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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.

Fire Rated Flood Door from PS DOORS

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.

Facility Management Critical To Infection Control

In a new report from JLL, Infection Control Rises to Top of C-Suite Agenda, a panel of facilities management infection control experts connect effective facility design, operations, and management to the ability to control and dramatically reduce healthcare-associated infections.

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.

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.

On-Center Downlighting by Armstrong, USAI

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

Solve™ Seating by The HON Company

The HON Company teamed up with the world-renowned Deisig Design team to introduce a new, innovative, high performance task chair into their seating lineup — Solve.

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

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

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.

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.

Choosing Carpet And Flooring That Meets Demand

Procurement standards help to maximize effective product selection and installation.

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.

Question Of The Week: How Do I Choose The Right Wall Covering And Installation?

A facility manager is asking for advice on how to choose the best wall covering and installation method for a facility project.

Assessing Cleaning Performance

With occupant satisfaction in mind, key performance indicators for quality maintenance include appearance and health.

Georgia Tech Cleaning Program Earns Green Seal of Approval

Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to be certified under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)

2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.

DC Elementary School Gets Green Walls

Thanks to a donation from Suite Plants, students at Leckie Elementary School will enjoy all the benefits of an indoor living green wall.

New Shade Fabric Boosts Energy Efficiency 50% At Automotive Facility

Located in Houston, Christian Brothers Automotive Company’s new headquarters building needed help to combat the harsh Texas summers.

Survey Reveals Dirty Little Restroom Secrets

Cell phone usage in a restroom stall is no longer taboo. According to Bradley Corporation's 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey, men and women text, check social media, and email in the privacy of a stall.

FM Alert: Do You Know The School Janitor Of The Year?

To honor the best-of-the-best among school janitors, Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its annual Janitor of the Year contest.

Psychology Of The Office Space

Unhappy employees are estimated to cost the U.S. economy between $450 to $550 billion each year due to costs related to lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates.

Tips For Choosing Wallcoverings

An abundance of choices provides options for facility managers to meet the practical and aesthetic needs of their organizations.

Office Temperature A Source Of Workplace Conflict, Decreased Productivity

More than 70 percent of workers think sitting in an office that is too warm impacts their productivity, according to new CareerBuilder survey.

Friday Funny: Frosty the FM

Facility manager and FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with his take on the classic Winter holiday story. Dedicated to those who have to wear parkas at their desks year-round.

Case Study: Senior Living Transformation

With its roots in healthcare, Sun Health formed a partnership with the Banner Health system that eventually led to a new focus for the company—from that of an acute care provider to a healthy living provider.

Sagging Middle School Ceiling Wins “Ugly Ceilings” Contest

School facilities director wins 1,000 square feet of Armstrong® Ultima® ceiling panels to fix an ugly, sagging ceiling.

Question of the Week: What Are The Cleaning Benefits of Aqueous Ozone?

Studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces.

Question of the Week: How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs In My Facility?

The last thing you want to worry about is a bed bug infestation in the office, but unfortunately, it is becoming more common. How can you prevent these pests from infesting your facility?

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