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The following reports are available in read-only format online and can be purchased from the National Academies Press (1-888-624-8373). For information on reports done by the Federal Facilities Council (FFC), please visit the FFC Web site.




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Energy-Efficiency Standards and Green Building Certification Systems Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Major Renovations

Achieving High-Performance Federal Facilities: Strategies and Approaches for Transformational Change: A Workshop Report
Predicting Outcomes from Investments in Maintenance and Repair for Federal Facilities
Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant
Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry
Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Systems: A Framework for Meeting 21st Century Imperatives


Construction Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Assessment of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Security Program


 2007 2006 

Assessment of the Results of External Independent Reviews for U.S. Department of Energy Projects

Proceedings of a Workshop to Review PATH Strategy, Operating Plan, and Performance Metrics

Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning




Review and Assessment of the Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Schools: An Interim Report

Managing Construction AND Infrastructure in the 21st Century Bureau of Reclamation





Measuring Performance and Benchmarking Project Management at the Department of Energy

Owner's Role in Project Risk Management



Intelligent Sustainment and Renewal of Department of Energy Facilities and Infrastructure

Investments in Federal Facilities: Asset Management Strategies for the 21st Century



Preventing Earthquake Disasters: The Grand Challenge in Earthquake Engineering

Making the Nation Safe from Fire: A Path Forward in Research

Working in Olmsted's Shadow: Guidance for Developing a Scope of Services for the Update of the Master Plan for the U.S. Capitol and Grounds


Promoting Innovation: 2002 Assessment of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing

ISC Security Design Criteria for New Federal Office Buildings and Major Modernization Projects: A Review and Commentary


Completing the “Big Dig”: Managing the Final Stages of Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project


Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2002 Assessment

Proceedings of a Government/Industry Forum: The Owner’s Role in Project Management and Preproject Planning


 2000 1999 

Blast Mitigation for Structures: 1999 Status Report on the DTRA/TSWG Program

Improving Project Management in the Department of Energy

Research Agenda for Test Methods and Models to Simulate the Accelerated Aging of Infrastructure Materials: Report of a Workshop


Review of the Need for a Large-Scale Test Facility for Research on the Effects of Extreme Winds on Structures



Assessing the Need for Independent Project Reviews in the Department of Energy

Stewardship of Federal Facilities: A Proactive Strategy for Managing the Nation's Public Assets

Use of Underground Facilities to Protect Critical Infrastructure: Summary of a Workshop


 1996 1995 

Financing Tomorrow's Infrastructure: Challenges and Issues: Proceedings of a Colloquium

Protecting Buildings from Bomb Damage: Transfer of Blast-Effects Mitigation Technologies from Military to Civilian Applications


The Challenges of Providing Future Infrastructure in an Environment of Limited Resources, New Technologies, and Changing Social Paradigms

Measuring and Improving Infrastructure Performance


 1994  1993

Toward Infrastructure Improvement: An Agenda for Research

Responsibilities of Architects and Engineers and Their Clients in Federal Facilities Development

In Our Own Backyard: Principles for Effective Improvement of the Nation's Infrastructure



Inspection and Other Strategies for Assuring Quality in Government Construction

Pay Now or Pay Later: Controlling Cost of Ownership from Design Throughout the Service Life of Public Buildings


Uses of Risk Analysis to Achieve Balanced Safety in Building Design and Operations


The following reports are not available online, however bound copies may still be available. Please contact our office if you are interested in any of the following publications.


 1990 1992 1993
  • Achieving Designs to Budget for Federal Facilitie
  • Policies and Criteria for Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems in Federal Building
  • Improving the Accuracy of Early Cost Estimates for Federal Construction Projects
  • The Role of Public Agencies in Fostering New Technology and Innovation in Building
  • The Fourth Dimension in Building: Strategies for Minimizing Obsolescence
 1995 1989 1988
  • Education of Architects and Engineers for Careers in Facility Design and Construction
  • Improving the Design Quality of Federal Buildings
  • Use Of Building Codes in Federal Agency Construction
  • A National Building Research Agenda: Starting the Process
  • Analytical Methods for Designing Buildings for Fire Safety
  • Electronically Enhanced Office Buildings
  • The Protection of Federal Office Buildings Against Terrorism  
 1987 1986 1985
  • Improving the Evaluation and Use of Computer Software for Buildings
  • Policies and Procedures for Control of Indoor Air Quality
  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation Practices in the Building Process
  • Construction Productivity: Proposed Actions by the Federal Government to Promote Increased Efficiency in Construction
  • Construction Contract Modifications: Comparing the Experiences of Federal Agencies with Other Owners
  • Report from the 1985 Workshop on Advanced Technology for Building Design and Engineering
  • Programming Practices in the Building Process: Opportunities for Improvement
  • Design Criteria for Federal Buildings
  • Building Diagnostics: A Conceptual Framework