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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan unveiled the first working prototype of the $100 laptop Nov. 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia. Annan was joined by Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and co-founder of the Media Lab at MIT, in presenting the laptop to the gathering. The $100 laptop, first announced by Negroponte […]


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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan unveiled the first working prototype of the $100 laptop Nov. 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia. Annan was joined by Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and co-founder of the Media Lab at MIT, in presenting the laptop to the gathering. The $100 laptop, first announced by Negroponte […]

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Latest: Look out education FMs: MIT presents the $100 laptop - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan unveiled the first working prototype of the $100 laptop Nov. 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia. Annan was joined by Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and co-founder of the Media Lab at MIT, in presenting the laptop to the gathering. The $100 laptop, first announced by Negroponte […]

Look out education FMs: MIT presents the $100 laptop

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan unveiled the first working prototype of the $100 laptop Nov. 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society in...

Friday Funny: Spot the OSHA Violations

The safety professionals at MANCOMM created this picture through extensive Photoshop retouching, so no workers or animals were actually endangered. In the picture, how...

High airborne mold levels, post-Katrina

Interesting article in USA Today regarding high airborne mold levels post-Katrina.

Avian flu adds to cold and flu season worries

More than half the people in a new survey about the upcoming cold and flu season say they are concerned about the possibility of...

Winners of the 2005 Brick in Architecture Awards

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently announced the winners of its 2005 Brick in Architecture Awards. Each winning project demonstrated the importance of good...

Bonus funny: the link between cell phones and Finnish toilets

Amusing and odd little news item in today's Register.

Diversity's impact on workplace safety

American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Practice Specialty Administrator Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, of Cherry Hill, NJ, recently pointed out how, with the workforce...

Diversity’s impact on workplace safety

American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Practice Specialty Administrator Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, of Cherry Hill, NJ, recently pointed out how, with the workforce...

Green buildings better for learning?

Turner Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Turner Corporation, has announced the findings of its survey of 665 building owners, developers, architects,...

Clearing up code confusion

Accessibility compliance may sound intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Knowing which codes and laws apply helps to avoid the headaches of...

Change Management event today and tomorrow in NYC

Senior executives will examine the growing role of change management in major corporations at The Conference Board’s 2005 Change Management Conference. This meeting, sponsored...

Updated position on design of fire protection systems

Fire protection systems - including fire detection, alarm and suppression systems - play a significant role in safeguarding the health, safety, and...

From the residential world: built in less than an hour

On Saturday, November 19, Architect Dante Bini will attempt to build a four-ton, 600 square foot house through the use of robots alone. ...

New tool for safety management

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has available for sale the newly approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z10 standard, which helps organizations...

The link between mold and asthma

Two landmark studies released earlier this year provide the first solid evidence that damp buildings and exposure to indoor mold growth are risk...

Illness cited as top reason for home-based workers

In a survey of over 1,000 home-based customer service workers, over one-fourth of them had a major illness or a major illness in their...

Highlights of the Louisiana Recovery and Rebuilding Conference

The Louisiana Recovery and Rebuilding Conference has been taking place over the past few days. The conference is presented by The American Institute of...

Friday Funny: A Maintenance Aria? (I don't make this stuff up)

To spread the message to the world to work against the Maintenance Crisis, Joel Leonard enlisted David Holley, Director of Opera at the famed...

Friday Funny: A Maintenance Aria? (I don’t make this stuff up)

To spread the message to the world to work against the Maintenance Crisis, Joel Leonard enlisted David Holley, Director of Opera at the famed...

The world of Greenbuild

After arriving at Greenbuild this morning, I attended a portion of an educational session dedicated to a subject near and dear to the hearts...

Building in the aftermath

The National Building Museum will sponsor a series of educational sessions exploring the impact of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita on architecture, engineering, preservation,...

Can health care facilities meet patient demand?

According to a recent survey of health care executives across the country, 52% do not believe our nation's health care facilities will be able...

More problems in high profile facilities

In Athens, Greece, repairs are being made to the roof of the Olympic Stadium. Officials reassure the public there is no serious safety issue,...

New furniture emissions testing standard in review

The BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standard (FES) Subcommittee recently completed drafting a Standard and Test Method for measuring emissions from office furniture. The documents...

Customer service distinction

The HON Company’s customer service team recently received a “World Class Customer Satisfaction” distinction from Service Quality Management (SQM) Group’s seventh annual Contact Center...

Top female owned businesses in the U.S.

DiversityBusiness.com has announced the Div500, the 6th annual listing of the nation's top 500 women-owned businesses. At the top of 2005's Div500 is Omega...

Green leadership recognized

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the 2005 recipients of its Fourth Annual Leadership Awards. The awards are presented in six...

Tricks Of The Trade: FACTA “Facts”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at record retrieval and destruction.

Construction finally begins on new World Trade Center in NYC

Work began on this project yesterday (11/3). Read about it on the NYTimes [registration required}.

Benefits of carpet cushion

A new publication, the Summary Report on the Benefits of Bonded Polyurethane Carpet Cushion in the Workplace, released by the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane...

IREM's latest Income/Expense Analysis

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) recently published its 2005 Income/Expense Analysis reports for key property sectors that reveal 2004 vs. 2003 operating...

IREM’s latest Income/Expense Analysis

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) recently published its 2005 Income/Expense Analysis reports for key property sectors that reveal 2004 vs. 2003 operating...

Company leaders face greater demands

Pressure on the job may be growing for corporate executives, according to a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources. An overwhelming majority (89%)...

Spike in salaries for architects

According to the 2005 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Compensation Report, average salaries at architecture firms have increased more than 10% between 2002 and...

Web Exclusive: A bridge between government and business

This exclusive article is presented by Michael Chimack, PE, CEM, assistant director of the industrial assessment center at the University of Illinois.What do a...

Worker confidence begins to rebound following difficult summer

U.S. workers regained some of their lost confidence in October as the Hudson Employment Index(SM) climbed 3.7 points to 100.5. After two consecutive months...

Smoking bans hit the pavements

In the state of Washington, tighter anti-smoking laws will be on the ballot for voters next week. If the ban is passed, it...

Clinton Presidential Library Now Offering Green Tours

Do you live in, or around, Little Rock, Arkansas? Planning to visit the city? Those who enjoy "green" facility tours will find an interesting...

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available.

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