Facility Management

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Facility Management articles.


UL Compliant Battery Charger From AEG Power Solutions

This UL compliant battery charger ensures a reliable power supply in all types of demanding industrial applications, including oil and gas.

Friday Funny: For Pets On The Go, A Place To Go

Restrooms are a frequent topic of discussion these days, but here’s a new twist on toilet facilities in the news. And it has nothing to do with who is wearing pants or a skirt.

Four Types Of Concrete Damage And How To Address Them

The type of damage you see on your concrete is often a clue as to how it occurred in the first place. Proper diagnosing of the problem can help you determine how best to fix it, and how soon you need to address it.

thyssenkrupp To Install The Americas’ First TWIN Elevator System

thyssenkrupp will install the first TWIN elevator system in the Americas at Atlanta’s Technology Square, a high-performance computing center operated by Georgia Tech.

Wireless Coverage Solution for Elevators by Zinwave

On-car remote amplifiers deliver seamless coverage in moving elevators.

Fire Rated Flood Door from PS DOORS

The PD-522FFR is a dual-protection fire rated flood door, specifically engineered for interior and exterior openings requiring watertight flood protection and a 90-minute fire rating.

President Obama Proclaims May National Building Safety Month

Month-long celebration recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings safe and maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.

HeiTel XOh by Xtralis

HeiTel XOh is a remotely programmable SecurityPlus operating system for Remotely Managed Multi-service Gateways (RMG). The firmware helps deliver intrusion detection analytics and facility management.

Question of the Week: How Can I Protect Employees From Zika Virus?

Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.

Infographic: The Healthcare Speech Privacy Crisis

This infographic from Cambridge Sound Management shows how patient speech privacy often gets compromised in healthcare spaces such as reception areas, nurses stations, patient rooms, and exam rooms.

Friday Funny: Eight Linemen, One Elevator

What happens when eight college offensive linemen cram into one elevator, testing the 2,500 pound weight limit?

Intelligent Restroom App from Kimberly-Clark Professional

With the app, facility managers collect data and alerts from sensors integrated into restroom amenities, from soap dispensers to air fresheners, as well as non-amenities like entrance doors.

Workshop Helps Communities Reach Energy Goals

Second Georgetown University Energy Prize workshop focuses on helping communities save energy and reduce carbon emissions while competing for $5 million.

Energy Upgrades And Renovations: What To Know About Windows

Modern, high-performance window systems can have a very noticeable impact on existing buildings’ operational energy costs and their associated HVAC and lighting capacity.

On-Center Downlighting by Armstrong, USAI

On-Center Downlighting seamlessly integrates USAI’s new BeveLED Connect downlights into the grid intersections of Armstrong ceilings.

Building Safety Month Week One: “Building Solutions for All Ages”

More Baby Boomers are ready to retire—Is the built environment prepared?

EPA Honors Winners of 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge

The challenge engages college and university students in reinventing the nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

DFW First U.S. Airport To Receive Climate Leadership Award

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is the first U.S. airport to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award for Greenhouse Gas Management.

Friday Funny: Park Pissoir Prompts Lawsuit

The San Francisco neighborhood's residents successfully advocated to build the facility, which has been described as an open-air urination hole, to stop people from urinating on local walls, bushes, and sidewalks.

TEC™ In-Floor Heat by H.B. Fuller Construction Products

Easily customizable spa-inspired heated flooring brings warmth and comfort to resorts and hotels.

Workplace Disasters: A False Sense Of Security?

A new CareerBuilder survey reveals that 1 in 5 workers would not know how to protect themselves if an emergency in their office posed a physical threat.

Seven Ways To “Green” The Landscape For Earth Day

Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.

LED Plug-N-Play Replacement Lamp by Foreverlamp™

Foreverlamp™ introduces the industry’s First LED Plug-N-Play Replacement Lamp for 1000W MH applications.

Free Workplace Composting Guide Available

The guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources to help workplaces divert organic matter from landfills through composting.

Stop & Shop Turns Inedible Food Into Energy

Just in time for Earth Day, the supermarket company has opened a state-of-the-art green energy facility in Massachusetts.

Go Green, Save Green: Sustainable Laundry Operations

Though restroom and other domestic purposes use more water, laundry is a far more viable target for water and energy savings.

Velato LED by Amerlux

The Velato LED family of HHP Recessed Adjustable Multiples fixtures are available in one, two and three light configurations for accent and display lighting in retail, commercial and hospitality environments.

Staples Recalls Back In Motion Office Chairs Due To Fall Hazard

About 2,000 of the “Back in Motion” office chairs were sold at Staples stores nationwide and online at Staples.com and Quill.com from January 2014 through January 2016 for about $215.

New Pressure Sensor by Sensaphone®

The new Sensaphone® Pressure Sensor is ideal for measuring and detecting loss of boiler pressure in hot water systems at large facilities including hotels, schools, hospitals, universities, and housing communities.

Milwaukee Tool M12™ Drain Snake

Milwaukee Tool's new M12 Drain Snake is developed specifically for the challenges plumbers, maintenance technicians, and facility managers encounter when cleaning fixtures and small drain lines.

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