Question Of The Week Archives
A cheap fixture will not stand up to the cleaning in commercial application and will become an eyesore. Meanwhile, the most economical soap is the one that no one complains about. So how should a facility manager decide what to buy?
A facility professional asks what level of in-house management should oversee outsourced services?
Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing “stuck” radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation permanently.
Open office plans are touted for encouraging collaboration, reducing real estate costs, and increasing overall productivity. But the lack of privacy and possibly problematic acoustics can also present a downside.
In the process of reorganizing his facilities team, one manager is looking for advice regarding assessment tools that cover the complete range of skills for members of his department.
One facility professional is looking for feedback on how to set up a large scale building compliance/auditing program.
A reader recently shared his thoughts on automatic faucets in public restrooms, noting that these plumbing fixtures dictate the temperature of water he uses to wash his hands, which is often not hot enough for his liking.
One facility manager is looking for feedback on cogeneration (combined heat and power) compared to trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) to generate electricity efficiently.
Facility cleaning procedures play a part in preventing the spread of Ebola. Are yours addressing the threat?
One tech facility manager is trying to determine budgetary benchmarking policies for procuring maintenance and toiletry products.