FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
The cocktail party effect is our impressive ability to focus our attention on one voice in a busy, noise-filled room. By filtering out a range of other stimuli, partygoers have no problems tuning into a single conversation and ignoring every other noise. Vibration analysis systems are capable of the same thing.
In a perfect world, your facility would be able to tell you about emergencies brewing behind the walls. Unfortunately, most of these mishaps go undetected until it’s potentially too late, causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage in the process. In addition to the financial toll, repairs can take days, even weeks, of valuable time. However, by utilizing the latest technology, early detection is possible.
Ensuring a facility is clean and healthy can be one of a facility manager’s most challenging tasks. Although many aspects of the work create cleaning challenges, one in particular is that floors, walls, or other surfaces may look clean, but upon further investigation, may not be clean and healthy at all.
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.
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.
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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.
Ecore, a manufacturer of safe, ergonomic and acoustic performance surfaces for commercial and athletic markets, has streamlined its ECOsurfaces product offering to include 32 colors. Available in rolls and tiles, this high-performance, durable vulcanized composition rubber flooring offers an ergonomic solution with superior slip resistance and enhanced acoustic properties.
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.