FM Articles

Value Engineering

Using Value Engineering for Flooring Selection

As the popularity of commercial renovations and retrofits flourishes, so does the need to find practical, cost-effective ways to restore buildings back to their original grandeur. Unlike new construction, renovations require additional planning to determine the most efficient and cost-effective ways to design, source and build.

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Millennials

When Hiring Millennials, the Big Pay Check May Not Be Enough

Attracting people to work for your company is not going to be as easy as it once was, especially if the main offering comes down to dollars and cents. Millennials (those who entered the workforce around the year 2000) are looking for attributes other than higher pay in the companies they work for.

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Renovation

Keeping a Facility Running During Expansion or Renovation

Completing a renovation or expansion to an existing facility while its operations remain ongoing is a difficult job. But by mixing creative choreography with ground rules, goals and expectations, owners and construction firms can team up make these hard jobs a little easier.

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Commercial

Reinventing Commercial Fire Detection

Protecting life, property, and reputation is now much easier for commercial facilities ranging from hospitals, universities and indoor football practice fields to museums, cultural heritage sites, airport terminals, metro-rail tunnels/stations, as advanced aspirating smoke detector technology becomes widely available.

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Transformers

Critical Considerations for Transformer Replacement

When power transformers fail, the effects on plant operations can be debilitating. The production gets interrupted, everything grinds to a halt and the effects on the bottom line can be immediate and devastating. This can put a lot of pressure on those in charge of getting operations back up to full-speed.

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Fitness

A Perfect Fitness

Gyms and fitness facilities are an increasingly popular addition to a range of public and private buildings. From apartment complexes to office towers, a fitness center is a headline amenity now viewed as a necessity rather than a luxury.

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Payments

The 2018 Payments Technology Checklist – Five to Follow

With a new year comes new resolutions, disruptors and trends. This will especially ring true in the payments space, which boasts one of the biggest growth markets in the world – fintech. Research estimates that global fintech solution usage is currently at 33 percent and is expected to increase to 52 percent in 2018.

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Non-Slip

Slip-Resistant Flooring in an Unsteady World

No matter what your facility specializes in, it is crucial that the environment is equipped with a flooring solution geared toward safety. While no flooring option can 100 percent ensure that slips and falls will never occur, choosing a non-slip flooring solution will go a long way in minimizing that risk.

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FMS

How Productivity Improves by Using Field Management Software

Field management software (FMS) is becoming an increasingly essential method for facility maintenance companies to gain control over their business commodities; it is vital to have a system in place that can handle a large amount of tasks.

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Restrooms

There’s an Invisible World in Public Restrooms

Restrooms, even those that have just been cleaned, often house an invisible “microbial zoo,” which starts developing minutes after cleaning. Even after cleaning, the microbial zoo started rebuilding.

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