Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Question of the Week articles below.
Marijuana is now legal in 28 states and Washington, DC, which is leaving many employers scratching their heads about drug testing and workplace safety.
WannaCry and other ransomware have been making headlines: Here are six immediate steps you can take to protect your organization from cyber attacks, courtesy of EY.
A new global flood map from property insurer FM Global aids in risk assessment for facility executives around the world.
The majority of U.S. businesses lease or finance equipment. A new infographic from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association highlights why this method of equipment acquisition is so popular.
With building occupants increasingly relying on mobile devices, facility management recognizes the imperative to provide reliable networks — among other technology amenities.
When it comes to: eliminating unhealthy sources; ventilation; and air filtration, which approaches are sound — and which should facility management filter out?
Concerns about school safety have led to the installation of non-code compliant and possibly dangerous classroom door barricade devices.
When building heating systems go into steady operation during cold weather months, do you ensure humidity levels don't fall too low?
As the holiday season kicks off, many workers are starting to wonder if it’s appropriate to exchange gifts at work. What works and what doesn't?
A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
How many of these 10 key tactics do you employ in your energy management program?
For organizations looking to increase returns on the human capital of their workforce, simply rearranging employee seating may be one of the most cost-effective resources at their disposal.
How does a facility manager find local networking opportunities in areas underserved by a national organizations?
A facilities manager noticed cleaner running down his building's TPO roof, and wonders if the cleaner might cause any damage.
One of the biggest challenges facing colleges and universities is how to get students engaged in the campus recycling program.
Reducing cleaning supply costs can provide major savings for your facility. Here's a list of 10 ways you can meet that goal, from the National Service Alliance.
Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.
The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.
A facility manager is asking for advice on how to choose the best wall covering and installation method for a facility project.
An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.
A facility executive wants to know, "What hazards do my facilities staff face when working outside in winter?"
If done poorly, workplace violence training can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. Done correctly, such training can be an empowering tool.
Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?
Studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces.
The last thing you want to worry about is a bed bug infestation in the office, but unfortunately, it is becoming more common. How can you prevent these pests from infesting your facility?
Investing in workplace well-being supports productivity. So why do so many companies make it difficult for employees to concentrate with workplaces that are too hot, too cold, too loud, or too confining?
Five steps you can expect a mold removal specialist to take when conducting mold remediation
Facility manager wants to know if it's best to manage his company's onsite cafeteria in-house, or hire a third party.
Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.
Facility manager wants to learn about CMMS software being used in hospital applications
Facility manager wants to know the pros and cons of using waterless urinals and eco-friendly toilets in a refurbishing project.
What methods do others use to maximize quality of bids?
Facility manager wants to know if facilities are contracting out fire door inspections, doing them in house, or not even bothering to do them at all.
A facility manager is looking to discuss and share experiences with conducting a Facilities Condition Assessment of his organization's portfolio to drive strategic decision making, educate stakeholders, and set expectations.