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


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Maintenance: Sidewalks and Drive Aprons

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Concrete Maintenance: Parking Garages

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Concrete Maintenance: Building Envelopes

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SIDEBAR: Concrete Maintenance Matters

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Facilities Dictate Planning for Painting Projects

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Preparation Key for Successful Paint Applicaitons

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Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

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Do Antibacterial Building Materials Pose a Health Risk?

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

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Trends and Tactics for Successful Paints and Coatings Applications

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Urethane- and Epoxy-Based Products are Effective Concrete Coatings

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Differences Between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Coatings

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Painting Project Cost Considerations

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Interior Painting Project Considerations

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Exterior Painting Project Considerations

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Coatings Considerations For Concrete Surfaces

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Sorting Through the Various Types of Concrete Coatings

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Avoiding Common Problems With Sealers and Coatings for Concrete Applications

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Paints and Coatings Contractors: A Recipe For Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Potential Problems When Finding a Painting Contractor

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Misconceptions Abound About Painting Contractors

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Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

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Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

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Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

Building Operating Management
What Facility Managers Need To Know Before Beginning Painting Projects

Building Operating Management
Potential VOC Levels Are Important Consideration In Paints Selection

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Beyond First Cost: Smart Specification of Paints and Coatings

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Green Standards for Paints and Coatings Perform Important Roles

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Savvy Specification Results in Higher ROI

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Paint Contractors as Partners: A Little Help From Friends

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Successful Paint Applications Require More Than Specification

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Spotlight on Efficient Painting Jobs

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Environmentally Friendly Paints and Coatings Prompt Managers to Rethink Strategies

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Green Building Codes Make Certification a Rigorous Process

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Fine-Tuning the Green Certification Process

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Painting Contractors as Project Partners

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Painting Contractors: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Spotlight: Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

Building Operating Management
Paint Innovations Offer Facility Managers Green Benefits, Performance

Building Operating Management
Check Paint's Certifications to Avoid Greenwash

Building Operating Management
New Standards, Research, Promise Continuing Improvement in Paints

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Paints

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How to Choose the Right Paint

Building Operating Management
Tips for Picking the Right Paint

Building Operating Management
More Tips for Picking the Right Paint: Sheen, Durability and Surface Preparation

Building Operating Management
Showcase: Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How One School District Successfully Plans Painting Projects

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Evening Painting, VOC-Free Products Reduce Complaints

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Paint Crews Perform Repairs to Drywall, Covering

Building Operating Management
Standards for Performance Help FMs Choose the Right Paint

Building Operating Management
Green Paint Standards Protect IAQ and Occupants

Building Operating Management
Paint Certifications Balance Green and Performance Benefits

Building Operating Management
Paints Product Showcase

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Assessing the Performance of Green Paints

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Consider Performance, Environment When Specifying Paints

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Paints: Third-Party Organizations Develop Standards, Certification Programs

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Master Painters Institute Develops Application Guidelines

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Paints and Coatings: The Impact of VOCs on Performance

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Paints and Coatings: Application Checklist

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Paints and Coatings: Tools Include Brushes, Rollers, Spray Guns

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How To Schedule Successful Paints and Coatings Projects

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Paints and Coatings: Determining the Environmental Impact

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VOCs Can Affect Paint Performance

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Paints and Coatings: Washability, Durability Play Key Role

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Painting Facilities 'Green'