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FRIDAY FUNNY: Late Again? Try One Of These Excuses!

Traffic is the most common culprit causing tardiness according to 31% of workers. But not all employees blame jammed... ...Read More...

The Station Night Club Memorial (Photo: Wikipedia)

February 20th Marks 10th Anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire

Circumstances behind deaths of 100 concertgoers at West Warwick, RI nightclub 10 years ago were strikingly similar to those of the recent Brazilian nightclub blaze, which killed 230... ...Read More...

Smithsonian Castle (photo by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution)

Building Stones Of Washington DC Landmarks

This article by Ari Massefski of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reflects on the geology that helped build Washington, DC. This information is based on a more extensive USGS publication, "Building Stones of Our Nation's Capital."... ...Read More...

EPA Analysis Shows Big Energy Savings For Benchmarked Buildings

New analysis confirmed 35,000 buildings using the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager between 2008 and 2011 saved an average of 7% in... ...Read More...

IFMA Announces Building Information Modeling Community Of Practice

The development and use of BIM provides value to Architects, Engineers & Contractors (AEC) by reducing project risk, costs, and time while improving the overall quality of the project via improved communication and collaboration of design intent.... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Door Tags

What's the easiest way to deal with missing fire door tags? How do we address it? Do we have to replace the door, or can we just replace the... ...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Thinking “Inside The Box”

Even when HVAC/R systems are operated efficiently, there is always room for improvement. The following 10 suggestions may... ...Read More...

Report Highlights Potential “Best Bets” For Commercial Real Estate Investors In 2013

U.S. commercial real estate recovery to advance in 2013 with nationwide gains in leasing, rents and pricing, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate®... ...Read More...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: USB Duplex Tamper Resistant (TR) Receptacle from Cooper Wiring Devices

New combination USB charger with duplex receptacle offers fast, convenient charging; solution includes 2.1A USB charging ports compatible with most electronic... ...Read More...

At a Chicago elementary school, 40,000 square feet of resilient flooring was installed to withstand heavy use. (Photo: Johnsonite)

Services & Maintenance: Maintaining Resilient Flooring

Effective upkeep depends on proper methods for the facility space in question. A cleaning regimen that addresses the characteristics and location of these surfaces is most... ...Read More...