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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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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.

Education

HOK-USF-Morsani-night-view HOK to design new medical school and research institute for University of South Florida - University of South Florida recently released details about the design for a high-rise tower that will combine USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in one building as a downtown Tampa campus. Skanska/HOK is the design/build team for...
MicrosoftReactor_philly Philadelphia’s University City Science Center engages with Comcast Business Ethernet - Comcast Business has signed the deal to provide high performance Ethernet services to Philadelphia’s start-up and tech communities at The Microsoft Reactor, a hub for entrepreneurs and technologists that is located on the ground floor of the University City Science...
Andy O'Shea built a table from a campus tree. The table was placed in Duke's Smart Home. Photo by Sarah Burdick. A second life for trees - In recent years, Duke University has needed to take down trees and limbs on East and West campuses for reasons such as age, construction or storm damage as part of Duke’s tree management program, which focuses on risk management, tree...
The TCNJ Education Building Superb facilities contribute to TCNJ’s #29 Kiplinger’s ranking - by Eileen McMorrow  Facilities for learning and living that keep students coming back for more may have had a significant impact at The College of New Jersey,  ranked #29 for 2017 in Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public College. That is...
The 3,000-square-foot Zillow Commons will be a flexible events space in the new building that can host faculty meetings and departmental gatherings, workshops, conferences, research talks, industry recruiting events and other functions to benefit UW CSE, the campus and the broader community.LMN Architects Zillow commits $5m to University of Washington CSE building - Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web, has committed $5 million toward the development of a second Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) building on the University of Washington’s Seattle...
By Daderot. Courtesy of Creative Commons. Compromise allows Princeton Battlefield State Park to expand - The Institute for Advanced Study and the Civil War Trust announced a plan to significantly expand the land that will be preserved adjacent to the current Princeton Battlefield State Park while enabling the Institute to construct new housing for its faculty...
Timm Facility Engineering Associates acquires RETA Security - Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. has acquired RETA Security, Inc. have joined the FEA team. Combining our firms allows us to offer our clients world class facility security consulting as part of our suite of total asset management consulting services. RETA...
Screen Shot 2016-11-28 at 11.54.31 AM University of Chicago to build learning center in Hong Kong - The University of Chicago is expanding its Asian presence with the construction of new education, research and collaboration hub in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, a non-profit institution and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor, has given a $30...
New-UK-logo-1 Watch time-lapse construction of U. of Kentucky science bldg. - Video courtesy of EarthCam The University of Kentucky recently completed construction of its 263,000-sq.-ft. Academic Science Building. Located on the southern edge of campus, construction began in Aug. 2014 and has been documented through time-lapse photography by EarthCam. The ASB...
emoryapp Emory U. links students to campus security through LiveSafe app - Emory University in Atlanta has begun utilizing a new free mobile phone app to help keep its campus community safe. Developed for smartphones and tablets, the LiveSafe app provides a quick, convenient and discreet way for students, faculty and staff...
NAU exterior Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion honored as one of greenest buildings in the world - RSP Architects’ design of Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) International Pavilion earned the President’s Award (Best of Show) and a Crescordia Award for institutional structures in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. A juried panel praised the facility as a “building of the future” and...
unnamed (7) Ramapo College’s Adler Center named ENR Best Regional Higher Ed/Research Project - The Adler Center for Nursing Excellence and G-Wing Renovation at Ramapo College of New Jersey has earned ENR’s 2016 Best Project award in Higher Education/Research for the New York metropolitan region. Selected by an independent jury of industry leaders in design and construction, the honor was announced...
SUNY at Buffalo expands campus-wide security monitoring - The State University of New York at Buffalo has expanded its campus-wide security monitoring by utilizing an scaleable open platform IP video management software system from Milestone XProtect. From Security Today: “The scalable technology has continued to meet growing needs...
skanska Skanska to renovate University of Virginia hospital for $42 million -   Skanska has signed a contract with University of Virginia to renovate and expand the current University hospital in Virginia, USA. The contract is worth $42M, which will be included in the order bookings for Skanska USA Building in the...
A rendering of the planned robotics laboratory for the University of Michigan campus.
Photo courtesy of the Ford Motor Co. University of Michigan approves $75 million, 140,000-sq.-ft. robotics facility, including space for Ford Motor research - Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in the University of Michigan’s planned Robotics Laboratory. This month the U-M Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the $75 million facility, which is slated...
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...
nsf-ansi ASPECTA LVT acheives NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Certification - Following on the heels of the first-ever Platinum NSF/ANSI 332 sustainability assessment certification in resilient flooring for its ASPECTA FIVE contract LVT range, Metroflor has won again with both ASPECTA ONE and ASPECTA TEN achieving the Gold level. Under this...
room_view University of Connecticut installs first gunshot detection system of its kind; gives first responders immediate intel - The University of Connecticut’s recent installation of Verbi Inc.’s Gunshot/Explosion Notification platform inside its Storrs campus facilities is the first such advanced security system among public universities in the United States.  If an active-shooter event were to occur, the Verbi...
Skylights and floor-to-ceiling glazing for all offices and classrooms, allow natural light to fill the building's interior. (Photo courtesy of SOM) The U.S. Air Force Academy opens the Center for Character & Leadership Development - The U.S. Air Force Academy has opened the Center for Character & Leadership Development (CCLD), a new building designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). The CCLD will serve as an education and research center, supporting the Air Force...
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....
Duke Energy, Duke University partner on innovative power project - Under a proposed 35-year agreement and subject to approval by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), Duke Energy Carolinas proposes to own, build and operate a 21-megawatt (MW) natural gas combined heat and power (CHP) facility on the Duke University...
UniOfMaryland2 University of Maryland to create center for innovation, AI, computer science with gift from Oculus - Offering opportunities for students and faculty to create bold new applications of computer science, The University of Maryland has begun construction on the new Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation. The building is fueled by a $31 million...
BOMA tackles tenant density in latest research initiative - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has announced the release of “Decoding Densification: Insights and Opportunities for CRE Professionals,” a white paper that examines the effects of densification and workplace transformation on the built environment. In order to...
Biometrics’ position in IoT is hot but security issues are looming large - ABI Research predicts that by 2021 the biometrics market will reach $30 billion and shift its revenue focus, moving away from the governmental sector to emphasize opportunities in the consumer and banking sectors. Consumer and banking will see 19% and...
©Gould Evans Gould Evans completes new DeBruce Center at the University of Kansas - Architecture and planning firm Gould Evans, together with the University of Kansas, has announced the completion of the DeBruce Center, located on the University’s campus in Lawrence, Kansas. The 32,000-square-foot building is a multi-dimensional experience of the university’s rich basketball...
HyperLoop2 Hyperloop One builds its network of global partners to pursue the future of transportation - Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) has unveiled its new global partner ecosystem, featuring some of the world leaders in transportation engineering, architecture, infrastructure strategy and financing, construction and operations. Companies including AECOM, AMBERG Group, Arcturan Sustainable Cargo, ARUP, Bjarke Ingels...
Assemblymember Tom Lackey endorses School Facilities Bond Act of 2016 - The Californians for Quality Schools campaign has announced that Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) has endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. The measure, which will appear on the November 2016 ballot, is a $9...
SchoolSecurityApril Take aim at school security - A recent Security Today article offers insight into ways to decrease the risk of school violence. Here are some FM-specific highlights: *While it’s important to keep communication open, the fear of a copycat is always a concern. Publicizing mass shootings...
AECOM_UofArizona Up to bat: Strong facilities investment predicted by NCAA - A survey of college athletic directors by the Ohio University Center for Sports Administration in Athens, and AECOM, a global leader in sports venue design and construction, reveals new insight into the facility investment plans of NCAA programs across the...
Flotex MSU Case Study-68 Flotex at a Big Ten: From residence halls to dining - Since opening in Fall 2007, the resident hall at one of the nation’s largest universities has been a lively hub of activity, providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to approximately 5,000 students every day. Careful consideration of flooring products was given...
Eaton_Vanderbilt_Outfield Vanderbilt U. LEDs enhance fan experience and reduce energy use - Designed to enhance the viewing experiences for spectators, while reducing energy use by as much as 75 percent, Eaton’s Advanced Ephesus LED Lighting System was installed at the home field of the Vanderbilt University men’s baseball team, Hawkins Field in...
Top-50-Best-Value-Online-Big-Data-Programs-of-2016 Clicked! Top 50 Best Value Online Big Data graduate programs - Value Colleges, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, has released its Top 50 Best Value Online Big Data Graduate Programs of 2016. Value Colleges’ Top 50 Best Value Online Big Data ranking...
ASHRAE funds 24 undergraduate projects - This year, 24 schools from around the world were awarded grants. The grants, totaling some $110,000, are awarded by ASHRAE to colleges and universities worldwide to promote the study and teaching of HVAC&R, encouraging senior undergraduate students to pursue related...
Teacher-College-6 Teachers College, Columbia U. renovates for the 21st century - Teachers College, Columbia University, is the first, the largest, and among the top-ranked graduate schools of education in the nation. Dating back to 1894, the College’s facilities in New York needed classrooms to meet the demands of 21st century learning....
Employment in higher ed. grows at fastest pace in 3 years - The number of jobs in higher education increased 1.25 percent in Q4 2015, or about 24,100 jobs, which was the largest increase in jobs for the sector in three years, regardless of quarter. For the year, higher education jobs were...
Suite Plants living green wall Leckie Elementary School in D.C. gets a green makeover - Studies show that living green walls can reduce student stress and increase both alertness and productivity. Thanks to donation from Suite Plants, the students at Leckie Elementary School now have a connection to nature and will enjoy all the benefits...
After an audit of 50 generators on its three campuses, Boston College set about modifying the stacks of 22 emergency diesel generators to increase the distance between their exhaust and receptors and to effect compliance with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulations. Clean air compliance problems for Boston College are solved with active filter technology for generators campus-wide - Boston College was concerned.  Gail Hall, the college’s Director of Health & Safety, had just been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that three emergency diesel generators on the college’s Newton, Massachusetts, campus were not in compliance...
Community Information Trust- Do Space Technology library opens in the heart of Omaha - Omaha, NE – Do Space, for which HDR served as the lead architect, opened to a community eager to get its hands on the latest software, computing, emerging technology and innovative learning experiences available.  Approximately $3 million in technology is available...
DOE awards $600,000 for university-industry partnerships to enhance building efficiency - The Energy Department announced $600,000 in funding to help American universities to establish stronger partnerships with industry and business in the area of building efficiency, supporting the Obama Administration’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030 and developing the nation’s...
Princeton 2 Princeton Athletics light it up with Hubbell LED Lighting and Controls - As part of the Campus Wide Lighting Efficiency Upgrade Program designed to reduce carbon emissions, promote cost savings and limit waste, Princeton University’s Facilities Organization decided to convert more than 100,000 outdated lighting fixtures to more efficient LEDs in facilities across the...
Henderson_Hopkins_School2 Henderson-Hopkins School receives AIA Award - Designed by Rogers Partners, The Henderson-Hopkins School in Baltimore was selected as a 2016 recipient of an AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. The first new Baltimore public school built in 30 years, Henderson-Hopkins School is a bright, optimistic beacon...
noraplan-nTx noraplan® nTx named 2015 New Product of the Year - School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines have named noraplan nTx a 2015 New Product of the Year. The New Product Awards program honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or service...
IFMA compass Which IFMA Credential should you pursue? - Interested in obtaining the “must-have” FMP®, but also curious about the CFM® or SFP®? Let IFMA’s Credential Compass assist you in choosing the best credential to fit your FM experience and goals. Designed with members in mind, the compass allows...
Distributed Work Revisited, IFMA issues research paper - IFMA announces the release of two important publications. IFMA’s research paper #37, “Distributed Work Revisited,” which was written in close collaboration with HOK which co-authored and co-sponsored the report with additional financial support from Allsteel. The paper continues the data-driven...
Need Resources? The IFMA Knowledge Library has them all - Among the notable facility management advances at World Workplace was the official launch of the long-anticipated IFMA Knowledge Library. This online repository of expert-vetted content offers FM professionals a one-stop source of useful content. All information contained in the library...
bear-creek-2 Bear Creek Community Charter School paves way for next generation - Bear Creek Community Charter School, in cooperation with the Bear Creek Foundation, is nearing completion of a new 64,000 square foot public school facility on a new 97-acre campus adjoining Ten Mile Run in Bear Creek Township, Pennsylvania. Twenty six...
Six Seconds (PRNewsFoto/Six Seconds) Six Seconds partners with Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to launch InspirED - Supporting a major initiative to help create more positive, healthy schools, Six Seconds is partnering with Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to launch “InspirED.” The program includes online resources created by teens and educators for their peers,...
Center for College & Career Readiness makes purchasing recommendations for schools - The non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness has released a set of guidelines for school purchasing officials, principals and administrators to guide enhancements in school purchasing processes for College & Career Ready outcomes. According to the Center’s Chairman, Kevin...
StanfordU Stanford University dedicates new art building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro - This fall, Stanford University opened the McMurtry Building, an innovative new facility to house Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History as well as the Art & Architecture Library. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the 100,000-square-foot space unites the...
lycoming-college-lynn-science-center-dedication Lycoming College dedicates new addition to the Lynn Science Center - Representatives of BHDP Architecture recently attended the dedication ceremony of its latest project, a 31,500 square-foot addition to the Lynn Science Center at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. The three-story building, which connects to the Heim Science Building, represents the...
Obama Administration announces new ‘Smart Cities’ initiative to help communities tackle local challenges & improve city services - A new “Smart Cities” Initiative has been launched and will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering...
dellmedical University of Texas Dell Medical School celebrates half-way mark - The University of Texas Dell Medical School recently celebrated the halfway mark of construction with a beam signing event and VIP walk-through. A group of Page employees attended the event and signed the steel beam, which was later installed on...