The majority of U.S. businesses lease or finance equipment. A new infographic from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association highlights why this method of equipment acquisition is so popular.
With building occupants increasingly relying on mobile devices, facility management recognizes the imperative to provide reliable networks — among other technology amenities.
When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?
Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.
When building heating systems go into steady operation during cold weather months, do you ensure humidity levels don't fall too low?
As the holiday season kicks off, many workers are starting to wonder if it’s appropriate to exchange gifts at work. What works and what doesn't?
Recycling programs and requirements have been in place for decades. An emerging area impacting facility management is the handling of organic waste.
For software to thrive, data and systems need to be easily accessible. In industries other than the buildings industry, that's happened through open standards.
Recent research finds that the smart building market suffers from a fragmented ecosystem and that proprietary building automation solutions dominate. Still, that is expected to change. Where are facility management stakeholders on this spectrum?
A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Loss of main power is always a top concern in extreme weather situations, and the non-profit Powered For Patients urges healthcare facility managers to safeguard their backup power supply systems.
Heaviland Landscape Management provides tips for appropriate landscaping and maintaining defensible space to prevent property damage during a wildfire.
How many of these 10 key tactics do you employ in your energy management program?
For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.
To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.
How does a facility manager find local networking opportunities in areas underserved by a national organizations?
A facilities manager noticed cleaner running down his building's TPO roof, and wonders if the cleaner might cause any damage.
Which actions have you found most useful in protecting your facilities, and your budget, from roof related failures?
Not just a passing trend, eco-friendly cleaning has become a vital aspect of a facility’s care. Here are eight essential Q&As for choosing a green cleaning provider.
Whether you've completed a centralized facility management plan, are in the midst of the process, or are still considering the potential, what has worked and what challenges do you face?
What measures are in place to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events?
One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.
On May 24, three state agencies in California will begin discussion of a roadmap to commercialize microgrids in the state.
Reducing cleaning supply costs can provide major savings for your facility. Here's a list of 10 ways you can meet that goal, from the National Service Alliance.
This contributed article notes that central to an efficient facilities operations department is a responsive, consistent maintenance structure.
Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.
Implementing physical security systems is not simple, but the decision-making may be simplified with a common sense approach.
At UConn's Gampel Pavilion, an intricate ceiling design calls for an equally intricate approach to facility repair. Have you encountered a design in one of your buildings that added complexity to facility repair plans? What opportunities have you had to provide the facility management and repair perspective during the design process?