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Tackling The Task Of Drain Cleaning

Among the industrial drain cleaning tools, a recent development offers flexibility.
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Electrical Safety Before, During, And After A Disaster

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Vertical Transportation: Keep It Moving Through The Building

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Friday Funny: Do Stinky School Restrooms Mean Your School Stinks?

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Survey: Increased Stress About Mass Shootings, Public Places In U.S.

An August 2019 survey by the American Psychological Association finds one-third of U.S. adults say fear of mass shootings prevents them from going to certain places or events.
computerized maintenance management system

Why CMMS Projects Get Off Track

Choosing a computerized maintenance management system impacts not only the facilities team, but potentially the entire organization.
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AAMA and IGMA Becoming FGIA

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Hierarchy Of Controls For Electrical Safety

This framework of controls is key to keeping facility staff and others safe from electrical hazards.
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ACEEE Energy Champions Announced

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The Air Force collaborated with architects at Hoefer Wysocki to transform the clinic into one of the first facilities to earn USGBC’s most advanced sustainability rating.
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Maintaining Rooftop Steel Structures

When steel is protected and maintained properly, it provides long-term structural durability for architectural elements and operational systems alike.
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Are Your Buildings Feeling The Heat?

New research from Urban Land Institute explores impact of rising temperatures, heat waves on urban development.
building security

Security Trends And Facility Management

Here is a look at common issues facing facility executives when it comes to building security.
workplace violence risk

An Eye On Workplace Violence

Here are seven best practices to reduce your organization’s workplace violence risk and be better prepared if incidents do occur.
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How To Calculate Square Footage In Your Facility, The Easy Way

Inaccurate square footage metrics can lead to major issues, including complications with building projects and excess spending across multiple facilities.
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Friday Funny: Who’s Your Favorite Dirty Dog?

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Managing Higher Education Facilities: A Q&A Recap

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office relocation

The Top 6 Benefits Of An Office Relocation

Although office relocation can be an unwelcome distraction for some employees, moving your office can result in a more comfortable, productive, and appealing space for all.
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ISSA Elects New 2020 Board Members 

The 2020 ISSA Board of Directors will take office for the worldwide cleaning association in November 2019.
seismic renovation

St. Louis Seismic Renovation Completed With Occupants In Place

McCarthy Building Companies employed alternative methods to improve the seismic performance of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, MO.
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Can Workplace Surveillance Methods Discourage Potential Employees?

Global survey finds that some workplace surveillance methods, including facial recognition technology, would discourage 64% of people from seeking employment with an organization.

Dallas Architecture Organizations Merge Into New Space

The American Institute of Architects' and Architecture and Design Foundation's Texas-size project inspires local Dallas architecture and design community.
mass violence

New Report Examines Wide Range Of Mass Violence Solutions

In the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy, the behavioral health-based report recommends a community wide response to violence.

The Time Has Come To Pick Your Favorite Potty!

Whether located in a restaurant, airport, or zoo, this year's 10 finalists in Cintas' America’s Best Restroom Contest go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests. 
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Friday Funny: The Early Bird Gets The Worm (Especially On Monday)

Workers say they are most productive before lunch, cite Monday as their most productive day of the week, and dub chatty coworkers their biggest distraction.
winter weather

Five Tips To Save On Facility Energy Costs In The Winter

Keeping the warmth in and the cold out is quick, easy, and requires no construction with these tips to save on energy costs.
Fire And Life Safety

Did You Miss Our “Best Practices In Fire And Life Safety” Webinar?

View this free video webinar sponsored by NOTIFIER by Honeywell and learn about the fire and life safety products and software to protect your facility, staff and visitors, and keep your campus connected.
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Academic and Residential Complex Celebrates Opening at UIC

Thornton Tomasetti, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and American Campus Communities collaborate on a public private partnership.

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