Topics

The primary disciplines of facility management—building envelope & exteriors, construction & retrofits, energy, environment, facility management, interiors, safety, security, technology—along with other important topics are included in this section.

Happy Hands Contest

Happy Hands Are Clean Hands

You have until the end of the month to vote for your favorite student-designed soap/sanitizer dispenser in SC Johnson Professional’s Happy Hands Contest.
HVAC maintenance

Protecting HVAC Investments With Coil Coatings

Coil coatings can combat corrosive agents in corrosion-prone environments, such as in heavy industrial environments.
workplace safety technology

Workers Want Employers To Prioritize Physical Safety

Recent survey reveals investing in workplace safety technology is critical for employers' ability to recruit, train and retain a workforce.
Chemours STEM Hub

Charter School Breaks Ground On New Chemours STEM Hub

At EastSide Charter School, the Chemours STEM Hub will support improved access to STEM education in the Wilmington, DE community.
Carhartt grants

Carhartt Grant Encourages Women In Skilled Trades

Carhartt is dedicating its Spring 2023 round of bi-annual "For the Love of Labor" grants to increase female representation in the skilled trades. Applications are due February 17.
PCI Design Awards

Criminal Justice Center Receives PCI Design Award

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's design awards program recognizes creative and innovative uses of precast concrete.
employee management

Firing Employees: How Leaders Can Make Tough Decisions

Many great facility executives, who seek to integrate employee growth and organizational health, struggle with firing decisions.
air quality

How Construction Sites Impact Air Quality

Construction sites are responsible for 14.5% of particulate matter in the air and 8% of total emissions in the United States.
Cybersecurity Breach

Will Your Next Cybersecurity Breach Come From The Inside?

Majority of business leaders think their next cybersecurity breach will come from the inside. Internal staff accident, malicious intent among top concerns.
Flu Season

3 Takeaways From The 2022-23 Flu Season

An unprecedented, unpredictable 2022-23 flu season offers organizations insight about how to protect their staff and visitors in the workplace, according to Reckitt's Lysol Pro Solutions and BlueDot.     
UBS Arena

UBS Arena Earns LEED Green Building Certification

UBS Arena, home of the NHL's New York Islanders,  has been awarded LEED Certified status by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
sustainability

CRE Leaders Anticipate Sustainability Trends For 2023

Penalty-driven regulations, investor expectations, and tenant demands put pressure on the CRE industry to decarbonize.
biophilic design

Can Plants Help Employees Make Fewer Mistakes?

An experiment by a Finnish indoor nature technology company shows employees make 43% fewer mistakes in the presence of plants and biophilic design.
building decarbonization

ASHRAE Shares New Energy Efficiency Standard

There are major additions appearing for the first time in a minimum-efficiency U.S. model energy standard or code.
LEGO Boston

LEGO Group Will Move Head Office To Massachusetts

Boston's ability to attract and retain talent, quality of life, and academic institutions are reasons given for LEGO’s move from Connecticut.

Working Remotely? Here Are The Best (And Worst) U.S. Airports

Comfortable lounge space, access to charging stations, and quick WiFi combine to make some airports better suited than others to accommodate remote and hybrid employees who are traveling on the clock.

Asset Tracking And Wayfinding For Facilities Management

Asset tracking is vital to keeping businesses up-to-date with regulatory requirements, reduces costs, and can serve as a mapping tool.
Custodian of the Year 2022

Do You Have A Favorite School Custodian?

Now through February 17, you can nominate a hardworking school custodian for Cintas' 10th annual Custodian of the Year contest.
DEI

Building Executives: Social Equity Key To Boosting Workforce

The National Institute of Building Sciences will release a report on diversity, social equity and inclusion in May 2023.
cyber threat

Preventing Ransomware Attacks

According to new research, organizations will likely face more sophisticated ransomware threats in the next 24 months.

Webinars

Managing Labor Shortages

The Next Big FM Challenge: Managing Labor Shortages, Recruitment And Retention

Attend this free webinar and learn how to tip the scales to balance recruitment, retention, and labor shortages, while retaining critical institutional knowledge.
Facility Management Year In Review

Facility Management Year In Review: Lessons & Predictions From Industry Leaders

View this free video webinar and hear from a panel of facility management leaders who will share what they’ve learned from the past, and what they hope 2023 will bring.
Modernize to Digitize

Did You Miss Our “Modernize To Digitize” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to contribute to your facility’s sustainability, resiliency and efficiency, while being customer-centric with speed to resolution.

Facility Executive Featured Video

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