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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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Policing Trends Reflected in New Stations and Police Academies

A surprising mix of technology, government reinvention, and enforcement methods are transforming today's police forces, according to... [...]

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Channel Spotlight: Operational Intelligence By OSIsoft

OSIsoft is a global leader in operational intelligence. The company's PI System is the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and events.... [...]

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Data Center Maintenance: 5 Tips

Consider these simple strategies to increase the efficiency and extend the life of data... [...]

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Facility Executive | July/August 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at a multitude of security issues and their solutions. Also featured: HVAC, hospitality case study, pest control, professional... [...]

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The HVAC Factor: Insulation For Chilled Water Piping

With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field... [...]

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New Product Flash: Night Owl Perimeter Lighting System From CAST Lighting

The system's infrared illumination setting boosts the effectiveness of night vision-capable CCTV... [...]

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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... [...]