FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Daylighting not only enhances the function and beauty of these venues for students, athletes, and spectators, but also makes viewing clearer and colors truer. Functionally, studies have shown that such daylight exposure can also enhance health, energy, and mood.
Floor coverings represent a significant investment in any facility, which makes caring for them an important part of a facility maintenance program. The goal of a good maintenance program is to extend the useful life of the flooring while contributing to that always-important first impression as students, parents, patients, employees and visitors enter a building for the first time.
Trash cans are traditionally located at every workstation in an office setting. For a small office, they may number as few as 10, all lined with plastic liners. For a large corporate center with thousands of workers, there very likely are several thousand trash cans.
The German School in Washington D.C. required an expansion due to rising enrollment rates and the school’s desire to give graduates the competitive edge with experience with state-of-the-art science equipment and technology.
Lecture halls often conjure up images of teachers, scribbling pens and ticking wall clocks – not students in dance shoes, theater costumes or choir robes. But at Trumbull High School, Trumbull, Connecticut, the latter might be more appropriate.
To ensure optimum fire detection in its large atrium, the impressive new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse has installed four Fireray beam smoke detectors from FFE.
NeverFade® is a water-based, low-VOC exterior coating. It contains Kynar Aquatec® resin, a tough, engineering thermoplastic that maintains high stability when exposed to harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environments.
As director of environmental health and safety at Ringling College of Art and Design, Carl Powell identifies risks associated with work performed on the Sarasota, Florida, campus and takes steps to prevent those risks from contributing to accidents.
Virginia’s York County School Division makes a good HVAC solution great.
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Air Cycle announces the release of their new Bulb Eater® 3L fluorescent lamp crushing system. The Bulb Eater® 3L technology makes it easier for businesses to be environmentally conscious while saving time and money.
Hager Companies, a leading U.S. manufacturer of commercial and residential door hardware products, announces the release of its new On-Board Delayed Egress. The fire & life safety code compliant device provides a secure locking system that temporarily prevents doors from being opened from the egress side.
nora systems, Inc. introduces the enlighten collection, premium rubber flooring that sparks creativity and supports safety in K-12 learning spaces.
Power management company Eaton today announced that its advanced Ephesus sports lighting light-emitting diode (LED) and controls system will illuminate the next three professional football championship games, scheduled for 2018 in Minneapolis, 2019 in Atlanta and 2020 in Miami.
nora systems, Inc. introduces noraplan® lona, a premium rubber floor covering that inspires the creation of spaces that invite innovation and visionary thinking.
PennBarry, a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial ventilation products, announces the launch of Zephyr Revolution, a line of precision ceiling, inline and wall-mount exhaust fans that are some of the quietest, most powerful commercial and residential airflow management systems on the market.