Technology Articles

Buildings aren’t just brick and mortar anymore; some can be as technologically complex as computers, due to building automation, interoperability, wifi, HVAC, and other high tech components.

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Restroom Hygiene In Foodservice

On a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely... [...]

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FM Issue: Flywheel-based UPS Systems

Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power... [...]

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FM Issue: Powered For Performance

Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding... [...]

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Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat... [...]

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Trends Bonus Article: Effective Exterior Surveillance

When it comes to exterior surveillance, the interaction of lighting and security cameras plays an important role in facility... [...]

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Trends: Multi-Site Security

With safety paramount, additional aspects to consider with multi-site security include simplifying infrastructure and keeping costs in check.... [...]

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Services & Maintenance: Retail Maintenance

Analysis and tech tools strengthen facility management in an increasingly competitive... [...]

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Channel Spotlight: Cooling By MovinCool

Visit the Cooling Channel to find out more about MovinCool and its range of spot air... [...]

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Data Center Decisions: Build, Buy, Or Lease?

The decision may rest on factors such as available capital, timeline, and degree of desired... [...]

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Question Of The Week: Where Is Your Wireless Technology?

Wireless technology has impacted virtually all aspects of facility management... [...]