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The primary disciplines of facility management—building envelope & exteriors, construction & retrofits, energy, environment, facility management, interiors, safety, security, technology—along with other important topics are included in this section.

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Facility Retrofit: Heat And Glare Control

Located atop the Chicago Sun-Times building and prominent along the Chicago River, this hospitality venue needed to reduce the solar heat impacting inside temperatures, while keeping visual appeal a top... ...Read More...

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Building Commissioning Services To Reach Nearly $6.6 Billion By 2024

Monitoring-based commissioning is expected to appear in many new buildings over the next 10 years, report... ...Read More...

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Renting HVAC And Power Equipment

Whether a resident backup system or on-call emergency plan, these temporary tools should be deployed... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Step ‘n Wash

This self-retracting step provides young children and their caregivers a better hand washing... ...Read More...

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Top Three IT Workplace Issues Prevent CIOs From Sleeping

Sungard AS study finds CIO and IT professionals worry most about information security, downtime, and talent... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Carpet Care Procedures

ANSI/IICRC S100, a standard for cleaning textile floor coverings, has been recently... ...Read More...

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Shaping Disinfection Programs

The planning process can consider these six... ...Read More...

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Focus On: Textiles & Fabrics

Several recent textile and fabric product releases are featured in this latest post.... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: What Should New Facility Managers Do?

Can established facility managers offer guidance regarding details associated with taking on new facility management... ...Read More...

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Construction Vibrations In Healthcare Settings

Monitoring conditions during work on a site keeps disruptions to patients in... ...Read More...