Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Friday Funny articles.
Ever since computers became part of the workplace, users have struggled to keep their machines up and running. So what's a user to do? Call tech support. Easier said than done, as illustrated by this collection of "real" tech support nightmares.
Guests at Treehotel, which offers rooms incorporated into their natural surroundings, may need more than the most accurate satellite system to find their rooms in the sky.
What happens when the activities of a madcap group of overworked, frustrated architects is chronicled in the form of an old fashioned black and white comic strip? The result is a clever Web offering called Architexts. While originally created for the amusement of architectural professionals, some facility managers (and others in related fields) may also find it humorous.
The Silver Spring, MD-based headquarters building of the Discovery Channel has experienced an upgrade in honor of its "Shark Week" programming—the structure was transformed into a gigantic shark.
The 120 room Travelodge has been built from 86 high strength steel containers which were constructed and fitted with the hotel room's fixture and fittings in Shenzen, China. Transported to England by boat, they were then put on a truck and fitted together like giant Lego blocks.
The retro-technology, called "biomonitoring," uses live honeybees to gauge air pollution levels from jet exhaust and ground transportation vehicles used in and around the facilities. The honey is taken from these bees is then tested for impurities.
Working at a place like Nintendo sounds like a fun job for anyone who enjoys the gaming experience. But in reality, it's still a job, just like any other--especially in terms of facility management issues.
How high are tensions running in the energy industry down in Louisiana? At one company, the president makes the link between improper swivel chair usage and the BP oil spill.
Ever been forced to make a hiring decision that you regretted? Or have you ever been made to feel completely unpopular as the new hire on the block? Here's a brief skit from the BBC program, "Big Train," depicting just that sentiment.
In a time when budgets have been cut to the bone and fringe benefits are merely a fading memory, workers at the Carlsberg brewery in Denmark are walking out. Why? A new policy only permits workers to consume beer during lunch hour...and only in the employee cafeteria.
Economy up, economy down, one thing remains the same: love is in the air at the office. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) workers said they have dated a co-worker at some time during their careers, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. So happy Valentine's Day!