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

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

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?

Green Buildings Improve Cognitive Function 

Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants' scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.

Microsoft Sets Guinness World Record For Quietest Place On Earth

Microsoft now holds the Guinness World Record for Quietest Place on Earth, thanks to help from Eckel Noise Control Technologies.

Motorized Shades Reflect Well On LEED Gold HQ

Intelligent motor controls and best-in-class RB 500 motorized roller shades helped shape the look of the Hub Group’s new headquarters, located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.

Designing Lobbies For Good Security

A facility's lobby is one of the most critical areas to design properly from a security standpoint.

The Carpet and Rug Institute Unveils Changes to Carpet Installation Standards

Industry-led updates to The Carpet and Rug Institute’s 104/105 Carpet Installation Standards focus on proper planning and preparation.

FRIDAY FUNNY: The Top 10 Worst Smells

Next time you spray on that new fragrance beware—you may be turning off the very people you want to impress. A new study reveals the top 10 odors that can have a powerful and negative impact on our olfactory senses.

Bonus Friday Funny: The Saddest Offices in the World Contest Winners (or Losers)

This week's bonus FF post comes courtesy of Wired magazine, which runs an annual Saddest-Cubicle contest. And since Wired caters to the IT audience,...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Disaster Response by CORT and Blu SKY

The companies have partnered to provide rental furnishings immediately following a disaster.

Johnsonite Launches TFM Resilient Flooring Channel

Johnsonite has unveiled its new Resilient Flooring Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: "Greener" WypAlls from Kimberly-Clark

These cleaning wipers now feature more recycled content and less packaging.

Need An Office Makeover?

OFM, a furniture manufacturer based in North Carolina, is running a contest for a single office refurnishing.

Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures, Pre-1979

The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs. The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: FireDefender By Georgia-Pacific

Facility managers can specify doors with these Temperature Rise Door Core components to enhance the fire safety standard of their facilities.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Creative Restrooms Revisited

So the next time you're considering a restroom facelift, why not get creative like these folks did?

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