FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Silence: The sound no manufacturing general manager wants to hear. When a power transformer that supplies a plant goes bust, everything comes to a grinding halt. At such times the only thing audible is the sound of net profit being sucked out of the air.
Today, there are more than 60 million students and faculty in the United States. With such a significant portion of the population attending educational facilities, a growing number of schools are opting to participate in “greener” practices that benefit the students, budget, and environment.
The healthcare industry has been slower than many others in adopting green and sustainability initiatives. The hospitality industry, in contrast, got on board with environmental responsibility more than 25 years ago. Industry stakeholders viewed it as a way to provide their guests with rooms that were cleaner, safer, and healthier.
When an electric utility in the Southeastern United States sought to protect an above ground natural gas pipeline against corrosion, the goal was to cost effectively do so while minimizing downtime and environmental impact. When the electric utility chose an anti-corrosive coating for about 3,500 feet of power plant pipeline in a facility, it was very particular about its selection.
Before the Patriots could take on the Rams in the Super Bowl, ensuring the safety of assigned broadcast personnel and equipment was required at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) convention center. Although the GWCCA convention center had its own traditional fire detection system, the decision was made to install a complete, standalone system including fire alarm panel.
The Earth, Energy & Environment Center (EEEC) is one of the latest state-of-the-art educational buildings located at the University of Kansas. To create the innovative facility, a key goal during the design phase of the EEEC was to produce transparent learning areas that would allow fellow students and peers to look into active labs and tech areas, promoting inspiration and discovery.
When creating the new Forest Park Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX, the owners envisioned a health care facility that was designed to address the entire wellbeing of its surgical patients. This meant focusing on an aesthetic that had the capability to reduce stress and diffuse anxiety for patients and their families while providing efficiency for the staff.
The New York City subway system has been specifying nora® premium rubber flooring for its rail cars since the early 1990s. Today, every one of its 6,418 subway cars (approximately 3.8 million square feet of floor space) is covered by norament® rubber flooring.
Enhancing Patient Satisfaction with Significant Savings Using Architectural Finishes at Regions Hospital
To improve patient satisfaction, HealthPartners Regions Hospital decided to refurbish several patient care units. As planning got underway, the team faced some logistical challenges: replacing doors and cabinets was cost prohibitive, and the rooms could not be out of working order for extended periods of time.
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RACO is excited to introduce the STAB-iT® II line of electrical boxes. These 4-11/16 square boxes feature built-in connectors that make it quick and easy to install flexible armored cable.
STI is excited to announce the new line of round and rectangular sirens / strobes that complement the existing Select-Alert mini controller series. The sirens / strobes can be used with cabinets, mounted above doors, to the wall, or the ceiling.
JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, announces a new reversing camera for all SkyTrak® brand telehandlers and the JLG® G5-18A.
Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting.
Rough winters and warm springs can cause home flooding caused by heavy rains, snow melt and excessive ice jams. Prevent basement flooding and messy floors with the Flood-Guard™ from General Pipe Cleaners!
Formica Corporation introduces HardStop™ Decorative Protection Panels, a new line of high-performance wall panels featuring a fiberglass core for added durability, strength and fire resistance.