FACILITY MANAGEMENT ARTICLES
As IoT technology and applications are increasingly capable of connecting thousands of sensors and allowing for real-time data collection and analysis, buildings will become more efficient and user friendly. From door locks to lights and beyond, there is a host of existing IoT applications that can turn any building into a smart building.
The growth of e-commerce is driving warehouse, distribution, and fulfillment centers to utilize larger structures, automated systems, and engineered elevated work platforms that can deliver faster logistics and shipping. To accommodate the growing size and complexity of such systems, industry innovators are now expediting the process of quoting, designing, manufacturing, and installing the systems.
The form of buildings as places of shelter or gathering has remained largely unchanged over the course of human history. While we may point to advances in plumbing, heating/cooling, or, more recently, communications, the notion of an “intelligent building” is still a futuristic concept compared to the transformations and breakthroughs we have seen in other asset and object categories.
Of all the challenges facing the San Bernardino City Unified School District to re-open their 72 sites post-COVID-19, none were more important than delivering a high degree of IAQ and promoting a safer environment for everyone entering each building. This meant efficiently mitigating airborne particles by increasing air changes per hour in each occupied space.
Ricoh’s Asia Pacific headquarters was moving to a new location and wanted a more flexible working mode. The company planned to reduce the number of desk spaces; instead of every employee having their own desk space, the company wanted to adopt a shared workstation policy. Ricoh turned to Condeco’s workspace booking solution to support their new plans.
Mattatuck Museum is prominently located on the main green in downtown Waterbury, Conn., and has been exhibiting American art and cultural history for more than a century. Its home is a regional attraction for showcasing artistic masterpieces by Connecticut’s favorite artists. But the arts center hadn’t undergone a significant renovation in more than 30 years – and it showed.
University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Assembly Center has been home to eight NCAA Lady Vols championship teams over the years. To assure a pleasant behind-the-scenes experience, the school recently expanded the facility’s restrooms with two innovative lines from Scranton Products, an industry leader in plastic bathroom partitions and lockers.
Landmarks aren’t spared the risks of and potential damage caused by fire. This means many of the world’s historic, cultural and architectural treasures – such as cathedrals, museums and capitol buildings – are at risk of being damaged, forever lost to fire. Society must do all that it can to protect and preserve them. Honeywell provides an advanced solution.
With commercial facilities taking precautions against Covid-19 as never before, an effective new tool in their arsenal is a new type of “germicidal” LED fixture. This specialized LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with UV light. Union Health, an integrated health system in Indiana, installed 48 of the UVC LED light fixtures developed by Energy Harness last year at its facilities.
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Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) highlights the TriArmor® Corrosion Protection System which provides the best corrosion and leak protection for the cold water basin at the best value. For over 20 years, thousands of cooling towers, fluid coolers and condensers with the TriArmor® System have withstood the harshest environments, proving its durability and reliability.
For all those post-holiday clogged drain service calls General Pipe Cleaners’ hand-held Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic cable feed makes clearing small drain lines fast and easy! The simplified feeding system gives savvy plumbing, drain cleaning, maintenance, and rehab pros an “extra hand” in tight and awkward places. Just squeeze the lever – and cable feeds at up to 16 feet per minute.
JLG Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms, announces that a fourth job site is now live in its “Access Your World” virtual environment. “Access Your World” offers an engaging, life-like experience that showcases detailed, 3-D equipment models being used in multiple stages of construction, allowing visitors to experience JLG® products in a variety of applications.
To meet the growing need for safer school and institutional environments, Technical Glass Products (TGP), a brand of Allegion, introduces the Fireframes Designer Guard™ System. The multifunctional system is the first fire-rated full-lite glass door system in North America certified to forced entry standards. It is ideal for school applications and anywhere a security- and fire-rated door system is required.
The new Gen-Eye X-POD Plus® sewer camera system from General Pipe Cleaners now includes the Gen-Pack™ battery adapter, Wi-Fi transmitter, and an on-screen distance counter as standard equipment! The lightweight and popular X-POD systems also combine camera, reel, and monitor into one compact package. A durable docking arm supports the Command Module – and permits height and angle adjustments for the optimal viewing.
Overly Door Company, an ISO 9001 Certified Company located in Greensburg, PA, is pleased to announce the successful testing of its STC 50 Wood Acoustic Door in accordance with ASTM E90-09 (2016) and E413-16. Features of the Overly STC 50 Wood Acoustic include: 2-1/4” thick; 11 lb./sq ft; Cam Lift Hinges; Overly Super “H” Door Bottom; Overly “H” Seals; and Wood Perimeter Stiles and Rails.