FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
Let’s Join the Pizza Box Revolution
If you are eating more pizza – and having it delivered more often to your home or office – join the crowd. What’s not to like, especially now that we are all addicted to pizza? Well, for facility managers, there are several things not to like. For one thing, they do not like all those pizza boxes tossed into trash cans and filling dumpsters.
CMMS Improves Preventive Maintenance
Computerized maintenance management systems have become an integral part of several businesses. They are a boon when it comes to scheduling preventive maintenance and monitoring performance. Your equipment needs to be maintained well in order to perform to their best ability and CMMS lends a helping hand in achieving that.
Neutralize the Condensate
If your property makes use of high-efficiency, condensing water heaters, boilers or furnaces, you should be treating discharge coming from this equipment with some sort of neutralization in order to neutralize the condensate. That’s the only way to protect your plumbing from the potentially harmful side effects of the condensation process.
SwiftConnect Helps Firm Launch Apple Wallet Badge App
Bridge Commercial Real Estate, an established player in the U.S. commercial office market that specializes in creating next generation workspaces, set out to reimagine the workplace by offering a connected experience that is highly desirable. BCRE aimed to take a transformative step in its long-term strategy to enable self-service access to office and amenity spaces.
Honeywell Gives Dick’s a Competitive Edge
Dick’s Sporting Goods expanded its Plainfield, Indiana facility from 360,000 square feet to 725,000 square feet. Honeywell developed an implementation plan with minor tie-ins performed at strategic times. The outcome resulted in a brand-new conveyor system in an expanded building with no interruptions to existing operations.
Foam Roof Saves Warehouse from Tornado
On October 20, 2019, 10 twisters touched down along the storm line of North and Central Texas, making it one of the costliest tornado events in Texas history. One building that took a direct hit was a wholesale depot warehouse in Garland County. Polyglass’s PolyBrite® 95 silicone roof coating was chosen to refurbish the entire one million square foot of roof.
Windows Into Comedy’s Past and Future
The National Comedy Center featured Hope’s custom steel windows as part of its original Art Deco design. As a result, Hope’s Windows, Inc., another Jamestown institution, was a natural choice to provide steel replacement windows for the historic building when the National Comedy Center redeveloped the site.
Condeco Implements Office Return Solution
A multinational food manufacturer was looking to partner with a workspace solutions provider to quickly implement a post-pandemic return to office solution across ten offices. Ideally, employees could continue to work from home if they wanted but would have the facilities readily available to work from the office if required – Condeco had the answer.
Insulfoam Rebuilds Hospital Roof
A Missouri hospital rebuilds stronger after a force five tornado largely destroyed most of the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. By using Insulfoam 15” Tapered EPS as part of the roof system on the new hospital (now known as Mercy Hospital Joplin), the resulting structure is 30% stronger than the requirements for the old hospital.
PRODUCTS IN ACTION
Waterproof EnviroArmour® Enclosures
STI’s diverse enclosures in a range of sizes offer mounting flexibility, climate control options and power distribution choices to help decrease costs, while also protecting against the elements. For use with control panels, medical equipment, alarm panels, wireless equipment, thermostats, NVRs, telecom and more.
Russelectric Highlights Automatic Transfer Switches
Russelectric, a leading manufacturer of automatic transfer switches, highlights its range of Russelectric® automatic transfer switches with bypass/isolation, which allows the transfer switch portion to be isolated and de-energized for maintenance, testing, or repair.
Ask the Drain Brains: How To Repair a Pipe Without Shutting Down the Whole Building
We had a lot of calls for broken water lines this past winter. It was a pain to my customers when the water had to be shut off each time we made a repair. Is there a better way?
Polyglass Announces SPARC™ Launch
Commercial and residential roofing industry leader Polyglass has announced the release of their next-generation state-of-the-art roofing system spec building and submittal package configurator for contractors.
4 Tips You Need To Know About Drain Cleaning
How do you select the right equipment for the job? If you use a drain cleaning tool in the wrong application, it won’t clear the drain properly, and you could damage the machine or injure yourself. Here’s a list of clogged drain problems, and the recommended drain cleaning tools for each.
Stopper® Station Push Buttons for Emergencies
Preparedness is vital to mitigate the risk of an active critical incident. Permit the power of early warning with STI’s Stopper Station push buttons. The easy-to-use buttons aid in rapid response to critical incidents by allowing users to perform a calm, effective and confident action when needed.