Facility Managers

Once the project is completed, the building must be managed by someone, or it cannot live up to its full functionality. Owners and facility managers are the unsung heroes of many iconic works of architecture, making sure that buildings remain in good condition and are utilized to their fullest potential.
Vilnius Beacon, Daniel Libeskind
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Perched on the highest peak between Vilnius' historic quarter and downtown, the Vilnius Beacon wi...

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January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landsca...

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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building t...

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January 09, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in December, including 22,800 jobs in nonresiden...

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Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
January 07, 2015 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and com...

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Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were ch
January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

There are two proposed sites for the plan, both owned by the Chicago Park District in Chicago’s S...

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January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Converting the Astrodome to an urban farm and public park is one of the proposals on the table in...

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Photo: Jdkoenig via Wikimedia Commons
January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two major projects—a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team and the city’s Downtown East...

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Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the fi
January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Kroenke Group is the latest in a series of high-profile investors that want to bring back pro foo...

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January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outsi...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons
January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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Renderings courtesy Manica Architecture
December 31, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Golden State Warriors, currently the team with the best record in the National Basketball Ass...

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Photo courtesy MAADI Group
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The metal’s flexibility makes the difference in an oil rig footbridge connecting platforms in the...

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Plan courtesy HDR
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

By bringing healthcare services in house, Dallas County Jail will greatly minimize the security r...

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Rendering courtesy STERIS
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Infection control, a constant worry for hospital administrators and clinical staffs, is heightene...

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Solarbox London was founded by London School of Economics graduates Harold Crast
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About 8,000 of London’s famous red telephone boxes sit unused in warehouses, orphans of the digit...

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Section rendering courtesy SRG Partnership
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 40,000-sf library is equipped with four “cones of light,” spherical reflectors made from extr...

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Photo courtesy Daqri
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Smart Helmet is equipped with an array of cameras that provides 360-degree vision through its gla...

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Treehouses first investment is Chicago-based Ventana Design-Build Systems, a fi
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Design-build firm Clayco has launched an investment arm called Treehouse Adventures to provide fi...

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December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dubai is known for its gargantuan commercial building projects. The latest to be proposed is the...

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Photo courtesy Gimbal
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Beacon technology personalizes smartphone messaging, creating a new information resource for stor...

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Photo courtesy Leo A Daly, NEON
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For the past six years, Leo A Daly has been designing sites for remote field stations with near-z...

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Photo courtesy ARC Media, Bridgit
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology combines a smartglass visual device with a motion-sensing armband to simplify field ma...

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Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ecovative Design applies its cradle-to-cradle process to produce 10,000 organic bricks used to bu...

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Photo courtesy Steris
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ideas are cheap. Solutions are what count. The latest installment in BD+C's Great Solutions serie...

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Images courtesy HealthSpot
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...

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Photo: aidoudi via Wikimedia Commons
December 28, 2014 | John Passanante, PE, RCDD, Syska Hennessy Group

The open work environment has allowed owners to house more employees in smaller spaces, minimizin...

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Photo: Justin A. Wilcox via Wikimedia Commons
December 28, 2014 | Richard Wood, CEO and President, Plaza Construction

When Plaza Construction first introduced the concept of "core first" in managing the construction...

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Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3
December 23, 2014 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are pot...

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Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects
December 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be a...

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