Coronavirus | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Financial instability, bringing employees back to the office, and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy are biggest obstacles facing businesses, finds Paychex, Inc.


https://facilityexecutive.com/2021/03/pandemic-at-one-year-business-owners-three-biggest-challenges/
Financial instability, bringing employees back to the office, and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy are biggest obstacles facing businesses, finds Paychex, Inc.

Coronavirus

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Coronavirus articles below.


The Pandemic At One Year: Business Owners’ Three Biggest Challenges 

Financial instability, bringing employees back to the office, and developing a COVID-19 vaccine policy are biggest obstacles facing businesses, finds Paychex, Inc.

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.

Streamline Cleaning Chemicals: How Dilution Control Systems Can Help

Coastwide Professional dilution control systems take the guesswork out of proper chemical dilution ratios, are more cost effective, safer, and more efficient to use.

Pioneering Pest Control In A 17th Century Estate

National Trust, Europe's largest conservation charity, is employing a biological controls approach to tackle the presence of clothes moths at Blickley Hall in Norfolk, England.

A Look Back At 2020

Over the past year, facility management played a major role in keeping people safe from COVID-19. Here are the lessons learned, challenges, and achievements.

Schneider Electric Offers Employees Workplace Flexibility

Thousands of Schneider Electric employees across the U.S. will have access to Upflex’s network of more than 2,100 coworking spaces.

Webinar: Power Solutions In A Post-Pandemic World

Register for this free webinar to learn how to prepare commercial spaces for a post-pandemic world, with discussion around key trends and insights.

Candid Discussions About Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality has become an imperative for facilities executives as they build plans for healthier, more resilient buildings.

Did You Miss Our “2021 Plan For Safer Facilities” Webinar?

View the free "2021 Plan for Safer Facilities" video webinar and learn about new survey data and the latest insights and best practices to help keep people safe from viral spread.

Tech For A Safe Return To Work

Do not buy that COVID-19 technology tool until you have asked these four questions.

How Hospitality Partners Adapt, Save Energy During Pandemic

Hotels were among the first businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but travelers still need a safe place to stay. The Better Buildings team checks in.

Despite Pandemic, Handwashing Diligence On The Decline

Americans seem to be backsliding on their handwashing habits, according to the Bradley Corp.'s recent Healthy Handwashing Survey.

Five Strategies For Leveraging AI, IoT For A Safe Return To Work

Facility managers are looking to technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help employees safety return to work.

National COSH Releases Eight-Point Agenda For Worker Safety

Group claims OSHA has been a catastrophic failure during pandemic; agenda outlines how Biden-Harris Administration can protect workers and rebuild economy.

P&G’s Safeguard To Protect Super Bowl LV Fans, Staff

Safeguard hand sanitizer will be available to Super Bowl fans and game staff to help prevent the spread of germs.

Focus On The Human Dimensions Of People Coming Back To Work

How to ensure resilience in all ways for facilities to help make people feel safe.

Restroom Retrofits With Touch-Free Technology

Take a look at revamping “high-touch” surfaces that can be breeding grounds for germs, bacteria, and now, the COVID-19 virus.

Super Bowl LV Stadium Earns GBAC STAR Accreditation

The largest private school in Orlando, airports, convention centers, offices, hotels, and more have also earned GBAC STAR™ Accreditation this week.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Updates Building Readiness Guide

Major updates to the building readiness guidance include pre- or post- flushing strategy methodology, a flushing time calculator, and more.

Is Your School Custodian An Unsung Hero? 

If so, be sure to nominate your hardworking custodian as Cintas kicks-off its eighth-annual nationwide Custodian of the Year contest.

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance On Coronavirus

New guidance from OSHA lists essential elements in a program to mitigate, prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

Post-Pandemic Workplace: Bright, Light, Plant Filled

To remain competitive and retain top talent, U.S. employers should embrace workplace design focused on creating a collaborative culture, advises new white paper.

Building Safety Month 2021: Prevent, Prepare, Protect.

Building Safety Month 2021 celebrates the industry’s resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and looks to continue creating safe and sustainable buildings and communities.

Smart Turf Launches Antimicrobial Athletic Turf Treated With Microban

SmartTurf expands its turf offerings treated with Microban with first permanently built-in antimicrobial artificial athletic turf.

Aquaverve Launches Touchless Water Cooler Line

The two models in Aquaverve's new touchless water cooler product line promote safer businesses, schools, and gyms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stars Promote Safer Indoor Spaces Through WELL Health-Safety Rating

Lady Gaga, Michael B. Jordan, and Robert DeNiro are among the celebrity ambassadors raising awareness about facilities that prioritize the health and safety of their staff and visitors.

New Portable Sinks From T&S Brass

T&S Brass and Bronze Works is offering improved access to handwashing with its line of new portable stainless steel sinks.

New Pig Introduces PIG Portable Barrier And Sneeze Guards

Facilities can use these easy to assemble, portable barriers to help separate people in lines, at counters, and at workstations.

Ontario International Airport Recognized For COVID Safety Measures

The Airports Council International has bestowed the Airport Health Accreditation to the Ontario, CA aviation facility.

A Workplace Divided: Employees Split Over COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 60% surveyed are fearful of the COVID-19 vaccine and 40% note they would consider leaving their organization if it required inoculation, raising issues for organizations navigating how to safely return to the office.

New Life For Shopping Mall Focus Of Design Contest Finalist

For theARK Humankind after COVID-19 international design competition, a team at Kostow Greenwood Architects captured recognition for a solution for out of use shopping malls.

New Tips Help Facilities Reduce Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released new Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure and Communities of Faith Building Guidance.

Across The Globe, Employees Concerned With Healthy Workplaces

As part of its global study of four markets, Honeywell surveyed 500 workers who typically work in buildings with 500 or more employees across the United States.

Remote Working Continues: Five Crucial Questions

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise around the world, Questionmark encourages employers to ask five crucial questions about their remote work readiness. 

Decision Makers Increasing Investments In Healthy Building Initiatives

Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

What Will The Post-Pandemic Workplace Look Like?

Following the successful distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination, what will workplaces look like in a post-pandemic environment?

Smart Security Cameras With Mask Detection From Rhombus Systems

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Rhombus security cameras automatically identify if individuals are not wearing face coverings.

Maternity Campus Becomes North Carolina’s First COVID-19 Hospital

Cone Health transformed its former women’s health campus into a designated COVID-19 hospital, protecting patients and care teams with innovative solutions.

3 Ways To Welcome Back Commercial Tenants

Implementing and communicating cleaning protocols is one key area for facility management to focus on as building occupants return.

Lighting Research Center Releases Report On UV Disinfection

The report from LRC, Lighting Answers: UV Disinfection Products, considers product effectiveness, radiation safety, and energy use in buildings.

Stay Connected

1,962FansLike
658FollowersFollow
40,000FollowersFollow
9,463FollowersFollow

Facility Executive Featured Video

Connectrac® Flex™ | Wireways, Power & Data For Any Environment

Connectrac® Flex™ provides invisible, movable power connections throughout a space via a unique floor-based power and data distribution system. We are quick to install and change without disruption unlike core drilling, trenching, and power poles.