FM Articles


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.



Hospital Location Embodies Philosophy

Pacific Medical Centers moved into Providence Health’s Gately-Ryan Building in Renton, WA. The building’s ease-of-use and efficiency goals extend from its layout to its design features, starting with one of the most frequently traversed thoroughfares – the doors. Often overlooked, doors can provide a key element to optimizing a space while also supporting occupant comfort.



Cooling Emergency Turns into No-Cost Upgrade

For a rural county school district in Kentucky, it started with an emergency failure of a cooling tower used with the school’s HVAC system. The old tower had required significant maintenance over the years. However, the district was hoping to delay the expense of having to replace it along with another metal tower utilized by the high school that was also nearing end-of-life.



Integrated Security System Offers Flexibility

AAU is the largest private school of art and design in the country. Since there are so many buildings and thousands of people coming and going each day, keeping track of that many was a major challenge. The campus comprises administration and classroom buildings, as well as residence halls, dining facilities, and computer labs. Effective security can often be a challenge.



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.