FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Emergency lighting is a fundamental feature of fire safety and emergency evacuation, playing a critical, life-saving role in commercial and industrial settings. Should a power outage occur, effective emergency lighting will direct the occupants out of the facility safely. Where the system is ineffective, people’s lives are put at risk and the outcome can be devastating.
Winter is here, which means many areas in the U.S. are experiencing plunging temperatures and snowstorms. While a winter wonderland can be beautiful to watch from the comfort of a warm and cozy building, the weather associated with the season can be less than ideal when tracked indoors – especially for those who have to clean it up.
Property management is an industry with specific needs and a multitude of audiences. While many property management companies are smaller “mom and pop” shops, others are managing multiple properties, sometimes divested among several locations.
In the public transportation business, fleet owners and managers need to know that their bus, shuttle, or taxi drivers are exactly where they need to be, arriving and departing on time, so as not to inconvenience or worse – strand – any passengers. This is even more important when there is a set schedule that must be precisely kept.
When staff at Festus School District in Festus, MO face stoppages in smaller 1-1/4” to 3” lines, they grab the Model DRZ-PH™ power drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners. Maintenance pros there routinely use it to clear drains for urinals, water coolers, hand sinks, pot sinks, and disposal lines.
The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare provider dedicated to improving community health services in Bel Air, Maryland. It’s common for hospitals to expand over time, and facility managers are finding that existing backup generators can no longer support power needs during outage situations.
For developers and architects, maximizing income-generating space for mixed use commercial projects is critical, particularly when land is limited or expensive. In many cases, the project cannot advance unless the architect can somehow “create space” to achieve the building design and parking density required. Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. provides the solution.
In 2013 Auto Trader went from a publishing company to a fully online digital business. The online migration resulted in significant growth and a new work environment was needed that reflected their flexible working style. The company was operating through several regional offices all over the country, which it wanted to consolidate to make a more unified business model. Condeco helped provide a soltuion.
When the owner-operators of The Goddard School in Skokie, IL decided to open their school in 2016, they knew they’d be heavily involved in the management of the 14,000-square-foot facility. While a high-quality cleaning service was in place, it wasn’t until the UMF Corporation Regional Manager of National Accounts visited the school that they fully realized how important training and the right products were for ensuring a safe environment.
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Grasshopper snowthrowers feature heavy-gauge welded steel construction, a high-speed 12-inch-diameter auger and a heavy-duty replaceable scraper blade for reliability season after season. Options include a winter enclosure and heater.
Myers Emergency Power Systems (EPS), a leading designer and manufacturer of backup power solutions, announced the introduction of the Illuminator LVU Series of micro inverters. The inverters provide emergency power to illuminate the path of egress using existing interior and exterior lighting products during critical power outages.
STI’s Clock/Bell Damage Stopper® wire cages help ensure clocks, bells, and more are protected against vandalism and damage. Constructed of 9-gauge tough steel wire, the guard can withstand intentional or accidental damage from basketballs, hockey pucks and more.
Reformulated Snake Oil Plus™ from General Pipe Cleaners offers enhanced protection of drain cleaning cables and machines – and can extend the life of your other equipment, as well! It features the same rust-inhibiting properties and pleasant lemon scent of original Snake-Oil but its improved non-toxic, eco-friendly, biodegradable formula also creates virtually non-stick surfaces, significantly extending your drain cleaning equipment life.
To provide design professionals with greater flexibility in achieving their vision, AD Systems has pioneered fire-rated wood sliding doors. FireSlide™ surface-mounted, top-hung single-leaf doors offer the clean, modern aesthetic of sliding flush wood doors, while achieving a 45-minute UL 10B fire rating. The doors include self-closing mechanisms and self-latching hardware.
Enhance the performance and cleaning power of our popular, portable JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ and JM-1450™ water jet drain cleaners with the new high performance stainless steel braid jet hose from General Pipe Cleaners.