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May 25, 2011
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FASTRACK Features

Finer Points of Building Information Modeling
By ELYSE MALHEREK and GREGG LAING, McQuay International, Minneapolis, Minn.
Most of the articles on building information modeling (BIM) published in recent years focus on the generation of buildings and the design of the systems within. The creation of the components that make up those systems is all but ignored. As a result, finding, judging, and improving the quality of existing BIM content quickly is becoming a valuable skill. This article is intended to help you gain that skill. [MORE]


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FASTRACK News

Report Highlights Top 10 Trends Impacting Future of Facility Management
A new research report from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) identifies industry patterns to look for, skill sets to develop, and places to allocate resources. [MORE]


Business Improving for A/E/P and Environmental Firms
Design firms have been among the hardest hit by the recent recession, but new data show the carnage may be coming to an end. [MORE]


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Construction Industry Adds 5,000 Jobs Between March and April
The construction industry added 5,000 jobs in April, while the industry’s unemployment rate declined slightly to 17.8 percent, nearly twice the national average, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released by The Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the figures continue a year-long trend of little change in construction employment after years of steep declines and predicted the stagnation is unlikely to change soon. [MORE]


HPAC Engineering Teams With Belimo for Free Webinar
Many commercial, health-care, and school buildings experience inefficient HVAC-system performance, complaints concerning occupant comfort, and increasing operation and maintenance costs. Often, the culprit is non-functioning or underperforming damper actuators and control valves. [MORE]

















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