FM Articles


New York Plumbing Pro Chooses Tools Up to the Task

When Murdock Plumbing & Heating confronts clogs in inside lines, they grab their “one-two punch.” That’s what owner Robert “Bob” Murdock calls his arsenal of two hand-held drain cleaners from General Pipe Cleaners: the innovative Kinetic Water Ram® and Super-Vee® power drain cleaning machine.


Indoor Air Quality

Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, no school’s air quality data was available in Quebec. The province planned to implement a technology solution that could deliver the best possible learning and working environment to students and school staff. Milesight and Assek Technologie worked to create a province-wide IAQ solution leveraging Semtech’s devices.



Theris Flex Valves Solve Efficiency Challenge

The UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville ranks as one of the nation’s best according to U.S. News & World Report. As part of an on-going building assessment process, the FM team evaluated patient rooms to better ensure accurate airflow controls. As a result, upgrading problematic Variable Air Volume boxes throughout patient rooms emerged as a top priority.



Scranton Products® Helps with New Headquarters Design

With a portfolio now consisting of about 100 separate industrial properties, Greek Development has spent the past eight decades developing, designing and managing 27 million square feet of commercial space. As a result of this success, the company recently relocated its headquarters to a newly renovated facility in East Brunswick, New Jersey.


JLG Compact Crawler Boom Aces School Tests

When the JLG X550AJ Compact Crawler Boom left the pool deck at Walled Lake Western High School, Dave Watkins was all smiles. In just two hours, the Compact Crawler Boom solved a problem that had plagued the maintenance supervisor for the last five years. Earlier in the week, it produced similar results at nearby Walled Lake Northern High School.


Zero Carbon

Zero Carbon Building Relies on Carrier Automation

evolv1 is a uniquely modern building – the first zero carbon building constructed in accordance with LEED Platinum principles in Canada. The Cora Group selected Conestogo Mechanical to recommend, design, configure, install, and maintain a complete BAS solution, with engineering support of the local Carrier Enterprise office.



Ecore Provides Solution to Church Expansion

The Church in Cerritos has grown steadily through the years to establish a strong foothold in the Southern California community. Most recently, the Church enhanced its facilities even further, adding a recreational youth center. To optimize the useability of the space, the project team sought surfacing solutions that offered many performance improvements.



Energy Efficiency Programs Create Edge for SCC

Schaumburg Corporate Center has long been a customer of Siemens, partnering over the years to maintain and upgrade its building automation systems, building controls, and to implement energy-savings strategies. Siemens and SCC embarked on a utility-funded Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) program designed to promote energy efficiency.


School District

Carrier Delivers Peace of Mind to School District

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.



Condeco Helps Ricoh Embrace Flexible Workspaces

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.