High Tech

  • Qualcomm Completes San Diego Campus


    Qualcomm has completed the 909,170-sf Building W Campus in San Diego.

  • Recruiting in the Private-Sector vs. Academic Research Environments


    Vying for top scientific talent to staff research facilities throughout the United States is often a difficult task by its very nature. Determining which features of the facility should be showcased for recruitment purposes plays an important role in attracting the most qualified researchers. When it comes to measuring the importance of these features, the private-sector and academic research worlds are not always on the same wavelength.

  • Sustainable Design Strategies Utilized in Canadian Science Buildings


    The implementation of sustainable design strategies plays a key role in the successful construction and operation of contemporary research facilities in Canada. In fact, Canadian-based architects believe state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that incorporate sustainable design elements provide value for the owner and contribute to the environment in a positive manner.

  • Total Cost of Ownership Steers Capital Projects and Operations at Intel


    The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model developed by the facilities management arm of Intel Corp. is making it easier to accurately plan capital projects and to predict operating costs.

  • Solutions to Managing Construction Cost Escalation


    Too many owners have recently discovered that construction budgets developed prior to 2004 are inadequate. Add in the effects of last year's hurricane season plus the cost of petroleum-based products, and capital project decision-making has reached a crisis point.

  • Solutions to Big Machine Research Equipment Design and Installation


    Big machine research equipment can lead to major advances in medical treatments and discoveries of new technologies and products. Using the equipment can yield tremendous research rewards, but designing and installing the room-sized instruments is not for the faint of heart. It requires precision and expertise to design and install equipment capable of performing at the highest level of efficiency required to produce optimum results.

  • Intel Corp. Constructs Vietnam Assembly Plant


    Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corp. is beginning construction in early spring of 2006 on a $300-million semiconductor assembly and test facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Production at the plant is slated to begin in the second half of 2007.

  • Intel Expands in Folsom


    Intel Corp. will construct a new $100-million facility at its R&D campus in Folsom, Calif. Completion is slated for late 2007.

  • Affymetrix Expands West Sacramento Operations


    Affymetrix, a maker of DNA array chi, has initiated construction on a new 110,584-sf manufacturing plant in West Sacramento, Calif.

  • Intel Reduces Spend and Improves Service with Predictive Modeling


    Intel Corporate Services has developed a predictive set of modeling tools proven to significantly reduce facility management costs over the long term. This progressive approach to management and planning, known as the competitive service model (CSM), is a highly refined metrics-based analytical system that drives the organization's work practices and spending for facilities worldwide.