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Although better building methods and codes cannot stop determined terrorists, they can dramatically increase the number of lives saved in the event of an attack. The fifth anniversary of attacks on World Trade Center has marked the occasion to evaluate fire protection engineers’ contributions to building safety. One group of professionals in particular has worked […]


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Although better building methods and codes cannot stop determined terrorists, they can dramatically increase the number of lives saved in the event of an attack. The fifth anniversary of attacks on World Trade Center has marked the occasion to evaluate fire protection engineers’ contributions to building safety. One group of professionals in particular has worked […]

Fire Protection Engineers Boost Building Safety Since 9/11

Although better building methods and codes cannot stop determined terrorists, they can dramatically increase the number of lives saved in the event of an...

Major Insurers Address Increasing Weather-Related Losses

Dozens of new insurance activities, such as "green" building credits and incentives for investing in renewable energy, are emerging to tackle the causes of...

Escalating air security frays nerves, heightens facility management concerns over design and security

Yet another flight with U.S. ties has been given "special treatment" today--this time it was a Northwest Airlines plane leaving from Amsterdam and landing...

Professional Development: Who’s In Charge Here?

With tech integration on the rise, operations becomes a game of diplomacy, according to Columnist Brian Koch.

FM Frequency: Great Suppliers Can Be Excellent Business Partners

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane feels it's possible to gain significant advantages from outsourcing relationships.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Should your plant rely on 250-year old lightning rod technology?

Today’s sensitive process control instrumentation is at heightened risk from lightning strike and its secondary effects such as Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP) which lightning rods...

Tufts University To Open First “Green” Dorm

When Tufts University Trustee Bernard Gordon lived in Tufts’ West Hall in 1944 during his officer training for the Navy, he bunked four to...

Tufts University To Open First "Green" Dorm

When Tufts University Trustee Bernard Gordon lived in Tufts’ West Hall in 1944 during his officer training for the Navy, he bunked four to...

ISSA Opposes DHS Safe-Harbor Proposed Rule for No-Match Letters

ISSA, a trade association for the cleaning industry, urged the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to withdraw its proposed rule that would establish...

Portland State University Designated “Salmon-Safe”

An organization that recognizes businesses and farms for environmentally sustainable practices has certified Portland State University (PSU) as the nation’s first “Salmon-Safe” university campus....

Portland State University Designated "Salmon-Safe"

An organization that recognizes businesses and farms for environmentally sustainable practices has certified Portland State University (PSU) as the nation’s first “Salmon-Safe” university campus....

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FIRM OFFERS ADVICE ON NEW EPA RULE STREAMLINING RECYCLING OF CATHODE RAY TUBES

A recent rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging businesses to recycle their computer monitors and televisions containing cathode ray...

Wired schools for tomorrow

On About.com, Jackie Craven has an interesting piece about the integration of technology in buildings traditionally considered archaic--schools. (At least they were in my...

Friday Funny: Another “you have to see it to believe it” post

First there was the Ocean Dome. Now there is another engineering oddity, this time in Dubai, UAE. See if you can make out what...

Friday Funny: Another "you have to see it to believe it" post

First there was the Ocean Dome. Now there is another engineering oddity, this time in Dubai, UAE. See if you can make out what...

Top winners of “ZOLL CPR CHALLENGE” announced

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has announced the top winners of the ZOLL CPR Challenge. The CPR...

Top winners of "ZOLL CPR CHALLENGE" announced

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has announced the top winners of the ZOLL CPR Challenge. The CPR...

When Is Facility Management Like An Artichoke?

According to a recent story that appeared in a Czech Republic newspaper, the answer is: when trying to explain the profession to someone outside...

JPMorgan Chase Hires PM Realty Group For Facility Engineering Services

Houston, TX-based PM Realty Group (PMRG), a national, full service commercial real estate firm, has won a national engineering services contract from JPMorgan Chase...

New Orleans Area Electrical Distributor Assists Charities

Nu-Lite Electrical Wholesalers, an independent electrical distributor in New Orleans, recently launched its “Energizing New Orleans” program, aimed at helping local charities and institutions...

Research Institute Takes Position On Green Cleaning

The Board of Directors of the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) today issued a formal policy on the important area of green cleaning. “We...

Fargo Electronics Joins HID Global

HID Global, a manufacturer in the access control industry, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fargo Electronics, Inc. The transaction was finalized...

IREM Releases Findings of Building Security Survey

Property owners are challenged to meet tenant demands for new security measures because many tenants don’t want to pay for them. The often...

Security Trends: One Step Ahead

Working with information technologists to integrate physical and electronic security measures can help protect a facility.

Directions: Best Practices And Lessons Learned

What is the general feeling in the industry 11 months after Katrina and Wilma?

Flowserve Corp. Establishes Engineering Award In Honor Of Employee

Flowserve Corp., a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, has established an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers...

FM Issue Supplement: All That Glitters Is Green

In the U.S., buildings are responsible for almost two-thirds of national electricity consumption and more than one-third of total primary energy use.

FM Issue: Green Extremes

This past April, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), headquartered in Washington, DC, dedicated its state of the art green roof.

U.S. Green Building Council Approves BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standards

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its approval of a third alternative in its LEED for Commercial Interiors EQ 4.5 low-emitting furniture...

ASHRAE, APPA Promote Sustainable Education Facilities

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and APPA, the association serving educational facilities professionals, have signed an agreement to...

TAC Recognized By Frost & Sullivan For Integrated Building Systems

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has selected TAC (a company of Schneider Electric) of North Andover, MA for the 2006 Excellence...

TAC Recognized By Frost & Sullivan For Integrated Building Systems

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has selected TAC (a company of Schneider Electric) of North Andover, MA for the 2006 Excellence...

New Mercury Law Promotes Increases In The Recycling Rate of Mercury Containing Lamps

bulbs.com, a privately held e-commerce light bulb supplier, announced its support for mercury management legislation recently enacted by the Massachusetts legislature and signed into...

ERA Initiates Recycling Research Project

The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) announced that a research project has been initiated into the possible recycling of EPDM single-ply roofing material. This...

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