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.
From targeted repairs to substantial replacements, the condition of a facility's "cover" can improve the bottom line.
Facility managers can implement a 10 factor, 10 point scale to allocate maintenance dollars.
A new guide from some of the top experts can help solve one of the most troublesome facility issues.
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.
Contributor Carlos Barbosa discusses key factors that should be taken into account when evaluating potential security vendors.
Contributor Howard P. Lewis writes on how strategic retrofits and maintenance practices serve facilities departments and occupants alike.
To encourage a successful outcome, teams should ensure that a construction project contractor exercises best practices.
The next wave of building automation systems may help simplify operations while saving energy.
Guest Contributor Richard Purtell shares stories and lessons learned from the trenches of the Obama inauguration.
Contributor John Schinter discusses how facility management professionals can track and use their data.
Contributor Steve Yellen writes about how the interconnection of facility and technology concerns in this space require a comprehensive approach.