FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
For much of history, our identification systems have relied on face-to-face interactions and physical documents and processes. But digital technologies are transforming how identity is authenticated around the globe. In an era of growing security concerns, governments, corporations and property managers must elevate the importance of a trusted identity while balancing the demand for convenient and efficient access.
When it comes to keeping building grounds safe and secure, planning ahead helps prevent many potential problems. Knowing safety is always the number one priority, the National Association of Landscape Professionals provides an overview of several important landscape features that need regular inspection and consideration when assessing potential hazards to ensure your facility is safe throughout the year.
From the job shop to the robotic assembly floor, it is vital that the product be made well and correctly coated for protection, aesthetics, and performance. Industries like automotive, aerospace, and those utilizing plating, anodizing, powder coating or other coatings need accurate coating thickness measurement. This is particularly important when the coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates.
The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare provider dedicated to improving community health services in Bel Air, Maryland. It’s common for hospitals to expand over time, and facility managers are finding that existing backup generators can no longer support power needs during outage situations.
For developers and architects, maximizing income-generating space for mixed use commercial projects is critical, particularly when land is limited or expensive. In many cases, the project cannot advance unless the architect can somehow “create space” to achieve the building design and parking density required. Robotic Parking Systems, Inc. provides the solution.
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.
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To provide design professionals with greater flexibility in achieving their vision, AD Systems has pioneered fire-rated wood sliding doors. FireSlide™ surface-mounted, top-hung single-leaf doors offer the clean, modern aesthetic of sliding flush wood doors, while achieving a 45-minute UL 10B fire rating. The doors include self-closing mechanisms and self-latching hardware.
Enhance the performance and cleaning power of our popular, portable JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ and JM-1450™ water jet drain cleaners with the new high performance stainless steel braid jet hose from General Pipe Cleaners.
Now available from Sanitaire®, an industry leader in portable commercial cleaning machines, is the QUICKBOOST™ cordless upright vacuum. The QUICKBOOST’s cordless technology combines portable cleaning with powerful suction and innovative features, increasing productivity by conquering tricky and demanding last-minute jobs.
The Ruskin BTR-250 heavy-duty isolation damper is ideally suited for system containment or decontamination applications commonly found in laboratories, medical facilities, clean rooms and federal buildings. Designed to provide bubble-tight airflow leakage performance in systems with up to 10 in. wg pressure, the BTR-250 meets the requirements of the bubble test as described in AMCA Standard 500-D.
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!