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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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Furniture

Reducing Maintenance Costs with Furniture Floor Protection

One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to protect floors and decrease maintenance expenses is installing floor protectors on furniture to guard the floors against damage from the legs scratching the surfaces. Maintenance costs decrease as much as 50% simply by added floor protectors to any part of the furniture that comes in contact with the floors.

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Acoustic

The Importance of Acoustic Treatment in K-12 Schools

Several generations of students and teachers have battled the inherent problems caused by noise and poor acoustic design in educational settings. Despite the problem having been recognized for over 100 years, acoustics in classrooms remain under-addressed in older buildings and many newer built schools.

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Healthcare

LEED for Healthcare: Flooring Tips, Techniques and Materials

From hospitals and maternity wards to nursing homes, healthcare facilities are, in general, locations where healthcare is provided. As research continues to bring forth new ideas and techniques to promote healing, one idea specifically aims to create sustainable medical facilities that improve the health of the patients as well as the health of the environment.

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RFP

Requests For Proposals

Recycling of old RFPs is a situation many facility managers find themselves in. Submitting RFPs and then evaluating them as they are returned, interviewing vendors, and then comparing RFPs, is a time-consuming process. So, if they can cut a few corners by reprocessing an old RFP, it helps make the process move along a bit faster.

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