Improving The Design Quality Of Federal Buildings

Author by : National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Improving the Design Quality of Federal Buildings
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Adding Value To The Facility Acquisition Process

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : The federal government, like private corporations and other organizations, acquires buildings and other facilities to support specific functions and missions and the general conduct of its business. The federal government is, in fact, the nation's largest owner of buildings and spends more than $20 billion per year for facility design and construction. Adding Value to the Facility Acquisition Processidentifies a range of best practices and technologies that can be used by federal agencies and other owners to provide adequate management and oversight of design reviews throughout the facility acquisition process.


Outsourcing Management Functions For The Acquisition Of Federal Facilities

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : In this study outsourcing is defined as the organizational practice of contracting for services from an external entity while retaining control over assets and oversight of the services being outsourced. In the 1980s, a number of factors led to a renewed interest in outsourcing. For private sector organizations, outsourcing was identified as a strategic component of business process reengineering-an effort to streamline an organization and increase its profitability. In the public sector, growing concern about the federal budget deficit, the continuing long-term fiscal crisis of some large cities, and other factors accelerated the use of privatization measures (including outsourcing for services) as a means of increasing the efficiency of government.


Inspection And Other Strategies For Assuring Quality In Government Construction

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : This book reports on the costs, effectiveness, and risks associated with agency and private sector inspection practices. It provides advice to senior and mid-level agency managers on the relative merits of alternative strategies in the range of projects typically encountered in federal construction programs.


Sustainable Federal Facilities

Author by : Federal Facilities Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : In the late 1990s, several of the sponsor agencies of the Federal Facilities Council began developing and implementing initiatives and policies related to sustainable development. Guidance related to life-cycle costing and value engineering was recognized as being supportive of sustainable development, in particular when used in the conceptual planning and design phases of acquisition, where decisions are made that substantially effect the ultimate performance of a building over its life cycle. However, specific concerns were raised that when federal agencies apply value engineering in the final stages of design or during construction in response to cost overruns, design features that support sustainable development may be eliminated. The primary objective of this study, therefore, was to develop a framework to show how federal agencies can use value engineering and life-cycle costing to support sustainable development for federal facilities and meet the objectives of Executive Order 13123.


Fourth Dimension In Building

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Public facilities are valuable assets that can provide decades of high quality of service if they are effectively utilized. Despite effective planning, design, and management, sometimes users or owners change and have requirements different from those that the facility was initially intended to fulfill. In addition, the technologies sometimes change, making facilities obsolete before they have worn out or otherwise failed. This book explores the meaning of obsolescence as the term applies to buildings. It discusses the functional, economic, technological, social, legal, political, and cultural factors that can influence when obsolescence will occur and considers what design professional and building owners and users can do to delay and minimize the costs of obsolescence. The analyses apply to all buildings, but public facilities are given added attention because of their special management problems.


Green Schools

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Evidence has accumulated that shows that the quality of indoor environments can affect the health and productivity of adults and children. One consequence is that a movement has emerged to promote the design of schools that have fewer adverse environmental effects. To examine the potential of such design for improving education, several private organizations asked the NRC to review and assess the health and productivity benefits of green schools. This report provides an analysis of the complexity of making such a determination; and an assessment of the potential human health and performance benefits of improvements in the building envelope, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustical quality. The report also presents an assessment of the overall building condition and student achievement, and offers an analysis of and recommendations for planning and maintaining green schools including research considerations.


Starting Smart

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Although most federal facilities projects are successfully completed (i.e., they reasonably meet the agency's requirements and expectations), the perception is that development of the scope of work for design for these projects is challenging and in some cases poorly performed. Based on this perception, a study was commissioned by the Federal Facilities Council (FFC) of the National Research Council to identify the elements that should be included in a scope of work for design to help ensure that the resulting facility is one that supports the fulfillment of a federal agency's program or mission. Its objectives also included identifying key practices for developing effective scopes of work for design involving new construction or major renovation projects and identifying key practices for matching the scope of work with the acquisition strategy, given a range of project delivery systems and contract methods.


Federal Design Matters

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
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Architectural Competitions

Author by : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
Languange : en
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The Art Of Design Management

Author by : Walter Hoving
Languange : en
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Justification Of The Budget Estimates Indian Health

Author by : United States. Congress House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
Languange : en
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Computer Aided Building Design

Author by : United States. General Accounting Office
Languange : en
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Vision Voice

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Presidential Design Awards

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
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Annual Report

Author by : National Endowment for the Arts
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Description : Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.


Guide To Programs

Author by : National Endowment for the Arts
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