Category: Facilities

How is Your Building Performing?

April 28, 2021

Property condition assessments (PCAs) are a familiar tool for documenting the physical characteristics of a property while also providing estimates for future repair, replacement, and maintenance costs. But what about energy costs? Monthly energy costs, …

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Terracon’s TARGETID Provides Vital Data for MLS Stadium Construction Project

April 28, 2021

When completed in spring 2022, Nashville Soccer Club’s (SC) new stadium will be the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States. Terracon has been involved since the project’s beginning, providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials …

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Not All Cracks are Created Equally

December 29, 2020

When the potential buyers of a property that included a parking structure noticed some unusual cracking in the columns, they decided to have it checked out. This timely action likely prevented a possible life-safety issue, …

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It All Started With Just a Crack?

November 12, 2020

As with many projects that seem straightforward at first, the issues uncovered at a Dallas-Fort Worth area strip mall seemed simple. The 1970s-era shopping center project started with a client request after a gypsum wall …

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It’s All About Inclusion — Terracon Accessibility Services Guide the Way

October 27, 2020

Did you know the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal civil rights law, not a set of building codes? The act covers employment, state and local government, and telecommunications, in addition to places …

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Vibration-Induced Damages and Complaints – Are You Managing the Risk?

June 30, 2020

As the saying goes, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. On some construction projects, heavy equipment and machinery can crack more than just eggs. Complaints and lawsuits related to damages …

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Retro-Commissioning Leads to Building Performance Benefits

June 8, 2020

In recent years, most municipalities have adopted building codes for energy conservation for new construction and major renovations. This mandated building code known as commissioning is an intensive quality assurance process, with a goal of …

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Addressing Facilities Asset Management Challenges for School Districts

September 21, 2018

Basketball hoops, band towers, light poles, and bleachers are just some of the physical assets a typical independent school district facility manager might oversee. Add the countless other assets a school may own, multiply them …

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Creating a Safe Environment: Does Your Healthcare Facility Have Water Intrusion?

August 9, 2018

Water intrusion can cause a host of issues impacting buildings and the health of the people who use them. Hospitals and other medical facilities must be particularly aware of this sometimes-invisible threat to protect the …

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Restoring an Icon: Renovating the Historic Hearst Castle Neptune Pool

June 5, 2018

The Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., is a sprawling historic estate comprised of multiple structures featuring 165 rooms, situated on 250,000 acres. The estate was built over many years starting nearly 100 years ago, …

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