Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. engineering articles below.
Participants will test their steady hands and sense of balance at the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia's Giant Jenga Tournament next month.
Advancements in construction and performance have expanded the reach of this material. From the July 2013 issue.
Niels Diffrient died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 84. This Q&A from the Today's Facility Manager archives illustrates how one of the top human factors designers came from humble beginnings to sprout impressive roots. It has been retrieved in his honor. From the October 2002 issue.
NEMA has published NEMA ICS 15.1-2012, Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than 7200V.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This year, there is little to celebrate once again, as the overall grade rises from D (in 2009) to D+ (in 2013).
The role of engineers is perhaps one of the most misunderstood in society, which is it why it's important to recognize more than 1.8 million US engineers for their achievements. National Engineers Week (February 17-23, 2013) celebrates the achievements of past, present, and future.
This Friday Funny comes from John Haydon, social media consultant and astute observer. Infographics are extremely popular these days, and Haydon has come up with this one to sum up what he calls "The Ultimate Flowchart For Engineers." Since many facility management professionals have engineering instincts at the very least (many actually have formal engineering training and/or work as licensed engineers), this seemed like an appropriate item.
This feel good story explains how local engineering firms have sponsored reading/mentoring projects as part of the Engineering Better Readers program developed by the Engineers' Leadership Foundation.
Begun in January of 1998 and completed in April of 2001, the five story, 106,000 square foot Chemical Sciences Laboratory of San Diego State University (SDSU) was a $29.5 million project. From the October 2002 issue.
It's the end of Summer '09, and people are starting to get back to reality. Kids are going back to school, manufacturing is gearing up for a tenuous economic recovery, and engineers are doing what they do best--"MacGyver"-ing whatever they can to keep things chugging along.
Columnist R. Don Hensley explains how Quality Management Plans can help minimize expensive changes. From the Ap-ril 2006 issue.