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Heidi Schwartz

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Schwartz joined Group C Media, Inc. in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (now Facility Executive). In September 2012, she transitioned to a new role dedicated to developing online content for Business Facilities and Facility Executive.

Friday Funny: Professional Building Blocks

The National Building Museum combines the concepts of PLAY, WORK, and BUILD in a new exhibition that will enthrall facility managers, engineers, architects, and even kids!

Managing The Connectivity Conundrum

The Connectivity Conundrum threatens to undermine information mobility, a state where the precise business information employees need is instantly accessible wherever and whenever it's required to conquer the challenge at hand.

Star Of Energy Efficiency Award Winners 2015

On September 17, 2015 over 500 industry leaders and important representatives will gather at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC to honor the impressive achievements of these award winners.

Ethonomics: The Formula For Workplace Happiness

New research paper looks at the role of sustainable design in maximizing employees' well-being and overall productivity.

Question Of The Week: Multiple Office Locations Or Single But Bigger Office?

When the time comes for one facility manager to consider his space management options, he is not sure whether to go for several spaces in multiple buildings or a larger space in one building.

Friday Funny: Common And Strange Productivity Killers

Expert offers tips for productive procrastination in light of new CareerBuilder Survey results.

C-Suite Executives Lead Information Security Race In America

Results from recent survey suggest small businesses are falling behind in mitigating risk and keeping information secure.

World FM Day: June 10, 2015

In addition to June 10th, the entire week will be used to recognize World FM Day, providing more opportunities to celebrate the profession formally.

Construction Project Failures Weigh On Industry Despite Advances In Planning And Controls

Project owners say less than one-third of projects completed on time and on budget; talent shortages are a challenge with continued demand for external resources.

Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due To Burn Hazard

Electrical arcing may cause certain Cree® LED T8 replacement lamps to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Friday Funny: The Sunday Night Blues

Red, white, and mostly blue: Monster data shows that the U.S. continues to suffer the most from Sunday night blues.

OSHA Updates Guidance For Protecting Vulnerable Employees From Workplace Violence

To reduce the risk to employees in these sectors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers.

Building Commissioning Services To Reach Nearly $6.6 Billion By 2024

Monitoring-based commissioning is expected to appear in many new buildings over the next 10 years, report finds.

Top Three IT Workplace Issues Prevent CIOs From Sleeping

Sungard AS study finds CIO and IT professionals worry most about information security, downtime, and talent acquisition.

Question Of The Week: What Should New Facility Managers Do?

Can established facility managers offer guidance regarding details associated with taking on new facility management responsibilities?

Friday Funny: A Tasty Approach To Climate Change

The Ben & Jerry’s summer tour is hitting the road, bringing free scoops of ice cream to fans and climate advocates across the country.

Building Performance And Operations At Core Of Plan Proposed By Industry Experts

Industry experts plan for future focused on commercial building performance outcomes, increased attention to operations.

IFMA Foundation Launches INTERNnet

New program will match facility management students with internship opportunities.

Building Safety Month Week Four: $ave Energy – Build To Code

Green buildings can be healthier, reducing mold, mildew, and other allergens that contribute to asthma and other significant health issues.

Friday Funny: The Dadbod – The Lifestyle Fat Fad Is A Workplace Woe

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, there is a strong correlation between on-the-job stress levels and overweight workers.

Green Seal Launches Revised Standard For Commercial And Institutional Cleaning Services

GS-42, introduced in 2006, is updated to clarify and streamline requirements.

U.S. Employers Suffer Largest Talent Shortage In Skilled Trades

For the 10th year, survey reveals one in three U.S. employers experiencing difficulty filling positions; skilled trades remains the hardest to fill for six consecutive years.

New White House Toolkit On Healthcare Resiliency

The Toolkit gathers predictive tools and resources in one location, with the goal to improve people’s ability to understand and manage climate-related risks and opportunities and to help them make their communities and businesses more resilient to extreme events.

Building Safety Month Week Three: “Water Safe, Water Smart—Build To Code”

Adoption and application of codes and standards are essential preventive measures that are key to outdoor safety.

Friday Funny: Self Storage On Every Corner

Did you know that the number of self-storage facilities in the U.S. recently passed the 52,000 mark?

Ringling Bros. To Enhance Safety For Aerial Acts

Ringling Bros. to enhance safety for all aerial acts after settlement agreement.

BOMA North Central Region Announces 2015 TOBY Award Winners

The regional winners will now proceed to international competition where winners will be announced live on June 30, 2015.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation To Install LED Bulbs In Next Stage Of Energizing Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is happy to announce that OSRAM SYLVANIA has made a donation of innovative LED lighting products to the Energizing Taliesin West program. 

Building Safety Month Week Two: Bounce Back Faster From Disaster—Build To Code

Actions ensure that businesses and communities are disaster resilient.

Question Of The Week: Facilities Management Book Recommendations

One new facility management professional is looking for a good reading list from others in the industry.

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