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The Facility Assessment: An Essential Planning Tool

March 8, 2012


How well do you know your facility? Administrators and/or board members may need the details of your infrastructure facility conditions, ranked by priority and severity in the case of system failure, at a moment’s notice. Prepare yourself to address concerns …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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The Advantages of Advancement: CAFM

February 29, 2012


Computer-aided facility management (CAFM) programs have altered the facility management landscape in both helpful and profound ways. CAFMs carry with them the advantages of: Increased efficiency Operational & strategic facility management support Space usage tracking Space occupancy identification Space scenario planning …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Establishing Ownership of Your Construction Project

February 23, 2012


Construction projects require an incredible amount of resources. Money, labor, design, equipment and other costs must factor into the overall project budget and certification timeline. Selecting construction leaders carefully and correctly will help ensure that your project stays on task, …

Categorized: Buildings

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Avoid Common Joint Commission Deficiencies

February 15, 2012


Health care facilities have a lot to manage. In addition to the daily patient flow and physician schedule and operations management, numerous facility regulatory standards must be met on a daily basis. It’s a lot to keep track of, so …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Commissioning To Ensure Hospitals Get What They’ve Paid For

February 1, 2012


In health care, doctors, patients, supporters and the media assume for expectations to match reality. Design-wise, new health care facilities and hospitals fall into the upper echelon of cost and sophistication. Fundraisers and grant advocates work diligently to guarantee funding …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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In 2012, The NFPA Gives Safety A Facelift

January 25, 2012


“Better safe than sorry,” should be the motto of every facility manager or safety officer. Safety regulations shift every year, bringing more relevant, efficient and useful practices and facility standards to the industry. Although it may prove difficult to spot …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Ready, Set, Comply!

January 19, 2012


Compliance is one of the most important issues affecting modern facilities. Commissions create these standards to protect the health of your facility and the safety of your employees and customers. Regardless of your place of business, you must proactively and …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Learn The Truths About Healthcare Code Enforcement

January 16, 2012


Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction when it comes to the codes and standards that govern facility management protocol. Serious consequences face healthcare agencies when compliance standards are neglected. Among other repercussions, a healthcare organization’s non-compliance may provoke governing agencies …

Categorized: Business & Industrial

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Prepare Your Health Care Facility To Mop Up Water Loss Issues

December 21, 2011


Utilities can become a big cost when any facility is managed inefficiently. Wasted power, poorly maintained technology and incomplete prevention strategies all contribute to lost profits and higher monthly utility bills. In the everything-critical healthcare industry with constantly shrinking budgets …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Home for the Holidays!

December 7, 2011


Even if you’ve successfully and safely made your office festive for the season, most people won’t leave their holiday spirit in their cubicle. Decorating safely at home is just as important as decorating safely at the office. Whether you live in …

Categorized: Buildings