On Mondays, FacilityBlog will feature one question posed by a facility management professional to Facility Executive’s resident expert and guru, Kevin Folsom. While a link to this response from the magazine is included, the goal of this exercise is to initiate additional discussion and feedback from members within the facility management community.
While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle... [...]
My question is about the practicality of digital blueprints and other oversized, large scale documents related to facilities management. I am looking for feedback from others who can share their... [...]
I've used a few different programs in past lives but they were mostly geared towards educational facilities or they didn't include some of the vital modules I'm looking for in this particular application. I have found an option that seems pretty sharp and includes most of what I'm looking for, but I'd appreciate more... [...]
Auction.com, LLC today announced the largest transaction in its eight year history and largest online real estate transaction ever: The $96.075 million sale of Manhattan Towers, a two-building, 309,734 square foot office property in Manhattan Beach, CA, a coastal community within Los Angeles. Manhattan Towers sold in a custom auction that concluded on July 22, 2015. CWCapital was the seller, and the deal was brokered by Eastdil Secured. ... [...]
Think Tech Labs, provider of REthink, a real estate business management software has announced a new release of its REthink Commercial. Meanwhile, a new release of the firm’s residential software product coincides with the commercial release. “While we’ve added important new capabilities to REthink in these new releases, ultimately our emphasis was on platform and infrastructure enhancements,” said Tori Jordan,... [...]
Photo credit: University of Michigan The University of Michigan recently celebrated the opening of Mcity, the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. “We believe that this transformation to connected and automated mobility will be a game changer for safety, for efficiency, for energy, and for... [...]
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By William A. Lotz, P.E.from the July/August 2015 IssueAs a professional engineer, my preferred method to evaluate various insulation products has always been field thermal performance test data. Laboratory tests may provide data to the third... [...]
CAST Lighting has added the Night Owl Perimeter Lighting System to its line of LED exterior lighting systems. Because not every security scenario calls for visible light, this new fence-mounted perimeter lighting system is capable of on-demand... [...]
Posted by Anne CosgroveThis week's question about procurement strategies comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn.When your requires three bids what are the best methods you have found—especially when required to use prior approved... [...]
Facility Executive serves as a comprehensive resource for facility professionals who regularly purchase product and services for their facilities. In this web exclusive Waste Management product focus, the editors present several offerings on the... [...]
Facing increased regulatory, environmental, social and bottom line demands, today's facility and energy managers require strategic energy management solutions.Magnetrol® Thermatel® Model TA2 mass flow meters and Polaris™ electromagnetic flow... [...]
Public urinators, beware! In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly. San Francisco, CA and Hamburg, Germany have both applied pee-repellent paint to walls where... [...]
As critical facility systems are put to the test in extreme summer heat, FacilityDude, a Cary, NC based provider of cloud-based operations management solutions, shares advice for facility managers dealing with summer heat related maintenance... [...]
By Charles C. Carpenter, CFMfrom the July/August 2015 issueWarning signs of violence was a topic addressed in this column back in 2013. Since that time, things may not have improved for facility executives as violence in various facility types... [...]
By Robert Greenfrom the July/August 2015 issueOn a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting (e.g.,... [...]
By Skye WitherspoonLEED certification’s drive for energy efficiency and resource conservation has led to high performance, sustainable buildings. However, this transformation hides a more substantive change, one that has come about as our... [...]