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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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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.

Oct. 18-20: For World Workplace, IFMA embraces Houston, its HQ

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Houston is ready and waiting for facilities managers to show up in force for IFMA’s World Workplace when the International Facility Management Association hosts its premier facility conference and expo in its own hometown. Selected years ago as the 2017 host city, well before Hurricane Harvey came through as a Category 4 at the end of August, the IFMA executive committee and planning team along with Houston’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, have been working diligently to deliver the conference in keeping with World Workplace expectations.

“Although nowhere in Houston was unscathed, the area around the George R. Brown Convention Center was fortunate to avoid the worst impacts of Hurricane Harvey. In fact, in the days immediately following the storm, the area was a refuge for displaced Houston residents,” says Tony Keane, President & CEO, IFMA.

World Workplace is held annually in cities across the U.S. “I am so proud of IFMA’s staff and the city of Houston for working so diligently over the past few weeks. I know that this year’s event — held for first time in IFMA’s home city of Houston — will be one of our best ever,” Keane declares.

IFMA knows its audience is well-versed in crisis management and know how important it is to just get back to business after an event. “While Houston is still recovering — and will be for the foreseeable future — city and conference officials understand that economic investment is critical to making that recovery happen as quickly as possible,” Keane emphasizes. “They have worked closely with IFMA staff to make sure that World Workplace can go on as planned with no impact to quality or comfort. I have great confidence that our service providers and vendors are ready to go.”ww17

World Workplace will offer education sessions from October 18th to the 20th, covering topics ranging from meeting the needs of first responders to whether or not robots are the future. The McMorrow Reports has selected these sessions of particular interest:

A Global View – Applying Technology Trends from the Facility Managers Guide for Information Technology with Ted Ritter, Geoff Williams, and Rick Corea

How Scalable Solutions Can Improve Your Campus with Brad Strokes

Workplace as a Service with Carl Fransman and Eric Van Bael

Drive FM success with more effective contract relationships with Teena Shouse and Ted Ritter

Think! Swim! Survive! – How to alter your thinking patterns for personal and work survival and recovery after the disaster with Susan Moury and Barry Lynch

Be a Leader, not a Magician: Strategies for Being at the Forefront of Workplace Change with Meredith Thatcher, IFMA Fellow, and Laura Hambley

What Planet Are You From? Understanding How Colleagues, Clients, and You Communicate & Operate with Becky Spohn

Act Local: Maker Culture, the Design Professions, and Workplace with David Euscher

Artificial Intelligence in RE & FM with Erik Jaspers and Nancy Sanquist

Will Robots or Millennials Rule the Future of the Workplace? Predictions for 0-5 years, 6-10 years, 25+ years with Jodi Williams and Jeanne Wood

Defining FM: Past, Present & Future with Anna Thurston

The ‘New Think’ about Working from Home with Pat Turnbull and Alex Redlein

ISS 2020 Vision: Health & Well-being in the workplace through best in class service experiences with Peter Ankerstjerne and Jeffrey Saunders

The WW Expo will be on Wednesday, October 18th from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 19th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature hundreds of exhibitors. Attendees will see new products in-person, visit existing suppliers and source new partners, gain technical information and specifications, and learn how to apply problem solving tools

World Workplace always has a notable opening keynote session. This year it is Jeremy Rifkin, author, The Eclipse Capitalism and The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union, the People’s Republic of China and to heads of state around the world.

Houston, we don’t have a problem

The closing keynote speakers Captains Mark and Scott Kelly,  NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy captains, will give lessons on leadership, teamwork and sacrifice based on their experiences in combat and as space mission commanders.