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Facilities Management - October 2013

The Facility Management landing page for Building Management Professionals.

Topics related to Facilities Management

ROI, Net Present Value, CFO, Training, Paybacks, Commissioning, Demand Response, PV systems, Cogeneration, Wireless
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In or Out? The Outsourcing Conundrum

  


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Galtronics' Embedded Antenna Solutions Boost Voice and Data Coverage for Small Cell Systems

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Ariens Company Adds Hydro Brush 36 to Power Brush Line

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The 'Softer' Side of Maintenance Management

  


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Managers Discuss Personnel Management Challenges and Successes

  


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ExakTime Introduces AccountLinx Plus

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DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Opens Following $5M Renovation

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FMI Releases A Study On The Effectiveness Of Incentive Compensation

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DayLube Nano-Ceramic Grease Available In A Range Of Sizes

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Legrand Introduces Fully Redesigned Ladder Cable Tray

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A Q&A On The Benefits Of Mats

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Tornado's EB30­: The Mini Sweeper Making Big Waves

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Cambridge Sound Management Introduces the Qt 100 Sound Masking System

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Trigild Adds $50 Million Portfolio Of Retail Properties

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Justify Funding By Showing Risks Of Delay On Facility Projects

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Foster Transformer Winds Replacement Coils for Brakes, Clutches and Magnets

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Reengineered Air Mover Improves Drying Effectiveness

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Hospital's Web-Based Training Program Improves Worker Safety

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Top D.C. Commercial Property Developers, Historic Hotel Boost Sustainability with Water Treatment Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Cherokee County (N.C.) School Districtpart 2: Sustainability: Leon County, Fla.part 3: Renovations & Retrofits: Mississippi State Universitypart 4: Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Healthpart 5: Financial Management: Lee Cty. Port Authority/SW Fla. International Airportpart 6: Financial Management: Stony Brook (N.Y.) Universitypart 7: Personnel Management: University of Michiganpart 8: Personnel Management: University of Pittsburgh Medical Centerpart 9: All 2013 FMD Achievement Award Entries

  


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NSA Releases Game-changing Graphical Logic Analysis Support Software

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PRSM Benchmarking Report Explores Retail Use Of Janitorial Services

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Raytek MI3 Temperature Measurement System Now With Profinet And Ethernet Interfaces

Building Operating Management
Supplier Spotlight

  


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AAMA Releases Document On Recommended Static Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressures

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Limited Brands Names Cintas “Vendor of the Year” for Fire Protection Services

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Cleans 8,000 Square Feet of Carpet per Hour

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Green-Certified Washroom Cleaner

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Features Abound in New Air Dryers

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Megamat RS 180 Vertical Carousel Now Available

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EDT Introduces Type E Solution Bearings That Are Grease-Less, Non-Corrosive And Available Fully Split

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Kimberly-Clark Professional Introduces The Only 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray for Surface Disinfection

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Endress+Hauser Announces E-Direct Online Instrument Store

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Wrangler RIGGS WORKWEAR Builds a Better Construction Pant with CORDURA Canvas Fabric

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Kentec Protects The Mary Rose Museum

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DAP Simplifies Paint Projects With ALEX FLEX Premium Molding & Trim Sealant

Building Operating Management
Facility Condition Index, Other Metrics, Improve Asset Management at National Park Servicepart 2: National Park Service's Asset Priority Index Helps Guide Maintenance, Operationspart 3: Standardized Current Replacement Value Calculations Make Facility Condition Index More Effectivepart 4: Diverse National Park Service Portfolio Complicates Facility And Maintenance Decisions part 5: Prioritization System Helps National Park Service Manage Assets, Maintenance and Operations

  


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State of Tennessee to Drive $50 Million Cost Savings and Service Improvements in Five Years

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CBRE Sees Demand Expanding For Class A CBD Space And Creative Space

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Who's on Your Sustainability Team?

  


Building Operating Management
FM Pulse: Despite Challenges, Job Satisfaction Stays High For Facilities Managerspart 2: Tighter Budgets, Increased Connectivity Lead To Longer Hours For Facility Managerspart 3: FM Pulse: Staff Reductions Affect Not Just Facilities Management, But Also Internal, External Support Systems part 4: Stress Reduction, Morale Boosts Are Areas Of Focus For Facilities Managerspart 5: FM Pulse: Developing Coping Strategies Helps Facilities Managers Handle Stress Of New Demandspart 6: FM Salaries and Job Satisfaction: Survey Resultspart 7: FM Career Opportunities, Concerns: Survey Resultspart 8: 2014 Facility Budget and Staffing Plans: Survey Results

  


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Survey: Supply Chain Analytical Tools to Play a Bigger Role in Corporate Purchasing and Planning

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Three Points Can Help Facility Managers Justify Funding

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Long Range Plan Helps Facility Managers Build Relationship With Finance

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Wayfinding Tool Incorporated Into Facility Design

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VMZINC Launches New App For Android Devices

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Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser Quickly Cuts Through Grease and Grime to Speed ReBuilds and Maintenance Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Big Data: Rethinking Your Dashboard

  


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Real Estate Fundamentals in the Global Multi-Tenant Data Center Sector Continue Their Strong Performance

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Game-Changer Beamforming Microphone Array Takes Another Leap Ahead and Now Features Tabletop and Wall Mode Capabilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Laurie Gilmer Column: Building an Arsenal of Troubleshooting Technologypart 2: Data Loggers, Temperature Guns Make Building Troubleshooting Easierpart 3: Data Loggers, Temperature Guns Often Find Easy Fixes

  


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Axis International Realty Continues To Dominate National And International Real Estate Market

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Tips On Cleaning Up Office Accidents

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Brady Releases BBP 85 Demonstration Videos For Wide Range Of Applications

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Data-Basics Chooses XCharge To Deliver Integrated Web-Based Credit Card Transaction Processing To SAMPro Enterprise Users

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Survey of Parking Pros: Technology is Transforming the Parking Industry

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Advisory: Developing A Planned Commercial Carpet Maintenance Program

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New ITW Professional Brands Food Service Wiper Enhances Restaurant Sanitation

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New Version 2.3 of Sustainability Dashboard Announced

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Pacific Floorcare Selects Trojan Deep-Cycle Batteries and HydroLink Watering System to Power Floor Scrubber Equipment

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Walter Surface Technologies Announces Improvements To Finishing Discs

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New JLG Mobile Analyzer Provides Remote Access For Technicians

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Powr-Flite Takes the Pain Out of Backpack Cleaning

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Tecta America Zero Company Earns ABC STEP Diamond Award

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AFFLINK Emphasizes Workloading to Help Address Today's Professional Cleaning Needs

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Southwest Microwave announces perimeter defense seminars

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Facility Managers Can Help Win Funding By Building Relationships With Top Management

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Rain Bird Enhances RWS Root Watering Series For Greater Effectiveness And Easier Installation

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Tornado SWB 26/8 Walk-Behind Battery Sweeper

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Hygienic Cleaning Power at an Affordable Price

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Tips on the Safe Handling of Cleaning Chemicals

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Chicago-Based Innovative Floral Company is Transforming the Luxury Hospitality Floral Market

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Viracon Launches New Corporate Website

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What Cleaning Pros Should Know About Combustible Dust Explosions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Low-Hanging Fruit: Energy Savings Made Easypart 2: HVAC Systems, Electric Motors Consume Large Amounts of Energypart 3: Identifying and Repairing Leaks Solves Major Problems

  


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Onset Announces Enhancements To Web-Based Monitoring Software

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Why Maintenance Solutions is Changing to Facility Maintenance Decisions

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Patience — and Savings — Are a Virtue

  


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Merkrete Offers A New Patching Compound Solution For Surface Preparation

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Communications Strategies for FM Success

Building Operating Management
HEI's Bob Holesko, Other FMXcellence Winners Share How They Made A Big Impact On A Large Portfoliopart 2: At BAE Systems, Sustainability Program Grew From Single Chiller Projectpart 3: New York City Department Of Education's SchoolStat Program Helps Show Value Of FMpart 4: Georgia Tech's Culture Of Sustainability Helps Attract Studentspart 5: Sustainability Is Cornerstone Of Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Culture, Researchpart 6: TD Bank Spreads Sustainability Across Multi-National Portfoliopart 7: Video: Communications Strategies for FM Successpart 8: Video: How to Engage Occupants in Sustainability Strategies

  


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New Touch-Free Door Activation Plate from BEA

Building Operating Management
Preparing Fenway Park For Game Daypart 2: Behind-The-Scenes Sustainability Efforts At Fenway Parkpart 3: Balancing Sustainability With Sentiment, Historical Valuepart 4: Maintaining The Sanitary Sewer System At Fenway Parkpart 5: Facility Management Surprises at Fenway Park

  


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Georgia State Properties Commission Selects Cassidy Turley to Provide Full Suite of Corporate Services

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Diversey Certifies Building Service Contractors for Completing Day Cleaning Program

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Strategic Perspective Guides Healthcare Facility Investment Decisions

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HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Launches 2013 Full-Line Catalog

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Enlighted Inc. Raises $20 Million in Series C Financing and Hits Another Major Milestone: 10 Million Square Feet Under Management

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Thomas & Betts Publishes Safety Technology Catalog, Last in Series of Four

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Clear-VU EZ Connect Filter Distinctive Clear Replaceable Filter

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Convenient Kits Save Time Finishing Wiremold Raceway Installation

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Brady Launches "Edit This Sign" Function For Custom Sign Orders

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Norix Group Introduces Protégé Next-Gen Steel Dorm Beds

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Miami Tower Completes First "Above Ground" Sky Lobby Modernization

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Schneider Electric Announces Virtual Main Arc Flash Mitigation System

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WD-40 Company Helps Pros 'Get The Job Done Right' With New Site

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Bird-B-Gone, Inc. introduces Super Talon Ultra Net Launcher

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Powr-Flite Introduces Innovative New Backpack Vacuum Cleaner

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Profession's Progress: The Role of Certification

  


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Tips on How to Dispose of Carpet Cleaning Wastewater

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey Becomes First City to Use Sustainability Dashboard Tools

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A Storm That Helps You Clean Up

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As Occupancy Rates Rise, Hospitality Employees Face Increased Stress with Help of Chaplains

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FacilityDude and MSL Healthcare Consulting Announce Strategic Partnership

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PRSM Association Releases 4th Edition of Best Practices Book for Retail FMs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Spread Message of Needed Maintenance Productspart 2: Shop Bulletin Board Interesting Place to Plant Seeds of Supportpart 3: Making Change Happen not Always Easy

  


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Pest Control Industry Leader Xcluder Introduces Rodent-Proof Door Sweeps

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New BETEX VibChecker Vibration Monitor Meter From QBC Is Perfect for Quick Vibration Surveys

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Data Center Maintenance Challenges

  


Building Operating Management
Uncertain Business Climate Makes Strategic Facility Planning More Important Than Everpart 2: Key Concepts Of Facility Strategic Planning For Facility Managerspart 3: Strategic Facility Planning Success Hinges On Taking It Seriouslypart 4: Avoiding Facility Strategic Planning Pitfalls: Timeframes, Goal Setting And Outcome Measurementpart 5: To Avoid Problems With Strategic Facility Management Plans, Focus On Involvement, Clarity, Staff Performance, And Ongoing Review

  


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Sika Sarnafil Secures FM Approval For Vegetated Roofing System

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Jump Technologies Inc. (JumpTech) Launches Enhanced JumpTrack Proof of Delivery (POD) Solution

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GIS: A Persuasive Tool for More Profitable Real Estate Transactions

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Walker & Dunlop Provides $415M in Financing for Healthcare Properties in 2012

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Challenges Face Healthcare Facilities Located Off Hospital Campus

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Tips for Wearing a Backpack Vacuum Cleaner Properly

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New Powr-Flite Comfort Pro Backpacks Win the Gold

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SECO-LARM has introduced the new ENFORCER Long-Range Barrier Sensors

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SESAC & ReachPeople, Inc. Announce Unique Marketing Program to Benefit SESAC Licensees

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Commercial Cleaning Adds Value, Cuts Costs, Builds Morale, Lengthens Materials' Lifespans

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Work From Home Debate Elevates Importance of Overall Workplace Strategy

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Join the Refill Rebellion

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell column: Can We Talk? Changing Organizations and the Need for Clear Communications

  


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CBRE Group, Inc. Captures Top Honors In Fortune And Lipsey Surveys

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Graybar Opens Three New Locations

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FieldAware Launches Revolutionary Blog

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Have We Taken Water Conservation Measures too Far?part 2: Water Use Changes While Distribution Systems Do Notpart 3: Tips for Managing Water Systems in Existing Buildings

  


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Ideal Shield Column Wrap – Thicker and easier to install column protection

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Huntsman Publishes White Paper Addressing Wind Uplift and Spray Polyurethane Foam

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CBRE Leads Global Investment Sales Activity In 2012

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Deb GrittyFOAM Named New Product of the Year by Swish Maintenance Limited

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Scaffolding Safety: Tips, Tricks, and Things to Consider

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Money Insights: Strategies You Can Take to the Bank

  


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Check In with Cintas and Anthony Melchiorri's Hotel Best Practices

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Combustible Gas Detector Provides Rapid 3-Second Response To Dangerous Leaks

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ABM Parking Services Announces New Technology Solutions

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Proper Hand Washing, Drying Helps Combat Spread Of New Norovirus Strain

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How Many Coats Of Finish Should Be Applied To A Floor?

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New Techspray IPA Wipe Containers Automatically Close and Seal to Prevent Dry-Out

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Crown Mats Walk-N-Clean

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Procurement: Lowest Price Doesn't Always Mean Lowest Costpart 2: Partnering With Suppliers Produces Many Benefits

  


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Portable Carpet Spotter From Tornado

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Bird-B-Gone Inc., Leading Manufacturer Of Effective, Humane Bird Deterrents, Announces Sonic Shield

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All Together Now: Combining Grounds, Maintenance Staffs Improve Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Understanding Key Management Systemspart 2: Important Features Of Key Management Systems

  


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Swish Maintenance Acquires S.K. Sanitary Specialties Mfg. Limited

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Transwestern Investment Management Acquires Houston Medical Plaza On Behalf Of Diversified International Partners

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Kaivac Expands Online Savings Guides to Company Web Site

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Ten Terms Everyone Should Know About Mats

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EDT Corp Raises the Sanitation Bar with KleanCap™ Screws

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BOMA International Passes New Policy Positions on Energy Benchmarking and Tax Reform

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Webster Bank Announces Expanded Relationship With Fidelity Information Services And New Partnership With Jones Lang LaSalle

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AppFolio, Inc., Signs On Again As An IREM Industry Partner

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips for Building a Better Maintenance Teampart 2: As a Manager, Be Open to Changing Organization's Culture

  


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Transwestern Brokers Sale of 392,500-Square-foot industrial warehouse

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Changes In Health Care Bring Leaner Facility Staffs

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Sky Pro Window Cleaning System Introduces A Smaller, More Affordable Automated Window And Building Washing Solution

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ClearOne Expands Distribution Agreement with VSO Marketing to Include COLLABORATE Video Conferencing Solutions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Customer Service Roundtable: Managers Discuss Savvy Practices

  


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Are You Keeping an Eye On the Future of Maintenance?

  


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Bobcat Asphalt Preservation Tools Expand Loaders Into Eco-Friendly Asphalt Repair

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Norix Group Introduces Citadel Secure Property Storage Box For Correctional Facilities

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Trigild Announces Long-Term Contract With Allegiance Realty Corp. To Manage 16 Class A And B Office Buildings

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Brady launches GHS and Hazard Communication training programs

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Cushman Transforms Line of Titan Burden Carriers

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AEW And M&J Wilkow Provide Joint Venture Equity For Arlington Highlands Shopping Center

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CoreNet Global Advocates Quality of Working Environments

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Crown Mats And Matting Acquired By Desco Capital

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Tork Report Finds Growing Concerns in Business and Consumer Attitudes toward Sustainability and Hygiene

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A Clean Workplace Can Translate Into Fewer Sick Days, Higher Morale & Productivity

Building Operating Management
Supplier Spotlight

  


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SABIC's Vibrant LEXAN THERMOCLICK Sheet on Houston's New BBVA Compass Stadium

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Techspray Introduces AK225 Ban Informational Website

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Why Water Efficiency Should Be A Priority

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Total Fleet Solutions and The Miner Corporation Join Forces

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WegoWise Acquires Melon Power to Expand Services to Commercial Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PPE: Providing Protection, Keeping Workers Safepart 2: Important PPE Issues Associated With Electrical Hazardspart 3: Most PPE Equipment Associated With Grounds Work

  


Building Operating Management
Steps to Reduce Costs, Attract Patrons and Make Parking Facilities More Affordablepart 2: Improving Appearance Of Parking Structures Can Be Competitive Advantagepart 3: Parking Facility's Exterior is Crucial to Attracting Business

  


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AFFLINK's eLev8 Support Hotline Expanded

Facility Maintenance Decisions
State Your Case for the 2013 Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards

  


Building Operating Management
Changing Transportation Needs Make Car Sharing, EV Charging Stations Considerationspart 2: Car Sharing Can Help Save Money On Fleet Maintenance Costspart 3: EV Charging Stations Beginning to Show Up More On Campuspart 4: Electric Utility Vehicles Can Help Meet Transportation, Grounds Needs

  


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Share Experiences With Retrocommissioning

  


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ABM to Acquire Provider of Aviation Facility Management Services

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BOMA International and RICS Collaborate to Advance International Property Measurement Standards

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Making The Decision To Outsource Facility Management

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Stuart Dean Restores Guest Rooms at Historic Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

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Cequent Consumer Products Purchases Harper Brush Works

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Smart Metering, Energy Audits and Your Desktoppart 2: Traditional Audits Have Place in Smart Grid World

  


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Tips on Maintaining Gym Mats

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Study Highlights Outstanding Results of Diversey's Oxivir Tb against Multi-Drug-Resistant Healthcare Pathogens

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Armchem International Continues Expansion With the Acquisition of Handi-Clean Products

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CEO: Hiring Deaf Workers Helped Grow Our Company

Building Operating Management
Women In FM: Why Passion Makes For A Better Building

  


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Focus On Communication With Facility Management Staff When Costs Have To Be Cut

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HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats offer Safe Winter Solution for Disabled Housing

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Transwestern Awarded 128,347-Square-Foot Management And Leasing Assignment At Texas Center For Athletes

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CORT Offers Top Tips for Facility Managers to Attract Tenants

Building Operating Management
With COBie, Acronym Signals New Standards

  


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OSHA Compliance Training Part 2: Top 10 Violations in a Built Environment

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Diversey Introduces TASKI Twister Solution

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Embracing (and Minimizing) a Reactive Maintenance Management Planpart 2: Allow for Travel Time When Responding to a Preventive Maintenance Issuepart 3: Good Organization Skills Important for Successful Reactive Maintenance Program

  


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Kolbe adds Ultra Folding Window Revit and SketchUp models

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Health Care Facilities Face Two Challenges From Competition

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Newly Released Report Highlights Key Workplace Amenity Strategies for Increased Employee Well-Being, Productivity

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ExakTime Introduces Its New Cloud Service

Building Operating Management
Building Operating Management's 2013 Top Products Award

  


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Wilsonart Introduces Two New Designs to Its HD Laminate Collection

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Brady Introduces The New BBP33 Label Printer

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FSR's New DV Wall Plate Interface Allows Analog and Digital Video To Play In the Same Sandbox

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Brady Launches Seven New Label Brands For Easy Performance Identification

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American Medical Response Joins Medtronic Foundation's HeartRescue Project

Building Operating Management
When It Comes To Natural Disasters, A Plan Is Essential

  


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EasyHeat Heating Mats Prevent Homes and Businesses from Being Snowed In

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Walter, 60 Years Of Surface Treatment Technologies

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Newsletter Can Help Facility Managers Reach Key Audiences

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Testing Efficient Lighting and Building Control Solutions at Berkeley Lab: The First FLEXLAB Module Takes Shape

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Madico Window Films Employee Earns Prestigious Certified Energy Manager Credential

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Datalogic Optimizes Safety And Processing Efficiencies At Volkswagen's Warehouse Based In Verona, Italy

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Erlab's Captair Flex Is A Safe, Economical And Flexible Alternative To Traditional Fume Hoods

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Water consumption strategies with Todd Wilkening

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Emerging Business Study Finds Companies' Use of Workplace Chaplains Increasing

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DuPont, Ansell Protect Workers' Hands with New Technology

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Cintas Identifies Seven Ways to Show Appreciation for Cleaning Workers

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Flood Buzz Pro: A Simple Low-Cost Water Leak Alarm Warns of Interior Leaks

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JDog Junk Removal Helps Soldiers Become Entrepreneurs

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eFax Helps Real Estate Professionals Close the Deal

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University’s Planning Yields More Funds For Replacement

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Industrial Property Management Experts' Innovative Solutions Attract Investors While Lowering Costs

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Effective Work-Order Schedule Pays Dividends

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For Cleaning Contractors: Understanding Insurance Terminology

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Time Warner Cable Grows By 25 Percent In Lease Expansion And Renewal At Cerritos Towne Center

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Nonresidential Construction Index Drops Five Points

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Clean Schools from Cintas: As Easy as 1-2-3

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Kee Safety Introduces Two New Easi-Dec Ladder Safety Accessories to Help Ensure OSHA and CSA Compliance for Existing Ladders

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Transwestern Secures Twenty-Year Lease For Century Plaza Theater In Pittsburg, California