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The Risk of Arc Flash: How to Design for a Safer Workplace

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Equipment Question: Buy or Rent?

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Equipment Rental and Cost Considerations

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Equipment Rental: Lessons Learned

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New FBI Headquarters on the Drawing Board

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LEDs Illuminate Beautiful "Moving Room" At NYC Art Gallery

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Door Lock Recalled Due to Entrapment Hazard

Building Operating Management
6 Strategies For Developing Facilities Management Talent For The Future

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Primary Factors in Successful Paints and Coatings Specification

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Paint Coverage Depends on Nature of Substrate

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Condition and Preparation of Substrate Enhances Paint or Coating

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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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Aerial Work Platforms: Lifting Productivity

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Experience with Aerial Work Platforms Essential to Protect Workers

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Matching Aerial Lifts to Meet Job Requirements

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Equipment Rental: Strategies for Successful Program

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Ensure Aerial Work Platforms Match Project Needs

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Renting Specialized Construction Equipment Provides Managers With Flexibility

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Equipment Rental: Maintenance Matters

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Roundtable: Managers Discuss Technician Training Strategies

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Using Planning, Checklists, Other Tools to Improve Resilience in Existing Buildings

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Building an Arsenal of Grounds Equipment Attachments

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Specification Strategies for Determining Grounds Equipment Attachments

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Extended Warranty Recommendend for Grounds Attachments

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Going Green: Equipment Attachments With Sustainability in Mind

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Aerial Work Platforms: Making Safety a Top Priority

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OSHA: Falls Top List of Aerial Work Platform Incidents

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Manufacturers of Aerial Work Platforms Emphasize Safety

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Tips on Making the Case for Maintenance Investments

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Making the Case for Equipment Requests

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The Organization's Role in Developing Women Leaders

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Video: Best Practices Discussed by 2015 FMXcellence Award Winners

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Rent or Buy? Grounds Equipment Decision

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Other Building Resilience Issues Include Backup Power, Roofs, Preventive Maintenance

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Drain-Cleaning to Extend Life of Plumbing and Piping Systems

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Key Drain Cleaning Equipment to Consider

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Grounds Riddle: Rent or Own?

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Good help is hard to find. Managers offer insights into locating quality candidates

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Special Report: Paving a Smooth Path to Equipment Rental Success

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Money Saving Strategies When Renting Equipment

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Emergency Preparation Essential Component of Equipment Rental Plans

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Savvy Specification for Grounds Equipment

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Managers Should Schedule Time to Test Grounds Equipment Before Purchasing

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Training, Inspections Important to Long-Term Grounds Equipment Care

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Trend Watch: Mower Efficiency Continues to Improve

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Fleet Management Strategies for Mowers and Utility Vehicles

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Changing Fuel Technology Impacts Grounds Equipment Efficiency

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Renting an Option for Seldom-Used Grounds Equipment

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Green Fleet: Sustainability Issues for Mowers

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Noise Pollution Emerges as Important Mower Sustainability Factor

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Keeping an Eye on Emissions Important for Mower Maintenance

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New Commercial Building Job Titles Emphasize Energy Efficiency

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Preparing the Facility Workforce for Zero Net Energy

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Challenge: Facility Workforce Development

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The Changing Landscape of Grounds Equipment

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Grounds Managers, Manufacturers Work Closely Together

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Consider Lifecycle Costs When Purchasing Grounds Equipment

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Maximizing Mowers: Matching Equipment to Landscapes

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Mower Technology Trends Feature Comfort, Safety

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Spotlight on OPEI

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Toolkit Of Leadership Skills For Facilities Managers

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Preparing for Equipment Rental When Emergencies Strike

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Training an Essential Part of Disaster-Recovery Plan

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Contract Requirements for Emergency Preparedness Equipment Rentals

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Equipment Rental: Eye on Operators

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Biodiesel Puts University on Sustainable Ground

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Grounds Care Equipment Comes of Age

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Effects of Sustainability Felt in Grounds Departments

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Managers Seek Durability, Versatility when Specifying Grounds Equipment

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Grounds and Equipment Preparation for Winter Often Begins in Summer

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Preparing Turf, Plants and Trees for Cold-Weather Conditions

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Include Crew Preparation in Fall, Winter Planning

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Column: Evolving Strategies and Metrics for Data Center Cooling

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Bio-Diesel Fuel Helps Put Arizona State University on Sustainable Path

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Alternative Fuels Essential Change for Arizona State Grounds Department

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Sustainability Deeply Impacts Arizona State Campus

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The Light Construction-Grounds Care Link

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Grounds Equipment: Versatility Through Attachments

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Product Focus: Matching Aerator Attachments to Turf Areas

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Product Focus: Specifying Spreader Attachments

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Grounds Care: Equipment Versatility Through Attachments

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Specifying Mowers with Manufacturers as Partners

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Turf Considerations When Specifying Mowers

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Versatility, Maintenance Factors Important Issues when Specifying Mowers

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Staffing, Training Considerations When Specifying Mowers

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Spring Forward: Essential Steps for Warm-Weather Success

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Inspect Grounds Equipment, Irrigation Systems for Signs of Winter Damage

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Snow and Ice Management: The Equipment Factor

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Application Considerations Essential When Deciding Upon Light-Construction Equipment

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Financial Impact on Landscape Equipment Important Factor

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Understanding New Features and Functions of Light-Construction Equipment

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Light-Construction Equipment Poses Buy or Rent Questions

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Equipment Rental Success: Read the Contract

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Delivery and Installation Considerations for Rental Equipment

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Terms of Payment Common Issue in Rental Contracts

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Hours of Operation Important for Pricing Rental Equipment

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Equipment Rental: Partnering for Success

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When Specifying Rental Equipment, Focus on Nature of Facility

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Successful Equipment Rental Experiences go Beyond Simple Business Transaction

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Get Terms of Rental Agreement in Writing

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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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Weighing the Choices in the Aerial Work Arena

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Green Savings, From the Grounds Equipment Up

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Organic Chemicals Produce Positive Results in New York School District

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Equipment vs. Operations: Greatest Opportunity for Energy Efficiency

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Lift Equipment Takes Maintenance to New Heights

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Budget Concerns Affect Decision to Rent or Purchase

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Safety Concerns Take Precedence Over Costs

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Work Lifts Deliver Efficiency and Productivity

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Proper Training Essential for Safe Use of Lift Equipment

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Lift-Equipment Rental Projects Require Effective Staffing Plan

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Beat the Heat: Identifying Proper Supplemental Cooling Device a Complex Process

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Computer Servers can Function as Heat Sources

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Keep Cooling Needs in Mind for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

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Cooling Equipment Needs Vary by Client

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Repair or replace? Best Strategies to Reduce Maintenance Costs

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The Consequences of Equipment Failure

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Lifetime Operation of Motor Costs More than Initial Purchase

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Utah Community College Migrates Utility Vehicles from Gas to Electric

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Utility Vehicles Serve Many Purposes

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Campus Fleet of Utility Vehicles Receives Workout

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Manufacturers Assist in Finding Appropriate Utility Vehicle

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New CMMS Helps Health Care System Move to Preventive Maintenance

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Key Features of New CMMS Improve Efficiency of Health Care System

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CMMS Training Streamlines Work Flow for Health Care System

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Carefully prepare pitch for new equipment

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University Uses Planning To Ensure Grounds Equipment Performance

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Key Factors in Successfully Specifying Grounds Equipment

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Strategic Maintenance of Grounds Care Equipment

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Equipment Rental Offers Managers Many Advantages

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Mower Maintenance Matters

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For SL Green, Office Building Repositioning Goes Beyond Curb Appeal

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SL Green Focuses on Ongoing Maintenance

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Equipment Rental Offers Managers Many Advantages

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Guidelines for Proper Use of Rental Equipment Prevent Mistakes

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Lowering Equipment Rental Costs by Implementing Strategic Planning

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Specifying Effective Portable Cooling Equipment

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Specifying Effective Portable Cooling Equipment

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Determining Facility Cooling Needs

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Solving Cooling Challenges

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Challenges of Ensuring Reliable Supply of Spare Parts and Replacement Equipment

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Making Informed Decisions About Uninterruptible Power

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Power Source Alternatives for UPS Systems

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UPS Technology Matters

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Several Key Issues Can Spell Success in Equipment Rental

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Equipment Rental Discussions Must Cover Safety

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Avoiding Problems with Equipment Rental Contracts

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Portable Cooling: Calculating Cooling Loads

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Portable Cooling: Tips for Renting Equipment

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Facility Managers Can Follow These Steps to Leadership

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How to Lower the Cost of Lift Rental

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A VFD Offers Energy Savings, Other Benefits from Part-Load HVAC Operation

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Customizing a Resume Can Help Facility Manager Land Job

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Worker Safety: Lost Productivity Helps Determine ROI

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Recognition Programs Offer Validation, Other Benefits to Facility Managers

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Grounds Attachments: Assess Versatility, Dependability

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Grounds Care Attachments: Cost Not Most Important Factor

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How To Calculate Temporary Cooling Loads

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Temporary Cooling Systems: Managers Have Many Options

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OSHA Guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment

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Rely on Guidelines When Specifying Personal Protective Equipment

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Personal Protective Equipment: Focus on Arc Flash

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Training for Personal Protective Equipment

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Focus on Energy Efficiency: Sub-Metering Strategies

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Questions to Ask When Renting HVAC Equipment

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Emergency Preparedness: Common Hazards Facing Front-Line Workers

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Emergency Planning: Steps to Worker Safety

Building Operating Management
Five Long-Term Strategic Planning Tips for College Campuses

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Tactical Steps for Retrofitting College Campuses

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Personal Protective Equipment: OSHA's Stricter Enforcement

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CMMS: Five Commonly Underused Functions

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Aerial Lifts: Direct Electric Drive Provides Longer Duty Cycles

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Aerial Work Platforms: Safety Tips

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Aerial Lifts: Safety, Training Reflect Company's Reputation

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Integrated Pest Management: Sustainability and Training

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Equipment Rental: Ask These Eight Questions

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Equipment Rental: Managers Need Answers on Costs, Contracts

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Building-Automation System Streamlines Preventive Maintenance

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Light-Construction Equipment, Attachments Fuel Grounds Projects

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Elevator Upgrades: Repair or Full Modernization?

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Elevator Modernization Also Can Affect Electrical, HVAC Systems

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Seven Questions for Lift Specification

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Protecting Against Electrical Hazards

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Lift Rental: How to Lower the Cost Per Job

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Infrared Imaging: Viewing Modes Expand

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Beyond Buzzwords: Lessons from Manufacturing

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Safe Infrared Scanning Starts with Personal Protective Equipment

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Worker Safety: The 10 Most Common OSHA Violations

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OSHA Regulations for Personal Protective Equipment

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Worker Safety: Protect Against Electrical Hazards

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Drain Cleaning: Training, PPE Important Tools for Technicians

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Temporary HVAC Equipment: The Rent-or-Buy Decision

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Equipment Rental: Asking the Right Questions

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Developing an Integrated Pest Management Program

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Drain Cleaning: Training Discusses Safety and PPE

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Equipment Rental: What Should Managers Ask Rental Companies?

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Equipment Rental: The Three Types of Training

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Equipment Rental: HVAC Equipment Integral to Disaster Planning

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Pest Management: What is Green Shield Certification?

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Pesticides: Applicators Must Meet EPA Requirements

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Pest Management: The Key Steps in an IPM Program

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Maintenance Practices Can Resist Pests

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Rent or Buy Cooling Equipment? Three Considerations

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Four Steps for Controlling Pests

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Drain-Cleaning: Training Ensures Safe Operations

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Q&A: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Tackles Swine Flu

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Fleet Management: Budget Constraints Affect Repair-Replace Decision

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Grounds Equipment: Training Reinforces Safety Considerations

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Fleet Management: Set Maintenance Priorities

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Drain Cleaning Safety Checklist

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Implementing a Well-Designed Safety Program

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Light-Construction Equipment: Key Considerations

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Green Grounds Care: LEED Considerations

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Specifying Personnel Lifts

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Four Key Questions When Specifying Light-Construction Equipment

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Attachments Ensure Versatility in Light-Construction Equipment

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OSHA Requires PPE, Chemical Evaluations

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Grounds Managers Should Make a List of Safe Work Practices

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How To Develop an Integrated Pest Management Program

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How To Safeguard Workers From Falls

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Aerial Lift Rental: High-Level Maintenance

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Key Decision: Renting vs. Buying Equipment

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Necessary Supplies for Hazmat Emergencies

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Top Tools for UPS Maintenance

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Scheduling Complicates Rental Decisions

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Who Should Managers Consult Before Renting Equipment?

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Rent vs. Buy: Cost Considerations

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Drain Cleaning Safety Considerations

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Drain Cleaning: Safety Checklist

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Boiler Maintenance: Steam-Trap Repair and Replacement

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Engineering Controls Limit Contaminant Exposure

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Snow and Ice Removal: Preventive Maintenance

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Well-Grounded Equipment Rental

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Joint Commission Seeks Comment on Revised Standards

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Equipment Rental: Grounds for Success

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MOP-19 Sets Accelerated Phaseout for HCFCs

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Infrared Imaging Comes of Age

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Equipment Rental and the Bottom Line

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Utility Vehicles: A New Generation

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Equipment Rental: Difficult Decisions

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High-Level Maintenance

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Power (and Safety) in Hand

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ICC and IAPMO: Code Talkers No More

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ASHRAE Group Targets Sustainability Metrics

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A Closer Look at Equipment Rental

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When Pests Attack

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Hot Buttons for Colder Weather

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Equipment Issue: Rent or Buy?

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Training Spotlight: Diagnostic Equipment

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Cutting-Edge Mower Selection

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Healing the Design Process

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Today’s Painting Arsenal

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Prescription for Training

Building Operating Management
Home Is Sweet for Mixed-Use Facilities

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A Clear Path to Snow Removal

Building Operating Management
A Clean Slate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mowers: Choice Cuts

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Ground-level Strategies For Pesticide Application

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Linking PM To the Bottom Line

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ROI from Training

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Hands-On Cleaning Tools

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Cutting to the Choice

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Bridging the Gap

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Maximizing Mowers