FM (Facility Management) Issue

Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.


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Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.

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FM Issue

Facility management related issues are often in the news. This monthly feature examines some of the more abstract, non-product concepts and challenges facility managers face in that regard.


Latest: Natural Hazards And Buildings - Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.

Natural Hazards And Buildings

Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans.

Sprinkler Systems And Freezing Weather

Proper maintenance and using available equipment can help facility management prevent flooding caused by frozen auxiliary drains.

Sprinkler Systems And Maintenance

Keeping up with regular inspections, testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems in buildings is vital to ensure proper operation.

A Look At Touchless Security Options

Facility executives are looking at where and how to implement solutions for a touch-free security experience, and this includes mobile credentials.

Parking Lots And Tripping Hazards

Without proper maintenance, wheel stops, manhole covers, and even asphalt pose threats to pedestrians.

Safety In Manufacturing Plants During COVID-19

Effective cleaning and communication are crucial across manufacturing facilities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified the need.

Resilient Buildings As First Line Of Defense

Assess risks and access resources to fortify your facilities to withstand threats and hazards.

Find The Opportunity In Your Building Water Systems

Strike a balance between water safety and efficiency with a comprehensive water management program.

Future Proof Access Control

Electronic access control manufacturers are working overtime to create products that will continue to work in tomorrow’s advanced, high-security environment.

Advancements In Smoke Detectors

The updated UL 268, Standard for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems will be in effect June 2021.

Leak Detection: For Safety’s Sake

Technology tools work to identify gas and water leakage before an event occurs.

Emerging Energy Services Opportunities

Recent research on Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) indicates commercial and industrial customers can benefit.

Water Systems And Legionella

Incidence of Legionnaires’ Disease in buildings could be reduced by practices and policy, states recent report.

Tackling The Task Of Drain Cleaning

Among the industrial drain cleaning tools, a recent development offers flexibility.

Office Fit Outs And Connectivity

Here are five ways to help reduce IT spend when setting up new office space. Plus, 10 trends shaping the digital workplace.

ADA Compliance For Facilities

Keep current with Americans with Disabilities Act developments to make better facilities decisions.

Impact Occupant Behavior To Increase Recycling Rates

Facilities teams are a key to encouraging and easing this waste management effort.

Fighting False Fire Alarms In Facilities

More than just an annoyance, false alarms and nuisance alarms can pose dangers to building occupants.

Building Envelope Renovations To Enhance Sustainability

Consider these green building strategies, inside and out, when planning facility upgrades.

Sooner Or Later: Electrical System Failures

Invest in preventive maintenance, rather than a “run it till it fails” approach for electrical equipment.

Reducing Disaster Risk

Natural disasters can be sudden and unpredictable in the damage they inflict on facilities.

Hidden Threats To Facility Operations

Gaps in operational excellence are linked to hampered productivity, unnecessary repair costs, and retiring staff.

Electronic Sprinkler Systems For Warehouse Facilities

Electronic sprinkler systems provide enhanced fire protection to support business needs and future proof a facility for the needs of tomorrow.

Beyond Traditional Fire Detection

Video fire detection employs surveillance cameras and software analytics to detect smoke and flames.

Choosing An Access Control System

Whether standalone or integrated with other equipment, this security function is on the frontline.

When Building Controls Veer Off Course

Here’s a look at why today’s building automation delivery process often yields inefficient results.

In Pursuit Of “Lead-Free” Plumbing Systems

Finding potential sources of lead contamination in potable water systems calls for a multi-pronged approach.

Restroom Management Meets The Modern Age

Take note of several developments aimed at making commercial restroom cleaning more effective.

Who Is In The Facility?

Effective integration of access control and visitor management is one tool in tracking building occupants.

International Water Stewardship Standard In Use

This standard from the Alliance for Water Stewardship takes a holistic approach to water management.

Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans

For life safety, establish and practice procedures for facility management, occupants, and first responders.

Investigating Moisture Intrusion In Roofs

Systematic, preventive roofing maintenance helps to identify and address any chinks in the building envelope armor.

Exterior Metal Walls: Moisture And Thermal Management

Choosing ideal components for this type of building envelope depends on local climate and other factors.

Stormwater Discharge: Avoid Enforcement Actions

Constantly changing federal, state, and local rules governing stormwater discharges often increase both the complexity of compliance and cost of noncompliance.
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Water Conservation, In And Around Facilities

Reducing consumption and improving quality of this natural resource calls for a holistic, if measured, approach.

FM Issue: Power Protection For IoT Connection

When depending on Internet of Things technology, assess facility power strategies to retain important data during an outage.

FM Issue Bonus: Powering The Evolving Facility

Delivering an infrastructure to meet operational needs calls for a holistic approach and attention to technology trends.

Keeping Up With Fire And Life Safety Codes

Facility leaders work to maintain compliance as fire and life safety codes change to reflect new technologies or lessons learned.

Best Practices For Data Center Management

Conditions have never been better for data center operators to reduce their power consumption and enjoy a healthier bottom line.

Retrocommissioning HVAC

Deferred maintenance directly affects the physical condition of a facility which has a significant impact on the asset value.

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