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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.

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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.

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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...
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...
issa Uncover insights for facility solutions - Staff, training and retention. Budget constraints. Professional development. Infection control. 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...
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...
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...
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...