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Is there any such thing as a technical due diligence report for DIY stores?
Pink noise is becoming more popular in business settings, potentially increasing productivity and concentration among employees. But is it superior to white noise?
Building automation systems are extremely useful strategic tools, but one facility management professional needs input on their power saving capabilities.
What is the most effective way to get a recycling program to work within the building?
One facility management professional is seeking advice from others with desk sharing experience to find out what the challenges are.
One facility management professional attempts to zero in on the biggest problem faced by his peers.
Do facility management professionals have any feedback on the use of liquid brine for de-icing purposes?
This week's question asks for specifics on glycol maintenance practices in chillers.
Energy efficiency is one of the most important aspects of facilities management, but measuring results of these efforts is often a challenging task.
The million dollar question: what are the biggest challenges for facilities administrators?
One facility manager is looking for ways to eliminate hauling fees for recycling.
However, younger employees are taking advantage of these Web sites to communicate with co-workers.
While most people imagine astroturf lasts forever, that's clearly not the case. So what is the average lifespan of astroturf?
How do facilities management professionals shift strategic decision making processes so they can be proactive rather than reactive?
One facility professional seeks assistance in dealing with a safety issue regarding concrete pipes and manholes.
For new facilities, what kinds of things should be included in an effective walk through template?
Can anyone recommend a good uniform company that would be able to assist with my maintenance and housekeeping staff?
Where should a facility management professional look for advanced training that addresses larger HVAC systems?
Is there solid research indicating if age has an impact on how well employees adapt to change in workplace policies and procedures?
Can anyone offer advice on mailroom policies for personal letters and parcels?
What is a good smart phone app for managing maintenance crews?
When a company does not use CMMS or BIM, how does a facility management professional start the learning process?
A facility manager is looking for ways to streamline her help desk system.
A facility manager wants to know how to resolve a complaint regarding "air conditioning allergies."
One facility manager seeks advice on efforts to secure lamps to keep them from falling onto the factory floor.
In a healthcare facility, one manager asks for assistance with establishing a maintenance program for drinking fountains.
A project manager at a university struggles with the thorough removal of residual chewing gum stuck in porous surfaces.
One facility professional asks about calculating pay for maintenance while factoring in types of facilities, individual skills, locations, and costs of living. . Rates vary with location as it pertains to cost of living.,
While facility managers often institute energy management programs in their buildings, how many actually take the time to survey employees to find out who—if anyone—is actively engaged in the program? One manager is looking for survey assistance.
A brand new facilities manager asks for constructive advice on how to set priorities for ongoing school maintenance and an upcoming renovation project.
A facility management professional in the United Arab Emirates struggles to define hard service landscaping tenders.
Are there any affordable, easy to use tools that can be used for multiple bookings?
While each facility is different, all of the processes have to start somewhere. What is the sequence in your facility?
In terms of physical on site security in facilities, what criteria do professionals use when determining their priorities?
There are times when emotional issues can crop up in the workplace--regardless of whether it's a personal conflict or a professional one. How should facility managers act—if at all—when called upon to console a co-worker or employee under these circumstances?
What is the appropriate professional procedure for dealing with RFPs from internal departments that ask for numerous quotes from facilities on work that will more than likely never be completed? How do I keep from alienating my vendors and contractors?
Is there any facility management software designed for labs that can handle maintenance, drawings. leases, and all the other necessary documentation?
When it comes to outsourcing facility management functions, is it true that the trend seems to be to look for ways to integrate service functions locally and across the portfolio of properties?
While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle it?
I am seeking input from facility management professionals who have had experience with voltage optimization in switch rooms.