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Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.


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Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.

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Latest: WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial Communication - Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial Communication

Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify occupants.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Painting Project at Leesburg Theater Earns Rave Reviews

At first blush, it sounds like a simple project: paint a champagne colored stripe on the wall of a movie theater lobby. But as general contractor Jesse Truesdale will tell you, the devil is in the details.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Requirements For Visitor Management In Federal Agencies

Federal agencies typically have hectic lobbies to manage. Attendants must quickly process visitor access while ensuring all security procedures are followed in accordance with Homeland Security Protection Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Should Facility Managers Be Concerned About Asbestos?

Instead of hiring an abatement contractor to come in and remove asbestos, many facilities choose to manage it in an attempt to avoid exposure and save money.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Increase Productivity Using Preventive Measures

This web exclusive from Pervidi looks at why investing in a good computerized maintenance management system is not just an investment in standardization; it is an investment in safety and employees.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Financial Institution Builds A Future Ready And High-Tech Green Building

A large financial institution in a green, 10-story office building used high-performance cabling made from alternative materials to reduce impact on environment; advanced network infrastructure also increased performance and flexibility.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Airport Hangar Receives A New Retrofit Roof System And Energy Upgrade

The Lafayette, Louisiana Regional Airport underwent a retrofit re-roof and energy upgrade on its 114 Borman aircraft hangar building. This Web exclusive was submitted by Mark James on behalf of Roof Hugger.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Copper Piping Clinches Construction At Dali Museum, Other Public Facilities

Copper alternative joining systems provide ease of installation, longevity, and reliability at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.

Study Warns of Sequestration Impacts To NASA, NOAA Programs

New report examines how budget cuts would put at risk 22,500+ jobs and harm regions with innovative aerospace clusters. (Free download available.)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Building Makeovers Improve Appearance And Performance

There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cooling Crisis? Five Equipment Rental Tips

The last thing you need on a scorching hot day is HVAC system failure. But, if you find yourself faced with a cooling emergency, you've got to act quickly to keep your facility fully operational and maintain a comfortable environment for occupants and visitors. Robert Long, general manager of Johnson Controls Rental Solutions, offers advice.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Energy Savings Performance Contract For Biloxi, MS Schools

Working with Schneider Electric, the school district, which serves over 5,100 students from kindergarten through grade 12, has seen its utility costs reduced by 15%, resulting in annual savings of close to $250,000.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Battling Aging Pipeline Infrastructure

Slip lining can be a solution to achieve minimal disruption to operations.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mold Comes To Summer School

Moisture control during summer, even if the building is not occupied, is essential to prevent mold growth and other IAQ issues, especially in schools.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lightning Safety Best Practices

In this web exclusive, Don Leick writes, "Contrary to the common belief, the so-called flash-to-bang method—determining the distance of a storm by counting the time between the lightning flash and the sound of thunder—is not safe or accurate."

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cleaning For Environment And Health

This Q&A with Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses pursuing sustainability and health goals through cleaning products and practices.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: "The Magnificent Seven"…

... elements to choosing an outside contractor successfully — for plant managers.

WEB EXCLUSIVE CASE STUDY: Architectural History Repeats Itself

To honor the church’s historic district status and vibrant past, a church building committee was established to turn back the clock on its exterior.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Time For An Ergonomic Touch-Up

This Web Exclusive is a recap of results from a recent office ergonomics survey conducted by Staples Advantage.The pain in your neck at work...

BONUS Professional Development: Focus On Large Scale Lamp Recycling

In this final piece in the series, Columnist Krall looks at how recycling programs at large facilities can have big benefits.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Recycling Banding Materials

The right equipment can help facility managers to keep polyester (PET) strapping and steel banding out of landfills.

BONUS Professional Development: Lamp Recycling Logistics

In this followup article, Columnist Daniel Krall explains lamp recycling options, especially for smaller facilities.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Preventing Problems Using Gutter Protection

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Tim Croll, manager of business development for FXI Building Products Corporation, maker of Leaf Defier® gutter protection...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Latest In Lighting Efficiency Might Surprise You

This web exclusive comes from Paula D. Ziegenbein, LC, LEED AP, Application Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Keep Facilities Illuminated, Efficient, And Safe

This Web Exclusive comes from Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nine Things You're Not Destroying But Should Be

In addition to paper files, what other items should facilities consider keeping secure upon disposal?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Empower Occupants For Fire Safety

This article on fire safety measures comes from the director of training and technical support for ServiceMaster Clean.

WEB EXCLUSIVE/NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Parking And Public Perception

With the thousands spent on architecture to make a parking garage appealing, it becomes even more important to keep it clean and sanitary.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Photoluminescent Technology, Leading Occupants To Safety

This article is provided by Robert E. McLean, CAE, executive director of the Photoluminescent Safety Association (PSA).

WEB EXCLUSIVE: How Can Fms Protect Vital Information?

Identity thefts resulting from electronic data breaches are common in the news today. These information breaches, often at the expense of large corporations, are not only newsworthy but are under attack by law enforcement agencies world wide.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extending Motor Life

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Electro Static Technology, maker of AEGIS shaft grounding products.Increasing Sustainability Of Motors In Manhattan's Time & Life...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Student Housing Gets High Marks

North 38 is far from just a roof over a student’s head. The facilities are designed to allow students to study, focus, and play in a relaxed, modern setting.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Easier To Be A Wall Than A Window?

When it comes to energy efficiency, windows play a big part in facility performance.

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