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.

Nanotech: A Regulatory Blueprint For The Next Administration

Nanotechnology will significantly change virtually every facet of the way we live. The next president has the opportunity to shape these changes and to ensure that nanotechnology’s benefits will be maximized and its risks identified and controlled. A new report by former EPA official J. Clarence (Terry) Davies lays out a clear roadmap for the next presidential administration and describes the immediate and longer term steps necessary to... ...Read More...

FM:Systems Partners With UK Firm

FM:Systems, a provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, announced last week that it has partnered with NJW, Ltd., a UK-based company of independent specialists dealing exclusively with the application and management of business information systems for facilities and real estate. The partnership provides NJW with FM:Systems training, support, and software to use and... ...Read More...

New Security System Keeps Horses Safe

Acclaimed as one of horse racing’s best settings, Arlington Park, outside of Chicago, boasts hundreds of thousands of visitors to its clubhouse and grounds during racing season. Park management chose Brivo Access Control Systems (ACS) from Brivo Systems, LLC to manage access to secured areas of the grandstand and the backstretch, a highly secure and regulated area, where more than 2,100 horses are stabled. The grandstand’s 18 door access... ...Read More...

GE To Take Low Voltage Offerings On The Road

GE Consumer & Industrial’s Electrical Distribution business will travel to 31 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada by January 2009. Beginning in August, GE’s new Low Voltage Revolution Tour will travel more than 12,000 miles, spending between several days in each location. The tour will take the company’s product portfolio directly to the home cities of electrical distributors and industrial end-users. The tour will feature a... ...Read More...

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Low Tech Solution To A High Tech Problem

This story comes from Alex Papadimoulis of The Stalled Server Room. It was originally posted on 6/24/08. According to Papadimoulis, one company was forced to move from its second floor space to another location on the first floor of the same building when its lease came up. The request seemed easy enough, aside from the slight disruption caused by the move. However, there was an unfortunate sticking point; the company would not have space (or... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Getting The Message

When an emergency event occurs, mass notification capabilities can help keep people... ...Read More...

Fire Management Trends: Escaping The Ring of Fire

During a fire, facility managers need to evacuate employees and protect the building's... ...Read More...

Manufacturer Takes Aggressive Steps To Make U.S. Plant More Efficient

U.S. Products, manufacturers of professional floor, carpet, restoration, and auto detailing/ cleaning equipment, announced that they have taken a number of steps to streamline and standardize their U.S. manufacturing operations in order to lower production costs. The goal is to help the company compete with manufacturers in the U.S. and around the world. “Our goal is to keep our current manufacturing facility ‘lean’ so we can make it cost... ...Read More...

LED Display In Philadelphia’s Comcast Center Unveiled

Barco, a manufacturer of display technology, recently announced the grand opening of The Comcast Experience at Philadelphia’s Comcast Center, an LED wall comprised of 6,771 Barco NX-4 LED modules. Situated in a seven story high glass atrium, The Comcast Experience is a joint gift to the citizens of Philadelphia from Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust; one that combines sculpture, architecture and technology in a public environment.... ...Read More...

LED Display In Philadelphia's Comcast Center Unveiled

Barco, a manufacturer of display technology, recently announced the grand opening of The Comcast Experience at Philadelphia’s Comcast Center, an LED wall comprised of 6,771 Barco NX-4 LED modules. Situated in a seven story high glass atrium, The Comcast Experience is a joint gift to the citizens of Philadelphia from Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust; one that combines sculpture, architecture and technology in a public environment.... ...Read More...