FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
As social networking, digital visibility and apps with location-based services become the norm, security pundits and researchers are questioning the relevancy of privacy. Jacob Morgan, Forbes contributor, puts it, “Privacy…everyone is talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even matter?”
When it comes to big ticket items, power transformers come near the top of the list. So, when they fail prematurely, it is a painful experience with damages that can far exceed the cost of a replacement unit. These added expenses may include the loss of priceless production time, damaged credibility, or regulatory fines and civil lawsuits.
People, including businesses, spend tens of millions of dollars worldwide, every year on air cleaning solutions, but many of them don’t know what they are actually buying and how effective their air filtration is for their specific needs.
The New York City subway system has been specifying nora® premium rubber flooring for its rail cars since the early 1990s. Today, every one of its 6,418 subway cars (approximately 3.8 million square feet of floor space) is covered by norament® rubber flooring.
Enhancing Patient Satisfaction with Significant Savings Using Architectural Finishes at Regions Hospital
To improve patient satisfaction, HealthPartners Regions Hospital decided to refurbish several patient care units. As planning got underway, the team faced some logistical challenges: replacing doors and cabinets was cost prohibitive, and the rooms could not be out of working order for extended periods of time.
Baylor University, a private college in Waco, Texas, had a typical chiller plant – it was a hodgepodge of equipment. The major problem was that the plant was managed manually. Kenneth Haltom, who manages Baylor’s energy services through a partnership with Aramark, and his team suspected that chiller plant optimization would be the best way to increase efficiency and reduce related costs.
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore serves hundreds of thousands of patients a year. UMMC administrators planned to add a Shock Trauma Center to provide specialized care for patients who are critically injured or ill. To achieve the expansion of heating and cooling capabilities, facilities staff at UMMC selected three Carrier chillers and one heat recovery chiller.
UW Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wis., sought to reduce noise and improve the patient and staff experience in its newly renovated, 18-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU). Installing an ergonomic healthcare flooring product provided the solution.
The Covington is an upscale retirement community located in Aliso Viejo, California. Soon after opening, the copper drinking water piping systems began to have pinhole leaks, progressing to the point of 3 to 5 leaks per week with repairs costing roughly $150,000 annually. The property was faced finding a solution that would not disrupt the lives of their residents.
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Popular, powerful Jet-Set® electric, gas and trailer water jets from General Pipe Cleaners slice through grease, sludge, sand, and ice stoppages that many cable drain cleaners can’t clear!
The Garland Company’s line of high-performance roof membrane solutions combines two key factors: cutting-edge innovations and a proven track record of protecting building assets.
To expand security glazing options in fire conditions, Technical Glass Products (TGP) and The LTI Group are now working together to offer Pilkington Pyrostop® laminated to School Guard Glass®. The fire-rated, forced entry and bullet-resistant transparent wall panel is designed to help delay intruders while maintaining a high level of safety in schools and education facilities.
Mats Inc. today introduced its newest adaptation of the most sustainable multipurpose sports flooring, with additional features and colors inspired by the latest trends for school sports teams. The new MultiLino™ collection offers the same professional sports performance and durability with a new lower cost and lighter weight materials for quicker installation.
Time is valuable for facility managers and their cleaning staff, and certain tasks can slow down the overall cleaning process. In an effort to provide an effective disinfectant option that also reduces contact time, 3M recently introduced its 3M™ MBS Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrates, a concentrated one-step disinfectant with a five-minute contact time.
Just in time for Halloween, STI announces their Stopper Station push buttons are now available in orange. The ADA Compliant, multipurpose push buttons are available in a cauldron of colors: red, green, yellow, white, blue and now orange.