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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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Reviving A Building The Right Way

September 26, 2012


The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (CHNO) recently found themselves facing a problem. They needed to relocate several of their physicians groups outside of the hospital, but to a location that would still be nearby the main hospital structure in …

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Four Steps To A Successful Joint Commission Survey

April 4, 2012


Successfully completing your site’s Joint Commission survey should be one of the goals topping any facility manager’s priority list. Certification is more than just a stamp of approval; it’s an indicator of your building’s overall safety and quality. Accreditation status …

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