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Another group besides tourists will appreciate the new climate controlled Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.

Another group besides tourists will appreciate the new climate controlled Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.



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Weird Wednesday: Smelly Visitors A Thing Of The Past!

Another group besides tourists will appreciate the new climate controlled Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.

Airport Facilities Council of IFMA Announces 2008 Award Winners

Second annual awards handed out to honor facilities management at airports of various sizes.

AHRI Selects New Chairman Of The Board

The new association head, Keith Coursin, has been an active member of AHRI for more than 10 years.

Green Cleaning Program Expands LEED Focus

UGL Unicco has extended its cleaning services initiative to encompass a number of categories in the U.S. Green Building Council rating system.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Restrooms Back In Times Square For The Holidays

For the third year, Charmin has placed 20 deluxe stalls in the heart of this tourist area to make it a little easier for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Black Friday Countdown

The holiday shopping season will kick into gear in just one week, but with such a gloomy economic picture looming, many people are wondering...

‘Hospital Of The Future’ Report Urges Major Changes

Joint Commission report proposes principles, actions to guide future hospital development.


For astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper, gravity got the better of her and her tool bag during yesterday's maintenance mission in space.

One Out of Four Workers Have Encountered Employment Discrimination

More than one in four American adults – 27% – say they have encountered employment discrimination, and with unemployment rising and competition in the workplace increasing, it’s getting even tougher to get a job – or get ahead – in today’s market.

Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Unveiled

The co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square (Times Square Alliance, Countdown Entertainment) unveiled a new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball last...

FRIDAY FUNNY: New Office Policy As A Result Of The Credit Crunch

This offering is a tongue in cheek look at the drastic measures that could be put into place by the most desperate employer.

Emerging Property Market Downturn Accelerates Except in China

The property market in China is showing more resilience while India has been hard hit by the global economic downturn.

Weird Wednesday: Fire Protection… “Do You Smell Wasabi?”

Japanese firm SEEMS Inc. has developed the "Wasabi Fire Alarm".

"Dynamic" Architect Recognized

David Fisher has been honored as the worldwide Architect of the Year 2008 by The Developers & Builders Alliance.


Move over, dancing fountains of the Bellagio, there's another water wonder in the world.

Design Firm Changes Name

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc. and its affiliates has changed its name to tvsdesign.

Further Softening in U.S. Warehouse Market During Q3

This ongoing notable weakness suggests that the industrial real estate market will continue to be impacted by recessionary conditions.

Pepperidge Farm Installs Second Fuel Cell Power Plant

The food manufacturer dedicated a 1.2 megawatt fuel cell power plant at its bakery facility in Bloomfield, CT earlier this month.

Federal Agency Issues Agenda On Net-Zero Energy Buildings

The report, "Federal R&D Agenda for Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Green Buildings," was produced by the National Science and Technology Council’s Buildings Technology Research and Development Subcommittee.

IFMA Names 2008 Awards of Excellence Winners

Nineteen awards handed out at concluding ceremony to 2008 World Workplace Conference and Expo.

TFM Editor’s Letter and Upcoming Elections

So what does this political diatribe have to do with facility management? One word—EMPLOYMENT!

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: 10/16/08 Is National Boss Day (Unless You Work For A “Seagull Manager”)

If you are unfortunate enough to be working for a seagull manager, perhaps a copy of this article should find its way onto his or her desk on National Boss’s Day.

EPA Recognizes Water Efficiency Advocates

The four organizations and individuals were chosen for their efforts to increase water efficiency across the United States.

Happy Columbus Day!

FacilityBlog wishes all of its guests a happy Columbus day. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but our offices are closed today. Are...

IFMA Names 2008 Fellows

The fellowship program was established in 1992 to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession.

New Building Code Revisions Adopted By ICC

The International Code Council (ICC) has approved 23 building and fire code changes based on recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11.

Have You Got Networkable Power Meters?

Properly equipped facilities can participate in a project that will build a free, Web based system for displaying both live and historical power utilization.

Gerflor Relocates U.S. Operations

The France-based designer and manufacturer of vinyl resilient floor coverings has relocated its U.S. operations from Atlanta to Georgia,

New Report On Workplace Violence Focuses On Role Of Facility Managers

The report was made possible through contributions donated in memory of W. David Beverly, the late husband of Linda Beverly, CAE, IFMA’s vice president of administration. A long-time engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, David Beverly was killed on April 20, 2007, at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, by a contract engineer who shot him and held another coworker hostage before committing suicide.

Keeping things in perspective…

Markets rise and crash like the waves. Financial giants melt like ice cream on hot asphalt. But cherishing and loving friends and family and keeping their memories alive - THOSE are eternal gifts that can't be bought or sold.

New Name For Advance

Advance, maker of ballasts and drives, has launched a repositioning campaign to acknowledge its long-standing position in the ballast industry while firmly reflecting its...

FM Issue Bonus: Maintaining Order When The Power Goes Out

In this Web exclusive, Brian Phelan of ASCO takes a look at power delivery to healthcare facilities,

McGraw-Hill Executive Comments On Economy and Construction

Robert A. Murray, vice president of economic affairs at McGraw-Hill Construction Research and Analytics Group in New York City, issued a statement on the expected impact on construction activity.

Danfoss Celebrates 75 Years

The company was founded in Denmark in 1933.

IFMA Announces New Floor Measurement Standard

New standard eliminates overlaps with BOMA and IFMA.

DuPont Contributes To A Bright Environment

The company donated sheets of its Corian® material to help create a high-tech gathering place for hospitalized children and teens.

EPA Considering Carbon Regulation Options

In an exclusive interview with CarbonInsider.com, the director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Division indicated that the agency is anticipating widespread...

Landscape Architecture Student Awards Chosen

Students from 11 colleges and universities were chosen for notable 20 projects.

EDF Launches Independent Guide To Carbon Offsets For Businesses

To help bring transparency to the fast-growing voluntary carbon offset market to combat climate change, Environmental Defense Fund has announced the launch of CarbonOffsetList.org,...

Nanoscale Silver: No Silver Lining?

Widespread use of nanoscale silver will challenge regulatory agencies to balance important potential benefits against the possibility of significant environmental risk, highlighting the need to identify research priorities concerning this emerging technology, according to a new report.

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