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The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing slowly.
The University of Maryland University College created a hub of academic activity for its students and staff. This renovated building provides a new center of academic life.
A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems.
So much for the low tech, but creative Post-it note war FacilityBlog covered in 2011. This high tech stunt elevates playful building art to a new level.
With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.
In Dedham, MA, energy improvement keep a Stop & Shop supermarket up to date with a company wide store prototype. And the (energy) savings don’t stop!
For the fourth consecutive year, TFM is conducting a survey of its readership about lighting.
How can the most suitable lighting for mechanical rooms be determined?
This web exclusive looks at five common areas where preventive maintenance can make the difference between a smoothly running facility and a disaster.
This web exclusive comes from Karl Williams, vice president of energy solutions for Rexel, Inc.