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.
OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.
Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.
The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.
Next time your boss catches you watching funny videos on You Tube, don’t feel guilty. Tell her you’ve got a challenging task ahead and you’re trying to boost your productivity.
The facade sealant replacement project took Western Specialty Contractors four years and 100 miles of silicone sealant to complete.
Predictive maintenance is the practice of measuring a machine's actual condition to determine maintenance schedules rather than waiting and hoping things will be okay until the next scheduled maintenance.
Using counterfeit electrical products in any environment can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction. This infographic from Eaton shows five segments where product performance is especially critical.
The number of S&P 500 corporations that reported their sustainability initiatives increased from 25 percent in 2013 to 31 percent in 2014.
The old expression “Spring forward, fall back” reminds us to adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins this Sunday, March 13.
If you need to procure snow management services for next winter, now is the time to get started, according to a new timeline released by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA).
The potential for large cost savings from energy efficiency upgrades to industrial operations often justifies the salary of dedicated energy managers—and some utilities will pay all or most of that salary.
Survey of 570 U.S. data center professionals measures knowledge of data center practices and trends in five key areas.
The workplace today is all about technology and if you’re not prepared, you’ll fall behind. 2016 is the year to get smart. This webinar video from iOffice will get you there!
Join Graybar and lighting experts from Acuity Brands for a look at how intelligent lighting solutions can help you keep your resolutions.
It’s that time of year again: Soon, March Madness will take hold and nearly everyone at work will become a rabid college basketball fan.
NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.
Graduate student teams representing Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Miami will advance to the finale in Atlanta; winning team will receive $50,000 in prize funds.
The Faas Foundation and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence have formed the Emotion Revolution in the Workplace to investigate the role emotions play in the work environment.
International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.
Outdated workplace technology is hindering productivity, creating large financial losses for U.S. businesses, according to a new survey from Samanage.
An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.
Deferred maintenance directly affects the physical condition of a facility which has a significant impact on the asset value.
This issue announces our 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, and the popular Readers' Choice Awards. Plus a look at cyber security, cleaning performance assessments, roofing insulation and systems, HVAC maintenance, and renewable energy initiatives.
Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapped energy management teams at their facilities in San Francisco as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, resulting in a reality-style web series.
Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.
The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.
With occupant satisfaction in mind, key performance indicators for quality maintenance include appearance and health.
An office romance may seem unprofessional and risky, but as it turns out, many lead to long-term commitments: 37 percent of workers have dated a coworker, and 33 percent of those relationships have led to marriage.
With headlines of cyber attacks on victims ranging from bank cards and Target to a Hollywood movie studio, the issue of cyber security has become top of mind. Facility executives should note several risks, remedies, and misconceptions about cyber security and building systems.
This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.
“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.
Five new white papers addressing some of the most important issues affecting the infrastructure of the nation’s healthcare facilities are available from the National Institute of Building Sciences’s Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI).
Flaming hair, wayward cows, and napping bears are just a few of the bizarre excuses workers have used to explain why they couldn’t get to work on time, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.
Join Ted Ardelean of Canon Business Process Services as he shares FM executives' insights about the challenges and opportunities they encounter while trying to maintain and improve support services at their facilities.