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Facility Maintenance Decisions
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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Plumbing Code Change Paves Way For Water Savings

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Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Plays Crucial Role in Fire Alarm Upgrades

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Fire Code Provisions Directed At Building Occupants

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PRODUCTS: Roofing

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Safety vs. Security: Biggest Issue in Choosing the Right Opening

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Baby-Changing Tables in Restrooms: California Changes Codes

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Corrections Issued to Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems Code

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Utilities and Energy Codes Drive Changes in Lighting Systems

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Changes in Fire/Life Safety Systems

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Regulations and codes constantly evolve. Consultants offer strategies on how to keep up

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Alterations, New Occupant Can Affect Code Compliance

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Understanding Advances in Technology, When to Upgrade

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Getting the Best Fire/Life System System You Can

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Making Molehills Out of Disasters With Resilience

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Survey: Managers Tackle Growing Regulatory Compliance Challenges

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Technology Updates Could Signal Need for Lighting Upgrades

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New Lighting Technology Can Bring New Challenges

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Energy Codes, Technology Improvements Driving Changes in Lighting

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White LED Lamps Are Biggest Recent Development in Lighting

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New Code Requirement Mandates PV Shut Down Device

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Codes Prescribe for Bio-Safety Design, Agent Transfer

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Managers Devote Significant Time to Regulatory Compliance

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Building Protection Compliance Consumes Most Managers' Time

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Environmental Compliance Climbs the Priority List for Managers

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More Knowledge Means Greater Regulatory Compliance Success

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Assessing If (And If So, Where) Installing EV Chargers Is a Good Idea

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Follow Safety Code for Elevator Maintenance and Keep It Handy

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How Outcome Based Compliance Can Ensure Efficient Operations

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New Energy Code Approach Could Be Industry Game-Changer

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Outcome-Based Energy Codes Link Operations To Design

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How Would Outcome-Based Energy Codes Be Enforced?

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With Outcome-Based Codes, Who Is Responsible For Performance During Measurement Period?

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ICC Votes On Energy Code Compliance For IgCC

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Latest NEC Now Effective in 12 States

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Fire System Can Fail Even if Code-compliant

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Changes In Fire Codes, Standards Offer New Fire Protection System Guidance For Facility Managers

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Expanded Scope Of NFPA 72 Now Includes Emergency Communication Systems

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Newer Versions Of NFPA 72 Include Guidance For Integrating Fire Alarm, PA System

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How Outside Factors Can Influence NFPA Codes And Standards

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Why Test New Fire Alarm Systems?

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How Tougher Energy Efficiency Standards Will Affect Facility Managers

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Tighter Energy Codes Are Applying To Smaller Buildings, Building Systems

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Steps To Take To Be Compliant With ASHRAE 90.1-2010

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What You Need To Know About The ASHRAE 90.1 Standard Process

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How NFPA 72 Defines Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Requirements For Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Does Not Require Emergency Communication System, But Provides Guidelines

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What You Need For A Mass Notification System

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ADA: Common Sense and Compliance

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ADA Standards Differ From Building Codes

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Life Cycle of ADA Compliance Issues to Consider

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Fire Code Compliance Requires Creative Solutions at Manhattan High-rise

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Life Safety Code Update Brings Varied, Small Changes to Healthcare Facilities

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Door Hardware Projects Require Knowledge of Inspection Codes

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Door Trouble Spots Include Closers, Hinges, Handles

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Location, Purpose of Doors Factors Into Inspection Frequency

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Understanding Fire System Design: Control

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ADA: Debunking Compliance Myths

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Fire Alarms: Five Ways Facility Managers Can Gain From Today's Technology

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Improved Communication, User-Friendly Features Are Part of Evolution of Fire Alarms

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New Fire Alarm Systems Offer Fewer False Alarms

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New Fire Alarm Systems Offer More Options for Challenging Spaces

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Advances in Water Efficiency Technology, Codes and Policies

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Life Safety Code Addresses Non-Fire Emergencies Too

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Elevator Evacuation Closer to Practical Application

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Key Steps to Planning Mass Notification System

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Knowing Facility's Risks Offers Big Rewards When Planning Mass Notification System

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Mass Notification System Requires More Flexibility Than Fire Alarm

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Mass Notification Systems Offer Multiple Messaging Methods

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Power and Gas Prices: Time for Long Term Contracts?

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LEED 2012 Will Emphasize Operating Performance; ADA Deadline

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NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 Cover Commissioning, Testing of Building Fire Systems

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Federal Regulations for T12 Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescents, and EPAct Tax Deductions

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IgCC Adopted in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Lessons Learned

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International Green Construction Code Approved with Energy Efficiency, Metering Requirements

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International Green Construction Code Sets Energy Efficiency Measures for Buildings

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A Breakdown of LEED-EBOM

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Data is Power: LEED Buildings and the Building Performance Partnership

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Long-term Sustainability: LEED-EBOM

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From Design to Operations: Energy Star's Designed to Earn

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Mandating Performance: Outcome-based Codes

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LEED Designs Don't Always Lead to Sustainable Operations

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Controls, Commissioning Key to Realizing Green Building Potential

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Energy Model: Use To Compare, Not To Predict

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The Curious Case of Northland Pines High School

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New Codes, Green Building Rating Systems Influence Restroom Equipment Selection

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Door Hardware: Codes for Fire and Life Safety

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Door Hardware: Managers Must Consider Codes and Standards

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Code Green: New Standards Cover More Than Just Energy

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Efficient Operation Big Part of New Energy Standards

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The Three Parts of a Door Hardware Specification Document

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Renovations Trigger ADA Compliance?

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Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems Areas of Concern

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ADA-Compliant Restroom Renovations

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Developing an Effective Emergency Communication Program

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Funding an Emergency Communication System

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Integrating Emergency Communications Systems

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Steps to Determine Proper Scope of Elevator Modernization

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Preparing to Put the Elevator Modernization Plan into Action

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ADA: What FMs Need to Know

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CMMS: The Importance of Data with Susan Deane

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Data Center Renovation Versus Build New Considerations

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Water Audit: Create a Fixture Inventory

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Plumbing Retrofits: Technicians Need to Review Waste System

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Green Building Design Can Pose Fire Safety Challenges

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Green Design Solutions and Materials May Be Fire Hazards

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Sub-Meters Assess Performance of Water-Using Systems

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Plumbing Retrofits: Low-Flow Fixtures Meet IPC, UPC Standards

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Sprinkler System Retrofit Benefits

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How Windows Help Meet Code

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Tips for Specifying Roof Insulation

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Codes, Standards Influence Lighting Retrofits

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What is ASHRAE 189.1?

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Insulation Saves Energy, Complies with Building Codes

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Nation's First Set of Model Codes and Standards for Green Building Announced

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Inventory Management: The Benefits of Bar-Coding Technology

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Inventory Management: RFID Transactions Occur in Real Time

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Trouble Spots for Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems

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California Green Building Standards Code Lays Groundwork for International Code

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ICC Announces First Meeting To Develop An International Green Construction Code

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Restrooms and Building Code Issues

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Wireless CMMS: Key Features and Functions

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2008 NYC Construction Codes Required on July 1

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ASHRAE Expected To Toughen HVAC, Lighting, And Exterior Requirements In 2010 Version Of 90.1

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Local Codes Differ on Waterless Urinals

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What Are the Code Requirements for a Fire Alarm System In My Building?

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What The Elevator Code Says About Fires

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Restroom Renovations: Employ Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

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New York City Revises Building Codes

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House Passes Grant Program for Building Code Enforcement

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Hot Issue: Maintaining Fire-Rated Doors

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IAPMO Begins Work on Green Code Supplement

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ICC Developing Certification for Green-Building Professionals

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ICC Acts on ASHRAE Proposals

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NIST Report Highlights Efforts for Safer Buildings

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NRCA Releases Building Codes Manual

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New Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Buildings Established

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Bill Aims To Support Building Code Officials

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ICC Code Hearings Fast Approaching

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California Building Standards Commission Votes to Reassess Hospital Earthquake Safety

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New York City Updates Building Codes

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Seismic Codes Help Prevent Serious Damage in Hawaiian Quake, ICC says

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IEEE Publishes 2007 Safety Codes

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ASHRAE Updates Existing Buildings Energy Standard

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Lighting

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Plumbing by the Book

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Door Hardware: Code Considerations

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Squelching Fire Safety Risks

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New Codes Aim For Safer High-Rises

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Performance-Based Fire Safety Design

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Opportunities for Access

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Slow Pace Of HVAC Change Means Missed Gains

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Keys to Code Compliance

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Breaking the Code

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Talk of code changes tops legal agenda

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Plumbing Tools:
Questions and Answers

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Plumbing For Savings