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Colder weather is fast approaching, and with it comes ice and snow. Each year slips on ice account for over 30% of all slip work-injury claims.

Tips For Winter Safety And Reducing Liability

Tips For Winter Safety And Reducing Liability

Colder weather is fast approaching, and with it comes ice and snow. Each year slips on ice account for over 30% of all slip work-injury claims.

How To Navigate The Property Condition Assessment Industry

Are all Property Condition Assessment (PCA) reports the same? How do you navigate the PCA consulting world to find the scope of services you are looking for?

Worried About Your Fire Sprinkler System Failing?

Every year facility owners may spend thousands of dollars from their operating budgets replacing auxiliary drains in dry sprinkler systems that collect water, freeze, and break.

Seven Top-Of-Mind Hospital Flooring Considerations

From cleanliness and accessibility to heavy wear, wayfinding, and promoting a healing environment, hospitals face a unique, stringent set of challenges. Flooring is no exception.

Higher OSHA Fines Loom For GHS Label Violations

Labeling options for facilities help cut complexity of compliance with Globally Harmonized System requirements.

Inspect Your Roof Before Winter Arrives

Summer can take its toll, so early fall the is the perfect time to inspect the materials and integrity of commercial roofs before winter is here.

4 Keys To Improve Energy Efficiency Projects

Rather than an item by item, "menu" approach, a decentralized systems approach is key to optimizing the operation of HVAC and other facility systems.

5 Steps In Evaluating UPS For Power Protection

Whether looking at battery systems or flywheel energy storage, uninterruptible power supply systems are essential to facility operations.

In New Orleans, Chiller Equipment Takes Unusual Route

A new condenser unit for the city's convention center was delivered from a nearby bridge, 30 feet above the facility's roof.

LED Innovation For Warehouse Facility

Preferred Freezer Services, one of the largest public refrigerated warehousing companies in the world, chose LED lighting to address employee, energy, and maintenance concerns.

Catalysts For Office Productivity

With technology making it possible for many to work virtually anywhere, it’s important to provide spaces and amenities to help employees thrive.

Re-Roofing The Alamo

Modifying historic structures and interiors almost always presents additional considerations. A recent roofing project at the Alamo Complex in Texas presented a few.

Outsourcing Facility Services: Is It Delivering For You?

Whether one service has been outsourced, or you've applied outsourcing to all facility services, you may still be dealing with related time-consuming issues.

BOMA 2016 Experience Exchange Reports Released

With data on office and industrial facilities, these reports offer insight into income and expenses within the commercial real estate industry.

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.

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.

New Data Center Metric From The Green Grid

The Green Grid has developed the Performance Indicator metric to provide broader understanding of data center cooling performance, and future planning.

LED Lighting, Impact On Health

In response to the AMA's June 2016 cautioning about In-Ga-N based LEDs used as sources of illumination, Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center addresses the issue.

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?

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: Infrastructure For The Digital Age

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

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.

Wrigley Field Upgrades With Wireless Lighting Controls

A stadium-wide upgrade includes a new clubhouse for the Chicago Cubs. Opened in April 2016, the facility now features state-of-the-art capabilities.

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.

Italian Eatery Installs LED Lighting

With 11 locations throughout Arizona, Sauce Pizza and Wine replaced existing lighting to focus on food, not energy use.

Carpet Recycling Recognized By CARE

Since 2002, CARE and its members have diverted more than four billion pounds of carpet from landfills in the United States.

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.

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