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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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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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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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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Construction Vibrations In Healthcare Settings

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

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Channel Spotlight: Operational Intelligence By OSIsoft

This open enterprise infrastructure connects sensor-based data, operations, and people to enable real-time and actionable... ...Read More...

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Technology And FM: The Internet Of Things

This disruption impacting facilities management holds significant promise if stakeholders are cognizant of their roles in the emerging... ...Read More...

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FM Issue: Situational Awareness For Safety

Employing this concept fosters holistic emergency alert and response... ...Read More...

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New Product Flash: LED Vapor Tight from Shat-R-Shield and NICOR

Suitable for harsh facility environments, this luminaire is designed using thermally engineered polymers to withstand moisture, dust, and salt... ...Read More...

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Furniture Trends: The Open Office Puzzle

The communal layout is a staple in many facility planners’ playbooks, but is it right for all... ...Read More...

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Did You Miss The Effective Facility And Asset Lifecycle Management Webinar?

This webinar offers an overview of the Oracle Primavera solutions that provide the necessary capabilities to manage the overall facility lifecycle... ...Read More...