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The type of damage you see on your concrete is often a clue as to how it occurred in the first place. Proper diagnosing of the problem can help you determine how best to fix it, and how soon you need to address it.

Four Types Of Concrete Damage And How To Address Them

Four Types Of Concrete Damage And How To Address Them

The type of damage you see on your concrete is often a clue as to how it occurred in the first place. Proper diagnosing of the problem can help you determine how best to fix it, and how soon you need to address it.

Applying Lean Principles To Facility Cleaning Programs

The 5S Principles (Sorting, Set-In-Order, Shining, Standardization, and Sustaining) apply when seeking improvements to facility cleaning programs.

Distribution Center Design: Five Tips For Owners

From the construction delivery method to LCCA to workflow considerations, facility owners can reap the benefits of applying these strategies.

Energy Upgrades And Renovations: What To Know About Windows

Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.

4 Ways To Avoid LED Lighting Failure

Garnering the benefits of investment in LED lighting retrofits means these need to deliver on promised performance.

UV-C Lights Helped College Combat Illness Last Winter

At Schenectady County Community College in New York, Ultraviolet-C Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) upper air units were installed around the campus.

Energy Storage In Action With Solar Plane

The plane has embarked on the eighth flight leg of the journey — on track to circumnavigate the globe during this summer.

Daylight Harvesting Brightens The Day, And The Bottom Line

The payback of daylight harvesting is significant when leveraging skylights in conjunction with LED luminaires and lighting controls.

Go Green, Save Green: Sustainable Laundry Operations

Though restroom and other domestic purposes use more water, laundry is a far more viable target for water and energy savings.

ENERGY STAR Baseline Shift: How EMS Can Help Prepare Your Facility

Whether you want to identify cost savings, optimize energy usage, or monitor ENERGY STAR score fluctuations, energy management software offers an easy and effective method of adapting to the upcoming benchmarking shift.

Repositioning Older Properties, For A Changing Workforce

Aging properties increase competitiveness by repositioning facilities with moderate investment in renovation and rebranding.

DCIM For Facility Management

Facility departments gain a holistic view of operational impact with data center infrastructure management tools.

Why Governance Is Critical To Successful Outsourcing

An important principle of successful governance models revolves around collaboration at all levels across both organizations.

Planning For And Preventing Water Intrusion In Buildings

Internal sources of water intrusion include plumbing and mechanical systems, while external sources include floods or even an average rainfall.

Preventive Maintenance, Proactive Facility Management

Getting a handle on preventive maintenance for facilities includes looking at the past needs, present backlog, and future expectations.

Winter Weather Checks For Roofing

When inspecting roofs as the winter weather wanes, check for these five potential problems.

USTA Serving Up Success For Tennis Facilities

The United States Tennis Association offers technical and financial support to help build or renovate tennis courts at facilities throughout the country.

Stadium Maintenance: Would Better Field Upkeep Have Kept The Rams In St. Louis?

Predictive maintenance can help sports franchises preserve their stadium facilities.

Zika Virus: 5 Things To Know, Plus Pest Control In Offices

CDC states that with the recent outbreaks, the number of Zika virus cases among travelers visiting or returning to the U.S. will likely increase.

Facilities Management: 2016 Hiring And Talent Outlook

As a retained executive search firm specializing in the facilities management market, Helbling & Associates shares insights for 2016 and beyond.

Testing Thermal Performance Of Building Envelope

Modern building envelope design does not always perform as expected.

A One-Two Punch For Flu Prevention

Don't neglect the power of clean indoor air when battling the flu this winter. Combined with a strong surface cleaning protocol, facility managers play a crucial role in keeping occupants healthy.

5 Best Practices for Capital Planning: Taking Notes From Education Sector

While capital forecasting software can provide valuable insight, adhering to this list of exercises keeps FM departments in the best position for long-term planning.

Tips For Choosing Wallcoverings

An abundance of choices provides options for facility managers to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of their organizations.

Workplace Vitality: 5 Imperatives For Facility Leadership

A focus on these five factors leads the way to effectively supporting the business units in your organization.

Lighting Retrofit Scenario: Warehouses, Part 2

When executing a warehouse lighting retrofit, don't leave money on the table.

Lighting Retrofit Scenario: Warehouses

Properly illuminated, these spaces will see increased productivity and safety, while reducing energy and maintenance costs.

Video: Insights On BIM For FM

In this video, an IMAGINiT Technologies expert addresses questions on BIM for FM, for the floor of Autodesk University in Las Vegas last week.

Escalator Safety During The Holiday Shopping Season

Black Friday is past, but the holiday shopping is in full swing — raising safety concerns for retail facility managers.

Facilities Generate Revenue With Frequency Regulation

There is great potential for facilities to reduce energy costs through frequency regulation, regardless of the demand response market.

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