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Better design means fewer falls

September 20, 2017


According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury or death among people 65 and older. According to the American Geriatric Society, most falls for this population occur in hospitals and nursing homes, …

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Augmented reality set to take BIM into the real world

June 21, 2017


Maintaining your electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems can be a real challenge, especially when many of these systems’ components are hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors or underground. Facility Managers often have to make do with 2D blueprints, which are difficult …

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New approaches to controlling infections

May 17, 2017


Drug resistant bacteria are a consistent concern in hospitals and healthcare facilities. No matter how well your cleaning crew cleans, there are still going to be bacteria and spores left behind. Studies show that less than half of surfaces are …

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How to harness the IoT to clean your facility

May 10, 2017


Facility managers are constantly on the lookout for ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) can help them improve services and reduce costs. You may have already looked into improving your HVAC, security, and lighting use. Why not harness …

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Service at the touch of a button

April 26, 2017


Facility services provider ISS Sweden recently won an award for an innovative and incredibly simple concept. The company installed a button called “Presto” on their coffeemakers. If a coffee machine needs service, the customer can simply press this button to …

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Fitwel, the new GSA program

March 22, 2017


We have already discussed the WELL building standard, which aims to improve the physical health, mental health, and productivity of employees by encouraging healthy lifestyles and reducing occupant exposure to harmful pollutants. This month, we will discuss the General Services …

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Now’s the time to inspect your roof

October 6, 2016


This summer was one of the hottest on record, and thanks to heat that baked the southwest and storms that ravaged the east many facility roofs in this country took a beating. Now that temperatures are cooling down, this is a …

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Mold Prevention and Removal

March 24, 2016


There has been a lot of controversy (and litigation) surrounding mold over the years. Scientists, doctors, and lawyers have been arguing about the possible health risks involved due to exposure to mold, with engineers, architects, and facilities managers often caught …

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The Real Value of Preventative Maintenance

The Real Value of Preventative Maintenance

March 23, 2015


You may recall our recent blog post about how important it is for facilities managers to stay ahead of OSHA at their healthcare facilities by investing time and effort into preventing slips and falls and stopping the spread of drug-resistant …

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