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Attend this free webinar and find out what the recent explosion in LED options means for industrial lighting at your facility.

Industrial LED Lighting Is Crossing The Chasm: What It Means For FMs

Industrial LED Lighting Is Crossing The Chasm: What It Means For FMs

Attend this free webinar and find out what the recent explosion in LED options means for industrial lighting at your facility.

Friday Funny: How Not To Get The Job

From playing with childhood toys to munching on a pizza —without sharing — CareerBuilder shares the strangest behavior people display during job interviews. Plus, five instant deal breakers.

Construction Industry Webinar: What’s New & What’s Next

Join us for an insightful look at what’s new and what’s next for the construction industry in 2017. This webinar will explore the current state of the construction industry, trends and updates in construction cost data.

Urban Land Institute Competition Focuses On Chicago FM Site

Participants in the 2017 ULI student competition are designing a master plan for the site of Chicago's Department of Fleet and Facility Management, an 18-acre parcel the city plans to vacate.

FM Alert: NIBS Releases National BIM Guide For Building Owners

The National BIM Guide for Owners provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill building information modeling requirements for a typical project.

Webinar: Adapting The Office To Satisfy An Increasingly Health-Conscious Workforce

Attend this free Webinar and learn how your office furniture may be affecting your employees’ health; reimagine your workspace for healthier, more productive employees; and discover strategies for configuring your workspace.

Denver Now Requires Building Energy Benchmarking

The capital city of Colorado joins a growing list of U.S. cities requiring buildings of certain sizes to track and report energy use.

Trust Critical To Employee Data Sharing

Realizing the potential of the Internet of Things relies on the willingness of businesses and employees to share data so that connected devices can generate insight, action, and value, according to a new AIG study.

Green Cleaning Webinar: Improving Cleaning for Health in Three Easy Steps

In this wide-ranging, spirited and informative session, you’ll learn the importance of green cleaning and new trends, buttressed by hard facts and statistics about changing your practices and cleaning for health.

Construction Cost Changes And 2017

Construction data and software provider Gordian highlights changes in construction costs from 2016 to 2017 in a quick reference infographic.

Bridging The Facilities Talent Gap

As seasoned facility management professionals enter retirement, the next generation benefits from technology that captures institutional knowledge.

Facility Executive | November / December 2016 Issue

The November / December 2016 issue looks at smart buildings, building automation, the Internet of Things, HVAC, energy management, sustainable restrooms, lighting, and ceilings. Plus, Solutions 2017: Advancements in Products & Services.

Training On Building Systems O&M Expands FM’s View

In 2014, attending a Building Operator Certification program helped shift perspective for the associate director for engineering and utilities at the University of Montana.

Friday Funny: What Not To Give

A singing chicken, two left-handed gloves, and a coconut bra are among some of the most unusual — and inappropriate — holiday gifts exchanged in the workplace.

Building Safety, Innovation, Energy Efficiency Advanced In Gulf Countries

The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.

Cyber Monday: More Employees Shopping Online At Work

Survey finds 53% of employees are using time at work to shop online, up from last year; nearly one in four employers say they’ve fired someone for using the Internet for non-work related activity, down slightly from last year.

EPA 2016 Food Recovery Challenge Winners

Participants in the most recent Challenge included grocers, restaurants, educational institutions, sports and entertainment venues and more.

Question Of The Week: To Gift — Or Not To Gift — At Work?

As the holiday season kicks off, many workers are starting to wonder if it’s appropriate to exchange gifts at work. What works and what doesn't?

Integrating Nature And Cities

A new book urges the integration of nature into urban design and planning to make cities and urban infrastructure truly green, sustainable, and resilient.

Under Trump Administration, Construction Forecast Positive

According to forecasters at Dodge Data & Analytics, the President-elect's background and experience in construction and real estate is a welcome development for the U.S. construction industry.

Organizations Remain Unprepared For Cyberattacks

A two-year study by IBM and Ponemon shows a decline in cyber resilience in 2016:  66 percent aren’t confident in their ability to recover from cyberattacks.

Veteran Job Satisfaction Takes A Dip

A new survey finds that 57 percent of veteran employees say they are satisfied and enjoy their work, down from 65 percent in 2015.

Tyco Security Cyber Protection Resources Available

The company offers advisories through its Cyber Protection Program that employs a holistic approach to cyber security for physical security products.

FM Alert: New Concrete Building Guide Available

The new American Concrete Institute publication is a guide to the code for assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of existing concrete buildings.

Webinar: Insights Into Sustainability For Your Next Roofing Project

View this free video webinar and find out the industry's most common non residential roofing standards and labels, their differences, and how they're used.

Question Of The Week: Connecting Building Tech And Software Tech

For software to thrive, data and systems need to be easily accessible. In industries other than the buildings industry, that's happened through open standards.

2016 Energy Efficiency Standard Published

A newly published energy efficiency standard from ASHRAE and IES offers energy savings measures resulting from industry input.

Did You Miss Our “Get Smart About Smart Buildings” Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn the definition of a "smart building," the latest trends in technology, benefits of smart building technologies, and steps to assess and create a smart building.

FM Alert: OSHA Meeting On Construction Safety And Health Scheduled

In addition to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight members to serve on the 15-member ACCSH committee.

AT&T Shares Cybersecurity Guide

A newly released document from AT&T on navigating this threat landscape asserts that most cyberattacks currently impacting businesses are "known" or common threats.

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