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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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INSTALL_VA Michigan Case Study - Main Image Veterans Affairs Michigan Rehabilitation Clinic creates welcoming spaces for veterans thanks to an INSTALL contractor - The Department of Veterans Affairs and Master Craft Flooring have worked together on multiple projects over the course of several years. When Master Craft was awarded the bid through a local contractor joint venture to handle a sizable flooring installation...
Brooklyn5GSummit Brooklyn 5G Summit showcases advanced research and technology fueling 5G wireless drive to commercial reality - Leaders in wireless, automotive, academia, and government gathered at the annual Brooklyn 5G Summit April 19-21, 2017 to explore how close the industry is to deploying commercial products and services for the next-generation of wireless communications. The fourth annual event...
Crossmatch awarded $5.8 Million IARPA contract to develop next-gen biometric presentation attack detection technologies - With the recent signing of a $58 million contract, Crossmatch will work closely with Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research arm within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to develop next-generation Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) technologies...
WindKansas Turbines in Kansas: A $650 million investment in wind energy - State and local leaders and landowners recently joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources and Westar Energy to celebrate the commissioning of the Kingman and Ninnescah Wind Energy Centers, which has created hundreds of construction jobs as well as millions of...
AirTraficControlTower Honeywell to modernize 21 FAA facilities in U.S., boosting operating efficiency with $10.8 million in energy grants - Honeywell has embarked on a facility infrastructure modernization project at 21 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-operated facilities across the United States. The project will create 95 related jobs over the course of the program and is expected to help the FAA...
ASHRAE and IOR strengthen partnership - ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship, which dates back more than a century. The new MoU outlines how the two groups will work together more closely and...
auburn_rendering-1-1 Auburn University constructs TVS-designed Performing Arts Center - Auburn University has begun construction of its new Performing Arts Center. Heralded as the epicenter for the campus’ arts district, the building site is located across South College Street from the Auburn University Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art,...
outsidenight $140 million new Bergen County Justice Center respects historic site while being thoroughly modern - The new $140 million Bergen County Justice Center designed by RSC Architects opened its doors in March. Sitting on a historic site, the six-floor, 130,000-square-foot facility is the centerpiece of a six-year plan to modernize and upgrade the County’s justice...
leed-for-cities_0 Cities and communities can be LEED certified too - LEED certification doesn’t just apply to buildings. You can also LEED certify cities and communities. From the US Green Building Council: “In addition to building certification, LEED also includes a certification pilot structured for cities to measure and improve performance,...
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...
Onvia Onvia: The 10 fastest growing areas in government contracting - Onvia has just released the third edition of its annual “10 Hotspots in Government Contracting” research, ranking the fastest areas of growth in government contracting. The report uses current, future and historical government transaction data from Onvia’s B2G Intelligence System...
Dominion_solar_panels Dominion solar investment in Virginia nears $1 billion - More than a dozen new facilities across Virginia are putting the sun to work and moving the state up in nationwide solar power rankings. Dominion Energy is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of...
NOAA Vencore awarded $113 Million program to support space and satellite operations at NOAA - Vencore, Inc. has secured a $113 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) to support its National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS acquires and manages the nation’s operational...
MaggieDaleyPark Engineering excellence for ice skating in Chicago - Maggie Daley Park in Chicago was recently recognized as one of the most innovative and complex engineering projects in Illinois by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois professional association. An honor award, the highest level, was presented to...
TSAairports TSA Year in Review: Firearm discoveries up 28 percent from 2015 - The Transportation Security Administration published in January a 2016 year-end round-up of firearms and other weapons discovered at its airport checkpoints around the United States. Here are the stats from the TSA’s blog: “In 2016, TSA officers screened 738,318,264 passengers...
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...
BIFMA-logo BIFMA level Program recommended for federal purchasing - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing that included the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard & level® Certification Program. BIFMA submitted the sustainability standard and certification program for review during the EPA Guidelines Pilot Assessment...
metrovideopic How Fluidmesh Technology is making a high-risk neighborhood safer - The South Los Angeles Industrial Tract (SLAIT) Business Improvement District is located within a “special economic incentive zone”. In September 2014, Tim Weir, president of Metro Video Systems, Inc. was contacted by Susan Levi, Director of SLAIT BID (South Los Angeles...
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...
Courtesy Port Authority NY&NJ JFK Airport adopts safety recommendations after mistaken reports of active shooters in August - The recommendations outlined by a joint state and federal multi-agency team charged with reviewing the response to mistaken reports of active shooters in several terminals at John F. Kennedy Airport on August 14, 2016, have been accepted by New York...
U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army's new headquarters is depicted in this image from a "fly-through" video showing what the facility at Fort Gordon, Ga., is expected to look like when completed. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 29. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) Army Cyber HQ will support more than 1,200 by 2020 - Construction began on the new Army Cyber headquarters facility at Fort Gordon, Georgia, on Nov. 29. The facility will draw together the Army’s Cyber operations, capability development, training and education in one location. The project is expected to take 2.5 years...
bio Biotrial NA opens 70,000-sq.ft. HQ in Newark, NJ and wins NJ AIA Merit Award - French contract research company Biotrial’s North American headquarters, designed by Francis Cauffman, celebrated its ribbon cutting in Newark, New Jersey’s University Heights Science & Technology Park (UHSTP). The 70,000-sq.-ft. building is strategically located in the Park, an urban redevelopment initiative uniting five...
How secure is your smart building? Johnson Controls partners with Homeland Security to research building automation cybersecurity - In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls announces a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. The agreement will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure...
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...
andrewmoore Museum location connects to African-American history in Washington, D.C. - From Architects + Artisans, Sept. 26 post The site for the newest museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is informed by its own context and history. Adjacent Constitution Avenue was once a manmade canal called Tiber Creek, fed...
IMG_0534 Metal roof improves building aesthetics and functionality - The Ocean City Arts Center, nestled in the resort town of Ocean City, New Jersey, began as a modest fitness center with racquetball courts and has grown over the years to include a natatorium and library. The art center’s continued...
diblasio Federal government moves into One World Trade Center -                       The U.S. federal government returned to 1 World Trade Center on Sept. 9, 2016, almost 15 years after the attacks on 9/11. Construction on the tower began in 2004...
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Showcases best practices in sustainable design -   The National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open Sept. 24,  represents much more than a cultural and architectural landmark. It is also set to be a representation of best practices in sustainable building design. The...
Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 6.53.27 PM Marine Corp selects IntelliPower for UPS supplier - IntelliPower, Inc.,  has been selected again as the UPS supplier to the U.S. Marine Corp Tactical Data Network Data Distribution System-Modular (TDN DDS-M) program. As the incumbent supplier over the past seven years, IntelliPower has nearly 5,000 TDN DDS-M power protection...
N.Y. allots $27.9 million to preserve, enhance rail and port services - New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $27.9 million in state funding is available to preserve and enhance rail and port services in major trade and passenger travel corridors across New York State. This funding was included in the new...
PAseal PA Secretary safeguarding cybersecurity of the election - Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés said the Commonwealth is taking advantage of all available resources in working to ensure the security and integrity of the November election. “In recent weeks, there has been talk about vulnerabilities in the nation’s election...
Entire ship USS North Carolina updates heating and cooling system with Carrier ductless and VRF technology - One of the nation’s most well-known historic battleships recently received a refurbishment that included the installation of a Carrier variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heating and cooling solution. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a...
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...
Good Green Design Exterior Photo National Office Furniture HQ earns a Green GOOD DESIGN -   National Office Furniture, a unit of Kimball International, Inc., has been recognized with a Green GOOD DESIGN award. Green GOOD DESIGN identifies the world’s most important and influential examples of sustainable design. Award winners are judged on innovation, sustainability,...
ii160_19920017_arms_cityofwindsor City of Windsor energy and IT efforts get honored - The Ontario Chapter of the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) of Canada has awarded the City of Windsor its Excellence in Municipal Systems Award in recognition of an energy management system initiative. A total of five awards were granted by...
shea.logo.square Online course helps animal-assisted therapists stop infection spread - If animal-assisted therapists are visiting your medical facility, there is now an online training course recommended to help them prevent spreading infection. The online training course for handlers of therapy animals that visit healthcare settings has received the endorsement of...
(Photo courtesy of AbeEzekowitz via Wikipedia Commons.) City Council of Asheville, N.C., selects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to update city’s comprehensive plan - The City Council of Asheville, North Carolina announced that it has selected Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM), one of the world’s leading architecture and urban planning firms, to update the city’s comprehensive plan. The existing planning document, adopted in...
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...
ASHRAE_Logo.svg ASHRAE Legionella Standard is basis for CDC toolkit - Guidance from an ASHRAE standard regarding development and implementation of a water management program to reduce building risk for Legionella is the basis of a new toolkit by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The toolkit, “Developing a Water Management...
central-hall-interior-view-of-new-lga_27576498831_o $4 billion renovation of LaGuardia Airport has begun; LEED Gold certification expected - The $4 billion renovation of LaGuardia Airport has begun marking the first complete rebuild of an airport in the United States in more than 20 years. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, made the announcement as construction...
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...
Building code adoption key for state and local governments to withstand disasters - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has filed comments in a Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) rule-making proceeding, supporting in concept the establishment of a disaster deductible for states and local governments in lieu of raising the threshold for disaster...
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USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (April 14, 2000) -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) are on a routine six-month deployment to the Eastern Mediterranean.   Eisenhower is a nuclear powered aircraft carrier.  U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class David E. Carter II.  (RELEASED) Navy to require climate change reporting from vendors - The U.S. Navy has become the first branch of the U.S. military — the world’s single-largest user of fossil fuels — to say it will start requiring big vendors to report their output of climate-changing greenhouse gases and work to...
Hudson Institute Hudson Institute launches new HQ on Pennsylvania Ave. - Hudson Institute, an independent research organization promoting new ideas for the advancement of global security, prosperity and freedom, marked the opening of its new headquarters at 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400, in Washington D.C., providing a significant expansion and...
Denver_WTC-Rendering Denver WTC gets campus master plan from OZ Architecture - World Trade Center Denver (WTC Denver) and its development partner have appointed OZ Architecture to master plan their new global campus, located in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood, near the soon-to-open 38th Avenue and Blake Street commuter rail stop that...
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...
Spring into the new timeline for snow and ice management - To determine the best time to start the snow removal planning for the 2016-2017 season, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) has released its new Procuring Snow Services Timeline. SIMA is the North American organization representing snow management professionals....
earthquake-warning-sign Obama establishes a federal earthquake risk management standard - An executive order has been signed that requires federal agencies responsible for the design and construction of new buildings, or alterations to existing buildings, ensures that the buildings are built or renovated using the earthquake-resistant design provisions in the International...
U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency gives IBM for highest level cloud services - IBM has announced that the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized the company to deliver IBM Cloud services at the highest security levels – known as Impact Level 5 – for Controlled Unclassified Information as defined by the...
HOK_EcoCity1 Haikou Eco-Smart City design by HOK plans healthy lifestyle - New renderings have been released of Haikou Eco-Smart City, a comprehensive high-tech development designed by HOK in the Chengmai town center, on the north side of China’s Hainan Island. HOK’s plan creates a smart-growth city that optimizes the overall ecological system and promotes...
Stantec to acquire VOA, a 280-person architecture firm - Global design firm Stantec has signed a letter of intent to acquire VOA Associates Incorporated (VOA), a 280-person Chicago-based architecture and planning firm. VOA is recognized for building designs serving major clients in the hospitality, commercial, healthcare, workplace, entertainment and...
SulphurSpringsPostOffice Sulphur Springs P.O. rehab receives 2016 honor award - Preservation Texas, Inc. has announced that the rehabilitation of the historic post office building in Sulphur Springs, Texas will receive a 2016 Honor Award, which will be presented at a special ceremony at the historic State Theatre on Congress Avenue...
GAO: GSA, DHS need to collaborate more to protect federal facilities - The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service to improve collaboration in order to safeguard federal facilities from security risks. GAO made the recommendation after it found that lack of awareness among regional...
Survey of IT vets: Govt. lags years behind private sector in IoT - A global survey of more than 600 informed IT veterans revealed a perceived gap between public and private sector readiness when it comes to the new era of smart, connected devices and systems known as the Internet of Things (IoT)....
global-c4isr-market As gaps in military capabilities close, Auxiliary C4ISR market thrives - As nations focus on filling the gaps in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities, the global market for related products will grow. Reassured by this trend, the C4ISR research community is working on developing systems capable...
BEEP16-0003_SPOT Update to BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) released - The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has released the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP®) Version 2.0. The six-course curriculum, designed to help property professionals reduce energy use in their buildings, is an update to the groundbreaking original BEEP...
IFMA distributed work report demonstrates prominent role of FMs & real estate pros in strategic workplace decisions - A survey released by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) further illustrates the increasingly important role facility management (FM) and real estate professionals are playing in high-level strategic workplace decisions. Specifically, when asked who was driving workplace strategy decisions related...
Photo © Bruce Damonte San Bernardino Justice Center Receives Prestigious 2015 Justice Facilities Review Award - The San Bernardino Justice Center in San Francisco has received the highest honor from the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Justice (AIA AAJ)—a 2015 Justice Facilities Review Award Citation. The new Superior Court of California for the...
USAF_logo U.S. Air Force awards Tetra Tech $500 Million A-E Services Contract - Tetra Tech, Inc. has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Air Force for architectural-engineering services worldwide (A-E13 Environmental Services). This multiple-award contract ceiling is $500 million. Tetra Tech will support the U.S. Air Force Civil...
Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney with Secretary Kerry_Ribbon Cutting Ceremony_558x234 United States dedicates new U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney, Overseas Buildings Operations Principal Deputy Director William Moser, alongside other VIPs and local officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The new $163 million campus is situated on an 11-acre site in the Leninsky...
Volpe__Center,_Cambridge,_MA_-_DSC00154 GSA launches nationwide Economic Catalyst Initiative in 3 cities - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it has launched a nationwide Economic Catalyst Initiative to better align the agency’s building, leasing, and relocation plans with the economic development goals of local communities, while also improving outcomes for the...
HomelandSecurityTraining Center Homeland Security Training Center by Legat Architects offers state-of-the-art facility for first responders - The College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn IL, a trailblazer in putting first responder theory into practice, recently opened the Homeland Security Training Center (HTC). The 39,000-square-foot facility, designed by Legat Architects, expands the training capacity of the award-winning Homeland Security...
Lobby dusk-RVR From six into one: Yolo County Courthouse in California - Hensel Phelps Construction Company and Fentress Architects, in association with Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects, were engaged for the Yolo County Courthouse project by the Judicial Council of California, which managed the project. Funded in 2009, the Woodland, California, courthouse reached...
AIA opposes legislation that guts energy conservation goals in federal buildings - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued the following statement on the mark-up of energy legislation before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The committee voted to gut a key energy conservation regulation of the Energy Independence and Security...
EGLOBALTECH Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/eGlobalTech) Department of Health and Human Services fortifies Information Security - eGlobalTech (eGT), a leading provider in management, security and IT consulting services for the federal government, has expanded its work with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Information Security (OIS) to include Governance Risk and Compliance...
Mecanoo to Lead New York
 Public Library Renovation - The New York Public Library will begin its Midtown renovation, and as a first step will begin designing the renovation of its central circulating branch, the Mid-Manhattan Library. Following a year of discussion and planning led by librarians and informed...
Orlando Orlando slashes fleet facility energy use by 30 percent - The city of Orlando has reduced energy consumption in its 70,000-square-foot maintenance fleet facility by 29.5% from a 2010 baseline. This was done through various facility updates, including the installation of a photovoltaic array, said Fleet Manager Daryl Greenlee. 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...
25th_logo 25 yrs later: How has Americans with Disabilities Act affected FMs? - The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 25 years ago this summer by President George H.W. Bush. Comprehensive in scope, intending to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, it now covers an estimated 55 million Americans. The act...
Program Support Center offers services to Federal agencies - Hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Program Support Center (PSC) is the largest multi-function shared service provider to the Federal government. PSC provides its customers support services focused on their needs—so they can focus...
NYU study finds design-build for public projects saves time - A report from New York University on Wednesday projected major savings from combining contracts to design and build public works, citing savings from the approach already in use on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, according to the Associated Press. From the...
Underutilized Facilities: DOD and GSA information sharing may enhance opportunities to use space at military installations

 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just released its recommendations for granting the use of unutilized (vacant) and underutilized (partially vacant) facilities on military installations to non-Department of Defense (DOD) entities, such as other federal agencies. Despite the potential...