FM Issue Articles
The relentless demands of technology have created workplace conditions that can literally be sweating for employees. Filled with monitors, servers, and other heat producing technology, these cluster computing environments—particularly in manned situations like trading floors, emergency command and control centers, broadcast studios, and industrial control terminals—must comply with design requirements and ASHRAE standards that govern both human comfort and equipment cooling.
Two experts from the Disaster Emergency Response Association (DERA) address the keys to maintaining effective emergency preparedness and continuity plans.
Facility professionals would do well to continue managing their buildings with an eye toward ensuring they are leveraging every aspect in a manner that contributes to the business.
Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology development.
Vegetative roofing systems (aka green roofs) are gaining popularity for many reasons.
Data rich modeling tools may translate into dynamic new facility management capabilities.
To encourage a successful outcome, teams should ensure that a construction project contractor exercises best practices.
Guest Contributor David Casavant outlines the tangible ways to discover the ROI of safety.
Guest Contributor Kevin Stover explains why this one aspect of the commercial real estate market continues to grow at a rapid pace.
Guest Contributor Richard Purtell shares stories and lessons learned from the trenches of the Obama inauguration.