FM Articles

Connected Access

Connected Access for All: Best vs. Common Practices

Today more than ever, facility managers are challenged to figure out how to best deploy mobile access within a building, so that smart devices can be used to unlock places, spaces, and things within a facility. It’s a timely topic, especially with connected access now available across all major mobile device platforms.



Maximizing HVAC Efficiency: The Role of Destratification Fans

Effective management of indoor temperatures while minimizing energy consumption is a constant priority for facility managers across various industries. Temperature stratification presents a significant challenge for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Destratification fans offer a practical solution



Surface Preparation for Facilities Managers

During the construction or renovation of any facility there is one important consideration that affects all parties – the type of covering required. Facilities managers should receive a detailed brief from the building owner before contacting the coating manufacturer for the best advice regarding floor coverings.



Happiness by Design

As facility leaders, you have immense power to improve employee productivity and organizational performance by strategically using the physical environment. The spaces our teams occupy for 40+ hours each week are not neutral. They can profoundly impact wellbeing, engagement, and communication daily.



Prepping K-12 Schools for Multipurpose Use Year-Round

The term K-12 facilities is synonymous with places of learning. However, it’s becoming clear that they can be used for more than classroom instruction. From updating the HVAC systems to retrofitting existing systems, it’s paramount that school facilities take steps to ensure they are providing clean air to breathe.


Air Quality

Breathing Easier: Air Filtration Innovation Improves Air Quality

A surge in the frequency and duration of wildfires around the globe has become increasingly problematic. One of the most concerning issues is the widespread smoke that they produce. A new filtration technology removes smoke by actively attracting and capturing the smoke particles from the indoor air.



Unique Radiant Snow and Ice Melting Applications

If you’ve been in the radiant world for a while you’re no doubt familiar with the standard snow and ice melting systems for commercial applications. This article features unique applications where engineers took snow and ice melting to a new level, providing the safety and convenience of the application in a new way.


Access Control

Make It Automatic: Access Control Within Healthcare

For many facilities, access control is focused on points of entry into a building. However, in healthcare settings, it is often necessary to safeguard sensitive materials like patient records, medical supplies and pharmaceuticals or to control and monitor admittance into a wide range of areas.


Water Heater

Winter Water Heater Maintenance Prevents Breakdown

Water heater use tends to increase during the colder months, increasing stress and wear and tear on equipment. During the winter season, it’s especially important that facilities managers are prepared for the risks of equipment failure and take the proper steps to mitigate the risk in advance.


EV Charging

Strategic Planning for Commercial EV Charging: 5-Year Roadmap

Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining popularity, with more models becoming available and improved technology increasing range; there are now over 160,00 public EV charging ports in the U.S. Adoption is accelerating rapidly, and there are many reasons to start working toward the EV charging transition at your facility.