Facility Management Articles

Articles in this section provide insight into how facility managers can keep on top of what they need to know to sustain their careers.

Clinton Presidential Library Now Offering Green Tours

Do you live in, or around, Little Rock, Arkansas? Planning to visit the city? Those who enjoy “green” facility tours will find an interesting destination in the Clinton Presidential Center, which houses the former president’s library. The facility, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary on November 18, is certified LEED silver under the U.S. Green Building Council rating system. In late September, the first, exclusively... ...Read More...

Free flooring tool assists with professional installation

Floorcovering products should be installed with the manufacturer’s recommended adhesive and with the right tools to ensure a professional result. A correctly installed floor looks great, reduces callbacks, and produces customer satisfaction and referrals. To that end, TOLI International announces a new program that makes it easy and economical to install a TOLI floor. Effective immediately, the TOLI VERSABLADE™ trowel handle and blade will... ...Read More...

A facility manager’s dream come true

Ford Motor Co. has tapped into the fantasies of facility managers and will introduce a Ford F-250 Super Duty truck next Tuesday at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. What’s so fantastic about this truck? Well, put it this way–it comes with a wireless mobile office option priced at about $3,000. The mobile office option will include a wireless-equipped computer, printer, and GPS system. Accessories like... ...Read More...

A facility manager's dream come true

Ford Motor Co. has tapped into the fantasies of facility managers and will introduce a Ford F-250 Super Duty truck next Tuesday at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. What’s so fantastic about this truck? Well, put it this way–it comes with a wireless mobile office option priced at about $3,000. The mobile office option will include a wireless-equipped computer, printer, and GPS system. Accessories like... ...Read More...

New Product: Web-based safety tool

SFW, LLC, has launched SFW Incident, a Web-based application designed to help organizations identify, investigate, and take action to reduce the risk of liabilities in and around their facilities. The application provides end users with the capability to record specific incidents instantly — such as personal injury, accidents or damage to assets — on digital maps and floor plans, at the exact location they occur. Facility managers... ...Read More...

Horizon Award nominees for best sports facility

The Horizon Awards Voting Academy released the final nominees vying for top honors at the 2005 Horizon Awards for Sports Business, the nation’s only national recognition forum celebrating excellence in sports business. “This was another very strong year for submissions,” says Dave St. Peter, president of the Minnesota Twins and Voting Academy member. “I don’t envy our position. Selecting overall winners will be very difficult.... ...Read More...

New indicator of future construction activity

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) officially introduced the Architecture Billings Index (ABI), based on the results of a monthly “Work-on-the-Boards” survey of U.S. architecture firms. Accounting for 8% of Gross Domestic Product, construction activity typically follows billings for architectural services by approximately six months. Billings at architecture firms in September made their largest monthly gain since 1998, generating a... ...Read More...

Next week at Greenbuild: green rebuilding efforts

The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), together with the Enterprise Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Trust for Public Land and others have announced initiatives and ideas designed to assist in the rebuilding efforts of the Gulf Coast communities ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The immediate opportunity that presents itself is during the Council’s annual 2005 Greenbuild Conference & Expo, which will be held in Atlanta on... ...Read More...

Nov. 2: Carpet & Rug Annual Conference

Next week, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) will convene its annual conference at the Northwest Georgia Trade Convention Center. The conference will begin at 2 p.m. on November 2, and will feature Simon van de Vrande, president of the European Carpet Rug Association as the keynote speaker. This year’s conference will also be highlighted by the presence of former NASA astronaut Robert Springer, who flew missions aboard both the space shuttles... ...Read More...

Lifesaving tip: ICE

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is joining with rescue personnel in asking people to program on their cell phones’ address book ‘In Case of Emergency’ (ICE) contacts as a way to easily reach a family member or emergency contact should an illness or accident render one unconscious. In conjunction with this announcement, ASSE will be distributing to thousands of its members ICE information including a power point presentation... ...Read More...