Category: Design and Construction

OSHA Kicks off Safe + Sound Week with Focus on Worker Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is joining businesses nationwide to recognize the successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 7-13. The annual event involves thousands of worksites that will promote the benefits of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a […]

Oakland Airport Completes $11M Security Exit Project

Oakland International Airport (OAK) has completed its Terminal 2 (T2) Security Exit Project. The exit upgrade will increase security at the airport and features new art that will welcome passengers to Oakland, Calif. Project costs totaled approximately $11 million with a six-month construction period. “I’d like to thank our passengers for their patience over the […]

FTA Awards Disaster Relief Funding to Transit Agencies Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $102.3 million in funding to 17 transit agencies, cities, and planning councils in eight states and territories to help recover from recent natural disasters. The funding, provided through FTA’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief (ER) Program, will help them repair damaged equipment and facilities and recoup costs for evacuation […]

Webinar Watch: Healthy Buildings Week 2023

Healthy buildings mean healthy people. A person’s environment has a major impact on mental and physical well-being, so it’s incumbent upon facilities managers to help protect building occupants and provide a positive experience. Join Facilities Management Advisor throughout Healthy Buildings Week 2023, Aug. 14-18, for FREE educational webinars and resources exploring the many tools available […]

LAX Police Facility Adds to Airport’s LEED Gold Certifications

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is celebrating another sustainability success with its Airport Police Facility (APF) achieving the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The award is the airport’s second LEED Gold win in the past month, following certification of LAX’s Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility. Designed to adhere […]

Back to Basics: What Flooring Types Are Best for Your Facility?

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Whether facilities managers are constructing a new building, taking on a major renovation, or simply redoing a small office, deciding what flooring to purchase is important. Considerations should include how the right flooring can affect occupants’ […]

Delaware Completes Statewide School Safety Initiatives

State officials recently marked completion of several major safety initiatives under the Delaware Emergency Management Agency’s Comprehensive School Safety Program (CSSP). Delaware is now among the first states to create high-resolution digital blueprints of all school buildings and grounds for every public and charter school. The new maps will enable law enforcement and first responders […]

Safety First: Facility Design with Security in Mind

Security consultants should work with facilities management on the design and implementation of security methods and technologies in order to have the best facility security possible. Facilities Management Advisor’s FM Now: Secure Buildings online summit was held on June 20 and included an opening keynote session called “Design Development Considerations for Security Systems.” The session […]

N.J. Awards Nearly $400M to Support Higher Education Infrastructure Improvements

The New Jersey Office of Higher Education has awarded nearly $400 million in capital facilities grant funding to colleges and universities across the state. The funding, which is part of the joint solicitation of four revolving Capital Facilities Bond programs, will support 54 infrastructure and technology enhancement projects throughout New Jersey’s higher education sector. “New Jersey remains […]

Tampa Convention Center Completes Major Renovation

In downtown Tampa, Fla., officials celebrated completion of the Tampa Convention Center’s largest renovation project since the facility was built in 1990. The $44.5 million capital improvement project featured a 23,500-square-foot, two-story expansion, including 18 new waterfront rooms to provide flexible meeting and event space. Improvements were also made to the popular Tampa Riverwalk outside the […]