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This offering comes from Peter SJF Bance, author of the Friday Funny mailing list. And while this list isn't specifically facility management oriented, it crosses all boundaries and may provide a few chuckles to those who haven't already seen them.


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This offering comes from Peter SJF Bance, author of the Friday Funny mailing list. And while this list isn't specifically facility management oriented, it crosses all boundaries and may provide a few chuckles to those who haven't already seen them.

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Latest: FRIDAY FUNNY: Pearls of Wisdom - This offering comes from Peter SJF Bance, author of the Friday Funny mailing list. And while this list isn't specifically facility management oriented, it crosses all boundaries and may provide a few chuckles to those who haven't already seen them.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Pearls of Wisdom

This offering comes from Peter SJF Bance, author of the Friday Funny mailing list. And while this list isn't specifically facility management oriented, it crosses all boundaries and may provide a few chuckles to those who haven't already seen them.

New Commercial Property Index Reveals Negative Capital Growth

According to the IPD U.S. Annual Property Index, capital growth was -12.2% in 2008. For the 12 months to the end of December 2008, all property income return in the U.S. was 5.4%, contributing to an overall total return of -7.4%.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: JACE-202-XPR-24 Controller

Tridium's new embedded controller/server platformis designed for remote monitoring and control applications in facilities.

MSNBC Story Features IFMA Research and the Economy

When MSNBC workplace and career columnist Eve Tahmincioglu began her recent story on corporate layoffs resulting in “cubicle graveyards” full of unused office space, she looked to the International Facility Management Association for research to back up her claims.

Weird Wednesday: An Unofficial NeoCon Preview from La-Z-Boy

Move over, Segway. Here’s the latest in furniture/transportation innovation. How much would your facilities staff love one of these to get around campus?

On-Site Energy At Higher Ed Campus

Working with American DG Energy Inc., the Stevens Institute of Technology has installed a 75 kW combined heat and power system and a 200 ton natural gas engine driven chiller.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Lightline Canopies

These exterior structures shield people from the elements when entering and leaving a facility.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Work Is Fun!

These three offerings illustrate just how much fun can be had at work. Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!

FacilityBlog Exclusive: Deterring Birds from Hangars

The threat that birds can pose to life was demonstrated by the safe emergency landing of the U.S. Airways passenger jet in New York City’s Hudson River. The threat was further emphasized when commercial airline crews reported more than two dozen emergency landings, aborted takeoffs and other scary incidents due to collisions with birds.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Quiet Dose From Howard Leight

This personal dosimeter measures and records a worker’s actual in-ear exposure to noise.

New Embassies in Panama and Bulgaria Practice “Green Diplomacy”

In what amounts to a “green” diplomatic effort, the U.S. Embassy in Panama is the second American Embassy built to meet the energy and environmental standards established by the USGBC.

Survey: Help Shape the Future of Building and Facility Operations

The Building Intelligence Group has been retained to conduct a research project on the issues and needs for operators and technicians involved with High Performance buildings.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Risky Business

The backlash proved too much to go ahead with opening this facility.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Easy Dim Ballast From Robertson Worldwide

This three-step dimming ballast operates using existing wiring and standard wall switches.

U.S. Department of Energy Hosts Webcast on LED Replacement Lamps

On May 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast to summarize the CALiPER Program's benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps and provide an update on ENERGY STAR® criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.

City of Houston Deploys New Brownfield Inventory System

The City of Houston has deployed a customized brownfield inventory system to make its efforts to remediate and redevelop environmentally contaminated properties more efficient.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Cats At Work

Perhaps these cats demonstrating the six phases of work can actually be found at a call center in some far off land....

$10,000 Gift Available For One Lucky School

National Office Furniture will choose a school to receive its $10,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments.

IFMA Board Member to Serve on U.S. State Department Advisory Panel

William A. Rodgers, Jr. has been selected to advise the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations with information on the latest concepts, methods, best practices, and ideas affecting facility and property management.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Dreamwalls Color Glass

This back painted glass from Gardner Glass Products adds color to any facility.

BONUS WEIRD WEDNESDAY: That Stinks!

Firefighters had to evacuate a building in downtown San Jose on Tuesday (5/12/09), after the noxious fumes prompted someone to call 911. A hazmat team was also called in.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Probably Not A First Date Place

A restaurant in the Ukraine provides an unusual ambiance for its patrons.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Go! Travel Adjustable Keyboard

Weighing just over one pound, this keyboard from Goldtouch provides comfort and functionality to the mobile professional.

Lighting Project Earns GE Edison Award

The participants have been recognized for their work on lighting the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium (c.1927) in California.

Standardized Building and Engineering Codes Due in 2010

BSI British Standards has published a companion guide to the the new pan-European set of standards for designing and building civil engineering works.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Suicidal Lunch

Let's cap off this week with a dumb blonde GUY joke! Why not? It's the Friday Funny, after all.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Blastec From CINTEC America

This system is designed to reinforce a variety of masonry wall types in either solid or windowed panels.

IFMA's Spring Symposium: May 12-15, 2009

Held at the Renaissance Charlotte, NC, SouthPark Hotel, the 2009 Spring Symposium will offer five of the nine core competency courses necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the profession.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What’s That Smell?

Whatever it is, an odor eliminator inventor claims his product can rid you of it.

Managing Document Management

A survey report on strategies being used by organizations in this economic downturn has been issued by Oce Business Services.

Energy Efficiency Indicator Identifies Business Strategies for Energy Efficiency Despite Turbulent Economy

Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, and the International Facility Management Association will release the results of the third annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) on May 6 at 10 a.m. (CST) via Webcast.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: SVR Pro Series

This line of solid state voltage regulators from Falcon Electric features three models.

Renewable Energy Goal Reached

Dow Chemical, DuPont, Georgia-Pacific, IBM, Interface Inc., and Pitney Bowes Inc. are among the group of corporate energy buyers that reached a collective goal of purchasing 1,000 megawatts of power generated from renewable energy sources.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Incredible Edibles!

CANstruction allows local architects, engineers, and construction companies to create incredible structures using canned goods while using their design skills to fight hunger in Chicago.

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