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The problems of scale

February 28, 2018


Facility managers (FM) in charge of maintaining chillers, boilers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, compressors or condensers know it’s not a matter of if they’ll have to deal with scale buildup, but when. Scale is the buildup of minerals (calcium, iron, …

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It’s time for a facility condition assessment

January 24, 2018


This is part one in a series on preventative maintenance.   Although you can never totally prevent all emergency repairs, a preventative maintenance program is a good way to head off most danger. The first step is to run a …

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ASHE Commissioning: Creating Efficiencies in Facility Management

July 3, 2013


In a recent blog post, we urged facility managers to demonstrate value and efficiencies to their customers by taking advantage of the latest Benchmarking Health Care Facility Management Report. Commissioning is another approach that enables facility managers to bring more …

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Why Your Health Facility MUST Improve Its Cleaning Practices

June 21, 2013


Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are the bane of any facility manager’s existence, and for good reason: Roughly one out of every 20 patients who are already being hospitalized for a medical condition will contract another illness due to contact with one, …

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Manage Your Healthcare Facility Like a Pro

November 1, 2012


Being a successful healthcare facility manager requires more than just an abundance of leadership skills. Successful healthcare facility managers are responsible for a plethora of duties that help facilitate the success of a healthcare facility. These responsibilities, which include plant …

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