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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.

FM (Facility Management) Issue


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

Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans

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.

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.

Energy Management: Five Steps To Action

Facility leaders can take action on these five strategies to better manage energy expenses—and position their teams for success.

10 Strategies For Energy Management

When it comes to energy management, a holistic view and concerted effort help create a framework to achieve measurable results.

Look, Listen, And Learn To Find Leaks

Establishing an ongoing maintenance program to detect and address leaks in facilities is an important part of water management.

FM Issue: Flywheel-based UPS Systems

Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power interruption.

FM Issue: Powered For Performance

Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.

FM Issue: Situational Awareness For Safety

Employing this concept fosters holistic emergency alert and response management.

FM Issue: Energy Disclosure

Legislation requiring facility owners to report consumption is increasing. Is this obligation an opportunity or burden?

FM Issue: Code Compliance For Reroofing

Projects at existing facilities require specific considerations to meet IECC 2012 requirements.

FM Issue: When Open Isn’t So Open

Resolving the challenges of facility systems integration requires a clear look at how building automation protocols interact.

FM Issue: Managing Security Services

An effective security program requires communicating key parameters.

FM Issue: Mission Critical Training

A methodical approach coupled with follow through goes a long way toward reliable operations in facilities that run 24/7.

FM Issue: Testing Emergency Generators

A panel of experts discusses the role of load banks in assessing system readiness.

FM Issue: Building Automation Analytics

This technologically based concept allows facility professionals to harness building data to reach goals and elevate department status.

FM Issue: Message Received?

To optimize emergency communications, analyzing risks is only the beginning.

FM Issue: Cybersecurity Evolution

As facilities systems increasingly intersect with IT infrastructure, protection is paramount.

FM Issue: Safer And Stronger

As part of a campus-wide risk management initiative, the University of Iowa focuses on fire systems.

FM Issue: Withstand The Weather

Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is crucial.

FM Issue: Brawn Over Buzz

In cultivating a smart building with integrated systems, facility managers can “show, share, and strategize.”

FM Issue: Financing Renewable Energy

Funding options are increasing for facility managers who want to pursue a cleaner power supply. From the October 2013 issue.

FM Issue: The Calm Before The Storm

In the face of extreme weather, facilities housing mission critical resources seek increased resilience. From the September 2013 issue.

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