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Healthcare Facilities: 3 Spaces To Evaluate For Design

Spaces that have significant impact on patient satisfaction include waiting rooms, exam rooms, and infusion therapy spaces.

Question of the Week: How To Network With Facility Management Peers?

How does a facility manager find local networking opportunities in areas underserved by a national organizations?

Outsourcing: Focus On Core Competencies

Outsourcing services is no longer a question of “should we or shouldn’t we?” but of “how much should we outsource to improve performance, and with whom?”

National Convention Facilities Geared For Wireless Surge

In Cleveland and Philadelphia, the convention facilities have DAS technology in place to facilitate wireless communication.

Energy Recovery Retrofit At Nashville Hospital

To increase energy efficiency while providing good indoor air quality, St. Thomas Hospital in Tennessee worked with its service providers to deliver a solution while also keeping aesthetics in mind.

ADA Compliance For Windows

Facility executives interested in accessibility issues should monitor the status of the update of ICC/ANSI A117.1 “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”.

School Restroom Maintenance During Summer Months

While school is out, it’s a good time for facility management teams to conduct inspections and evaluate fixture updates.

Smart City 2.0: Urban Technology Impact On Education

In the early days of the consumer Internet and Enterprise IT markets, education played a critical role in helping activate these industries. How might students learn from smart city development?

Smart City 2.0: Economic Development In A Digital Metropolis

In this fourth installment in a six-part series, the impact of municipal digital infrastructure on economic development is discussed.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Avoid “Greenwashing?”

Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.

Employee Engagement: Impact Of Workplace Design

Simply redesigning the facility doesn't solve every engagement issue, but it can go a long way to energize and inspire employees in their work.

Smart City 2.0: Role Of Digital Industrial Companies

The “smart city” has been a topic of discussion for more than a decade, with technology put into practice in locales throughout the world to varying extents. With Internet of Things (IoT) technology making advances of late, we’ll see more strides during 2016 and beyond.

Global FM: Opportunities For Best Practices

Mergers, acquisitions, and other circumstances are expanding the global footprint of facility management operations.

Warehouse Design Key In Goal To Double Sales

At its new Wisconsin distribution center, Werner Electric Supply achieves zero order backlog at end of each day with four-level pick module system.

Equipment Leasing And FASB Changes

In early 2016, a long anticipated lease accounting standard revision was approved.

Windows: Preventing Condensation

More than simply a nuisance, moisture buildup impacts occupant comfort and facility integrity.

Healthcare Waiting Room Design

Whether in a hospital, medical office building, or urgent care center, healthcare waiting rooms aim to provide comfort and convenience.

Healthcare Case Study: Opportunity For Innovation

Allegheny Health Network leveraged design-led construction to fast track construction and elevate patient care at a new healthcare facility.

Smart City 2.0: Infrastructure For The Digital Age

This second article in a series discusses a new kind of urban infrastructure, purpose built for the digital age.

Key Survey Findings: Campus Facility Management

Results indicate high customer satisfaction and proper staffing levels are high on the list of campus facility management priorities.

Renewable Energy: Financing Geothermal HVAC

Facility leaders have options to install or retrofit geothermal energy systems cost-effectively to reduce operating costs.

Keeping Up With Fire And Life Safety Codes

Facility leaders work to maintain compliance as fire and life safety codes change to reflect new technologies or lessons learned.

Predictive Analytics For “Low-Tech” Facilities

For portfolios lacking built-in sensor technology, networked HVAC components, and other big data tools, a probabilistic model can provide actionable insights.

Minimizing Mosquito Populations To Combat Zika Virus

Facility executives and their service providers can address this health threat with diligent inspection of buildings and grounds.

Smart City 2.0: Next Step In Urban Innovation

Spurring the shift from leveraging data to fully digitizing cities are the pervasiveness of technology and expansion of open data policies.

Question Of The Week: How To Implement A Successful Campus Recycling Program

One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.

New School Construction Focused On Building Envelope Performance

In Columbia, MO, campus planning officials wanted an attractive, durable exterior that would mitigate rain, snow, and other environmental conditions.

Systems Approach To HVAC Design

When components are patched together without considering the entire system, there is significant risk the system will not deliver ideal performance. Facilities staff training is also important.

Ensuring Generator Longevity

Regularly scheduled and preventative maintenance regimens are crucial for maintaining the health of your facility’s power systems.

Three Contractor Orientation Mistakes, And How To Avoid These

It is important for facility managers to ensure their contractors are educated on the organization's on-site policies and safety procedures.

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