FM Articles

Guide

A Guide to Selecting the Right CMMS

As the size of your company grows, adding additional employees and the expense of investing in assets and equipment to keep your company operating is now more challenging. Along with the growth of your company and organization come additional responsibilities of managing all of your assets, resources and keeping everything running at peak performance.

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Flooring

What I Learned About Industrial Flooring

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, “slips and falls . . . represent the primary cause of lost days from work.” And the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that in 2019, there were 6,640 workplace injuries from falls due to tripping on uneven surfaces. The quality of what’s under workers’ feet has a direct impact on safety. With that in mind, here’s what I learned about undertaking a flooring project with my previous employer during holiday downtime.

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Management

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

Fire Detection in 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

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

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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