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Maintenance | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


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Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation permanently.

Question Of The Week: High-Maintenance Radiator Valves

Question Of The Week: High-Maintenance Radiator Valves

Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation permanently.

Facilities Experts Urge Hospitals To Practice Ebola Preparedness

Ebola virus may be new to U.S., but unsafe patient conditions predate its presence here. One consulting firm suggests that hospitals and healthcare organizations prepare their facilities.

Services & Maintenance: All-Around Green Clean

Cleaning products have an impact on the environment and the workers, so an effective program must be executed carefully.

Question Of The Week: Trigeneration Vs. Cogeneration

One facility manager is looking for feedback on cogeneration (combined heat and power) compared to trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) to generate electricity efficiently.

Question Of The Week: Cleaning Material And Toiletries Budgets

One tech facility manager is trying to determine budgetary benchmarking policies for procuring maintenance and toiletry products.

Tricks Of The Trade: Shopping For CMMS

A facility management professional asks TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom for advice on a computer based maintenance request system.

Question Of The Week: Bad Maintenance Practices

As a facility manager, what have you seen that has been a result of poor maintenance (or complete lack of)?

Question Of The Week: Who Watches The Generators?

As disaster recovery and business continuity become more important, organizations are investing in standby generators...but who is in charge of maintaining them?

Tax Implications Of Building System Maintenance Or Replacement

Whether the expenditure is considered routine building maintenance or an improvement or betterment will have an impact on tax implications under the new regulations.

Tricks Of The Trade: Tracking Maintenance

Columnist Kevin Folsom provides both a long and short answer to this question about keeping ahead of maintenance schedules.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Concrete Floor Repair by Rust-Oleum

Facility managers can put damaged concrete floors back into service in 24 hours using two new products from Rust-Oleum.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Curl-Lok Door from DBCI

This rolling sheet door has been engineered so individual panels can be replaced, versus the entire door.

FM Issue: Withstand The Weather

Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is crucial.

The HVAC Factor: Standard Maintenance

The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best practices.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Continues To Achieve Utilities Savings

Data from BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report reflects results of the industry's focus on energy efficiency.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Angry Janitors!

ISSA has introduced a new mobile game, Angry Janitors, a free app designed to educate players on hygiene awareness while keeping them engaged and entertained. Are you keen enough on workplace cleaning to earn a Golden Plunger???

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: QR Code Service Link from MovinCool

This new feature provides customers smartphone access to online warranty and service support information.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Glycol Chiller Methodology

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

ISSA Engages GSA On Federal Strategic Sourcing

While ISSA supports strategic sourcing, it is opposed to implementing it in a manner that would have an unreasonably burdensome economic impact on the JanSan community and the private sector generally.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Recycling Hauling Fees

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

Roofing Trends: Limiting Overhead Risk

Trends in roofing continue to focus on safety and longevity.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Aging Astroturf

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Workplace Annoyances–Food In The Keyboard

Most people eat at their desks, but how many facility managers have had to deal with cleaning food out of keyboards? #throwbackthursday #tbt

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance Apps

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

Tricks Of The Trade: Forklift Damage Issues

Is it possible to protect facilities when forklift operators treat their equipment like bumper cars? From the September 2013 issue.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Sewage Odors

How can a facility manager resolve a persistent problem with sewage odors?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: MaintenanceMaster from Magnatag

These whiteboards are designed to help facility managers reduce equipment downtime and increase staff efficiency by visually communicating preventive maintenance scheduling.

Tricks Of The Trade: Sub-Carpet Discoveries

Getting a concrete subfloor cleaned up enough for reuse requires the advice of Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom. From the August 2013 issue.

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.

Survey Reveals Drop In Pressure; Fewer Cutbacks For Cleaning Industry

P&G Professional™ report reveals cautious optimism apparent for all except the healthcare sector.

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