FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
While the obvious use may be in areas such as loading docks, commercial doors serve a variety of purposes in both healthcare and education settings, including sports facilities, security checkpoints and areas that cannot risk exposure to cross-contaminants.
Instead of reacting to maintenance issues for systems like HVAC, Compressed Air, Chilled Water, Boilers, and more, many facilities are now introducing Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) to create a more proactive approach that keeps their buildings and equipment operating like new, minimizing maintenance costs and maximizing energy savings, and ensures the occupants are comfortable.
Like so much else in today’s world, advances in data gathering and business intelligence software offer significant opportunities to improve the public washroom guest experience. Smart Restroom solutions built on a foundation of sensor-based data collection and analytics software is vaulting the public washroom experience from the Dark Ages to the 21st Century – and the change is as dramatic and welcome to guests and facility managers around the world.
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.
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.
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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.
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.