Product Selection: Top Facility Managers Reveal Best Practices

COVER STORY: PRODUCT SELECTION By Desiree J. Hanford Facilities Management When facility managers lead product selection, the result is lower long-term cost, better operations, and happier occupants. Whether it’s new construction, renovation, retrofit, or replacement, the first day that building occupants get to use a space is likely to be filled with excitement and congratulations.…

Luxury Amenities Influence New Multifamily Designs

Quincy Complex Will Have Doorman, Refrigerated Lockers By Jonathan Miller | Jul 1, 2018 Boston’s rapidly rising population is spurring an apartment boom of discerning renters who expect more in apartment amenities, and the developers and owners who respond to these market demands are reaping the reward of premium rents. Double-income Millennials and Baby Boomers,…

How to Right-Size Your Office Space

By Amy Braun and Barry Dube Commercial Office Facilities Spaces that are the right size can increase productivity, boost employee satisfaction, and attract and retain talent. Office spaces are changing. As market demands and shifting work styles drive companies to re-think the traditional office, facility managers are helping their firms discover many benefits beyond trimming…

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University Of Houston Opens New Health, Biomedical Sciences Building

             Photos Copyright Robert Benson Photography   The University of Houston has completed Health 2, the university’s second health and biomedical sciences building in Houston, according to press release. The nine-story, 300,000-square-foot facility provides a new home for the university’s College of Pharmacy, the Student Health Center, community clinical and…

ENR New England’s 2018 Top Young Professionals

As New England’s design and construction firms continue to teem with work, the region’s young stars have more and more opportunities to show their stuff. And the skills are diverse among the 11 honorees of this year’s ENR New England Top Young Professionals competition. Areas of expertise include building information modeling (BIM), construction management and…

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Heart of Design: Patient experience gives life to John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

By Uma Ramanathan  |  Photos by Tim Wilkes For nearly 125 years, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo provided world-class care to the moms, children and babies of Western New York. The 617,000-square-foot hospital property was comprised of seven interconnected buildings constructed between 1917 and 1995. The campus had become cumbersome for circulation, the floor plates…

Using Lean 3P Planning to Implement Operational Change in Healthcare Settings

by Jason Costello and John Fowler Just as healthcare delivery is evolving through new patient-provider approaches and transformative technology, so is the design of healthcare facilities rapidly advancing by the use of Lean process improvement methods. Lean in healthcare has focused on continuous, incremental improvement of existing processes that were primarily concerned with the operational aspects…

Health and biomedical sciences facility completed at University of Houston

300,000-square-foot facility provides a new home for the College of Pharmacy, Student Health Center and other functions. The University of Houston has completed construction of Health 2, its second health and biomedical sciences building. The nine-story, 300,000-square-foot facility provides a new home for the university’s College of Pharmacy, the Student Health Center, community clinical and wellness spaces, and two…

Tenant Fit-Out Team Named for PTC Headquarters

Needham-based tech company PTC has selected a team to oversee its tenant fit-out as it prepares to relocate to a new headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District. Cresa’s project management team will oversee PTC’s buildout and relocation to the new 250,000-square-foot offices at 121 Seaport in early 2019. Boston-based Margulies Perruzzi Architects will provide and architectural…