FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Almost 20 years after the phrase big data was coined, manufacturers have come to realize that the secret to getting the most out of big data isn’t quantity, but quality. By ensuring that the data collected and the analytics performed align closely with the company’s objectives, businesses can improve their operations and remain competitive.
As healthcare facilities strive to maintain, improve and protect the health and safety of its patients, visitors and staff, a great deal of pressure rests on the environmental services teams’ shoulders. While these individuals do not provide direct patient care, they are responsible for such critical tasks as fighting infection-causing pathogens, using proper cleaning chemicals, and ensuring overall facility safety.
Whether for airport expansion, stadium construction, or mixed-use property development, on big construction projects the noise from heavy equipment can disturb neighborhood homes and businesses for years – only to be replaced by increased air, vehicular and visitor traffic once it is completed.
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.
Fast-pace and high-stakes, the St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California experiences a steady flow of patients and busy employees every day. Identifying cost and time-saving opportunities is essential for the facility to run smoothly, safely and efficiently.
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.
PRODUCTS IN ACTION
With the versatility to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one! Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable size to the other!
Despite what weather forecasters predict – rain, sun, heat, humidity, snow – STI’s new weather resistant Stopper® Station is ready for it all. The ADA Compliant, 2” weather resistant push button is designed for indoor or outdoor use.
The AHR Expo is the world’s premier HVACR event, attracting thousands of attendees from across the globe and featuring everything new in the industry! The Show, to be held February 3-5, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, is the industry’s annual opportunity to network with professionals from all roles within HVACR and to view the latest innovations, products and technologies.
STI’s newly redesigned Exit Stopper Door Alarm continues to help solve the problems of unauthorized exits and entries of fire or emergency doors. The multifunction door alarm now flashes while it emits an audible alarm – helping to further attract attention and deter wrongful use of a protected door.
Danfoss recently introduced Connecto NA – its new and improved line of connection kits for Danfoss self-regulating heating cables. Designed for use with both Danfoss RX-C Roof and Gutter De-icing Cables and PX Pipe Freeze Protection Cables, Danfoss Connecto kits enable simple, reliable, and safe installation of electric heating cables.
GrayWolf introduces a greatly enhanced version of its versatile cloud-based web application. Access real-time and logged data from any of our Wi-Fi enabled AdvancedSense® meters, WolfPack® monitors or WolfSense® LAP tablet-based kits.