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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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Security of commercial space & data top priorities for property owners, tenants

insightsOwners 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 to meet evolving threats from natural and man-made sources.

CHOOSING A DATA CENTER SOLUTION

Data centers are among the most secure structures in the private sector. The past 15 years have brought dramatic advancements in storage and the data speeds available from internet service providers (ISPs), along with a proliferation of third-party data center developers.

  • Hosting information technology infrastructure on-site is losing favor among organizations as risks have grown and third-party data centers have become more prevalent.
  • Co-location, or sharing a data center facility, offers the benefits of redundancy and professional management.
  • Building and operating free-standing data centers provides users with the greatest degree of customization, control and privacy, but typically entails a higher cost and lengthier timeline.
  • Operating on an outsourced, cloud-based system takes advantage of the provider’s computing, memory, storage and bandwidth, as well as its cybersecurity and physical security measures.

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SECURING OFFICE BUILDINGS

Properties today are more likely to employ multitiered access control systems and to prepare response protocols for a variety of threats and emergencies. Depending on the tenant’s preferences or government-mandated security requirements, the management team follows a written protocol that spells out how it will provide security and incident response.

  • Lobby ambassadors are trained in the customer-service skills of the hospitality industry as well as crisis response.
  • An enthusiastic lobby ambassador will instill a positive atmosphere while learning the building occupants, which elevators they use, and their usual arrival and departure times.
  • Making eye contact and engaging people is more than customer service; it is a key practice in screening for threats and detecting suspicious behavior.
  • The entire management team today rehearses its responses to bomb threats, active shooters and other crises once deemed too remote to merit special training.

Click for  more on how security is vital for effective property management.

PROTECTING LEASED SPACE

Leased offices come equipped with basic security measures, but it is chiefly up to the tenant to choose the systems that will safeguard employees and property. Fortunately, evolving technology and competitive pressure on prices have placed an unprecedented assortment of tools at tenants’ disposal.

  • Keys pose challenges that increase with the number of locks, clearance levels in the system, and number of keys issued.
  • Proximity readers, which identify an embedded microchip from several feet away, can grant access to a garage or unlock an elevator lobby’s doors when an authorized employee approaches.
  • Biometric readers, which scan fingerprints or retinas, are still rare due to the price of equipment and the necessity of contracting with a service provider.
  • Turnstiles, rotating doors or other physical barriers offer added protection, while cameras provide color, high-resolution recordings that can extend the security team’s view throughout the property.

Click for more on what options are available to protect leased space.