Interiors Articles

Articles in this section cover furniture, space planning, conference rooms, interior design and architecture, cleaning, maintenance, open offices, soundmasking, acoustics, carpet, ceilings, and other interior elements that would be managed by facility professionals.

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Question of the Week: Open Office Plan

Open office plans are touted for encouraging collaboration, reducing real estate costs, and increasing overall productivity. But the lack of privacy and possibly problematic acoustics can also present a... ...Read More...

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November 16-22 Is Rodent Awareness Week

Aside from being a nuisance, rodents are vectors of a vast array of diseases and can also chew through drywall, insulation, wood, and electrical wiring, with the potential to cause... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Executive Series Quick Cart by Rubbermaid Commercial Products

With a compact and versatile design, the Quick Cart provides a discreet appearance as cleaning staff perform their... ...Read More...

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Efficient Renovation For Animal Shelter

In Maryland, the Harford County Humane Society needed a creative, cost-effective solution to improve energy efficiency while also meeting its specific operational... ...Read More...

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Reinventing The College Experience With Furniture Alone

Trends in higher education are leading a transformation of buildings and interiors on college... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Zone Equipment Control from KMC Controls

Designed to improve heating and cooling efficiencies, the ZEC system is geared for retrofits of older VVT-type systems or installs of new light commercial zoning... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Hallowed Haunted Penitentiary Walls

Terror Behind the Walls begins with a critical decision: should visitors explore the prison and watch the action, or should they mark themselves to interact with the denizens of the... ...Read More...

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Benefits Of Integrating Lighting And HVAC Controls

As building automation systems continue to evolve, facility managers can use these systems' capabilities to integrate lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Automated Restrooms… Friend Or Foe?

A reader recently shared his thoughts on automatic faucets in public restrooms, noting that these plumbing fixtures dictate the temperature of water he uses to wash his hands, which is often not hot enough for his... ...Read More...

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Today’s Facility Manager | October 2014 Issue

In this issue, TFM's Annual Green Report includes a selection of articles addressing a variety of sustainability concerns. FM Frequency: It's Not Easy Being Green(er) - Tech And FM: The Enernet - The Next Frontier? - Facility Retrofit: Green Roof Revisit - Services & Maintenance: All-Around Green Clean - Alternative Energy Trends: Deep Impact With Energy Retrofits - FM Issue: Managing Security Services - LEED Case Study: Triple... ...Read More...