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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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IIDAcompensation IIDA report finds increasing salaries, positive outlook for interior design professionals - The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) released largely favorable results from its Interior Design Compensation Report, an analysis of salary and benefit information that enables leaders in design to monitor the health of the industry, inform strategic business and hiring...
ASID2018 ASID 2018 Outlook reports growth in healthcare & education; technology and well being to shape future of design - The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) released its 2018 Outlook and State of the Industry (OSI) report, providing a scan of essential knowledge interior designers and the interior design industry require to thrive and remain competitive in 2018 and...
Aquafil signs agreement with INVISTA for Asia Pacific business - Aquafil S.p.A. [ECNL] signed an agreement with INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, to acquire certain tangible and intangible assets related to INVISTA’s nylon 6 business activity in Asia Pacific. The assets...
Bobrick Bobrick acquires Thrislington Cubicles Ltd. from Strata Intl. Group - Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. has acquired Thrislington Cubicles Ltd., a global leader in the design and manufacture of toilet partitions, from Strata International Group Ltd. Thrislington is based in Deeside, Wales, and sells product in North America, Europe, Africa, the...
1280px-US_CDC_logo.svg CDC flu report 1/27: High flu activity in 42 states plus NYC, D.C. - Influenza activity increased again according to the latest FluView report. All U.S. states but Hawaii and Oregon continue to report widespread flu activity and the number of states experiencing high influenza-like illness (ILI) activity increased from 39 states plus New York...
FMPimage Take your career to the next level with IFMA’s FMP credential - Whether you’re thinking about your next opportunity or making the most of your current role, take your career to the next level with IFMA’s Facility Management Professional® (FMP™) credential. The average five-year return on investment of IFMA credentials is 15:1...
1280px-US_CDC_logo.svg Should schools close to prevent the flu? The CDC has answers - The Centers for Disease Control held a flu press conference in January to answer questions about the current flu season. Reporters asked why Baby Boomers were seeming harder hit this year. Also, is the H3N2 strain more deadly than other strains? And...
CDCtestedfluweek3 CDC: High flu activity in 39 states plus NYC and Puerto Rico - The Centers for Disease Control released its weekly FluView report for the week ending January 20: “Influenza activity increased again according to the latest FluView report. All U.S. states but Hawaii continue to report widespread flu activity and the number of...
dodge data contruction dec 2017 Dodge Data: New construction starts rebound 12 percent - The December statistics produced a reading of 155 for the Dodge Index (2000=100) up from November’s 138. For the full year 2017, the Dodge Index averaged 158. “After weaker activity was reported in both October and November, the December rebound...
hDR HDR taps five as interior design practice leaders - HDR has tapped five senior interior designers to serve as interior design practice leaders in order to provide expanded leadership to its growing interior design practice. Leah Bauer, Kevin Lynch, Amy Mays, Julie Robertson and Chad Wilkey will collaborate to...
syka Syska Hennessy receives 8 ACEC Awards for Engineering Excellence - Syska Hennessy Group, an international consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, has won eight Engineering Excellence awards for 2018: six from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York and two from ACEC California. According to the associations, ACEC New...
GenoCPL Aquafil and Genomatica join to create bio-nylon for more sustainable carpets, fibers and apparel - Aquafil and Genomatica have announced a multiyear agreement to create sustainable caprolactam, a key ingredient to producing 100 percent sustainable nylon. The collaboration aims to develop a commercially advantageous bioprocess (Genomatica’s GENO CPL™ process) to make caprolactam using plant-based renewable...
Perkins+Will & Schmidt Hammer Lassen form strategic partnership - Perkins+Will and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have formed a strategic partnership. From Perkins+Will:  “Founded in 1986, Schmidt Hammer Lassen is known around the world for its iconic, highly sustainable cultural and civic architecture, including The Black Diamond, the extension to the Royal Library in...
NFS LOGO_FULL_CMYK_300DPI (1) Rendezvous with NFS Technology experts in Australia - NFS Technology – one of the leading international providers of workspace technology – has opened a new office in Australia to offer its software products to the growing AsiaPac market. The company provides its Rendezvous meeting and resource scheduling software...
CBRE: Warehouse construction surge lifts industrial land prices - The e-commerce-fueled surge in development of warehouses and distribution centers has generated double-digit, year-over-year percentage increases in prices for industrial land in major U.S. markets, according to a new report from CBRE. CBRE found that the average price for large...
A custom wall covering behind the reception desk is based on the corporate logo. The hexagonal shape is repeated throughout the wall covering. Ware Malcomb gives Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency’s new Orange County office open space with improved workflow - Ware Malcomb announced in January that construction is complete on Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency’s (MMA) new Orange County office located at One Polaris Way in Aliso Viejo, Calif. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture & design, and branding services for...
tobylogo400 2018 TOBY Awards now open for entry - BOMA International’s 2018 TOBY Portal is now open for building entries. Please check with your BOMA local association and/or region for information on how to begin the process or click the link below and register your building. The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®)...
1280px-US_CDC_logo.svg Thirty-six states reporting widespread flu activity - Flu season is underway with 36 states reporting widespread flu activity during the week ending Dec. 23, according to the Centers for Disease Control. From CNN:  “. . . An additional 13 states and Puerto Rico recorded regional activity: Alaska, Hawaii,...
dodgementumnov Dodge Momentum Index remains strong in November - The Dodge Momentum Index surged again in November, climbing 13.9% to 149.5 (2000=100) from the revised October reading of 131.3. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which...
CBRE2018Marketsreport CBRE: Agility important for real estate investors, occupiers in 2018 - Creating and maintaining agility in commercial real estate portfolios will be a key strategy for real estate occupiers and investors in 2018 as the U.S. economic expansion continues but becomes less predictable, according to CBRE’s 2018 Real Estate Market Outlook...
Takeform wins Takeform Applaud Recognition Displays win Good Design Award - Takeform has received a 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award for Applaud Recognition Displays, designed by CCO Kurt Lyons & the Takeform design team. Takeform developed Applaud to connect to space and brand in three ways. Backer sizes and materials are specified...
ASHRAE ASHRAE’s new Building Energy Quotient Portal lets owners compare buildings by climate, design vs actual and in simulation - ASHRAE announced the recent launch of the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal, which provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a Building EQ Performance Score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy...
diverseylogo Diversey awarded three-year sole source supply contract with Premier ASCEND Collaborative - Diversey announced in December it has been awarded the ASCEND group purchasing contract for housekeeping products with Premier for a three-year term. Premier Inc. unites an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and more than 150,000 other provider organizations. This contract...
CBRE Group, Inc. named to Forbes JUST 100 - CBRE Group, Inc. announced in December that it has been named one of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital. Forbes and JUST Capital evaluate U.S.-based public companies based on measures of corporate citizenship, including employee relations, quality...
. From left to right, the individuals in the photo are: Mark Bryan, Director, U.S. Green Building Council National Capital Region; Katie Cristol, Vice Chair, Arlington County; Jay Fisette, Chair, Arlington County. Arlington County, Va., earns first LEED for Communities Platinum - Arlington County has been named the first Platinum level community under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newly created LEED for Communities program. The honor acknowledges the County’s long-time commitment to environmental stewardship and community sustainability and its many policies,...
Courtesy of Dodge Data & Analytics. New construction starts slide 12 percent in November - At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $650.5 billion, new construction starts in November dropped 12% from October, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nonresidential building fell 14% in November, retreating for the second month in a row after the...
BOMA Boston honors Transwestern with four awards - Transwestern won four awards in November at BOMA Boston’s annual TOBY & Industry Awards, which celebrate excellence in building operations, management, and service in the commercial real estate industry. The firm earned three TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year)...
CRBE Future of RETail CBRE: Shopping centers to reinvent as simply ‘Centers’ by 2030 - Shopping centers of the future will become just ‘centers’ by reinventing themselves as mixed-use destinations and adding healthcare, educational and leisure uses, according to new insights from The Future Of Retail 2030, a series from CBRE. CBRE also foresees that...
rubicon-assets Rubicon VP of Sustainability predicts 2018 trends in waste and recycling - Rubicon Global’s Vice President of Sustainability, David Rachelson, offers a preview of  2018 trends to expect in the waste and recycling industry. From the Rubicon blog: “What are the biggest trends to watch for in 2018? David Rachelson: ‘The waste and recycling...
norament_Collage_50th 5by5 nora celebrates 50th anniversary of norament round premium - nora systems, Inc. is celebrating in December the 50th anniversary of its popular norament® round pastille floor covering. Launched in 1967, the premium rubber flooring introduced the norament line and today covers more than 322 million square feet of floor space in...
diverseylogo Diversey offers scholarships to APIC Conference; due by March 30 - Diversey  announced in December a call for submissions for $1,000 educational scholarships to help hardworking infection preventionists offset the costs of attending the 2018 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference. The Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota...
ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen Receiving UN Environment Partnership Award[7508] ASHRAE earns UN award for advancing Montreal Protocol - ASHRAE has received the Partnership Award from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UN Environment) Ozone Secretariat for its extraordinary commitment and contribution to the progress and achievements of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which is...
dodgedata October construction starts fall 9 percent, but drop was expected - New construction starts in October dropped 9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $742.9 billion, pulling back after a 14 percent jump in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Over the past two months the pattern for...
AIA honors HDR Princeton Studio as New Jersey 2017 Firm of the Year - For the first time in its 50-year history, HDR’s Princeton architecture studio has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Jersey 2017 Firm of the Year award. “This is a significant honor, and I want to congratulate and thank...
Kinetex Foundry Kinetex products receive Declare Label & GreenCircle verification - J+J Flooring Group, a leading manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced in November that all of its Kinetex products now come with the trusted third-party verified International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Declare label.  J+J partnered with one of ILFI’s approved...
Ginger Gilbert J+J Flooring promotes Ginger Gilbert VP Design & Development - J+J Flooring Group, a leading diversified manufacturer of commercial specified flooring, announced that Ginger Gilbert has been promoted to Vice President – Design & Development.  Gilbert most recently served as Director of Product Design. In addition to overseeing J+J’s Product...
DodgeDataConstruction2018 Dodge Data: 2018 new construction starts to increase 3% to $765B - Dodge Data & Analytics released Nov. 2 its 2018 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2018 will climb 3% to $765 billion. “The U.S. construction industry...
greenbuildconferencelogo USGBC announces 2017 Leadership Award recipients - The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Oct. 26 the recipients of its 2017 Leadership Awards, an annual recognition of the outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. The recipients will be honored at the USGBC...
Gov. Cuomo has banned electronic cigarettes New York adds electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation in late October adding electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, which bans their use everywhere that smoking tobacco products are prohibited. “These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes but...
DodgeSeptConstructionstarts Dodge Data: New construction starts jump 14% in September - The value of new construction starts in September soared 14% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $814.8 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The nonresidential building sector strengthened for the second month in a...
Christina-Kolkas Christina Kolkas joins Ware Malcomb as Toronto Director of Interior Architecture & Design - Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced in October that Christina Kolkas has joined the firm as Director, Interior Architecture & Design in the Toronto office. In this position, Kolkas is responsible for the growth and management of the...
Greywater do’s and don’ts for FMs - One of the many ways commercial facilities are reducing water consumption is to use greywater. Greywater is referred to as “gently used” water coming from restroom sinks, kitchen sinks, showers, etc. These facilities are often “doubled plumbed,” with greywater going...
DodgeMomentumSept Dodge Momentum Index declines in September - The Dodge Momentum Index fell in September, moving 8.4% lower to 116.4 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 127.1. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which...
Ware Malcomb named no. 1 architecture firm in Orange County, Calif. - Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced it has been ranked #1 among architectural firms in Orange County according to the Orange County Business Journal. The annual list is based on architecture billings for the 12 months ended June...
50things-hb-us-205x300 The FM’s bookshelf: ‘Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy’ by Tim Harford - Could Atlanta or Phoenix have grown into the cities they are today without the invention of air condition? What role does air condition play in the productivity of the world’s workers? The new book “Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern...
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...
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...
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...