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March 11, 2002
@ the momentMarch 11, 2002- Top Stories From The Commercial Buildings IndustryThe Commercial Buildings Industry Source| Home| About Us|Advertising|Contact Us| Directory| Free Subscriptions| Search |Top MomentsA Day in the Life of Mark KruseCurious, Candid, and in ControlOld Problems, New SolutionsNew Magnetic Drives Solve HVAC Maintenance Problems, Deliver Big Energy SavingsAn Environmental WinBOMA International Addresses Recent Changes in Superfund LawMore NewsDSI Celebrates a Tradition of Success in the Security IndustryCollege Adopts 'Green' Construction StandardNew Grubb & Ellis/Knight Frank Global Real Estate Forecast Warns U.S. Companies to Get Past Poll: Construction Projects?Case StudiesPetersen Roof Helps Put Milwaukee Road Depot Back On TrackAgainst All Odds: Dupont Flooring System Saves Carpet Slated For Replacement With Maintenance SolutionsA Day in the Life of Mark Kruse
As a child when such projects as the John Hancock Tower and Sears Tower were changing the Chicago skyline, Mark Kruse recalls how his engineer father and interior designer/ homemaker mother impressed upon him the imagination and foresight involved in creating such landmarks. Years later, that interest turned into an educational pursuit for college-bound Kruse when he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture and a Master’s of Architecture, Design Option, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
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Old Problems, New Solutions
The 55-story Washington Mutual Tower is one of downtown Seattle’s premier office buildings, with over 1 million square feet of tenant space and a six-level underground parking garage. Efficiently heating and cooling a building of this size is always a challenge for facilities managers as they supervise energy-intensive HVAC systems in an environment of skyrocketing energy costs and ongoing high maintenance requirements.
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An Environmental Win
You might not be aware of it, but every time you drive by an abandoned factory or former industrial parcel, you are probably passing a brownfields site. However, thanks to the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and its real estate allies, those very same blighted sites may soon return to productive use due to a major change in Superfund law.
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DSI Celebrates a Tradition of Success in the Security Industry
Designed Security, Inc. (DSI) has reason to celebrate this year. The security and access control manufacturer is celebrating 20 years of providing security solutions for organizations of all sizes-from small businesses to the CIA. This success has prompted DSI to move to a new building in Bastrop, Texas, giving the company even more room to grow.
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College Adopts 'Green' Construction Standard
In an action hailed as nationally significant, the Los Angeles Community College District committed itself Wednesday to use of environmentally sensitive materials and energy-efficient technology as it makes $1.25 billion of improvements over the next six years. The unanimous decision means that as many as 40 new or renovated buildings on the district's nine campuses would include "green" elements - from water-efficient plumbing and solar panels to recycled and environmentally friendly building materials.
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New Grubb & Ellis/Knight Frank Global Real Estate Forecast Warns U.S. Companies to Get Past Recession
U.S. office buildings may be swimming in high vacancy rates and surprising levels of sub- lease space, but the Moscow office market is tightening and Class A office space in many European capitals remains severely under built.
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Stop by to participate now!Construction Projects?Are you, or your firm currently involved in or plan to be involved in new construction projects in the near future?5 or More Projects40%2-5 Projects 32%1 Project 19%No Projects Now9%(Results as of 3/11/2002)Click here to participate in this poll...Petersen Roof Helps Put Milwaukee Road Depot Back On Track
One of the last long-span, truss-roofed train sheds in the United States is now back on track, thanks in part to a new roof from Petersen Aluminum Corporation. The Milwaukee Road Depot and Train Shed, vacant since the 1970’s, recently opened after a major effort to restore its contribution to the community and preserve its historic significance.
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Against All Odds: Dupont Flooring System Saves Carpet Slated For Replacement With Maintenance SolutionsRon Cross has the dirt on the City of Phoenix. In fact, he has more than dirt— he has grease, grime and everything else that city workers track into his building. As Contract Compliance Manager, Cross manages maintenance of over 1.7 million square feet of carpet for the City of Phoenix.
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