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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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FAA Releases Commercial Drone Standards

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Eyes in the Sky: Drone Use at Facilities Grows

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Roof Assessments: The Repair, Recover and Replace Dilemma

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Roof Inspection, Moisture Survey Vital to Repair-or-Replace Decision

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Roof Recovering can Save Maintenance Managers Time, Money

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Replacing Roof with Same Option not Always an Effective Strategy

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PRODUCTS: Roofing

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FAA Creating Rules to Ensure Safe Drone Operation

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Maintenance Personnel, Trees, Snow Loads Can Hurt Roof

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Commercial Drones Give Managers Eyes in the Sky

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Managers Strive to Learn Benefits of Drone Technology

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Challenges and Costs Associated with Drone Technology

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Protecting Your Roof against Damaging Winter Weather

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High Rises Can Post Particular Problem for Door Codes

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Comprehensive Strategies for Effective Roof Inspections

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Common Problems With Built-Up Roof Systems

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Common Problems With Single-Ply Roof Systems

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Common Problems With Modified Bitumen Roof Systems

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Common Problems With Metal Roof Systems

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Roof Inspections Also Spot Deteriorated Flashings, Unauthorized Leak Repairs

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Roof Inspections Spot Maintenance, Drainage, Vandalism Problems

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Common Problems Found During Roof Inspections

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Best Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

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Fall, Spring, Best Times of Year for Roof Inspections

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Winterizing The Roof: Best Practices

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Your Roof: What To Do Before Winter

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Snow, Ice, Cold Can Damage Roof Shingles, Membranes

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How to Inspect a Roof

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Roof Inspections: Preventing Long-Term Trouble

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Before-and-After Photographs Important for Roof Inspections

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Boiler Safety: Annual Inspection Checklist

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The Search for Fire (Safety): Inspections and NFPA 25

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Fire-Safety Systems: Debunking Myths, Anticipating Trouble

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10 Reasons Roofs Should Be Inspected

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Keeping A Roof In Shape: Finding Leaks, Drainage Problems, Damage

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Why Roof Inspections Should Be A Priority For Facility Managers

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Well-Made Rental Agreement Vital to Managers

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Get Terms of Return, Delivery of Rental Equipment in Writing

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Warranties Key Concern for Equipment Rental

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Time For The Spring Roof Inspection

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Long-Term Roofing Plan Can Save Money, Aggravation

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Roof Inspections, Checklist Help Facility Managers Spot Trouble Early

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Properly Maintained Roof Log Helps Streamline Management Of Roof Systems

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Plan For Roof Replacement To Avoid Catastrophic Failure

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Regular inspection lengthens windows' lifespan

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Condition Monitoring Helps Detect Building Envelope Problems

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Building Envelope Inspection Strategies Help Prevent Costly Repairs

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Repair History is Critical to Proper Inspection of Building Envelopes

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Thermal Imaging: Moisture Inspections on Low-Slope Roofs

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Moisture Inspections Require Alternative Testing Methods

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Limitations of Infrared Technology in Moisture Inspections

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How To Prepare and Inspect a Roof in High-Wind Situations

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Roofing Inventory Assesses Conditions, Repair Needs

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Lifts: What Does Training Program Entail?

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OSHA Inspection: Steps for Facility Managers

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Roof Replacement: Consider Safety Hazards, Impact on Occupants

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Drain Cleaning: Cameras a Must-Have Tool

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Roofing Maintenance and Inspection in Severe Weather

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Evaluating Roof Damage After a Storm

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Boiler Safety: Annual Inspection Checklist

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Drain Cleaning: Cameras Provide Inside Look at Clogs

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Boilers: Perform Annual or Biannual Cleaning and Inspection

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Boilers and Water Heaters: A How-To Training Guide

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How to Inspect Built-Up Roofing Systems

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Inspectors Must Check Bitumen Temperatures During BUR Installation

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Roof Retrofits: Strategies for Membrane, Base Flashing Installation

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Sprinkler System Maintenance Steps

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Fall Roof Inspection Time

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Locators Streamline Drain-Cleaning Operations

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Drain Cleaning: Inspection-Camera Technology Evolves

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Drain Cleaning: Locator Systems Detect Underground Clogs

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Drain Cleaning: Managers Specify Reels, Cameras Based on Drain Size

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Sprinkler Maintenance Guidelines: Start with NFPA 25

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Inspection Cameras Diagnose Drain Blockages

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Inspection Cameras Play a Role in Preventive Maintenance Programs

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How To Inspect a Roof, Before and After a Hurricane

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Mowers: Inspection and Maintenance

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Drain Cleaning: Safety Checklist

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Perform Semi-annual Roof Inspection

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Clearing the Air on Roof Warranties

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Spring Roof Inspection: No Time Like the Present

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Roof Inspections: A Closer Look

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Fire Safety: Finding the Weakest Link

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Bottom-Line Benefits of Chiller PM

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