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Question Of The Week: Outsourcing Strategies

A facility professional asks what level of in-house management should oversee outsourced services?

Question Of The Week: High-Maintenance Radiator Valves

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.
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Question of the Week: Open Office Plan

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.

Question Of The Week: Staff Assessments

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.

Question Of The Week: Building Compliance Audits

One facility professional is looking for feedback on how to set up a large scale building compliance/auditing program.
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Question Of The Week: Automated Restrooms… Friend Or Foe?

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.

Question Of The Week: Trigeneration Vs. Cogeneration

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.

Question Of The Week: Ebola And Cleaning Practices

Facility cleaning procedures play a part in preventing the spread of Ebola. Are yours addressing the threat?
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Question Of The Week: Cleaning Material And Toiletries Budgets

One tech facility manager is trying to determine budgetary benchmarking policies for procuring maintenance and toiletry products.
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Question Of The Week: Boosting Recycling Rates

The success of recycling programs relies heavily on occupant engagement.

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