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Is there any such thing as a technical due diligence report for DIY stores?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: DIY Store Technical Due Diligence

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: DIY Store Technical Due Diligence

Is there any such thing as a technical due diligence report for DIY stores?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Pink Noise Vs. White Noise

Pink noise is becoming more popular in business settings, potentially increasing productivity and concentration among employees. But is it superior to white noise?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: BAS Optimization Methods

Building automation systems are extremely useful strategic tools, but one facility management professional needs input on their power saving capabilities.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Effective Recycling Strategies

What is the most effective way to get a recycling program to work within the building?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Challenges In Flexible Workspaces

One facility management professional is seeking advice from others with desk sharing experience to find out what the challenges are.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Top Problem For Facility Managers

One facility management professional attempts to zero in on the biggest problem faced by his peers.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: De-Icing With Liquid Brine

Do facility management professionals have any feedback on the use of liquid brine for de-icing purposes?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Glycol Chiller Methodology

This week's question asks for specifics on glycol maintenance practices in chillers.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Analyzing Energy Efforts

Energy efficiency is one of the most important aspects of facilities management, but measuring results of these efforts is often a challenging task.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Biggest Challenges

The million dollar question: what are the biggest challenges for facilities administrators?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Recycling Hauling Fees

One facility manager is looking for ways to eliminate hauling fees for recycling.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Businesses Not Harnessing The Power Of Social Networking

However, younger employees are taking advantage of these Web sites to communicate with co-workers.


While most people imagine astroturf lasts forever, that's clearly not the case. So what is the average lifespan of astroturf?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The Facility Manager’s Dilemma

How do facilities management professionals shift strategic decision making processes so they can be proactive rather than reactive?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Manhole Strength Analysis

One facility professional seeks assistance in dealing with a safety issue regarding concrete pipes and manholes.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facilities Walk Through Templates

For new facilities, what kinds of things should be included in an effective walk through template?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Uniform Recommendations

Can anyone recommend a good uniform company that would be able to assist with my maintenance and housekeeping staff?


Where should a facility management professional look for advanced training that addresses larger HVAC systems?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Age And Adaptability

Is there solid research indicating if age has an impact on how well employees adapt to change in workplace policies and procedures?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Personal Mail And Mailroom Policies

Can anyone offer advice on mailroom policies for personal letters and parcels?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance Apps

What is a good smart phone app for managing maintenance crews?


When a company does not use CMMS or BIM, how does a facility management professional start the learning process?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Help With Help Desks

A facility manager is looking for ways to streamline her help desk system.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Allergic To Air Conditioning

A facility manager wants to know how to resolve a complaint regarding "air conditioning allergies."

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Falling Metal Halide Lamps

One facility manager seeks advice on efforts to secure lamps to keep them from falling onto the factory floor.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Hospital Drinking Fountain Maintenance

In a healthcare facility, one manager asks for assistance with establishing a maintenance program for drinking fountains.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Chewing Gum Removal

A project manager at a university struggles with the thorough removal of residual chewing gum stuck in porous surfaces.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Labor Rate Calculations

One facility professional asks about calculating pay for maintenance while factoring in types of facilities, individual skills, locations, and costs of living. . Rates vary with location as it pertains to cost of living.,

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Energy Management Employee Engagement

While facility managers often institute energy management programs in their buildings, how many actually take the time to survey employees to find out who—if anyone—is actively engaged in the program? One manager is looking for survey assistance.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Setting Priorities

A brand new facilities manager asks for constructive advice on how to set priorities for ongoing school maintenance and an upcoming renovation project.

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