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Professional-Development | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.

FM Alert: NIBS Launches Building Sciences Career Center

FM Alert: NIBS Launches Building Sciences Career Center

NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.

ULI Announces 2016 Hines Student Competition Finalists

Graduate student teams representing Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Miami will advance to the finale in Atlanta; winning team will receive $50,000 in prize funds.

Role Of Emotions At Work To Be Studied

The Faas Foundation and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence have formed the Emotion Revolution in the Workplace to investigate the role emotions play in the work environment.

FM Alert: Help Develop New Building Safety, Fire Prevention, And Energy Efficiency Codes

International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.

Outdated Technology Costing Businesses Up To $1.8 Trillion A Year

Outdated workplace technology is hindering productivity, creating large financial losses for U.S. businesses, according to a new survey from Samanage.

Question Of The Week: Is This Worker’s Injury Recordable?

An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.

Retrocommissioning HVAC

Deferred maintenance directly affects the physical condition of a facility which has a significant impact on the asset value.

Facility Executive | January / February 2016 Issue

This issue announces our 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, and the popular Readers' Choice Awards. Plus a look at cyber security, cleaning performance assessments, roofing insulation and systems, HVAC maintenance, and renewable energy initiatives.

Hilton Worldwide, Whole Foods SWAP Facilities

Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapped energy management teams at their facilities in San Francisco as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, resulting in a reality-style web series.

Global Green Building Expected To Double By 2018

Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.

FM Alert: Third Annual National Safety Stand-Down Announced

The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

Assessing Cleaning Performance

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

Friday Funny: A Valentine’s Day Look At Office Romance

An office romance may seem unprofessional and risky, but as it turns out, many lead to long-term commitments: 37 percent of workers have dated a coworker, and 33 percent of those relationships have led to marriage.

Cyber Security In Real Estate

With headlines of cyber attacks on victims ranging from bank cards and Target to a Hollywood movie studio, the issue of cyber security has become top of mind. Facility executives should note several risks, remedies, and misconceptions about cyber security and building systems.

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.

FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.

AHI White Papers Address Critical Issues Affecting Healthcare Facilities

Five new white papers addressing some of the most important issues affecting the infrastructure of the nation’s healthcare facilities are available from the National Institute of Building Sciences’s Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI).

Friday Funny: Late To Work? Blame It On The Napping Bear

Flaming hair, wayward cows, and napping bears are just a few of the bizarre excuses workers have used to explain why they couldn’t get to work on time, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.

Did You Miss “Facilities Management Challenges And Opportunities In 2016” Webinar?

Join Ted Ardelean of Canon Business Process Services as he shares FM executives' insights about the challenges and opportunities they encounter while trying to maintain and improve support services at their facilities.

Waterproof Your Facility: Maintenance And Water Damage Prevention

In the United States, water damage accounts for a staggering $11 billion of insurance claims each year, and is a cause of trouble for insurance companies and facility managers alike.

IFMA Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative Welcomes First Member

The IFMA Foundation has welcomed C&W Services as the first charter member to its Global Workforce Initiative, which seeks to fill the growing facility management and facilities services workforce talent gap.

FM Alert: Workplace Violence Infographic

Safety.BLR.com put together an infographic to illustrate who’s most at risk for workplace violence and provide suggestions for how to prevent incidents at your company.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Address Safety Concerns For Older Workers?

A facility executive whose organization employs a significant number of older workers wants to know what steps to take to address that population's specific safety concerns.

Friday Funny: Top 10 Strangest Things People Do In Job Interviews

Unless you’re trying out for a spot on American Idol, singing all your answers at a job interview probably isn’t the best idea. Nor is conducting your phone interview in the bathroom (and finishing with a flush). But job candidates have done these strange things, and more, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.

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.

New Year’s Resolutions For FMs Of The Future

It’s time to give up on the diets, the workouts, and the mystery of how you’ll suddenly turn into a Wall Street guru, in favor of making resolutions you can actually fulfill at your facility.

Did You Miss “Cleaner Facilities & Flu Protection” Webinar?

Join Jeff Dryfhout, AeraMax Professional’s Global Director of Air Treatment, for this video webinar as he discusses the link of clean air to a cleaner facility, the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), as well as practical solutions for facility managers.

Friday Funny: Every Dog Has Its (Work)Day

Our normal office crew was increased by four furry friends — Amber, Calvin, Ernie and Molly — as Facility Executive decided to hold its own Take Your Dog To Work Day a few months early.

Workplace Flexibility Increases Job Satisfaction, Reduces Stress

First ever use of control group to measure effectiveness of workplace flexibility program shows increased job satisfaction, reduced burnout and stress, say U Minnesota and MIT Sloan co-authors.

Tackling Productivity In The Building Industry

The National Institute of Building Sciences has developed an infographic to identify the major themes that will help the industry address productivity challenges.

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