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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.

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.

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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.