As the operational phase of a building is longer and more cost intensive, facility managers should be involved and engaged early on in the design phase of commercial projects. Due to the innovations in technology and energy efficiency for commercial buildings, the structure becomes more intricate in its mechanical, lighting and control systems.
While it may be somewhat controversial, the old concept of having restrooms built in commercial facilities only for males and only for females is not necessarily disappearing, but shall we say, alternatives are popping up. A restroom alternative that is raising a few eyebrows, even in the most sophisticated of settings, is the unisex restroom.
Generators need to run smoothly and efficiently to effectively power necessary equipment in industrial settings. However, there are a few common problems industrial generators encounter that factory managers, OEMs and owners should be aware of in order to prevent downtime.
When we use the word “ozone,” most of us think of many different things, most of them unpleasant. For instance, the disappearing ozone layer surrounding and protecting the earth; ozone pollutants in the air we breathe; even ozone generators, which were once heavily marketed (and still may be) as indoor air purifiers.
Cleanliness is a key component across all types of facilities because it goes beyond hygiene, communicating a concern for customer satisfaction and wellness. Cleanliness impacts a visitor’s first impression of a business, in turn influencing its reputation and bottom line.
(Sponsored Content) With new technologies allowing manufacturers to reduce the size of HD quality speakers while using software to boost the clarity of the signal, the new wave of digital two way radio handsets are dropping in size without losing any of their functionality.
Flooring is without question one of the most expensive investments a building owner or manager will make. Along with the look of the floor, among the items considered is the durability of the floor and the short and long-term maintenance needs of the floor.
For many companies, outsourcing facility services is a good way to reduce costs, improve the occupant experience, and free up time to focus on business growth. With cost being an important factor behind the decision to outsource, many companies make the mistake of choosing a facility services provider based on cost alone.
Despite being recognized for significantly improving airflow and heat-transfer efficiency levels and lowering the costs associated with HVAC/R systems, ultraviolet light in the 253.7 nm germicidal C-band wavelength (UV-C) is often misunderstood and therefore under-utilized by HVAC/R contractors, mechanical engineers and end users.
Property management organizations need to branch out on the payment options they offer to match the omnichannel payment approach that consumers expect – or risk dissatisfied residents and lost revenue.