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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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  • Healthcare

    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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  • Government

    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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Corporate

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.

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.

Healthcare

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.

Government

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.

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 addresses maternity/paternity leave, paid time off, professional development, compensation, relocation, 401K plans, group health insurance and more. The report also covers the education, background, responsibilities and compensation of HR directors in the industry.

The survey found that the average Human Resources director in an architecture, engineering, planning or environmental consulting firm has around eighteen years of experience and earns a base salary of $128,500. Most firms (74 percent) paid a bonus to their HR director last year. The median HR director’s bonus was five percent of total salary. Forty-two percent of all responding firms did not have a full-time HR department, meaning that the staff handling HR functions also handle other responsibilities in the firm. Eighty-one percent of respondents said that the person in charge of HR functions participates in the firm’s annual business planning process.  Only 20 percent of respondents said the person in charge of HR functions has an MBA or other master’s degree.

For healthcare, many firms are paying a significant portion (70-80 percent) of the premium for employee only coverage and around (50-80 percent) of the premium for employee/family plans.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents offer tuition or fee reimbursement for continued education. The median dollar amount covered was $3,500. These costs were typically recovered upon successful completion of the coursework. Only three percent of responding firms did not pay for any fees associated with a professional society membership. In the event that meeting fees or annual dues were paid by the firm, all responding firms paid the fees in full.

Click for more information on Zweig Group’s 2017 Policies, Procedures and Benefits Survey.