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Raising Leaders In Your Facility

June 20, 2022


“There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them” – John C. Maxwell As a Facility Manager, you can’t be everywhere 24/7, but you can …

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Parking Lot Safety Tips

June 13, 2022


The responsibility of creating a safe parking lot environment should be taken on by drivers, pedestrians, and employees. It is up to all of us to stay prepared for hazardous situations and have a plan to minimize risk of injury. …

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Clinical Engineering Helps Reduce Costs

May 23, 2022


Clinical engineering equipment is often one of the most expensive things for a healthcare facility to maintain. The consequences of machine failure can range from inefficiency to a compromised patient, so it’s important to make sure every machine is working …

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Workplace Inspection Tips

April 15, 2022


Building and workplace inspections are a key factor in protecting your team members and community from injuries, incidents, and illnesses. When you examine an area, you can better identify hazards and recommend corrective actions. However, many people don’t really know …

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Reducing Construction Time with Prefabrication

December 21, 2021


The use of prefabricated materials can lead to key successes and outcomes in quality, safety, and cost in building construction projects. Prefabrication involves the manufacture and assembly of building components that can be transported to a construction site for quick …

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LEED Certification and Resilience Planning

December 14, 2021


The severe Winter Storm Uri in Texas in February 2021 caused both devastating loss of life as well as a financial fallout to the state of up to $130 billion, as estimated by the Federal Bank of Dallas. The power …

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LED Lighting and Building Codes

December 7, 2021


Facilities management is focused on increasing sustainability and decreasing energy usage not only to help the environment but also to save your company money. With progressively stricter commercial building energy usage codes like the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1, however, reducing …

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Attracting Employees During a Labor Shortage

November 9, 2021


With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many factors are contributing to the current labor shortage, including an aging, retiring workforce, smaller organizational budgets for continued education/training, lack of trade skill training options, supply chain disruptions, and increased options for employees to …

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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Best Practices for Business Facilities

October 5, 2021


With the COVID-19 pandemic causing more people to stay inside, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue that has taken on a greater significance in the public consciousness. Besides concerns about viruses and other airborne pathogens, the Environmental Protection Agency …

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Retrofitting Existing Facilities for Energy Efficiency

September 21, 2021


Rather than building or leasing a new facility, retrofitting an existing building can often be more cost-effective in terms of energy efficiency for businesses. Energy efficiency can lower business operating costs, while also improving businesses’ brand image by being more …

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