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Signs

Dual Technology Exit Signs: Increased Reliability Powered On or Off

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.

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Payments

Know Your Neighborhood – Timely Property Management Payments

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.

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Construction

Involving FMs During Pre-Construction Meetings

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.

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Restroom

Cleaning Alternatives for Restroom Alternatives

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.

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Generators

Common Generator Problems in Industrial Settings

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.

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Ozone

Taking a More Positive Look at Ozone

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.

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Clean

Maintaining a Clean Environment with Dispensing Systems

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.

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Radio

How Slimmed-Down Two Way Radio Boosts Convenience

(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.

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Floors

Preventing the “Up-Down” Effect When Maintaining Floors

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.

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Facility

Facility Service Quality: Why Focusing on Quality Over Cost Pays

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.

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