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Facility Maintenance Decisions
Primary Factors in Successful Paints and Coatings Specification

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Paint Coverage Depends on Nature of Substrate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Condition and Preparation of Substrate Enhances Paint or Coating

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Test Paint or Coating to Ensure Finished Job Features Proper Look

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SIDEBAR: Before and After Paints and Coatings Considerations

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Roof Coatings: Planning Projects that Perform

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Roof Coatings Provide Cost-Effective Option to Complete Re-Roof Job

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Roof Assessment can Help Determine if Coatings can Deliver Results

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In-House or Outsourcing Roof Coatings Projects Among Managers' Decisions

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Concrete Coatings: Repairing and Preparing for Success

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Matching Concrete Coatings with Traffic Patterns and Weather Conditions

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Waterproofing Among Important Concrete Coating Application Considerations

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Post-Application Maintenance Plan for Concrete Coatings

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SIDEBAR: Coatings Checklist — Application Considerations

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PRODUCTS: Paints & Coatings

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Sidebar: Take Clean, Kill, Coat Approach to Mold and Mildew

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Trends and Tactics for Successful Paints and Coatings Applications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Urethane- and Epoxy-Based Products are Effective Concrete Coatings

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Differences Between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mobile CMMS Delivers Benefits for Facility Maintenance Managers on the Move

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Software, Hardware Options Expand Mobile CMMS Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Moving to Mobile CMMS can Present Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going Mobile With CMMS Offers Many Benefits

Building Operating Management
Facility Departments Must Cope with Baby Boomer Retirements

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Retaining Institutional Knowledge, Recruiting New Workers

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Methods of Training New Facility Workers

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Adjusting to Younger Workforce

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Survey: Leading Concerns of Facility Managers

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Video: Best Practices Discussed by 2015 FMXcellence Award Winners

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Honoree: Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
Project: A Vision of Energy Excellence

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Honoree: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Project: Excellence in Lean Staffing

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Honoree: University of Arizona
Project: Excellence in Succession Planning

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Honoree: adidas Group
Project: Excellence in Earmarked Budgeting

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2015 FMXcellence Awards Honor FMs Who Tackled Energy, Staffing Challenges with Proactive Planning, Analysis

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Financing Risk Appetite, Technology Choices Also Key in Picking Energy-Efficiency Financing

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The Focus on Sustainable Electricity Through PEER

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Consider Tax Appetite in Picking Best Financing for Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints Applications: Recipe for Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Considerations for Painting Products

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Completing the Painting Project Puzzle

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Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications

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Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

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VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

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Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

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University of Richmond Makes Smooth Adjustment to Mobile CMMS

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Security Concerns Loom Large in University's Conversion to Mobile CMMS

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Technicians Play Important Role in CMMS Testing

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University Maximizes Benefits of Mobile CMMS

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Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

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Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

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Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

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Less Obvious Systems To Consider in Pursuing Water Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Mobile Issues Important in Software Specification

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CMMS: College Facilities Moving to Mobile

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CMMS: Laying Groundwork for New Systems

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Strategies for Preventing Roof Coating Problems

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Roof Coatings: Environmental Conditions Can Create Havoc

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Be Aware of Specification, Application Errors

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Roof Coatings: Spotlight RCMA

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The Case for Keeping Chemical Application In-House

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Successful Paint Applications

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BIM: A Better View of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cleaning Programs: How to Minimize Chemical Exposure

Building Operating Management
Building Automation Mobile Apps

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Introduction to Mobile Apps for FMs

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Emergency Preparedness Mobile Apps

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Energy Efficiency Mobile Apps

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Facilities Management Mobile Apps

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Green Mobile Apps

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Grounds Management Mobile Apps

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Paints & Coatings Mobile Apps

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Plumbing & Restrooms Mobile Apps

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Security Mobile Apps

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New Appliance Standards Could Slash Energy Use

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Greening Existing School Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Q&A: A Manager’s Perspective on Swine Flu

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Many Ways Educational Facilities Can Tap Into Stimulus Money

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Managers Can Specify a Range of Hand-Held Drain Cleaners

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Study: Clean Schools Promote Academic Success

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Greening Education: APPA Releases Two Publications on Environmental Sustainability

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Making Wireless Work

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APPA Announces Credentialing Program for Educational Facility Managers

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ASHRAE, APPA Cooperate to Promote Green Educational Facilities

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Brushing Up: A Primer on Paints

Facility Maintenance Decisions
‘Green’ Paints Come of Age

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Today’s Painting Arsenal

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A Closer Look at Paint-Spray Technology

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Going with the Flow: Maintenance ensures pump performance

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Painting Projects That Last

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Ground-level Strategies For Pesticide Application

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Chemical Application: Outsourced or In-house?

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Roofing Gains Come at Steady Pace

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting for Productivity