FM Articles


Integrating Advanced BIM Technologies in Facility Management

The significance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in architecture and construction industries cannot be overstated; it represents a transformative approach to designing, constructing, and managing the site. Its full potential is realized when it weaves its digital threads into the fabric of facility management.


Air Cleaning

Effective Air Cleaning Technologies and Methods

A significant result of the recent pandemic is a heightened awareness of the need for better control of IAQ to include the mitigation of pathogens, gas phase pollutants and particulates from the supply air stream. There are many technologies available in the marketplace so facility managers have choices.


Stair Tread

The True Cost of Stair Tread Safety

Although simple in concept, the application and maintenance of safety stair tread striping is particularly challenging in outdoor or high-use settings. New 100% epoxy-based material containing embedded nonskid aggregate are now available that promise to last much longer, requiring minimal reapplication.



Maximizing ROI: Transforming Healthcare Infrastructure

In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, the imperative to maximize ROI while ensuring sustainability and operational efficiency has never been more pronounced. And so, facility managers confront a formidable challenge: how to effectively demonstrate the tangible benefits of infrastructure upgrades.


Building Materials

Building Materials Matter: Strategies for Improved IAQ

IAQ has recently become a pressing priority as studies indicate that it can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. This stark statistic makes it very clear that for facility managers understanding and improving IAQ is vital for ensuring the health, comfort, and productivity of building occupants.


Warehouse Safety

10 Easy Tips To Increase Warehouse Safety

Insufficient safety measures in warehouse and distribution centers can have severe repercussions, including injuries, downtime, product losses, property damages, and potential legal actions. Of particular concern are accidents involving collisions between forklifts or other vehicles and employees or visitors.



Extraordinary Insights Mined Through Data

Today, institutional facilities professionals as well as industry OEMs use sophisticated equipment to track and report data. This data can be collected while measuring and testing raw materials, in-process components, and finished products, whether on the manufacturing plant floor, onsite, or in the field.


Smart Pool

Automate Your Swim: Smart Pool Solutions for Convenience

Technology integration for operational efficiency is paramount in facilities management. Smart pool technology stands at the forefront of this evolution, offering a myriad of benefits. Let’s dive into the world of smart pool solutions, emphasizing their significance in contemporary facilities management.



PVC Versus Cast Iron Piping

If you’re building a commercial structure, there are several different types of plumbing pipes to choose from. The most common of these are PVC and cast iron. While these are the most common materials used in the commercial plumbing industry, it’s important to know which one is right for you.


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.