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Shield the building envelope from damaging exterior forces with routine, preventive maintenance.


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Shield the building envelope from damaging exterior forces with routine, preventive maintenance.

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Latest: Protecting Facilities Against The Elements - Shield the building envelope from damaging exterior forces with routine, preventive maintenance.

Protecting Facilities Against The Elements

Shield the building envelope from damaging exterior forces with routine, preventive maintenance.

Natural Light In Workplace Design

Cultivating a healthy indoor environment can begin with sound daylighting strategies.

Shuttle Service For Employees: The Payoffs

A look at various types of shuttles that can be offered to employees: inter-corporate campus, office to local conveniences, and public transport to office.

Parking Enforcement Is Good Customer Service

Heightened interaction between parking management staff and those using the facilities can bring benefits.

Energy Improvements Across The Board

With partners from public and private sectors, the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge is a platform for innovation and collaboration.

Cleaning In Long-Term Care Facilities

Consistent, effective processes help to ensure a healthy environment for occupants and employees alike.

5D BIM For Capital Planning

For construction projects, integrating all relevant dimensions holds promise for improved outcomes.

Taking A Break

In offices that feature a variety of space types, breakrooms still remain a central draw.

Accessibility In Facility Renovations

Here are several keys to achieving ADA compliance in commercial buildings.

Four Data Center Trends To Watch In 2018

Significant developments, both internal and external, are impacting data center facilities.

Low-Key Flooring

Keep these facility surfaces in good condition with minimal floor maintenance.

Seeing The Way To A Well-Lit Exterior

Consider the potential for glare, and how to avoid its effects when planning an exterior lighting project.

Document Management: A Primer

Tools for recordkeeping are more sophisticated than ever as the need for these capabilities grows.

WE•Stand For Safe, Reliable Water

A recently published ANSI Standard for plumbing covers a broad range of water efficiency and safety concerns for facilities.

Mass Notification: 5 Factors To Consider

Whether focused on routine alerts or emergency events, check this list when evaluating life safety systems.

Comprehensive Floor Care Strategies

Consider appearance and safety simultaneously when planning a facility floor maintenance program.

Planning Facility Signage

Establish wayfinding standards to improve visitor and staff experiences, now and in the future.

Greening The Roof

Roof gardens help ease stormwater management, as well as HVAC system and general maintenance demands.

Business Practice Optimization For Facility Management

With strategic planning increasingly important, “envisioning, enabling, and evolving” are keys to success.

Time For Pest Birds To Leave The Nest

Identify behaviors to implement effective bird control around facilities.

Maintaining Multiple Roofs With Technology

For national and regional corporations that want to renew their roofing systems, one of the best strategies is a strong service and maintenance program with a national commercial roofing network.

Protecting Roofs From Severe Weather

Maintenance is key to extending the life of commercial roofing through extreme weather conditions.

Improving Building Projects

Three ways for facility project managers to control construction costs — and obtain quality results.

Serve Up Sound Quality In Senior Living

Acoustical design in dining rooms is an important concern in senior living facilities.

Managing Healthcare Facilities Amid Uncertainty

Basic real estate and facilities management principles can provide healthcare facilities a point of certainty in uncertain times.

A Deeper Shade Of Green

Heightened occupant engagement is significant to maximizing energy efficiency initiatives.

Data Center Optimization

A mandate to federal data centers in the U.S. poses requirements useful to facility operators in all sectors.

Restrooms Fixtures And Water Savings

Evaluate these items periodically to ensure conservation features are operating as expected.

Beyond The Task Of Illumination

There are strategies for facilities to implement office lighting for circadian health and well-being.

Task Tuning In Commercial Buildings: A Field Study

This lighting controls strategy is used to reduce energy use while maintaining occupant comfort.

Choose Flooring Wisely

Specific facility conditions dictate proper commercial flooring selection.

Beyond Energy Savings: Disruptive Technologies In Lighting

Disruptive lighting control technologies including LEDs, evolving software, and wireless protocols offer additional advantages beyond energy savings.

Simplify With Networked Lighting Controls

While this lighting technology seems to add complexity, its features help to streamline facility operations.

Investigating Moisture Intrusion In Roofs

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

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