FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Property management organizations need to branch out on the payment options they offer to match the omnichannel payment approach that consumers expect – or risk dissatisfied residents and lost revenue.
By reducing external noise intrusion and protecting privacy with some basic soundproof remodeling, contractors can not only generate more revenue but also improve and secure the work environment of appreciative commercial property owners and tenants.
Businesses, facilities, and parking lots everywhere are quickly adopting new solid-state lighting technology. The most popular technology being adopted is LED, which is known to bring many benefits to both commercial and industrial applications.
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.
When you step inside the Christopher Newport University (CNU) Student Success Center in Newport News, Virginia, it is nearly impossible to miss the stunning glass floor system overhead. Its circular shape draws the eye upward to the building’s distinctive dome, while transparent glass panels allow light to stream to the lower levels, adding depth and dimension to the optical environment.
PRODUCTS IN ACTION
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.
General Pipe Cleaners’ new, mobile-friendly website offers quick, easy, intuitive access to General’s full line of drain cleaning, inspection and repair tools – including how to use them and where to buy them!
Certified under the UL 410 Standard for Slip Resistance of Floor Surface Materials, verifying that the products help prevent slip and fall accidents, five of Avmor’s most popular floorcare products now have something else to tout.
New SMART Equipment Controllers (SEC) from Johnson Controls use a smart mobile device interface, giving contractors, engineers and building owners the flexibility to easily access their Johnson Controls water-to-air water source heat pump controls through any Wi-Fi-enabled device and any internet browser.
STI announces this cover can take hard knocks in stride while helping to protect smaller-sized single-gang electrical units. The cover, adapter plate and hinges are molded of super tough clear polycarbonate material.