Security in today's complex facilities is a significant part of a facility manager's job. Physical security, badging, access control, door locks, cybersecurity, biometrics, and other important issues are featured under this heading.
As the Pentagon renovation manager, Lee Evey is not only the man responsible for overseeing the Phoenix Project—restoring the area damaged in last September's attacks–but he is also supervising the long-term renovation of one of the largest—and arguably the most famous–buildings in the United States.
The Gaylord Palms Resort And Convention Center, a 2.1 million square foot, $450 million landmark, situated on 63 acres, houses 400,000 square feet of convention space and a 178,000-square foot exhibition hall.
In 2008, a worker was trampled to death while a mob of shoppers rushed through the doors of a large store to take advantage of an after-Thanksgiving Day Black Friday sales event. The store was not using OSHA recommended crowd management measures.
As the 10-year anniversary approaches, commercial real estate and facilities management professionals are still reinforcing the resulting changes and integrating new best practices to keep their buildings and occupants safe.
A study recently released by the New York Police Department revealed the following advice: when faced with a workplace violence incident involving a shooter, head for the nearest filing cabinet and hide...OR start flinging office equipment and supplies.
So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react "professionally" rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?
The lack of information sharing prior to 9/11 surprised and shocked many Americans. As the events of that day unfolded, and the subsequent investigations into the whys and hows revealed weaknesses, the nation quickly learned that information sharing systems were not where they needed to be.
The Millennial generation is slated to make up 75 percent of the workforce in the United States alone by 2025. Elise Vadnais, CommScope business development analyst, takes a look at how trends in mobile entertainment among Millennials are driving the evolution of wireless network infrastructure.
Today, as manufacturing, telecom, computer and office-equipment demands evolve at record speed, MovinCool spot air conditioners are keeping pace, delivering cooling solutions that are more efficient, more reliable and more cost-effective than ever before.
View this free webinar video and learn why it's imperative that IoT connected systems be protected from a very real threat facing facilities within any industry, from industrial to commercial: loss of power and power-related disturbances.
View this free webinar video to understand how the newest building automation system benefits can help you evaluate your system and determine when it’s time to upgrade, reduce risks and capitalize on efficiencies.