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Management

4 Trends That Will Change the Future of Facilities Management

Digital transformation in commercial buildings is enabling people, processes, and technology to work together. This is transforming facilities management from an asset or plant-centered activity to one which focuses on end-user experiences and outcomes. Leading facilities management service providers are taking advantage of modern trends and making millions from the services that they provide.

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Cold Storage

Reinventing Fire Detection in Food Facility Cold Storage

The demand for increased refrigerated warehousing has been growing for several years, resulting in the development of new or expanded cold storage warehousing technology and structural improvements. The need for efficient, state-of-the-art cold storage development is driving warehouse refrigeration technology and logistics optimization.

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Budget

4 Tips for Using Your Facility Maintenance Budget Wisely

For facility managers, deciding which practices and services are worth the cost can be a complex question. Just 20 years ago, most FMs had clear ideas of how to budget to maintain each asset. Now, with different solutions like air purification systems and disinfection options coming to the forefront, it’s harder to keep up.

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IoT

Cutting Costs and Maximizing Efficiency with IoT

Today’s remote world has turned dreams of true smart home automation into a reality. With the onset of COVID-19, everyday homes and buildings took on new roles – from workplaces and schools to the doctor’s office and gym. As restrictions lift, some workers will return to their office buildings, while others will remain at home. The common denominator between both is the importance of connectivity and technology to support a number of applications.

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Gas Detection

Wireless Gas Detection Enhances Safety & Eases Installation

For contractors, building owners, and real estate management firms looking to enhance safety while easing installation and maintenance in a wide range of new and retrofit facilities, advanced wireless gas detection systems are increasingly the “go to solution” for monitoring toxic gases in associated parking structures and shipping and loading bays.

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Liquid Chiller

Selecting a Packaged Standalone Liquid Chiller

When considering a liquid chiller system, precision and accuracy are critical for the temperature control of the application. Innovative cooling equipment is essential to regulate temperatures to ensure effective control. Find out how to select the best liquid chiller system for a given application by following the very important steps laid out here.

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Climate

Dealing with a Game-Changer

The Portland streetcar system is roughly twenty years old, relatively new by public transportations standards in the United States. It was built when planners and government officials had a solid idea of what to expect regarding the city’s climate. Typically, temperatures in Portland can drop into the 40’s (F) in the winter and go up into the high 70’s in the summer. But the summer of 2021 has turned everything upside down.

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Smart Building

Smart Building Technology: Shaping 2021

More than half of organizations plan to increase their investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and smart building technology in 2021. Interestingly enough, these business plans are comparable with investment trends that came after the 2010 recession, now likely a result of preparation for the post-pandemic world.

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Parking Lots

4 Parking Lot Maintenance Mistakes Made by Facility Managers

Revitalizing the appearance and strength of a parking lot is a top priority for many facility managers this year. After a tumultuous 2020, many are beginning to think about how they can get back into a regular maintenance routine. After all, sealcoating and repairing a parking lot not only beautifies your property, but also keeps patrons safe as they enter and exit a business.

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Smoke Detection

Aspirating Smoke Detection Enhances Safety & More

For hotels and resorts, complying with fire safety codes such as NFPA 72 requires annual smoke detection inspection and testing. This can be costly and time consuming with traditional spot smoke detectors located in hard-to-access, high ceiling locations given that testing involves introducing canned smoke into the chamber of each unit.

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