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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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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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