Latest Reports

Tradeline's industry reports are a must-read resource for those involved in facilities planning and management. Reports include management case studies, current and in-depth project profiles, and editorials on the latest facilities management issues.

  • Back to Campus: Guidance on Learning Space Planning, Protocols, Change Management

    Smaller Classes and Universal Buy-In Required
    5-27-2020

    With this virtual school year coming to a close, college and university administrators are striving to envision how their campuses, and particularly learning spaces, might adjust in the near term when students return; 70 percent of institutions...

  • How to Build a “Workhorse” Research Facility

    Lessons from the Past Shape New and Improved Laboratory Space at Arizona State
    5-20-2020

    Envision a highly adaptable, flexible, and sustainable research building, with maximized lab square footage and a thriving, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary environment. Arizona State University attained this vision of a workhorse facility...

  • The Future of Office Design

    Will Cubicles Make a Comeback?
    5-13-2020

    At some point, we will power down our makeshift home offices and return to the workplace. What that will look like is the subject of much discussion, but many agree that office space will undergo a substantial post-pandemic redesign. Communal...

  • The Academic Library as Learning Commons

    Transforming Libraries to Facilitate Engaging Experiences
    5-6-2020

    If you haven’t been to a library lately, get ready for a surprise. Today’s academic libraries are not just places to get information, but to create it. To help their users succeed, institutions are transforming libraries by bringing together...

  • Virtual Inspections and Observations, When Site Visits are not Feasible

    Requires Good Communication and Reliable Technology
    4-29-2020

    All of the protocols general contractors are putting in place to keep their workers safe during the ongoing pandemic—rearranging shifts, monitoring temperatures, separating crews on site—will not move a project to completion without the dozens of...