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Whiz has already put its innovation to work in commercial spaces across the country this year in pilots at airports, hotels, offices, campuses, and more. 


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Whiz has already put its innovation to work in commercial spaces across the country this year in pilots at airports, hotels, offices, campuses, and more. 

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


Commercial Robot Vacuum Sweeper, Whiz, Launched In North America

Whiz has already put its innovation to work in commercial spaces across the country this year in pilots at airports, hotels, offices, campuses, and more. 

Autodesk Launches Autodesk Construction Cloud

More than 50 new enhancements and integrations unveiled across construction management solutions enable the construction industry to improve collaboration, reduce risk, and increase profitability.

Boring Machine Begins Tunneling Las Vegas’ First Underground People Mover

The Las Vegas Convention Center’s underground people mover will transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles.

Friday Funny: This Hotel Rocks!

The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, made its debut in Hollywood, FL last month.

iOFFICE Acquires Hippo CMMS

The move broadens the scope of iOFFICE’s intelligent cloud-based workplace software solutions and expands its digital technology suite. 

Master Lock Launches All-new Bluetooth Door Controller

New door access management solution serves as cost-effective alternative for businesses and facilities of any size.

ASHRAE Releases Expanded, Revised Version of Standard 90.1

Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for the commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world

Making Sense of Sensors

With a comprehensive strategy, data provided by workspace sensors helps ensure facility space assets are leveraged to their full potential.

3 Fire And Life Safety Products To Overcome Challenging Installations

When designing and installing a fire and life safety system a variety of challenges can exist. Here are 3 innovative products that meet the demands of these difficult applications.

thyssenkrupp Launches Robotics Interface Platform

Incorporating the elevator interface with delivery robots allows them to move freely throughout hotels, hospitals and other buildings.

Natural Gas Challenges In The Northeast U.S.

Insufficient natural gas infrastructure? Variable refrigerant flow and split systems can offer a no-compromise solution.

Technology For Workspace Planning

Room booking software and other tech tools empower employees to improve their working environments.

Speak Up With Audio; Deter Incidents At Your Facility

With new developments in technology, facilities today—more than ever before—can use network audio to proactively respond to incidents and deter criminals.

Pursuing Zero Net Energy Buildings

Whether for new construction or renovation, early recognition of five key aspects is important.

Friday Funny: Go Ahead, Give Your Boss A Thumbs Up

Americans are embracing the ability to use emoji in their written communications at work, as well as in their personal life, according to a new survey.

Tech Trends In Facility Management: The 2019 Total Geek’s Guide

If you’re looking to read more about the latest in facility management technology, you’ve come to the right place. Here are seven top tech trends to look out for this year.

New Tool Offers Hospitals Improved Energy Efficiency

The new Energy to Care Dashboard Tool from ASHE offers an at-a-glance view of healthcare facilities’ energy use.

Saving Energy, One Flicker At A Time

Learn how software technology can monitor energy consumption while improving cost savings and the lifespan of critical assets.

Friday Funny: Photographic Evidence

Scientists used millions of travelers' Flickr photos to quickly calculate global tourism. Is analyzing online data the next step in measuring our society?

Most Employers Aren’t Worried About Unethical Use Of AI: Should They Be?

Recent research from Genesys found that 40% of employers without a written policy on the ethical use of AI/bots believe their companies should have one: 54% of employees agree.

Friday Funny: Little White Wi-Fi Lies

Half of working Americans would lie about cell reception and Wi-Fi access to avoid work calls and email while on vacation.

The Role Of HVAC Controls

When planning an HVAC upgrade, here are three control strategies to help ensure the new equipment runs as efficiently as possible.

Safety With Energy Storage Systems

The soon to be released NFPA 855, Standard on the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems impacts facilities with on-site systems.

Fire Detection Intelligence

Current capabilities of this aspect of fire and life safety provide advanced and targeted protection.

Bloom Energy Introduces “AlwaysON” Microgrid Solution

The simplified microgrid solution and short-term financing options put clean, reliable, always-on, on-site power within reach.

Why CMMS Projects Get Off Track

Choosing a computerized maintenance management system impacts not only the facilities team, but potentially the entire organization.

Security Trends And Facility Management

Here is a look at common issues facing facility executives when it comes to building security.

Facility Executive | August 2019 Issue

The August 2019 issue looks at workplace violence, security trends, and fire safety.Plus HVAC controls, roofing maintenance, energy storage, and more.

TripleGuard Wins Product Design Award

TripleGuard™, a smart water leak monitoring, detection and prevention system from RectorSeal®, has won a Dealer Design Award sponsored by the HVAC/R industry magazine The News.

Can Workplace Surveillance Methods Discourage Potential Employees?

Global survey finds that some workplace surveillance methods, including facial recognition technology, would discourage 64% of people from seeking employment with an organization.

Employees Overestimate Efficacy Of Workplace Email Security

New research from GreatHorn finds that 22% of businesses have experienced a breach in the past quarter due to an email-based attack.

American Universities Pivotal To Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market

Universities are partnering with technology manufacturers to test vehicle grid integration (VGI) technologies, automated vehicles, battery development, and wireless charging on campus, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

ISO Benchmarks Achieved by The Building People

The Building People received its certificate of registration for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 for its quality management system and environmental management system.

Aquicore Launches “Automatic Diagnostics”, a New Learning Tool

Aquicore’s newest machine learning feature automatically identifies and alerts building engineers and property managers of potential building operations problems and their estimated financial impact

New Solar Charging Kit From Legrand

The Solar Charging Kit adds USB charging for mobile devices to commercial and hospitality outdoor spaces without the time or hassle of a full construction project.

NSC Names Verdantix Workplace Safety Research Partner

The National Safety Council’s “Work To Zero” initiative educates safety professionals about the potential that technology has to eliminate workplace fatalities and serious injuries.

Chicago’s Willis Tower Unveils Lobby Sculpture

The sculpture by Jacob Hashimoto features a nearly 16-foot tall and 42-foot wide cloud built from nearly 7,000, nine-inch individual kite-like disks.

3 Ways To Reduce Building Maintenance And Operations Costs

Building owners generally view maintenance as a sunk cost. Money is spent on urgent problems, and this becomes a costly endeavor as buildings age. As building operators, you have the power to leverage maintenance to maximize the value of your facilities and increase business revenues.

Friday Funny: Pump Up The Grill

The SUMR HITS 5000 — a first-of-its kind artificial intelligence-powered grill — brings the heat, and the beat.

Did You Miss Our “Start The Journey To Unlock Building Automation Data” Webinar?

View this free video webinar sponsored by OSIsoft and take a journey through the building automation systems at the San Leandro Tech Campus.

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