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A new study reveals that employees are more than twice as likely to avoid discussing concerns with remote colleagues.


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A new study reveals that employees are more than twice as likely to avoid discussing concerns with remote colleagues.

Professional-Development

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


Working From Home: Is Distance Destroying Dialogue?

A new study reveals that employees are more than twice as likely to avoid discussing concerns with remote colleagues.

Virtual Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

The International Code Council's 41st annual awareness campaign about building safety features free resources and events for the public.

Did You Miss Our 5 Ways To Better Strategic Capital Planning Webinar?

This free video webinar features an expert panel discussing five concrete ways to improve your capital planning processes.

Get The Message: Reduce Water Use

In facilities, communicating conservation efforts and results to occupants makes a difference. Plus, water management Q&A.

A Look At Energy Benchmarking Options

For organizations that want sustained improvement in energy performance—and sustained cost savings—EPA recommends energy benchmarking as a first step.

ADA Design Feature: Accessibility And Facilities

Finding ways to make a direct difference in the world can be a challenge, but the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) puts it within reach of every facility manager.

Best Practices For HVAC Retrofits That Deliver

Equipment that minimizes repairs, saves energy, and improves health will help ensure that HVAC retrofits provide efficient performance and comfort.

Register Now! Advancing Cleaning & HVAC Tools For Disinfection

Join us for this free webinar and learn about workplace cleaning and disinfection solutions, and how effective they for removing coronavirus.​

Sprinkler Systems And Freezing Weather

Proper maintenance and using available equipment can help facility management prevent flooding caused by frozen auxiliary drains.

Sprinkler Systems And Maintenance

Keeping up with regular inspections, testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems in buildings is vital to ensure proper operation.

Building Information In The Built Space: ARC Facilities Fills Missing Category

Fast access to building information is a critical component of facilities management that has never been addressed — until now.

Labor Department Opens Dialogue On Teens In The Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor has opened a national dialogue to improve outreach to teens on workplace issues of safety, wages, job training, and discrimination.

President Biden Invites Johnson Controls’ CEO To Address Climate Issues

During the Leaders Summit on Climate, George Oliver will address the business community's role in supporting climate action and policy, creating jobs, and economic growth.

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For The Industry’s Future

From indoor air quality to a lack of flexibility, COVID-19 has exposed how buildings are falling short in providing livable, healthy, and sustainable spaces.

Data Center Trends To Watch In 2021

Uptime Institute has identified factors expected to impact data center facilities management this year and in the future.

OSHA To Solicit Public Input On Whistleblower Program

The May 19 teleconference meeting will be the seventh in a series of meetings on how OSHA can improve its whistleblower program.

Did You Miss Our “Healthcare Best Practices For A Safe Return To The Workplace” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn the policies and procedures various companies have used since the start of the pandemic to keep their employees safe.

Maintaining The Value Of Your Real Estate In The Post-Pandemic World

Smart, connected technologies and advisory services help owners and operators meet the challenges of the "new normal" of today and tomorrow by ensuring occupant well-being, simplifying space management, and offering a more engaging experience, while facility teams remotely manage building systems for greater efficiency and reliability.

1 In 3 Workers May Quit If Made To Return To The Office Full Time

New research from Robert Half shows employees' ideal work environment and feelings about returning to the office full time.

Facility Leaders Plan To Maintain Or Increase Protocols For Next Phase Of Pandemic

In new surveys, facility executives shared their plans to maintain or boost current protocols for disinfection, cleaning, and moving forward.

Four Most Common Parking Lot Maintenance Missteps

Before you begin your next asphalt repair or sealcoating project, save yourself valuable time and resources by avoiding these common maintenance mistakes.

One In Three Workers Frustrated With Job-Related Technology

Tech aggravation can lead to bigger issues impacting employee engagement, customer experience, and business results, according to new Eagle Hill research.

More Than 1-in-5 Companies Plan Reduction In Office Space

AICPA survey finds a rise in remote work adds pressure to reconfigure office space, but long-term leases limit changes for now.

Watch Our “Next-Level Technology For Facility Management” Webinar Video

View this free video webinar and learn how next-level technology is fundamentally changing how humans interact with buildings and inside spaces.

Return To The Classroom: Combining Health Safety And Security

Many schools are asking themselves: How do we return children to the classroom in a way that is both safe and secure? The answer can be quite complex.

IREM Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of The AMO

The first Accredited Management Organization firms were certified 75 years ago. Today, more than 500 firms hold AMO accreditation.

COVID-19 Vaccine Management In The Workplace

With COVID-19 vaccine deployment underway, employers must exercise caution as they plan to reopen physical offices.

National Institute Of Building Sciences Joins Global BIM Network

The National Institute of Building Sciences joined more than 2,000 public sector representatives from 100 countries to form a new Global BIM Network.

BOMA Releases New Retail Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA 2020 for Retail Properties: Standard Method of Measurement features new design, new format, and new features.

Here Are The 2021 Custodian Of The Year Finalists!

Cintas Corporation has announced the top 10 finalists in its eighth-annual Custodian of the Year contest. Time to vote for your favorite!

Healthy Buildings: Disease-Fighting, Productivity-Boosting Super Structures

Healthy buildings are inherently sustainable, but their green benefits go beyond the power grid to offer wellness to those who live and work within their walls.

OSHA Program Protects High-risk Workers From Coronavirus

New national emphasis program focuses on companies that put the most workers at risk of contracting COVID-19, prioritizes employers that retaliate against worker safety complaints.

Five Tips For Improving Manufacturing Facility Productivity

A new productivity guide from Tork is inspired by kaizen, the Japanese management philosophy that advocates all employees be engaged in improving a business.

Building Seismic Safety Council Honors Built Environment Leaders

BSSC recognized individuals and organizations that support its mission of enhancing public safety through improved seismic planning, design, construction and regulation in the building community.

Did You Miss Our “Power Solutions In A Post-Pandemic World” Webinar?

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

3M Launches 3M™ Clean & Protect Certified Badge Program

The four-part 3M™ Clean & Protect Certified Badge Program promotes cleanliness, confidence, and compliance allowing facilities to reopen, and stay open, with peace of mind.

Despite More Work, Less Socializing, Workers Happy Working Remotely

New study of the COVID-19 American Workforce reveals that employees like working remotely; employers cite greater workforce productivity, increasing diversity still a concern.

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.

5 Tips To Simplify Summer Facilities Project Planning And Execution

Prepping for summer construction? Don’t forget to check these off your to-do list.

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.

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