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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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Four Tips to an Effective Project

November 21, 2012


Facility projects are a large undertaking. They require a detailed plan, a skilled staff and a knowledgeable project manager. To ensure that your next project is a success, remember and implement these four straightforward tips. Visualize the bigger picture. Like …

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Prepare Your Property For a Fire Emergency

November 13, 2012


Fires can happen anywhere at anytime; from forests to houses to the facilities you manage. Avoid spending millions of dollars in damage repairs by following these five life-and-facility-saving tips.   Plan it out. Establish a facility-wide plan for fire emergencies. …

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The Roadmap to Improving Your Facility’s Bottom Line

October 4, 2012


Optimizing building efficiency should be a consistent endeavor in the facility management industry. Enhancing the efficiency of a building will prove, not only better for the environment, but also for the end user and your own building management budget. One …

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