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.
Kingdom Tower. Image courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.

Kingdom Tower. Image courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.

August 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Large portions of some skyscrapers are useless space used to artificially enhance their height, a...

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August 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff 
Choosing from 30,000 photos he took from the day construction began in 2006 to the day when con...
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Photo: Zaha Hadid Architects

Photo: Zaha Hadid Architects

August 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Hadid claims the reviewer falsely implied her indifference toward the plight of migrant workers i...

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August 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mark Domino, the son-in-law of developer Douglas Durst, has developed an app, called Spireworks,...

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J. Craig Venter Institutes Landmark Net-Zero-Energy Genomic Laboratory, La Joll

J. Craig Venter Institutes Landmark Net-Zero-Energy Genomic Laboratory, La Jolla, Calif. Building Team: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Ar

August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Affiliated Engineers, and Skanska top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest S+T sector des...

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Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center Expansion & Renovation, Detroit, Mich. Bui

Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center Expansion & Renovation, Detroit, Mich. Building Team: Detroit Regional Convention Facility

August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, AECOM, and Hunt Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest convention cent...

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August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An opulent Renaissance Revival building in downtown Detroit is being used as a parking garage....

Designed by the architectural duo Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem, King Street

Designed by the architectural duo Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem, King Street Station was the centerpiece of a massive rail c

August 21, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

After years of neglect and botched renovations, King Street Station sparkles once again.

Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners

Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners

August 19, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The overall design concept is of a complex of textured buildings that would differentiate from th...

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Photo courtesy Perikins+Will

Photo courtesy Perikins+Will

August 18, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The broadened focus is resulting in comprehensive, long-term plans that will guide new growth in...

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Renderings: courtesy SPARK

Renderings: courtesy SPARK

August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architecture firm SPARK recently finished a design for a new development in Shenzhen. The 770,700...

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Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system

Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system

August 17, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp s...

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Renderings courtesy RMJM

Renderings courtesy RMJM

August 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tower's fish-jumping gesture is meant to symbolize the prosperity and rapid transformation of...

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Renderings courtesy Adam Wiercinski Architekt

Renderings courtesy Adam Wiercinski Architekt

August 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Polish architect Adam Wiercinski designs a public toilet with a periscope mechanism that gives vi...

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Rendering: RMF Engineering

Rendering: RMF Engineering

August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

There are many hurdles to overcome when completing a life cycle cost assessment. RMF Engineering’...

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Rendering: RMF Engineering

Rendering: RMF Engineering

August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

A life cycle cost analysis helps a school district decide which HVAC system to use in $198 millio...

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Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will

Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will be perched atop blocks of stone, accompanied by

August 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Museo Maya de América in Guatemala City will be the world’s largest museum of Mayan history a...

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August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Vietnamese design firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the building will be made up of sta...

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August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The boost to apartment construction suggests that job gains are encouraging the creation of house...

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August 12, 2014 | The City of St. Petersburg

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., invites firms to submit their ideas for a new and improved pier...

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The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma Internationa

The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport offers a glass curtain wall with plent

August 12, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

The recent evolution of airport terminals has been prompted largely by different patterns of pass...

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Renderings courtesy ALL Design

Renderings courtesy ALL Design

August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

South London's riverfront will soon be graced by one of Will Alsop's eccentric designs: a curved...

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Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transpor

Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center is a project of the cit

August 08, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades and large-scale rec...

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SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti

SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballistic Framing for the corridors.

August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST This is Sponsored Content

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution th...

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Montroy Andersen DeMarco recently completed a 35,000-sf fitout of Manhattan offi

Montroy Andersen DeMarco recently completed a 35,000-sf fitout of Manhattan offi

August 07, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The adage “doing more with less” has become a byword for many businesses since the Great Recessio...

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Renderings courtesy of BIG

Renderings courtesy of BIG

August 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bjarke Ingels’ firm is looking to improve the 1960s-designed Givskund Zoo in Denmark by giving th...

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August 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

If the film industry has its Razzie awards, architecture will have its Dead Prize, created by Arc...

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SkyHouse Orlando is a 23-story, 320-unit residential tower located adjacent to a

SkyHouse Orlando is a 23-story, 320-unit residential tower located adjacent to a public bus route and near a proposed commuter r

August 06, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Multifamily housing construction is expected to remain relatively strong throughout 2014. Starts...

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Photo: digidreamgrafix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: digidreamgrafix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

August 05, 2014 | Peter Lufkin and Luca Romani, CBRE Whitestone

Using well-known risk analytics applied to pre-existing facility data, risk scanning can provide...

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August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After 18 month of planning and construction, the museum will open its new Shigeru Ban-designed fa...

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