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Strengthen Safety and Safety Programs in Facilities

March 1, 2013


Safety is a top priority when it comes to facilities, healthcare and otherwise. Employees in a facility should feel safe at all times and, in order to cultivate a communal sense of security, a facility should implement safety training, programs …

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Successful Facilities Management Succession Planning

February 14, 2013


A growing trend in facilities management is the need for succession planning.  As a vast majority of Baby Boomers retire and the availability of a trained labor force tightens, successful succession planning is becoming a key business function to prevent …

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Master a Mentoring Program

February 8, 2013


Mentoring is an important aspect of facility management. For many years, it has proven to be an effective program that can help facilitate learning and a sense of community among a facility’s employees. In order to master a mentoring program, …

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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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The Pros of Building Information Modeling

January 25, 2013


In today’s age, utilizing digital tools can be beneficial for facilities and facility managers. Building Information Modeling (BIM) for example, provides an opportunity to enhance facility management and operations. BIM is a process that develops a three-dimensional representational documentation of …

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Maintain a Successful Intergenerational Team

January 18, 2013


Every facility employs people of multiple generations; from the “Silents” to the “Baby Boomers” to Generations “X” and “Y.” Each generation has similar values, from the importance of trust and respect to the desire to make a change in the …

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Keep Safety First With NFPA 101 Modifications

January 10, 2013


The National Fire Protection Agency 101, or the Life Safety Code, has evolved over the years to best protect healthcare facility patients. The changes made to the Life Safety Code, especially those made over the last 12 years, have helped …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities

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Properly Prepare for a Hospital Electrical Shutdown

January 3, 2013


Power outages and electrical system shutdowns can happen at any time. It is important for healthcare facilities to properly prepare for an electrical shutdown through testing and risk assessments. By taking the appropriate measures to prepare, a healthcare facility can …

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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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