09/05/2001

Smarter. Better. Faster.

Strategic Leadership for the 21st Century

 

Etcetera

Interested in the state-of-the-industry and advice about office buildings?

An informative book recently crossed my desk: Office Development, by Robertson H. Short Jr., which offers a thorough text for anyone involved in the development of office property - complete with valuable guidelines and checklists. Anecdotes and relevant information from the author's many and varied projects make this an enjoyable read. Office Development is available in both hardcover and CD-ROM by contacting Development Publishing Co. at PO Box 4822, Santa Barbara, CA 93140-4822 or click here.

After much research and preparation, the definitive industry event - the Buildings Conference, Strategic Leadership for the 21st Century - is coming to the Sawgrass Marriott, Ponte Vedra, FL, October 28-31, 2001. From an exploration of finance and refinance strategies to interactive discussions on design optimization and the integration of technology, from leveraging bottom-line energy issues to successfully integrating outsourcing operations, the Buildings Conference will put you and your organization on top and on target. Developed specifically for top management executives involved in the development, management, and direction of the commercial buildings industry, this event will allow you to network with your peers and industry experts to better understand the current drivers in today's business environment. Together, you can explore how integrated tools, concepts, and systems can define and implement your organization's vision for the future. The impressive faculty includes a number of renowned companies in the industry: Brookings Institution, Cushman & Wakefield, Haskell Co., Jones Lang LaSalle, Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and many more. But it's not only about work. A luxurious environment for business, leisure, and meeting needs, the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Beach Club is renowned for its five championship golf courses, including the TPC Stadium Course, where you'll have an opportunity to play as part of Tuesday's activities. To register, call (888) 666-8514 or (646) 336-7030, or go online (www.srinstitute.com/buildings2001). Buildings subscribers receive a substantial discount to attend this event. Opportunity is knocking at your door.

Sustainability and the Carpet Industry
Dalton, GA-based Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) recently released the carpet industry's first annual sustainability report. The report summarizes the carpet industry's positive and progressive environmental efforts in three key areas:
• Environmental - assessment of the overall impact of products on the environment and society, minimization of any adverse impact, and conservation of materials and energy.
• Economic - improvement of performance with best industry practices.
• Societal - improvement of the performance of products to create the highest value for customers and commitment to providing a safe and healthy place for employees to work.
To request a copy, call (800) 882-8846.

Advice to High-Tech Firms
According to a recent Reel Grobman Design Solutions newsletter, published by San Jose, CA-based Reel Grobman & Associates Inc., high-tech firms, wishing to make the most of their facilities in slowing economic times, should not take the approach of packing employees together in a small amount of space in order to cut costs. Says John Igoe, vice president of Facilities and Real Estate at Palm Inc., "Focus on assuring that the environment is a productive and friendly place." At this point, productivity is a higher concern than expansion or contraction.

And what's your news?
Let me know (linda-monroe@buildings.com).

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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