Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Technology articles below.
BACnet approved final publication of eight addenda to the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. BACnet has also embraced UTF-8, which will fully takes advantage of its compatibility with the existing ANSI/ASCII character set.
This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.
The two companies will integrate BIM data from Autodesk software products with FM:Systems' facilities software to support enhanced building operation and maintenance.
Facility managers can calculate their facility water usage and potential savings using a iPhone.
With a growing emphasis on cost-effective building maintenance practices, many facility managers are looking for ways to increase elevator efficiency and performance,
A family in Australia built a house to maximize the benefit they glean from the sun.
Geared for small- and medium-sized organizations, the system from Panasonic Communications Company of North America supports a variety of phone types (e.g., analog, digital, IP).
This service from PeopleCube focuses on helping organizations identify how their real estate space is actually being used.
This equipment from Controlled Power guards against both high and low voltage conditions.
Here's the ideal toy (uh, I mean tool) for folks with a passion for the latest gadgets and gizmos: the Quad-Core, 1-kW, Liquid-Cooled Desk.
This CMMS database “check up” provides facility managers an economical way to review the condition of their stored maintenance data.
E-Mon, LLC has announced the availability of a new LonWorks communication option for three of its metering product lines.
In late August 2009, OSCRE announced that IFMA had awarded OSCRE CEO Andy Fuhrman the Association's highest honor and designation of IFMA Fellow.
The University of San Diego's new Student Life Pavilion is designed to set a new standard.
An Introduction to Building Information Modeling is available as a free download from FacilityBlog.
To improve cooling, data center managers can identify four critical temperatures. Here is a short, simple, yet definitive, method of quantifying the energy/air flow status of your data center. Improvement is possible without having to tear down and build new.
The updated Focus Fixed Lecture Swing-Away Solutions from American Seating include modular power and data capabilities.
A high school student is busy creating amenities for the some of the largest residents of the Oregon Zoo.
Visitors will now be able to access the Internet on the university's 23 campuses using any Wi-Fi enabled device.
Extech Instruments, a supplier of test and measurement equipment for the industrial marketplace, has introduced a new photo/contact tachometer.
Dubbed Wireless Hollywood: Efficiency Through Innovation, the free outdoor Wi-Fi system will improve the efficiency of numerous city departments including Public Utilities, Police, Code Enforcement, and Building.
"Smart" sensors have the ability to adapt a facility's lighting schedule based on occupancy patterns.
This flexible system from Figueras International Seating helps facility managers to handle special event seating with ease.
These contractors will perform utility monitoring and control systems work in federal facilities throughout the continental U.S. and overseas.
In preparation for the event, Smart City Networks will perform technology upgrades at the city's convention center.
This three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) from Staco Energy Products provides computer grade power quality for virtually any lighting system.
Tridium's new embedded controller/server platformis designed for remote monitoring and control applications in facilities.
Effectively integrating building automation systems results in lower costs and gained efficiencies.
The standards development organization for the real property supply chain now has 18 people on its Board of Directors.
BICSI has announced the approval and publication of its ANSI/BICSI-001-2009, Information Transport Systems Design Standard for K-12 Educational Institutions.
The telescope will be housed in an astronomical observatory created by Dynamic Structures, one of the world's premier providers of complex movable structures.
This past Monday, March 2, marked the opening of the international trade show CeBit 2009, the world's largest trade show highlighting digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work environments.
In order to help keep its visitors up with the times, FacilityBlog brings you this glossary of terms that apply to today's techno-times.
In many areas, FM technologies today look very different from those of 20 years ago.