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This contributed article notes that central to an efficient facilities operations department is a responsive, consistent maintenance structure.


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This contributed article notes that central to an efficient facilities operations department is a responsive, consistent maintenance structure.

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Question Of The Week: What Best Practice Boosts Your Bottom Line?

This contributed article notes that central to an efficient facilities operations department is a responsive, consistent maintenance structure.

Question of the Week: How Can I Protect Employees From Zika Virus?

Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.

Question Of The Week: Physical Security… Lessons Learned?

Implementing physical security systems is not simple, but the decision-making may be simplified with a common sense approach.

Question Of The Week: Design Leads To Tricky Facility Repair?

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?

Question Of The Week: Fleet Management With GPS

This article from Robert J. Hall, President of Track Your Truck, addresses how technology tools may help improve fleet management.

Question Of The Week: Water Conservation Tips

The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.

Question Of The Week: Workplace Wellness Programs?

To advance workplace wellness programs, is facility management collaborating more often with counterparts in human resources?

Question Of The Week: How Do I Choose The Right Wall Covering And Installation?

A facility manager is asking for advice on how to choose the best wall covering and installation method for a facility project.

Question Of The Week: Is Your CMMS On Maximum Drive?

A computerized maintenance management system has the potential to improve preventive maintenance dramatically. The manager of stadium operations of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD shares insights on how he and his staff are maximizing the power of theirs.

Question Of The Week: Is This Worker’s Injury Recordable?

An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.

Question Of The Week: Section 179D Reinstated

Will you pursue the recently extended Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (Section 179D)?

Question Of The Week: Winter Weather Hazards

A facility executive wants to know, "What hazards do my facilities staff face when working outside in winter?"

Question Of The Week: Utilizing Universal Design?

With overlap with requirements for ADA compliance, universal design is a focus on making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Address Safety Concerns For Older Workers?

A facility executive whose organization employs a significant number of older workers wants to know what steps to take to address that population's specific safety concerns.

Question Of The Week: How Are Security Decisions Evolving?

Increasingly, market demand for a mobile-centric and more satisfying user experience may be a primary driver for security decisions.

Question of the Week: What Mistakes Are Made During Workplace Violence Training?

If done poorly, workplace violence training can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. Done correctly, such training can be an empowering tool.

Question Of The Week: Have You Addressed Flood Mitigation Strategies?

Virtually all buildings require a holistic solution, an approach that embraces components of different techniques.

Question of the Week: Facility Priorities For The New Year?

As 2016 approaches, what are the leading facility management priorities?

Question of the Week: Which Trends Will Impact The Workplace In 2016?

Flexibility, mobility, and IoT are among the real estate and facility management trends that are expected to dominate the workplace in 2016.

Question Of The Week: EMS, BMS, Or Both?

Do you use energy management, building management, or both to measure and manage energy use? Do you think they are one and the same?

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

Question Of The Week: Indoor Air Quality Effects?

Cognitive functions in crisis are markedly better for people who work in facilities with low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide.

Question of the Week: What Are The Cleaning Benefits of Aqueous Ozone?

Studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces.

Question Of The Week: Impact Of Millennials On Workplace?

A greater emphasis on social media engagement and stronger views on technology are some of the trends that may shape the future workplace.

Question of the Week: How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs In My Facility?

The last thing you want to worry about is a bed bug infestation in the office, but unfortunately, it is becoming more common. How can you prevent these pests from infesting your facility?

Question Of The Week: HVAC Coil Cleaning Methods?

Ensuring that facility air is filtered properly is largely dependent on the cleaning and maintenance of HVAC units.

Question of the Week: How Do You Support Productivity In Your Facilities?

Investing in workplace well-being supports productivity. So why do so many companies make it difficult for employees to concentrate with workplaces that are too hot, too cold, too loud, or too confining?

Question Of The Week: How Clear Is Your Energy Data Snapshot?

Cast your vote in this week's poll about accessing energy consumption information.

Question Of The Week: Fire/Life Safety Compliance Challenges?

Compliance with evolving codes and regulation are crucial. What is the biggest challenge for facility leaders?

Question of the Week: What Happens During Mold Remediation?

Five steps you can expect a mold removal specialist to take when conducting mold remediation

Question Of The Week: Electrical Floor Box, Tripping Hazard?

After an office renovation, employees are being tripped up by protruding floor boxes.

Question Of The Week: Who Should Manage Our Onsite Cafeteria?

Facility manager wants to know if it's best to manage his company's onsite cafeteria in-house, or hire a third party.

Question Of The Week: Coaching For Productivity?

A facilities manager for a restaurant chain seeks insight on coaching resources to drive results.

Question Of The Week: Weekly Sprinkler Tests

Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.

Question Of The Week: Barriers To Green Cleaning?

Five challenges (real or perceived) that prevent many facilities from transitioning to green cleaning programs

Question Of The Week: Healthcare CMMS Recommendations?

Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications

Question Of The Week: Building Commissioning Strategies?

According to a recent Navigant Research report, increasing regulatory requirements are expected to raise the incidence of this practice.

Question Of The Week: What Are The Pros And Cons Of Waterless Urinals And Eco-toilets?

Facility manager wants to know the pros and cons of using waterless urinals and eco-friendly toilets in a refurbishing project.

Question Of The Week: The 3 Bid Rule?

What methods do others use to maximize quality of bids?

Question Of The Week: How Are Fire Door Inspections Handled At Your Facility?

Facility manager wants to know if facilities are contracting out fire door inspections, doing them in house, or not even bothering to do them at all.

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