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The Empire State Building now features 10,000 square feet of interactive gallery space where visitors can learn about the history of the building.


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The Empire State Building now features 10,000 square feet of interactive gallery space where visitors can learn about the history of the building.

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ESB Unveils Latest Observatory Experience

The Empire State Building now features 10,000 square feet of interactive gallery space where visitors can learn about the history of the building.

Hive Fabric CE Intelligent Virtualization

HiveIO, Inc. launched the Community Edition (CE) of Hive Fabric, offering a free trial of AI-ready virtualization software.

Vanderbilt University Residence Hall Safely Imploded

Close to students and a major roadway, implosion of a Vanderbilt University residence hall required months of careful planning. Watch how it all came down.

Partnership Helps People Living With Diabetes Thrive In The Workplace

Cintas is joining forces with the American Diabetes Association to help those living with diabetes thrive in the workplace by offering a variety of approved first aid products.

Safe + Sound Week Kicks Off August 12

Throughout this week-long event, OSHA encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.

C40 & M40 Compact Inspection Cameras

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 and M40 cameras are powered by TruSense technology and feature a 25 mm self-leveling camera head along with 131' of push cable.

Friday Funny: You Need A Quickie… Vacation

If you're anything like more than one-third of Americans, you haven’t taken a vacation in over two years. Here are some great ideas for a quickie.

Report Examines Collaboration App Usage

New study examines evolution of workstream collaboration apps in the workplace; the differences in app usage across generations; and the friction these differences are causing between users and IT.

Boston, San Francisco, Seattle Top List Of Large Clean Energy Cities

Many U.S. cities are boosting their clean energy efforts, but few are on track to meet climate goals, according to 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

QuickScreen Radon Test Kit

QuickScreen is an activated charcoal preliminary radon screening kit with a 48 to 96-hour exposure period.

Canon Canada HQ Earns LEED® Gold Certification

The 180,000-square-foot, five-story building includes elements that encourage collaboration, foster well-being, and promote practices that reduce its carbon footprint.

Hot Rooms, Hot Buyers

Can the temperature of a room affect a buyer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal?

New A3 Refrigerant R290 Testing Results

AHRTI, the research arm of the AHRI, released the results of a benchmarking study on A3 refrigerant R290, which evaluated the potential risks of R290 leaks and ignitions in a whole room scale setting.

Employees Overestimate Efficacy Of Workplace Email Security

New research from GreatHorn finds that 22% of businesses have experienced a breach in the past quarter due to an email-based attack.

American Universities Pivotal To Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market

Universities are partnering with technology manufacturers to test vehicle grid integration (VGI) technologies, automated vehicles, battery development, and wireless charging on campus, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

ISO Benchmarks Achieved by The Building People

The Building People received its certificate of registration for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 for its quality management system and environmental management system.

A Critical Take On Connectivity

Efficient building materials reduce operating costs and improve aesthetics, yet they can also prevent radio signals from penetrating facilities, especially in critical areas used by first responders in emergencies.  

Purposeful Data Gathering Improves Facility Planning And Management

Facilities data is most valuable when it can be interpreted accurately, communicated effectively, and turned into an actionable plan.

Aquicore Launches “Automatic Diagnostics”, a New Learning Tool

Aquicore’s newest machine learning feature automatically identifies and alerts building engineers and property managers of potential building operations problems and their estimated financial impact

ABM’s Energy Performance Program Projected to Save Over $2.6 Million

ABM has created an Energy Performance Contracting program for Saint Joseph County, Michigan that is projected to save more than $2.6 million.

MCI POWR 100 Concrete Surface Treatment

MCI POWR 100 is a silane water repellant containing Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors (MCI) and an oleophobic additive that provides reinforcing steel with corrosion protection.

Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy?

HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.”

BIM: Digital Data To Enhance Facility Management

After being utilized during a construction project, Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be used to assist the operations and maintenance of the facility.

EVERLINE LED Drivers Expansion

The PW Series and PWX Series of wirelessly programmable EVERLINE LED drivers have been expanded.

Insurance Company Earns Sustainability At Work Gold Certification

In recognition of its commitment to sustainable practices—including recycling, landscaping and transportation efforts—Standard Insurance Company received Portland's Sustainability at Work gold workplace certification.

Improve Sustainability At 2019 Facility Executive Live!

Attend Facility Executive Live! this September in Arlington, VA, and gain insight on building up the sustainability culture in your department — and across the organization.

IMETCO Launches Refreshed Website

IMETCO launches a redesigned website to mark a milestone in the company’s history. The new website offers visitors a new online experience.

Expanded Mobile Credential App

Brivo added three new usability options for opening doors with its signature mobile credential application, Brivo Onair Pass.

New Solar Charging Kit From Legrand

The Solar Charging Kit adds USB charging for mobile devices to commercial and hospitality outdoor spaces without the time or hassle of a full construction project.

NSC Names Verdantix Workplace Safety Research Partner

The National Safety Council’s “Work To Zero” initiative educates safety professionals about the potential that technology has to eliminate workplace fatalities and serious injuries.

Propane Helps Fuel Municipal Groundskeeping

Video from Propane Education & Research Council captures a "day in the life" for municipal fleets operating propane-powered mowers.

Bell Introduces Swivel Floodlights

The LL1200 and LL800 series are swivel LED floodlights for landscape, architectural, or security lighting in residential, commercial, and light industrial applications.

Chicago’s Willis Tower Unveils Lobby Sculpture

The sculpture by Jacob Hashimoto features a nearly 16-foot tall and 42-foot wide cloud built from nearly 7,000, nine-inch individual kite-like disks.

Five Ways To Improve FM With Tech Tools

Gaining real-time visibility across locations can be accelerated by digitizing outdated manual workflows and deploying intelligent tools that connect granular data from the field.

Does Your Disinfectant Knowledge Knock Microbes Dead?

Many facility workers may not be aware of some of the unique terms and terminology associated with disinfectant cleaning. Test your knowledge!

Pitt Soccer Programs Unveil New Synthetic Turf, Partner with AstroTurf

The University of Pittsburgh has upgraded the playing surface for their Men's and Women's Soccer Programs with a synthetic turf field that has been used for elite pitches around the globe.

Sensaphone Remote Monitoring

LTE Cellular Modem with Battery Backup ensures continuous monitoring of critical equipment and environmental conditions where an Ethernet connection is inaccessible.

Fujitsu Expands Unitary Ducted Equipment Offering

Fujitsu General America has expanded its line of unitary ducted products.  They now offer a broader selection of residential air conditioners, heat pumps, and gas furnaces as well as a new line of light commercial equipment.

IDEC Upgrades Human-Machine Interface Line

IDEC Corporation upgraded HG2G-V5 5.7", HG3G-V8 8.4", HG3G-VA 10.4", and HG4G-VC 12.1" HMI touchscreen models, which are a fit for both new and retrofit applications.

Friday Funny: 25 Cities That Love Pets

Your dog’s tail will be wagging if you live in one of these 25 pet-friendly cities that just achieved the first-ever certification for welcoming four-legged friends.

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