IFMA Hosts Tours of Dallas Architecture
When an estimated 5,000 facility professionals from around the world meet in Dallas Oct. 15-17 to analyze the trends and new products affecting today's built environment, many will see the city firsthand during tours of Fluor headquarters; the Dallas Morning News corporate offices; the American Airlines Center; the 115-year-old, newly-restored Old Red Courthouse; and the Dallas Convention Center.
The International Facility Management Association World Workplace conference annually offers attendees the opportunity to see the facilities that help define the conference's host city.
Fluor's new corporate headquarters building has been recognized with coveted LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Completed in 2006, the building incorporates multiple sustainability features into its design.
World Workplace will feature two tours of the Dallas Morning News corporate offices, including reconfigured areas of the facility that formerly housed the newspaper's production equipment. The tours will also include the facility's boiler chiller plants, which feature different generations of equipment housed separately but configured to function as one plant.
The American Airlines Center serves as the backdrop to Dallas' most vibrant urban gathering space -- the 72-acre Victory Park development, the largest Environmental Protection Agency brownfield restoration project in the United States. The tour will focus on center features such as a one-of-a-kind retractable seating system and 150,000-square-foot roof supported only at its corners.
To learn more about the facility tours, visit http://www.worldworkplace.org/2008/conference/facility_tours.cfm.