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College courses in fire prevention

Each year in the U.S., there are enormous economic losses as a result of fire. According to federal statistics, almost 1.6 million fires...

Friday Funny: innovative mobile device protection

To borrow a phrase from the Beatles, "something in the way you move...." will prevent your laptop or cell phone from being stolen? This...

Energy savings and lighting upgrades

Calling lighting “unique, because it is an energy affective building system,” National Lighting Bureau Communications Director John Bachner cautioned that designers “need to consider...

The lethal workplace

Some 2.2 million people worldwide die of work-related accidents and occupational diseases each year, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations’...

Final call: FACILITY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR 2006

Just a reminder to all of you...NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL 10/17/05!Who is the best facility manager you know? Is it you? Is it someone...

Sarbanes-Oxley Act and building operations

Many companies are looking for solutions to help them comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Building automation may be one consideration for organizations...

Copper cable recyclers…start your engines!

Building contractors who recycle end-of-life copper cable through DuPont™ Abandoned Cable Services are eligible to win a trip to the 2006 NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup...

MSDS compliance requirements simplified

MSDSonline has announced the availability of a new, easy-to-use, on-demand training center designed to help companies meet the performance-based standards of employee training enforced...

More post-Katrina (non-residential) construction forecasts

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released a report on the impact of Katrina on the construction markets and the economy in the...

Lethal impact of Hurricane Stan

Rains across Central America have aggravated conditions in areas hit by Hurricane Stan and its remnants, causing fatal mudslides in Guatemala. According to reports,...

Massive earthquake (7.6) hits Pakistan and surrounding area

More than 40,000 people are feared dead after an earthquake and its numerous aftershocks hit 60 miles north of the Pakistani city of Islamabad....

Plant explosion in Galveston/Corpus Christi area

Yesterday (10/6), there was an explosion at a plastics plant in the already shattered Gulf Coast region of Texas. For an update on the...

Friday Funny: what a difference a typo makes

I don't know how many of you saw this Oct. 5 blurb from Reuters, but for some reason, it struck me as amusing (in...

The pitfalls of homeland security on the cheap: pay more, waste more

Good update on this story (10/6) from the New York Times (registration required).>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>With more than $2 billion already spent on Katrina aid, FEMA procurement...

Op-Ed from George H. Russell

The following piece does not reflect the views of the editors of Today's Facility Manager or Facility Blog; it is merely the presentation of...

Katrina’s impact on employment numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to report on the September employment situation tomorrow (10/7). Jim Lanzalotto from Yoh, says, “Hurricane Katrina has...

Katrina's impact on employment numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to report on the September employment situation tomorrow (10/7). Jim Lanzalotto from Yoh, says, “Hurricane Katrina has...

Construction costs forecasts: increase for third quarter ’05

According to the quarterly Turner Building Cost Index, construction costs for the U.S. industry should increase for the third quarter of 2005, over the...

Construction costs forecasts: increase for third quarter '05

According to the quarterly Turner Building Cost Index, construction costs for the U.S. industry should increase for the third quarter of 2005, over the...

Mold Clean-Up

Mold grows easily in conditions similar to those of post-Hurricane Katrina which include standing water, humid air and easily available mold nutrients according to...

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