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Group protests sale of FAU stadium naming rights to for-profit prison company accused of human rights violations

Group protests sale of FAU stadium naming rights to for-profit prison company accused of human rights violations | Sports Facility Management.4200210 | Scoop.it

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Protesters disappointed that Florida Atlantic University partnered with the GEO Group for naming rights of the university's football stadium gathered Monday morning at the school.

 

FAU's board of trustees approved a deal that involves the school receiving $6 million over the next twelve years.

 

The for-profit prison company is based in Boca Raton, and is run by an FAU graduate. It has locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.

 

According to FAU, this is the largest one-time gift the university's athletics program has ever received.

 

Protesters say they're against the deal because of the prison group's history with abuse investigations...

 

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MSAC Institute Successful Sport Facility Management Workshop ...

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The program consists of 4 topics delivered over a 2 day interactive workshop style event, presented by leading experts in Sport Facility Management. The program provides opportunities for networking with leading industry ...
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City to revisit Panthers stadium deal - Charlotte Observer

City to revisit Panthers stadium deal - Charlotte Observer | Sports Facility Management.4200210 | Scoop.it
City to revisit Panthers stadium deal
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The Panthers originally asked the city for $144 million for improvements to Bank of America Stadium. The team also asked the state for $62.5 million but Gov.
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Memorial Centre arena in Brockville, Ont. receives energy-efficient retrofits – Daily Commercial News

Memorial Centre arena in Brockville, Ont. receives energy-efficient retrofits – Daily Commercial News | Sports Facility Management.4200210 | Scoop.it
The Memorial Centre arena in Brockville, Ontario has become more eco-friendly with the installation of new solar panels on its roof as well as other energy-efficient retrofits.

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Taxpayers footing the bill for college football stadium frenzy #sequesterthis

Taxpayers footing the bill for college football stadium frenzy #sequesterthis | Sports Facility Management.4200210 | Scoop.it
Some might be surprised to learn that taxpayers are footing part of the bill for college football stadiums.  (Taxpayers footing the bill for college football stadium frenzy http://t.co/mHI9D4e5JZ)...

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 11, 2013 8:24 PM

More govt waste....!! #sequesterthis 

John Zuniga's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:41 PM

Tax breaks? Is it worth it.

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Taxpayer denounce public subsidy

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Plans for Florida's stadium to be redeveloped - ESPN Cricinfo

Plans for Florida's stadium to be redeveloped - ESPN Cricinfo | Sports Facility Management.4200210 | Scoop.it
The mayor of Lauderhill has issued a stern letter to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson expressing his concerns about the lack of revenue been generated by Central Broward Regional Park, and that it is looking at various ...
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Wrigley Field to Receive $500M Facelift

Wrigley Field to Receive $500M Facelift | Sports Facility Management.4200210 | Scoop.it
chicago The Chicago Cubs and the city have agreed on details of a $500million facelift for Wrigley Field, including an electronic video screen that is nearly three times as large as the one currently atop the center-field bleachers of the...

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Kent Herron's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:15 PM

Thats right $500million facelift, eat your heart out Joan Rivers.

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3D BIM for downstream users in field and facility management

3D BIM for downstream users in field and facility management | Sports Facility Management.4200210 | Scoop.it

THE CONCEPT OF FIELD BIM
There are now increasing initiatives in the construction industry to ‘virtualise’ the access to BIM data, to move it away from a static office environment and to enable it to become relevant on-site. GPS and Wi-Fi enabled handheld Toughbooks and iPads are seen by some as the ideal interface to facilitate ‘field BIM’ and communicate building information bi-directionally between individual operators in the field and a central server. They allow crews on site (both during and after construction) to interrogate the physical building, referencing it to a virtual information model (or vice versa) that contains information about construction or O&M aspects.


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Jed Fisher's curator insight, April 13, 2013 4:09 PM

If you've been reading my blog for a while you will see that one of the things I'm very excited about are the changes and opportunities in the BIM and AEC/O (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owners) space.

 

With similarities to the manufacturing PLM space, the AEC BIM space is finally modernizing itself and starting to take advantage of all the tremendous advances in mobile, collaboration, cloud, access anywhere, etc.

 

It's awesome to see 3D Visual BIM data becoming more and more accessible to downstream people, i.e. not just Architect and Engineers but owners, facility managers, and building occupants.

 

This is a great article as it reminds us that there are still truckloads (pun) of opportunities in the construction and field BIM space. We've seen a few AEC ISV companies operating in this space namely Vela (bought up by Autodesk) and also Latista. However I am sure that in the coming months we'll see more. In particular, we'll see more easy to install Apps for the field (and FM) that work with existing BIM data (if you haven't already, take a look at the bim+ approach www.bimplus.net ).

 

Exciting times ahead in the for Owners and Consumers of BIM data and all those wanting to interact and access information from buildings and from the process of building buildings.