On January 22, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that was opening registration for its newest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program, v4.1. The call for registration covers the LEED platforms for both new construction projects (BD+C) and interior spaces (ID+C).
Category: Design and Construction
Though we’re just now starting the first full week of 2019, the year is starting with a bang. The most recent government jobs report highlights the ongoing addition of jobs to the economy, which continues to create an incredibly tight competition for the best talent. This infographic explores some of the recent trends facility managers […]
The new year has arrived, so let the predicting begin! In this infographic, the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) presents their predictions based on their 2019 Trends Report about what retail facilities managers can expect for the coming year. Some follow already in-process trends, such as an increase in mixed-use spaces, while others, like […]
Injuries from slips and falls are bad enough but are amplified when they happen on a rooftop. This infographic details some of the finer points to better understand the risks of working on a rooftop and provides some details regarding protection.
Responding to petitions for review from the National Association of Home Builders and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the EPA is proposing modifications to its 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP). The CGP comprises National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements for construction site operators disturbing 1 or more acres of land or less than 1 acre […]
As a facility manager, are you aware of the differences between construction or maintenance? You should be, as the type of work performed dictates the standards you need to follow. This infographic will help you determine if your task is considered construction or maintenance.
In the past, tracking assets across one or more facilities was a time-consuming process. That’s changed a bit over the last couple of decades as developers created software solutions, mobile devices, and other smart technologies to help facility managers get the job done more efficiently. Now, a report is highlighting the role of artificial intelligence […]
Each year the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) teams up with Informa to put on the largest green building conference in the world, with the goal of fostering a broader interest in sustainable built environments. This year, they landed in Chicago, where thousands of attendees gathered to be inspired, and learn about the developments […]
The recent hurricane season has apparently prompted OSHA to issue a fact sheet on safely installing plastic tarps on damaged roofs. Reinforced plastic tarps, commonly referred to as a blue roof, provide temporary protection for buildings following severe weather.
Whether you’re building a new facility for the ground up, or overhauling an existing property, it doesn’t hurt to consider incorporating sustainable strategies and materials into the project at the design phase. Too often, the trickier issue is seeking out appropriate guidance about how best to meet sustainability goals and while maintaining your facility, your […]