713 B - The 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook from Dodge Data & Analytics  predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2017 will advance 5% to $713 billion, following gains of 11% in 2015 and an estimated 1% in 2016. “The U.S. construction industry has witnessed...
Mr. Shrinkwrap - Construction Installation Services (PRNewsFoto/Mr. Shrinkwrap) General Mills shrink wraps equipment for winter storage -   Global shrink wrap supply and service company Mr. Shrinkwrap was contracted to cover several dozen components of heat recovery and power generation equipment at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant of General Mills. The project is in preparation for wintertime outdoor storage...
8_Saarinen_WombChair ‘American Masters’ explores work of architect Eero Saarinen - American Masters — Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series’ Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) Saarinen is best...
Screen Shot 2016-12-06 at 11.37.50 AM Businesses bring in chaplains to help during stressful holidays - The holidays can be a stressful time, and some companies are bringing in workplace chaplains to help ease those feelings for their employees. Marketplace Chaplains provides help, hope and healing in more than 700 companies in North America along with...
Screen Shot 2016-12-08 at 11.00.43 AM Dodge Momentum Index inches up in November; 18% higher YTD - The Dodge Momentum Index moved 0.3% higher in November to 133.2 from its revised October reading of 132.7 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have...
Piucci Is your open office plan making your staff sick more often? - By Tony Piucci, Sr. Vice President ABM Business and Industry Facility Services Solutions Open office floor plans are increasing in popularity because they allow for greater employee collaboration, are cost-effective, and give offices a modern look. But keeping these environments...
ISSAinnovation 2016 ISSA Innovation Award Program identifies top cleaning products/services for FMs - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, announced its 2016 ISSA Innovation Award Winners  during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2016 trade show in October. This year’s ISSA Innovation Award Program featured more than 50 products and services from cleaning manufacturers and service providers. Participants...
ASHRAE_Logo.svg ASHRAE/IES publish 2016 energy efficiency standard with industry input - ASHRAE and IES have released the 10th edition of their energy efficiency standard including many energy savings measures resulting from industry input. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, contains 125 addenda published since the 2013...
nba-logo NBA signs lease extension through 2035 for 175,000-sq.ft in NYC’s Olympic Tower - Oxford Properties Group, the real estate arm of OMERS, and the Chera family’s Crown Acquisitions, announced they have completed a 175,000-square-foot lease extension through 2035 with the National Basketball Association (NBA) at New York City’s Olympic Tower, located at 645 Fifth Avenue...
ASID ASID announces 2016-2017 National Board of Directors - The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)  has announced its 2016-2017 National Board of Directors. The 11-member volunteer board is comprised of three officers (chair, chair-elect, and past-chair), seven at-large directors, and one industry partner representative. The term for the...
CBRE CBRE : Warehouse automation, 3D printing, self-driving vehicles reshape modern supply chains - Rapidly emerging advancements in technology such as autonomous trucks, 3D printing and warehouse automation will foster dramatic changes in how shippers, retailers and manufacturers configure their supply chains and distribution strategies, spurring a need for different formats and locations for...
healthierbuildings Dodge Data/Delos Study: Building owners starting to focus on benefits of healthier buildings - Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the U.S. are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings, a new SmartMarket Report by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Delos, reveals. The report, “The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016,” shows that...
mfour Trying to figure out your Millennial employees? MFour’s Millennial project offers insight: Text them, never email! - The MFour’s Millennial Insights Project aims to generate insights into this crucial, much-analyzed consumer cohort of more than 75 million Americans. The project has been divided into three parts: a look at Millennials & Entertainment, Millennials & Money and Finance and Millennials &...
macro-sea-navy-yard Macro Sea & Marvel Architects steer former Brooklyn Shipbuilding warehouse into a New Lab workspace - From ship part machine shop for both World Wars to high-tech hub, Building 128 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard now has a new lease on life after a long run of abandonment. New Lab, the brainchild of New York developer...
touch- tablet in hands Lead or get out of the way in the digital economy, Oxford study tells execs - Strong leadership pays dividends in the digital economy, where continuous innovation, rapid decision-making, and a global mindset are essential to success. Oxford Economics surveyed more than 4,100 executives and employees around the world and from diverse industries, during the second...
listeninglounge CertainTeed Listening Lounge predicts acoustic needs of commercial buildings - Just as architects and designers rely on sketches and 3-D renderings to visualize an unbuilt project’s aesthetics, an auralization experience from CertainTeed can help specifiers design on an auditory level. The CertainTeed Listening Lounge, a virtual demonstration sound modeling tool...
The daily commute: 38% declare it pointless, undefined time - Latest research from flexible workspace provider Regus reveals that business people globally consider their daily trip to and from their office as a drain on productivity. This ‘limbo’ of time that is mainly seen as neither productive work time, nor enjoyable...
Connecting your workplace: The 10 steps to productivity - by Luis De Souza It’s a shocking figure: The recent What Workers Want survey reveals that a quarter of office staff feel their workspace actually reduces their productivity. It’s serious news that impacts office workers worldwide. The survey investigated the needs of the...
Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 4.12.58 PM BOMA International’s Office EER indicates average occupancy rate near 90%; and 309 sq.ft. per office worker - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, in collaboration with research firm Kingsley Associates, released its 2016 Office Experience Exchange Report (Office EER) and the 2016 Industrial Experience Exchange Report (Industrial EER). Data from these interactive online reports offer critical insight into income...
Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 3.36.23 PM R&D rules: CBRE Global Workplace Solutions examines the life sciences in the ‘Lab of the Future’ - CBRE Global Workplace Solutions recently released a whitepaper entitled, Lab of the Future. The paper identifies changes taking place in the life sciences industry and explores ways that laboratories of the future will be structured, equipped, staffed, operated and maintained for...
unnamed (2) JW Marriott LA LIVE achieves Green Seal Silver Certification - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE has achieved one of the most stringent environmental hotel certifications available, Green Seal certification at the Silver Level. By submitting to a thorough review and on-site audit by the non-profit third-party certifier Green Seal,...
Frost-Sullivan_flyer-20160817-263x300 Armstrong Fluid Technology receives Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award - Armstrong Fluid Technology has been selected as a winner of the prestigious 2016 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award that recognizes companies around the world for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.  Armstrong received special recognition for its “Global...
Courtesy AAMA AAMA releases updated document for Architectural Class windows and doors -   The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated document describing the test procedures and specifications Architectural Class windows and doors (AW). The AAMA 910-16, Voluntary “Life Cycle” Specifications and Test Methods for AW Class Architectural Windows and Doors, was...
ISSA offers third-party training center verification - ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has launched the Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) Training Center Verification. Read about the ISSA/Interclean NA conference Oct. 25 to 28 in Chicago. The CITS program was established in 2014 to raise the level...
John Bryant named BOMA International’s Vice President of Advocacy, Codes & Standards - John Bryant has joined the Boma International staff as Vice President of Advocacy, Codes & Standards. Bryant will lead BOMA’s federal and state advocacy programs and oversee its efforts representing the interests of commercial real estate during the development of...
Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 6.17.02 PM BOMI International releases High-Performance Sustainable Building Investments course - BOMI International completes its three-course High-Performance Designation Program with the release of its new High-Performance Sustainable Building Investments course. Over 50 highly respected subject matter experts participated in the design and development of this highly anticipated credential program. High-Performance Sustainable Building Investments was released...
Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 6.33.28 PM Green Seal launches new Architectural Insulation Standard - Green Seal, the nation’s first independent nonprofit certifier of sustainable products and services, launched its new Architectural Insulation Standard (GS-54) today. It is designed to make it easier for the market to identify green insulation products that work and protect...
Open Office Report Small Execs embrace open office settings; walls are down worldwide, indicates State of the Open Office Research Study by Stegmeier - Do the revelations about the workplace from the “The State of the Open Office” Research Study by Stegmeier Consulting Group (SCG), sound familiar in relation to your open office? Workforce resistance to open office layouts has been well-documented, and the pervasiveness of...
ww16_300x250 Where corporate FMs can sharpen their skills: World Workplace in San Diego - World Workplace is offering more than 100 education sessions ranging broadly from BIM to global FM trends to change management to facility digitization.  IFMA’s annual World Workplace program makes it clear that the education of facility management professionals is of the...
DBSI Logo (PRNewsFoto/DBSI) DBSI ranked as top design firm by ENR - DBSI has been ranked as one of the top design firms by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) in their annual list—joining a distinguished group of best architectural and design firms across the United States. Offering a comprehensive range of services to the...
Keith Major honored with BOMA International Chair’s Award - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s 2015-2016 Chair and Chief Elected Officer Kent C. Gibson, BOMA Fellow, recognized Keith Major with the prestigious Chair’s Award during the 2016 BOMA International Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C., in late June. The Chair’s...
Rochelle headshot vertical Rochelle Routman named Chief Sustainability Officer for Metroflor - Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first Chief Sustainability Officer for Metroflor and Halstead International. Chosen for her reputation as an alliance-building and forward-thinking professional, Routman will oversee product development, customer service and regulatory aspects in a collaborative fashion...
Dodge Momentum Index jumps 11.2 percent in June - The Dodge Momentum Index rose a sharp 11.2% in June to 134.4 from its revised May reading of 120.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which...
NCARB reveals continued growth of the architecture profession - There are currently 110,168 architects in the United States, according to the 2015 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. This marks the fourth consecutive year of growth and a 2 percent increase from 2014. Conducted annually by the National Council of Architectural Registration...
SustainabilityReport_2015_Icon J+J Flooring Group releases Corporate Sustainability Report -   J+J Flooring Group has released the company’s fourth annual corporate sustainability report. Titled It All Adds Up, the latest report covers the commercial flooring manufacturer’s social and environmental performance for 2015, including the company’s continued progress towards its 20/20...
Lightingcampaign Interior Lighting Campaign saves $13.5 million in energy savings in the first year, sets new goal -   In its first year, the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) upgraded 650,000 indoor lighting troffers for a total national energy savings of 1.3 trillion BTUs or the equivalent of $13.5 million in energy savings. The initial goal was just to...
ASHRAE, NEMA publish guide to creating smart electric power grid - The smart grid effort underway around the globe will transform the fundamental structure of the grid by combining an intelligence infrastructure with the grid, which will enable two-way flow of both information and electricity. A key piece needed to support...
Kay Sargent Knapp, Sargent join HOK as senior vice presidents - HOK has announced that Curtis Knapp and Kay Sargent, IIDA, LEED AP, have joined the firm as senior vice presidents, and that Senior Vice President Gordon Wright has a new role. The three senior leaders will direct HOK’s continuum of workplace design and consulting services, which...
ASHRAE ASHRAE, AHRI, DOE partner to fund flammable refrigerant research - ASHRAE, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are collaborating to fund vital research that will establish a more robust fact base about the properties and the use of flammable refrigerants. This $5.2...
Public restroom neglect is on the rise - The “ick factor” in public restrooms appears to be growing, according to a survey that tracks Americans’ attitudes toward restroom facilities. Almost 70 percent report they’ve had a particularly unpleasant experience in a public restroom due to the condition of...
Neg-To-Pos-In-Line-Visual From Negative to Positive: Interface’s inspiring journey -   Modular carpet maker Interface wasn’t always at the forefront of the environmental movement. The company’s first two decades saw many successful product introductions—but also the unintended damage to ecosystems typical of the era’s industry. It was 1994 when founder...
Matt Miller_Headshot Matt Miller named Interface Americas president - Interface, Inc. announced that Matt Miller, Interface’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed president, Interface Americas. Miller assumes leadership of the company’s entire value chain in the U.S.A., Canada and Latin America and South America. “We are pleased to welcome Matt...
Project Information Management Dashboard (PRNewsFoto/ARC Document Solutions) ARC Document Solutions offers new centralized graphic dashboard for construction, building management documents - ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ARC), a leading document solutions provider to design, engineering, construction, and facilities management professionals, today introduced its Project Information Management (PIM) services, a major addition to its Construction Document and Information Management solutions. Designed for...
Whirlpool's regional distribution center in Atlanta, designed by Ware Malcomb. Ware Malcomb announces new office opening in Atlanta - Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced it has opened a new office in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. The new office, located at 2970 Clairmont Road NE, Suite 850 in Brookhaven, Georgia, will provide architectural, interior design...
Albireo Energy joins the Con Edison Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Market Partner Program - Building automation and energy services provider Albireo Energy, LLC (“Albireo Energy”) today announced that the company has been approved as a market partner with the Con Edison Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. This program authorizes Albireo to provide building...
BON_2016_630x380 Best of NeoCon 2016 awards Teknion Best of Competition - The Best of NeoCon 2016 Best of Competition honor went to Teknion for Zones, in the Furniture Collections for Collaboration category. The comprehensive series of furniture products addresses the needs for focus, collaborative, and workshop areas within the office environment....
Key workplace flexibility bill for family caregivers passes Illinois House - Countless family caregivers struggle with balancing the pressures of providing care for their loved ones while at the same time meeting the demands of their jobs. They are often stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted. But at least in Illinois, help is...
A home workspace setup -- complete with a universal docking station, a laptop, laptop stand, monitor, and wireless keyboard and mouse -- can improve the productivity of remote workers New research from Targus and GWA shows neglected remote workers underperform -   Survey results released by Targus show that employees who work remotely could be 25 percent more productive if provided the proper equipment. The study found that 80 percent of remote workers in a cross-section of jobs and industries struggle...
HOKs-LEED-Platinum-certified-Houston-Office-2 HOK’s LEED Platinum Houston office, a showcase for the firm’s integrated sustainable design work - In deciding to leave the 64-story Williams Tower in Houston’s Uptown District, leaders of HOK’s Houston practice determined that they wanted to move away from a traditional center-core office layout. Instead, they set out to create a workplace that accommodates...
Henning Larsen Architects Corporate design with a civic impact rises in Munich - Construction of the new Siemens headquarters building at Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich is virtually complete. When it opens its doors in the summer 2016, the building will provide a modern, inspiring work environment for up to 1,200 employees. Environmental friendliness and...
Winning the war for talent requires a holistic, personalized and flexible approach to human capital management - With the unemployment rate stable at five percent and newly minted college graduates changing the demographics of the U.S. workforce, employers need to rethink their approach to human capital management. The Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) 2016 Human Capital...
David Underwood, ASHRAE president, and Roy Nation, AFE president, along with (back row) Jeff Littleton, ASHRAE executive vice president, and Wayne Saya Sr., AFE executive director. ASHRAE and AFE sign agreement of understanding - ASHRAE and the Association of Facilities Engineering recently signed a memorandum of understanding, which outlines how the two groups can work together toward promotion of common endeavors. Under the agreement, ASHRAE and AFE will look for ways to work together...
SOM_SaltLakeCity Hat truss-supported office tower tops off in downtown Salt Lake City - 111 Main has become the newest addition to the Salt Lake City skyline. Currently under construction in the heart of the downtown City Center neighborhood, the roof hat truss structure of the 25-story, Class A office tower was topped off...
Bespoke Irvine (PRNewsFoto/The Bascom Group) More Class A creative office space on the way for Irvine - Harbor Associates, LLC has acquired 3 Burroughs, a 37,000 square foot former flex office building that will be transformed into a Class A creative office campus. The project is located in Irvine, California and will be rebranded as ‘Bespoke Irvine.’ Built...
World-renowned FM and real estate thought leaders launch landmark collaboration - The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have announced a landmark collaboration which promises to transform the $1 trillion global facility management (FM) industry. By joining strategic resources, they will create an unprecedented...
Lane ReceptionDSC07745 Lane Office: A move in service of its New York clients - When you are in the business of creating functional and beautiful contract interiors and your team is focused on clients, it is a challenge to pause and consider your own work environment. But that is exactly what Lane Office, a...
TheBlocNYC Breaking the corporate mold in NYC’s Financial District - Designed by Foz Design in collaboration with The Mufson Partnership, a NELSON Company and architect of record, The BLOC is an internationally acclaimed healthwellness creative engagement agency that found a new home in Manhattan’s Financial District on the edge of...
CBRE report debunks co-working space misconceptions - According to a new report from CBRE Group, Inc., shared workplaces can be feasible and cost-effective alternatives to traditional office leases—even for larger occupiers, and especially in costly metro areas such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston....
ASID applauds Utah state legislature for giving “permit authority” for commercial interior designers - The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) celebrates the passage of one of its top state legislative priorities by the Utah legislature. The Commercial Interior Design Certification Modification Bill will allow commercial interior designers to sign their drawings in order...