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From October 26 to 30, 2010, ORGATEC will once again take place in Cologne, Germany. Approximately 700 suppliers from about 35 countries are expected to exhibit this year.
From October 26 to 30, 2010, ORGATEC will once again take place in Cologne, Germany. Approximately 700 suppliers from about 35 countries are expected to exhibit this year.


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

ORGATEC 2010: Better Office – Greater Success

From October 26 to 30, 2010, ORGATEC will once again take place in Cologne, Germany. Approximately 700 suppliers from about 35 countries are expected to exhibit this year.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Bright Solutions By Action Services Group

The BrightSolutions service brand retrofits interior and exterior lighting applications for reduced energy consumption and maintenance.

NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Greenpipe By Aquatherm

This recyclable piping system is designed specifically for potable water applications.

Clean Bill Of Health For Stanley Cup

Touched by thousands of hands, this hallowed hockey trophy was tested for bacterial levels.

Kimball Office Recognized For Sustainable Action

The furniture company has been accepted into the Indiana DEP Environmental Stewardship Program.

MovinCool $25,000 Sweepstakes Open

MovinCool, designer and manufacturer of spot cooling products for facilities, has launched the "Dare to Dream" $25,000 Sweepstakes. The contest runs through September 30,...

ANSI Approves Second InfoComm Standard

Last month, ANSI approved InfoComm's standard that is focused on designing and coordinating audiovisual systems in a facility.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Total Brewed Beverage Solutions

Standard Coffee Service Company is a single source provider of coffee and tea service, along with other products, for regional and national accounts.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Epson BrightLink 450Wi Projector

This projection system is available for businesses looking for an interactive, widescreen collaboration tool.

Violent Events In Healthcare Facilities

The Joint Commission provides 13 items healthcare facility staff members should practice.

K-12 Schools And IAQ Awards

The EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program is looking to recognize schools with successful IAQ management programs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Gecko Adhesive Textile

The product from 3form enables facilities managers to add privacy and transform any glass application into a piece of art.


This program aims to assist with the expense of new fire/life safety systems, and upgrades to existing systems mandated by code.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Rubber Flooring Recycling Partnership

Roppe has partnered with Starnet® Worldwide to accelerate rubber floor recycling through its IMPACT program, which was launched in 2009.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Calgary From Forbo Flooring

This alternative to textile flooring features a multi-layered, marbleized pattern and is designed for durability.

BOMA To Renew Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA International is in the process of renewing the designation its floor measurement standard for offices, Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement and Calculating Rentable Area.

Lighting Design Project Awards

GE Lighting has announced the five finalists for its 27th annual international GE Edison Award competition.

Pets To Join Campus Life At Stetson University

Stetson University in DeLand, FL will offer some of its students a pet friendly residence hall to live in beginning with the Fall 2010...

2010 Edition Of NFPA 1600 Released

The National Fire Protection Association has revised and reorganized its standard, which addresses disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Drive-Thru Unit From Berner International

This air curtain product is designed to keep car fumes away from workers at drive-thru windows, save energy, and create comfort.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Staples Advantage B2B Offerings

Five new integrated offerings aim to address a growing demand for supplier consolidation and reduced procurement costs.


This modular system that dispenses standard infection control products and displays health related information can be used in all types of facilities.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Rethinking Off-The-Shelf Console Design

For mission-critical facilities, the selection of command and control consoles is crucial.


Secure Path Networks offers a Contractual Audit Service to assist companies, educational institutions, and government entities in identifying overbilling related to voice and data services.

Protecting Elderly Populations In A Fire

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group.

Survey Reveals Cleaning Services Strategies

Earlier this month, P&G Professional released results of a survey it conducted on how decision makers managing in-house or contract cleaning services in commercial and institutional facilities have reacted and adapted to current business conditions.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Green Genie From Armstrong Ceilings

Facility managers specifying ceiling, suspension, and wall system products can access this tool to evaluate their sustainable choices.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch

Larco's Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch is suitable for automatic indoor and outdoor entryway applications.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Warranty

The company has doubled the weather exposure limited warranty for its line of DensArmor Plus® interior panels from six months to 12 months.

Repurposed Drinking Fountains

At an Ontario hospital, decommissioned drinking fountains were converted into hand washing units as an infection control measure.

How To Select A Workbench

This Web Exclusive explains how fms need to take the time to perform the necessary research upfront by following this step-by-step self examination that will help them choose the right workbench to meet their needs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Oakley Carousel Can From Witt Industries

This receptacle, suitable for both indoors and outdoors, features a sliding door for ease of servicing.

Contest Offers Non-Profits An Office Makeover

Gunlocke, designer and manufacturer of high end casegoods conferencing, seating and lounge furniture, will award one commendable non-profit organization through its first "Office Needs for Good Deeds"..


This ceiling-mounted air conditioner from MovinCool is a self-contained unit that can provide 25,000 Btu/h of cooling.

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