Protecting Against USB Cyber Threats

January 18, 2022


With more companies allowing work from home because of the continuing pandemic, employees have grown increasingly reliant on transportable USB drives. According to the 2021 Honeywell Industrial USB Threat Report, cyber threats specifically designed to attack removable media nearly doubled …

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Hospital Design Post-COVID-19

January 11, 2022


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols and contagion control have become standard for new hospital projects and renovations, according to Building Design + Construction. In addition, the pandemic has emphasized the need for healthcare facilities to have …

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Achieving Indoor Air Hygiene

January 4, 2022


With the ongoing pandemic, there has been an increased focus on achieving indoor air hygiene, especially in high occupancy buildings. Facility managers should aim for the highest air quality standards, with priorities given to human health and productivity as opposed …

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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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Cloud Surveillance for Healthcare Facilities

October 26, 2021


The healthcare industry is increasingly turning to the cloud for security measures in safeguarding facilities. In particular, IT departments and the healthcare C-suite are opting for VSaaS (video surveillance as a service) for monitoring operations, patients and property. As a …

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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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Post-pandemic Building Design Trends

September 28, 2021


The impact of COVID-19 and its variants have prompted several notable design trends in commercial and healthcare building facilities related to social distancing, touchless tech and enhanced HVAC systems. However, this isn’t the first time in history that disease has …

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Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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Happy National Disability Independence Day!

July 26, 2021


Today is National Disability Independence Day, which honors the anniversary of the passing of the ADA act by Congress on July 26, 1990. The act is the first comprehensive law in the US that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities …

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Reconfigurable Workspaces

June 8, 2021


In our last blog, we explored how employers should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid work environment. We also touched on how companies might approach striking a balance between employees’ desire for more flexible work schedules while retaining …

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