Question of the Week
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.
Over the past decade, more companies have come to realize that sustainability, cost savings, risk aversion, and business growth all go hand in hand.
Many companies providing energy services to commercial customers tend to focus on energy usage and technology first, and the business case second.
Global survey finds that some workplace surveillance methods, including facial recognition technology, would discourage 64% of people from seeking employment with an organization.
As the summer vacation season nears, a new survey reveals that professionals find disconnecting from the office isn't always so easy. What are your plans this summer?
A just released study from Interface helps inform facility managers on the importance of acoustical solutions for the current and future workforce.
As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may hold them back.
Simone Health Development Companies shared three trends it has observed in healthcare affecting facility management, along with thoughts on mixed-use healthcare facilities.
The 2019 Staples Workplace Survey finds employees value having a choice when it comes to where they work and the environments that inspire them to be most productive.
A new survey from ARC reveals insight into the evaluation and acquisition of technology that facilities teams use to meet operating objectives.
Ordering a utility audit on a facility’s water, sewer, and stormwater bills reveals any overcharges that an organization may be paying.
Fall is the ideal time to prepare your facility for winter weather. Routine inspections of your building from roof to foundation now can prevent costly repairs in the future
The highly contagious norovirus typically impacts the population late October through April.
Half of employers feel productivity would increase under a compressed schedule, according to a new survey from The Creative Group.
When pressed to spend an inordinate amount of time communicating about the status of facilities maintenance jobs, staff has less time to get the actual work done.
A second annual Capital One Workplace Environment Survey finds flexibility remains high on the list of priorities for employees.
The move is part of an initiative by China to focus on its own domestically produced waste, and it's a wake-up call to the global recycling industry.
Go beyond bottle and paper recycling with these seven creative campus sustainability programs.
Parking professionals' focus on technology tools and mobility options remains strong, according to latest survey from the International Parking Institute.
With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begun, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety provides resources on preparing buildings and sites for fierce summer storms.
Achieving a zero waste operation does not come without challenges, but the benefits are many: cost savings, energy savings, reduced air and water pollution, and more.
Although cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28% in the past decade, cigarette butts remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.
In testimony last week, BOMA’s President explained the importance of 179D as the sole federal energy efficiency incentive for commercial buildings.
A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.
More than a third of employees rank office food as one of their top three office perks, alongside vacation time and professional development, finds new research from ZeroCater.
The current automation delivery process often yields inefficient buildings. This second article in a series takes a closer look at why, and what facility management can do about it.
A new study by Schneider Electric shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape, but many aren’t taking the necessary steps.
Here are seven steps to help you prepare a response in case someone working at your facility becomes injured, incapacitated, or trapped in a space and has to be rescued.
A recent survey of facility end-users provided insight into the cleaning and maintenance products and processes being used more frequently.
Options abound for organizations that are shopping for artwork to grace their facilities. What is your involvement, and where do you find art that fits the bill for your buildings?
Based on its research and experience, BHDP Architecture finds that the best way to think about Millennials and their impact on workplace design may be to think about them a lot less.
With flu and norovirus season ramping up and expected to last through May, facilities across the country are honing in on illness prevention.
As the spookiest day of the year approaches, staffing firm Robert Half highlights the cities with the most hair-raising commutes.
Facility management can support local law enforcement by participating in video surveillance registration programs with their facility security systems.
As organizations continue to trim their budgets, so continues scrutiny of facilities operations dollars, particularly for facility maintenance.
The key to best in class facility management lies in these five habits of successful facility managers, according to QSI Facilities.