Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

Protect Your Workers From the Heat With the OSHA App

July 17, 2014


With a record-breaking winter in America still a lingering memory, it’s hard to imagine facilities managers and their employees who work outdoors aren’t more than a little thankful to be sweating in warmer weather. Just because summer weather has arrived, …

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Measuring Facility Water Costs Never Stops

Measuring Facility Water Costs Never Stops

May 29, 2014


The old adage, you can’t manage what you can’t measure, has never been more important for the facilities manager than how it applies very directly today to water usage in their buildings. Considering the price of water in America doubled …

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FMs: Are You Managing Life Safety Codes?

FMs: Are You Managing Life Safety Codes?

February 24, 2014


Despite a lengthy delay in final approvals of the 2012 National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Life Safety Code, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued categorical waivers last fall that allow hospitals to take advantage specific newer provisions, …

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Control Bird Activity for the Health of Your Facility

June 17, 2013


To most people, birds are a welcome sign of nature, beauty and tranquility. To facility managers, however, there are few things more troublesome than controlling the potentially costly damage birds can do to their buildings. As lovely as most of …

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Who’s Going Up Next in Your Hospital Elevator?

April 26, 2013


Have you ever spent more than five minutes impatiently waiting for a hospital elevator to transport you upward to a loved one on another floor? The door light flashes on, the door opens, and you get excited, until you see …

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Proficiently Planning for Technology

February 1, 2013


Technology is an important aspect of a facility, especially when it comes to facility management, record retention, communication and efficiency. Planning for technology, however, can sometimes seem like a struggle. Construction project managers may approach technology planning apprehensively while the …

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New NFPA Changes For the New Year

December 27, 2012


The New Year is just around the corner and, with a new year, new changes to existing facility codes may take place. As 2012 comes to an end, it is important for facility managers to remain up-to-date on the latest …

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Overcome Obstacles to the Commissioning Process

December 21, 2012


Commissioning is an integral component of a construction project. The commissioning process is the process of assuring that all systems and components of a building or industrial plant are design, installed, tested, operated and maintained according to the operational requirements …

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Create a Quality ICRA Plan

November 29, 2012


It is important for facilities to maintain a healthy environment during a construction project.  Therefore, Infection Control Risk Assessments, or ICRAs, are a necessary part of any construction project. These assessments, which were traditionally designed for projects occurring inside a …

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