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Code Compliance Check Prevents Construction Cost Overruns

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Renovation Planning: How to Avoid Security, Fire Safety, and Other Code Issues

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Hundreds of Migratory Birds Killed After Crashing into Lighted Building at Night

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AIA Fine Tunes Contract Documents with 2017 Release

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Laser Scanning: Technology Gains Open Door to Wider Use

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Hundreds of Migratory Birds Killed After Crashing into Lighted Building at Night

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BIM Coordination Technology For Complex Systems And Architectural Components

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Lux Features Cut From Over-budget Denver VA Hospital

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Increasing Construction Effectiveness And Efficiency Through Lean Construction

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GSA Issues Phase II RFP for FBI Headquarters Project

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42-Year-Old Birmingham Rehabilitation Hospital to be Upgraded

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Healthcare Facility Expands Before Construction Ends

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Healthcare Leases Should Reflect Special Construction, Tenant Finish Factors

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Interconnected World: How Green Building Relates to Sharing of ‘Common’ Resources

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Sustainability Game Offers Lesson in Ocean Depletion

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Relating Building Management to Our Common Air, Energy Resources

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USGBC Perspective: the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study

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What You Should Know About Archaeological Finds on Construction Sites

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Design, Sustainable Practices Are Natural Fit for High-Performance Workplace

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How Lean Construction Practices Can Help Healthcare Facilities

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Lean Trend for Healthcare Facilities Moves to Building Operations

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How Lean Design, Construction Techniques Trim Healthcare Costs

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Mobile Technology, Natural Lighting as High-Performance Tools

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Sustainable Construction and High-Performance Workplaces

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Seven Tips To Make Building Renovations a Sucess

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System Integration: New Construction And Existing Buildings

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Complying With ADA: Construction And Maintenance Challenges

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How To Develop Realistic Smart-Building Goals And Timeline

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Tips For Designing And Implementing A Smart Building System

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Finding Value in Building Enclosure Commissioning

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Building Enclosure Commissioning During Pre-Design And Design Phases

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Building Enclosure Commissioning During Construction Phase

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Fidelity's Centercore Model Offers Data Centers Greater Design, Construction Flexibility

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Centercore Model Was Designed To Give Fidelity Options When It Comes To Meeting IT Needs

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Centercore Design Delivers Complete Data Center In Each Module

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Landscaping Projects: Matching Equipment Options to Project Needs

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Light-Construction Equipment Poses Buy or Rent Questions

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Application Considerations Essential When Deciding Upon Light-Construction Equipment

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Financial Impact on Landscape Equipment Important Factor

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Understanding New Features and Functions of Light-Construction Equipment

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Balancing Lighting Functionality with Aesthetics

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Flexibility, Fast-Track Are Benefits of Metal Buildings

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New Developments Make Metal Roof And Wall Systems More Versatile Options

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Metal Wall Systems Are Becoming More Acceptable Option

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Metal Roofs Are Natural Partner For Solar Power Systems

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How BIM Can Improve Building Efficiency

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BIM Contract Requirements Help Standardize Results

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Survey: How BIM Is Being Used And Where It Will Go In The Future

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USGBC Offers Resources To Ease LEED v4 Transition

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Take Steps To Make Sure That Summer School Construction Isn't Tardy

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Time, Money Are Especially Important To Summer School Construction Projects

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Strategic Perspective Guides Healthcare Facility Investment Decisions

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School District Near Chicago Ponders Renovations, Building Consolidations

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Challenges Face Healthcare Facilities Located Off Hospital Campus

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Workplace Design Can Help Attract, Retain Generation Y Employees

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Workplace Design Can Encourage Collaboration In Changing Office Environment

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Managing Sound, Noise is One Potential Challenge in Open Workplace Design

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Case Study: How One National Corporation Used A Redesigned Office Environment To Attract And Retain Employees

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The Changing Role of the Facility Manager in Open Workplace Design

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Building Information Modeling on Rise in Facility Management

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How to Use Building Information Modeling in Operations

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Building Information Modeling, COBie Streamline Construction Process

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Laboratory Construction Project Management Strategies Prove Effective

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Don't Let Myths Stop You From Exploring Net-Zero Energy Buildings

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Net-Zero Building Design Doesn't Have to Be Difficult

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Operations, Occupant Behavior and Plug Loads Can All Affect Net-Zero Goals

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What A Net-Zero Ready Building Is and Isn't

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Medical Technology's Pace Of Innovation Places Heavy Demands On Facilities

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Significant Technology Changes Require Health Care Facility Renovations

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Hospital Construction Should Aim For Flexibility From Start

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Data Centers, IT Infrastructure Benefit from Cooperation Between Facility Management and IT

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Integrated Design Is Essential for LEED for Schools

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LEED for Schools Targets Acoustics, IAQ and Lighting

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From LEED for Schools: Tips on Green Design and Construction for Facility Managers

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Metal Buildings Ideal For Fast-Track Construction

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Green Schools: Information Resources for Facility Managers

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Never Too Early to be Better at the InterContinental San Francisco

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International Green Construction Code Approved with Energy Efficiency, Metering Requirements

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Power and Gas Prices: Time for Long Term Contracts?

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LEED 2012 Will Emphasize Operating Performance; ADA Deadline

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NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 Cover Commissioning, Testing of Building Fire Systems

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Federal Regulations for T12 Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescents, and EPAct Tax Deductions

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IgCC Adopted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Lessons Learned

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International Green Construction Code Sets Energy Efficiency Measures for Buildings

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Maintaining IAQ During Construction Projects

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BAS Strategies in New Construction vs. Existing Buildings

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Renovations and ADA

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BIM Helps Save Time, Make Better Choices for Science Building

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Communication, Rapport Key for FM at Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Code Green: New Standards Cover More Than Just Energy

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Efficient Operation Big Part of New Energy Standards

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The Deadline Is Approaching To Declare a LEED AP Specialty

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Hospital Design Team Focuses on Computer-Generated Models

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ADA In Commercial Real Estate

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HVAC Considerations from Design to Post-Construction

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Lessons Learned from Educational Building Renovations

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ADA Strategy: Get Occupant Input

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What To Do If Your Budget is Cut Mid-Construction

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Adding Data Center Scope Doesn't Have to Mean Build New

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Data Center Renovation Versus Build New Considerations

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Data Center Renovation Costs and Plans

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Construction Projects Move Forward Despite Budget Cuts, Delays

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Funding and Contractor Instability Pose Construction Challenges

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Retrofits Test Managerial Skills

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Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards Winners Announced

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Building Automation and Maintenance

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Collaboration Among Designers, Operators Silences Skepticism

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Roofing: Pressurization Poses Maintenance Challenges for Medical Center

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Architects, Managers Join Forces in Buildings, Grounds Projects

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Turner Building Cost Index at its Lowest Level since Third Quarter of 2006

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Light-Construction Equipment, Attachments Fuel Grounds Projects

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Organization Closes Old Hospital, Opens New Facility Same Day

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ABI Increases For Third Straight Month In April

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Maintenance: The Planning Role

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Keeping Up with ADA Compliance

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Public Input Helps Rank School District's Capital Projects

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Facility Department Holds Design Contest to Meet Cost Reduction Goals

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Facility Professionals Use Open Procurement Process During Bidding

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Nation's First Set of Model Codes and Standards for Green Building Announced

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Maintenance and New Construction

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Maintenance Staff Influences Building Design, Product Specification

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Evaluate New Construction, Renovations with EPAct in Mind

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Turner Construction: Construction Costs Are Forecasted to Decline Further in First Quarter 2010

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Reducing HVAC First Costs and Operating Costs

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Another Decline in Nonresidential Construction Forecasted for 2010

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Construction Costs Forecast to Decline Further in Fourth Quarter

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Landscape Services Department Acts as On-Campus Contractor

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Building Construction or Renovations Include Landscape Plan

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Equipment Rental: Asking the Right Questions

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AIA Index Shows Modest Improvement In Nonresidential Construction

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Equipment Rental: What Should Managers Ask Rental Companies?

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Lessons in Educational Funding with Tim Woodley

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Use Results from Low- and No-Cost HVAC Measures to Sell Capital Upgrades

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Architecture Billings Index Points to Continued Struggles for Construction Industry

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Data Center Construction Costs Down, Study Finds

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Turner Construction: Rate of Decline in Building Construction Costs is Slowing

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AIA's Architecture Billings Index Shows Steep Decline

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AIA Projects Significant Downturn in Nonresidential Construction Activity Through 2010

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When Sizing HVAC Systems, Focus on Proper Margin for Safety

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Turner Construction: Building Construction Costs Decline in Second Quarter 2009

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AIA's Architecture Billings Index Shows Modest Decline

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Construction Confidence is Low, Firms Anticipate a Slow Recovery

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Watch Construction Documents for Value Engineering Changes

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AIA's Architecture Billings Index Shows Early Signs of Improving Business Conditions

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Make Sure New HVAC Systems Are Designed for Maintainability 

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Renovations Present Opportunities for Energy-Efficiency Improvements

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Meeting Future Demands on the Data Center

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Light-Construction Equipment: Key Considerations

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AIA's Construction Index Continues to Decline

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AIA's Nonresidential Construction Activity Forecast Remains At Historically Low Levels

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AIA Predicts Steep Decline For Nonresidential Construction Activity In 2009

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Bonds Help K-12 Facilities Address Growing Enrollment

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Maintenance Department Influences Design and Construction

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Design Considerations For Green Restrooms

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New Metal Building Design Guide Addresses Seismic Issues

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Tax Breaks for Efficient HVAC Systems Extended

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Facility Executives Should Understand What CEO Wants from Facilities

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Should BAS Be Open or Proprietary?

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Commercial Building Index Remains Negative

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Investments in Maintenance Will Extend HVAC System Life

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Geothermal heat pump systems

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AIA's Construction Index Gains Momentum, but Still Remains Negative

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ISO Standard Addresses Design, Construction and Maintenance for Safer, Longer-Lasting Building

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New York City Revises Building Codes

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Energy Efficiency Taken to the Wall

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Defining Green Roofs: Go Beyond Vegetative Systems

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Learning the Ropes When Building Abroad

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Keeping Track of Special Requirements When Building Abroad

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IAQ Guide Draft Available for Review

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Demountable Walls

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AIA's Construction Index Rebounds, but Still Remains Soft

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Nonresidential Construction Will Drop Modestly in 2008, Followed by Severe Drop in 2009

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Construction Productivity Underestimated by Census of Business

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Efficient HVAC Systems May Qualify for Tax Breaks

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AIA's Construction Index Drops Again; Construction in West Plunges

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Construction Will Drop in 2008 and 2009, Report Predicts

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Do Green Buildings Cost More?

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AIA: Construction Forecast Inches Upward, But Remains Weak

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Geothermal Systems Offer Efficient Heating and Cooling

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Investments in Maintenance Will Extend HVAC System Life

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CSI’s New UniFormat Version Open for Public Comment

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AIA Predicts Major Drop in Commercial Construction

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Low-Temperature Air Distribution Can Reduce Costs

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New York Mets’ Colors: Blue, Orange and, Now, Green

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ICC Developing Certification for Green-Building Professionals

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NIST Report Highlights Efforts for Safer Buildings

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Thermal Storage Can Minimize Demand Charges

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Signs of a Slump: Architecture Billings Index Drops Nearly Five Points

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Construction Industry Embraces Green Building

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AIA: Construction Inquiries Show Modest Increase in December

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Construction Activity Expected to Soften in 2008

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Construction Forecast to Grow 5.8 Percent in 2008

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Bill Aims To Support Building Code Officials

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Construction Cost Increases Are Easing, According to Index

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Holiday Sales May Affect Retail Growth in 2008

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New Standard Encourages Sustainability in Building Construction

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Groups Offer Consensus Construction Contracts

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New Collaboration Between the Construction Specifications Institute and U.S. Green Building Council Announced

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Construction Costs Continue Increase, According to Turner Building Cost Index

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Construction Demand Grows Again, AIA Says

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AIA's Construction Index Surges in June

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New York City Updates Building Codes

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Los Angeles Hospitals Rushing to Meet Newly Mandated Seismic Standards

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Nonresidential Construction Activity Expected To Grow Through 2007

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Construction Design Activity Spikes, Architecture Billings Index Finds

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Steady Conditions Continue in Architecture Billings Index

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OSHA Agrees To Implement New Portland Cement Inspection Procedures

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An Inside Look at Fast-track Construction

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Construction and Business Activity Showing Stability

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AIA Reports Dip in Construction Activity

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Architecture Billings Index Begins 2007 on a High Note

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AIA: Significant Increase in Nonresidential Construction Activity Expected in 2007

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AIA's Construction Index Ends 2006 with Highest Mark of the Year

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New Cost Estimate Classification Developed by ASTM

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Construction Index Surges in November, Points to Healthy Construction in 2007

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Structural Steel Demand, Construction Volume to Rise in 2007

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Schools Spend $600 Billion on Facilities, But Inequities Persist, Report Finds

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Construction Costs Predicted To Rise Again

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Building Index Forecasts Construction Surge

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Steel Suppliers Adjust Order Process to Limit Speculative Buying

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AIA Joins Group to Improve Design, Construction Collaboration

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Building Boom

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Better Space, Better Health

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A Move Ahead of Construction Costs

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Beating the Odds

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School Choice: Build New or Not

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Economics Lessons

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When talk is cheaper: Integrated design and better buildings

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Details

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Spotlight: Mechanical Contractors Association

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All Business

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Olympian Feat

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Healing the Design Process

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Ann Arbor’s dancing elephant

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Steering Clear of Construction Snares

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Construction Starts Now

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A Collegial Approach

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New Technology Brings Changes to Venerable Construction MasterFormat