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At Roche, 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity, and on seeing each other’s differences as an advantage. To innovate healthcare, Roche has ambitious plans to keep learning and growing – and is seeking people who have the same goals for themselves.
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CASE STUDIES

Facility Managers Earn Recognition for Energy Savings, Sustainability Initiatives

Facility managers in every sector face enormous pressures in making decisions regarding air filtration. Cost pressures are ubiquitous, but those are just the beginning. For many manufacturers, and for everyone in health care, there are issues related to product performance and longevity, life cycle cost, related maintenance and energy expenses, inventory, and disposal.
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PRODUCTS IN ACTION

RC-Archive™

Reliable Controls® is pleased to announce the official release of version 3 of RC-Archive™ containing many new and exciting features to enable seamless data acquisition. The new version of RC-Archive™ adds archiving support for the following new objects: BACnet® Single-point and Multipoint Trend Logs, and BACnet® and Reliable Controls Protocol Runtime Logs. In fact, BACnet® is now a fully supported connection method, allowing discovery and data collection
from any Reliable or third-party BACnet project using an IP network.
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The Bulb Eater® 3 with Intelli Technology

Air Cycle Corporation is pleased to announce the next generation of our award winning Bulb Eater® lamp crushing machine - The Bulb Eater® 3 with Intelli Technology. In less than 1 second, The Bulb Eater® 3 system crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length, u-tubes, and CFL’s into 100% recyclable material, while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released! The system, which is mounted to a 55-gallon drum, can hold up to 1350 4’ fluorescent lamps. A five-stage filtering process removes hazardous particulates and vapors. A recent study showed non-detectable levels of emitted mercury vapor even after crushing 1700 lamps. A digital control panel gives the operator added security by monitoring various aspects of the machine to better
ensure operator safety.
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FloorFront: a High Gloss, Low Maintenance Floor Finish

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. is happy to announce the immediate availability of a new floor finish: FloorFront™! Finally! A high gloss, low maintenance floor finish that is also environmentally responsible. Your high-traffic floors demand a superior floor finish, but budgets are lean. Enjoy measureable labor savings with FloorFront.
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BOOKS OF INTEREST

Maintenance Manager's Standard Manual

Whether you are a facilities manager, engineer, property owner, developer, or anyone else responsible for maintenance operations, this book is a must-have reference. Not only does it give you all of the essential ingredients for understanding and carrying out successful day-to-day management of maintenance activities, it provides you with an integrated plan for continuous improvement of the maintenance function.
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Building Maintenance Forms, Checklists & Procedures

This book has been carefully constructed to meet the needs of maintenance supervisors, plant managers, and directors of operations who are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day performance of the maintenance function in a company. It will not only aid those managers who have a need for a workable system of documentation but also those who would like to design their own system.
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CALENDAR

April 15-17      Facility Fusion Conf & Expo 2014 Washington, DC  
June 26-28   AIA 2014 Chicago, IL   
Sept. 9-11 CONSTRUCT CSI 2014 Baltimore, MD 
September 17-19 IFMA World Workplace 2014 New Orleans, LA
October 4-7 CEFPI Annual Conf. & Expo Portland, OR 
November 4-7    ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2014  Orlando, FL 

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