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WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Is In The Foundation

Housing a collection of fragile historical artifacts next to a busy railroad track calls for special protective measures. Vibrations must be kept to an absolute minimum.... [...]

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Why Are Businesses Opting To Shop Online For Janitorial Supplies?

For many professionals charged with purchasing responsibilities, online ordering makes sense in a very tangible way. It not only streamlines the process in terms of timing, it often gives the customer access to higher quality, professional grade... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cleaning To Reduce Hospitality Hazards

For aesthetics, safety, and preservation of building materials and surroundings, professional power washers can be a useful facility management... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Safety Preparedness, Perception Versus Fact?

Natural disasters represent a major safety concern for facility managers and office workers alike, but have businesses been doing enough to prepare for the worst?... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Anticipating The Lead-Free Plumbing Products Law

The effective date is fast approaching for the new federal mandate for lead-free plumbing products. Decisions made now by facility managers about their plumbing systems can be... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Open System? Open Source?

When it comes to data center infrastructure management (DCIM), there may be confusion over the difference between “open source” and “open system” software. While similar, these terms have very different meanings.... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Turning The Lights On

The Castle Museum in Saginaw, MI is one of the most recognizable buildings in the region, but it was lacking one thing — nighttime... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial Communication

Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Painting Project at Leesburg Theater Earns Rave Reviews

At first blush, it sounds like a simple project: paint a champagne colored stripe on the wall of a movie theater lobby. But as general contractor Jesse Truesdale will tell you, the devil is in the details.... [...]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Requirements For Visitor Management In Federal Agencies

Federal agencies typically have hectic lobbies to manage. Attendants must quickly process visitor access while ensuring all security procedures are followed in accordance with Homeland Security Protection Directive-12 (HSPD-12).... [...]