FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
With spring just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about getting your commercial landscape in tip-top shape. As more people begin returning to the office or venturing out more often, these outdoor spaces are likely to have more eyes on them than ever.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, maintenance teams had the responsibility to help their companies operate through this major disaster. As businesses return into operation, maintenance teams are now facing the biggest challenges of our time, having larger responsibilities of minimizing risks to employees with new sanitization and safety guidelines.
There comes a time in every elevator’s life when it no longer makes financial or logistical sense to continue repairing the same components year after year. Service calls get expensive, replacement parts become harder to find and the time the elevator spends out of service ends up exceeding its time in operation. Here’s everything you need to know.
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington was built in 2010-2013 to extend education about Washington’s life. The designers anticipated that the library would require a state of the art HVAC system in order to protect the thousands of eighteenth and nineteenth century books and papers in the collection. Carrier provided a solution.
Traditionally, security systems were installed as independent systems by security integrators. However, the continuing advancement of IP-based technology now place that task squarely at the feet of technology integrators with an extensive knowledge and background in IT. BTI Communications Group is an integrator that provided a needed upgrade solution.
When ground broke at the Pikes Peak Summit Complex Project the general contractor was immediately met with a wave of design challenges, from treacherous weather to complicated logistics. Knowing that a lot would be asked of the new Summit House’s exterior, the producer of the precast wall panels selected EPS insulation from Insulfoam to satisfy the project’s requirements.
UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky was among the first hospitals in Kentucky to receive Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients during the novel pandemic. To help contain the spread of COVID-19 within the facility, the hospital required controlled areas to be monitored by a responsive, effective airflow management system. Phoenix Controls provided an effective solution.
Faced with challenging specifications for increasing cooling tower capacity and the need for reduced maintenance cost and inspection accessibility, Baltimore Aircoil Company developed an innovative solution for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Some species of birds that are considered pests can adulterate food products, damage buildings and pose public health safety issues under the right conditions. Birds become a greater threat to grocery stores as they carry diseases and create the risk of contamination if birds reach sensitive areas in a store. One such store enlisted McCloud Services to assess the situation and develop a permanent solution to remediate the issue.
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A water leak in your building can be very costly. Yet even a very small leak can be found through trying a few simple techniques and can save you from a nasty surprise from your utility company. Here are a few steps you can do before calling a plumber. The more you do now, the less it will cost you in the long run!
The compact eCAM Ace 100-Micro battery cradle accepts a Milwaukee M18 or equivalent battery. This new standard feature adds convenience for the operator and allows easy access to power for remote field work or where electricity is not available.
Dearborn® Safety Series ADA Compliant Lavatory Tubular Covers are designed for under-lavatory exposed plumbing in bathrooms. The Universal Design securely covers brass and plastic tubular with and without cleanouts and accommodates both 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ tubular systems. The Dearborn® Safety Series features a form-fit design, making installation simple and fast.
Save your arms – and make drain cleaning easier – with the new Uni-Stand™ from General Pipe Cleaners! Uni-Stand securely grips your hand-held drain cleaner when working under sinks, inside kitchen cabinets, and in other tight spaces.
ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, is pleased to announce that its popular IP-enabled IN120 and IN220 Series locks are now available with an optional push-button keypad. With it, users can configure locks to support PIN only access or can harness additional security by taking advantage of dual authentication using a contactless credential or mobile device combined with a PIN.
We’ve seen the ads for video pipe inspection cameras, but I don’t see how I can justify the cost. Why should we own a camera instead of paying a contactor to video our drain lines? Because owning a sewer inspection camera can save you money.