FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
(Sponsored Content) With new technologies allowing manufacturers to reduce the size of HD quality speakers while using software to boost the clarity of the signal, the new wave of digital two way radio handsets are dropping in size without losing any of their functionality.
Flooring is without question one of the most expensive investments a building owner or manager will make. Along with the look of the floor, among the items considered is the durability of the floor and the short and long-term maintenance needs of the floor.
For many companies, outsourcing facility services is a good way to reduce costs, improve the occupant experience, and free up time to focus on business growth. With cost being an important factor behind the decision to outsource, many companies make the mistake of choosing a facility services provider based on cost alone.
In an effort to reduce maintenance and streamline the cleaning and protective process for the building’s more than 11,000 square-feet of terrazzo flooring, the City of Henderson sought an efficient long-term solution.
Ranked three times in the Top 100 “Most Wired Hospitals in America” with the most advanced computer systems, according to Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine, Major Health Partners relies on state-of-the-art technology to provide quality care. The Alerton Ascent building management system they rely on helps MHP save close to $360,000 in energy costs annually.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The St. Jude campus comprises 66 acres with more than 5-million-square-feet of building space, over half of which is dedicated to research; operating and maintaining these facilities is a daunting challenge.
The university elected to go with Cree® VG Series LED parking structure luminaires. The VG Series is designed to deliver optimal, low-glare illumination with a revolutionary optical system. With the 10-year limited warranty, the VG Series eliminates the need for spot or group re-lamping.
After successfully passing a bond issue in 2013, work quickly began on the nearly $8 million, 66,000 square-foot renovation and expansion project at Elysian K-8 School, which can now accommodate up to 480 students. Plans called for creating an innovative educational environment that would surpass any other in the region.
A new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study involving 196 cooling towers nationwide found that 84 percent contained Legionella DNA, indicating that the dangerous bacteria that causes a severe, even fatal type of pneumonia were present or had been at some point. This means the real question is not ‘if there will be another outbreak’ but only ‘where and when’ it will occur.
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Today’s facility managers are consistently tasked with ensuring the safety and cleanliness of a building’s floor while simultaneously preserving a surface’s aesthetic appeal. In an effort to assist with all three factors, 3M developed the 3M™ Stone Floor Protection System.
GrayWolf Sensing Solutions of Shelton, CT, USA, introduces a new, branded 6-channel Particulate Meter, which optionally incorporates sensors for additional environmental parameters such as Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Temperature and Relative Humidity. This wall-mounted monitor, a modified version of the portable PC-4005 introduced last year, displays and logs calculated particle mass […]
General Pipe Cleaners is offering a special limited-time $100 rebate* with the purchase of the 30 ft. model (Cat # GMC) or 100 ft. model (Cat # GMG) Gen-Eye Micro-Scope® from January 1 to March 31, 2018.
General Pipe Cleaners’ Model 88™ sectional drain cleaner makes drain cleaning easier. You walk while it works. Just connect one end of the cable to the front of the machine and the put the other end into the drain, then stand behind the Model 88 and turn it on.
Espen Technology, a leader in LED indoor linear retrofit solutions, now has 144 models on the latest DLC V4.2 qualified product list (QPL). This gives Espen Technology one of the largest selections of DLC-listed retrofit products.