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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For building and facility owners or managers striving to meet fire and safety codes, new “dual technology” exit signs are combining the efficiency of LED lighting with revolutionary new photoluminescent materials to increase reliability and performance over decades of use.
It is essential to look at the various reasons payments are late, rather than just assuming the typical “check’s in the mail” excuse. In today’s market, there are many payment solutions; a single payment option won’t meet the needs of a diverse range of residents and will leave potential revenue on the table.
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.