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The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.

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Design for Maintainability: The Importance of Operations and Maintenance Considerations During the Design Phase of Construction Projects

Resource Page – 08-01-2018

This resource page presents a methodology that links operations and maintenance goals to the design process, and how it can be applied to any organization.

A graph showing that operation and maintenance (O&M) costs are greater than three times the cost of initial construction and that O&M costs can equate to 60% to 80% of all life cycle costs

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters

Case Study – 05-07-2018

The headquarters features innovative building materials from the Saint-Gobain family of companies, including glazing, roofing, insulation, gypsum wallboard, and acoustical ceilings and wall panels, and serves as a living laboratory so employees can evaluate products while making improvements.

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed North American Headquarters

Waterfront Facilities

by Anthony Farmer, PE, NAVFAC Engineering & Criteria Programs Office (CIENG)
Building Types – 04-27-2018

Nearly every town or city bordering a body of water has an industrial, commercial, recreational, or residential district called the Waterfront. And the structures along it provide the critical link between terrestrial humans and open waters.

Submarine in Dry Dock

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