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Services & Maintenance: Three Steps To Roof Replacement

Facility managers can protect people, property, and their budgets with a systematic... ...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Decorative Sawgrass Waste Receptacle from Witt

Featuring laser cut designs, this decorative sawgrass waste receptacle is the newest member of Witt's Covington... ...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The Mystery Of The Fancoil Unit

I was in the process of winterizing the fancoil units, and I noticed that one of them is not getting any flow in the hot water coil (even though I opened both the manual and control valves). What could be the... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Overhead Lighting Changes

Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Fan Belts

How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be... ...Read More...

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Heating Equipment Manufacturers Working Hard to Meet Increased Demand in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

At this point in a typical year, much HVAC equipment has already been manufactured and shipped to distributors, so manufacturers and parts suppliers have quickly ramped up production to meet the unexpected and unprecedented need for these products.... ...Read More...

GSA FBPTA Matrix Highlights BOMI International Designations, Core Competencies

BOMI International's designation programs deliver broad range of knowledge and skills needed by building and facility personnel to operate high-performance... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Video Beyond Borders

The use of this expanded format imagery in facilities is no longer confined to traditional monitors.... ...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Concealed SOLIS Flushometers from Sloan

Featuring four models, this collection of solar powered, sensor activated, water efficient flushometers from Sloan are now available in a concealed, vandal resistant version.... ...Read More...

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Solar Energy Advocate, Actor Larry Hagman Honored By SolarWorld

Contrary to his popular image as ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing on TV’s Dallas, Hagman owned one of the biggest private solar energy systems in the United States and participated in several philanthropic solar projects, including the electrification of hospitals in earthquake-ravaged... ...Read More...