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.
Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz., which attracted 774 players from 36 states for 2,088 matches in a weeklong tournament. Photo courtesy USAPA/Tom Gottfried

September 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

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September 05, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifami...

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Structure Tone New York City headquarters at 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

Structure Tone's new WELL-certified New York City headquarters, 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

August 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The costs ranged from 50 cents to $4 per sf, according to a ULI report. 

AESS steel columns at Lee Hall III, Clemson University, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: Courtesy SOM / Scott Frances Photography

August 23, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Advances in R&D are fostering new forms of structural and aesthetic steel.

Renderings courtesy Related Companies 

August 09, 2017 | Related Companies 

The 33-story tower will be positioned on the High Line with views of the Hudson River and downtow...

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August 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Bike storage facilities and “bicycle kitchens” are among the most popular mobility amenities in m...

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Brenda Radmacher discusses four ways to prep for a negotiation.

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August 04, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Practice, practice, practice, and understanding both sides of the deliberation are critical to su...

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The apartment market continues to remain strong despite slightly softer business conditions as of late.

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July 27, 2017 | National Multifamily Housing Council

Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continu...

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Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments.

Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay

July 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, accordin...

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Facilities professional inspects a roof railing system.

As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

July 26, 2017 | John P. Graz, AIA, and Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP, Hoffmann Architects

Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony...

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Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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Photo: changeorder via flickr

June 19, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman

Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.

Sun, sky brightness, and glow: Making the most of daylight [AIA course]

The Tidewater Joint-Use Library, Virginia Beach, Va., has an angled “daylight harvester” that runs its length to maximize available sunlight. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO, courtesy Carrier Johnson+Culture

May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period.

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Security begins when you close the door [AIA course]

High-security entrance to the new Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Conn. Photo: Katelyn Chapin

May 30, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of saf...

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Industry Groups move toward Unified Green Building Model Code in 2018

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The effort involves combining ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 with the International Green Construction C...

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Florida preparing to adjust to new building elevation requirements

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New floodplain maps and state code changes loom.

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May 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

There’s disagreement around how much pay regulations add to cost of projects.

Wooster Hall, looking north as sunlight strikes the steps of the atrium, marking solar noon. Photo: © 2016 Tim Hursley 

May 30, 2017 | Randolph Croxton, Croxton Collaborative Architects

Success in retrofit projects requires an entirely different mindset than in new construction, wri...

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Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace des... read more
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Sean Parham shares how Aditazz is shaking up the traditional design and construction approaches by a... read more

Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company

May 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....

e-lofts, Alexandria, Va.

All photos: David Madison Photography

        

May 10, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Novus Residences’ revolutionary e-lofts concept offers tenants a tempting trio of options—‘live,’...

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Ascent Apartments, Silicon Valley Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

Ascent Apartments achieved Silver certification in California’s Build It Green program, thanks to such features as LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, garage ventilation fans, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paints, and water-saving native vegetation and landscape irrigation. All photos: Stephen Schafer | Schaf Photo

 

May 03, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

An award-winning rental complex takes its design cues from its historic location in Silicon Valle...

Multifamily housing today: 7 exciting, inspiring innovations [AIA Course]

Amenities like the hotel quality lobby and billiards room distinguish the College & Crown, New Haven, Conn., developed by Centerplan with interiors by Carlin & Company. Photo courtesy Centerplan

May 02, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This AIA CES course features seven novel approaches developers and Building Teams are taking to r...

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Package center at The Frasier, Arlington, Va., designed by KTGY Architecture, comes with its own trashcan plus tabletop. Photo: courtesy KTGY Architecture

April 26, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Package delivery centers provide order and security for the mountains of parcels piling up at apa...

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“L” apartments, Logan Square

Photos: Jorge Gera/Luxury Living Chicago (above); Property Markets Group (below)

April 26, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Chicago’s newest multifamily development features an iconic CTA car on its amenity deck. 

Google is one of the major companies to implement a formal unconscious bias training program. Photo: Shawn Collins, flickr Creative Commons

September 15, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Companies are tapping into the latest research in psychology and sociology to advance their diver...

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August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...

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OhioHealth Neuroscience Institute at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Building Team: NBBJ (architect), Korda (SE/MEP), Dynamix (MEP), EMH&T (CE), and Whiting-Turner/Corna Kokosing (CM). Photos courtesy Ohio CTC. Click here to enlarge.

 

July 12, 2016 | Tom Garske, Jennifer Horvath, Ed Keener, Stephen Metz, Jeff Ortman, Randy Sleeper, Kurt Smith, and Monica Wangler | Ohio Construction Transformation Consortium

Experts explain the benefits of DA, a process where the subcontractors are retained to assist oth...

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