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


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Paints and Coatings Contractors: A Recipe For Success

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Potential Problems When Finding a Painting Contractor

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Misconceptions Abound About Painting Contractors

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Best Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

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Strategies for Working with Roofing Contractors

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Best Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

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Stay Up to Speed on Roof Systems Technology

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Signs of Outsourcing Failure

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How To Hire A Good Roofing Contractor

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Whether Bigger Or Smaller, Roofing Firms Have Advantages, Disadvantages

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Due Diligence Can Help Ensure Roofing Contractor Is The Right Choice

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Ask Potential Roofing Contractors About Training, References

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Managers offer their insights on the challenges of working with outside help at their facilities

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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

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Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

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How To Get The Most From Your Roofing Budget: Repair, Replace or Re-Cover?

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Recoating Could Extend Roof's Life, But Moisture Survey Is Necessary Step

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Replacing, Re-covering Roof Are Both Valid Options, But Know What Code Requires

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Replacing Roof Offers Wider Choice Of Systems, Chance To Inspect Deck

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In or Out? The Outsourcing Conundrum

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First Steps When Hiring A Roofing Contractor

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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

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Proper Preventive Maintenance For Roofing

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Managers Discuss Benefits and Drawbacks of Contract Maintenance

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Outsourced Service Provider Selection Best Practices

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Tips To Ensure A Successful Roofing Installation

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

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Grounds Department Works To Secure Turf, Landscape Work

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MSCA Star Certifies Non-Residential Mechanical Service Contractors

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Managers Discuss Hiring, Working with Contractors

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Project Management: Technicians Get Involved in Design

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Funding and Contractor Instability Pose Construction Challenges

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Snow and Ice Removal: Questions for Contractors

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Facility Professionals Discuss Managing Retrofits

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Snow and Ice Removal: How to Price Services

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Snow and Ice: Does the Contractor Have Insurance?

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Outsourcing Snow and Ice Removal: Contracts and Recordkeeping

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Snow and Ice Removal: How to Price Services

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Snow and Ice: Managers Need to Communicate with Contractors

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Outsourcing: Strategies for Hiring, Managing Contractors with Steve Spencer

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Optimizing Lighting-Control Performance

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How to Ensure Quality HVAC Preventive Maintenance

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Guidelines for Outsourcing Contracts

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How to Measure a Contractor's Performance

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Finding an Exterior Painting Contractor

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Exterior Wood Elements Of A Building Can Be Better Maintained With Regular Painting

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Focus On Roofing Materials and Workmanship To Improve Longevity

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What Should I Look for in a Fire Alarm Contractor?

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Why Do Fire Alarm Bids Vary So Much?

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Construction Industry Embraces Green Building

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What To Ask a Contractor

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Groups Offer Consensus Construction Contracts

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Interview With a Roofing Contractor: What Questions Should You Ask?

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Strategic Outsourcing

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Bright Ideas for Better Upgrades

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Good People, Bad Roofs

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Building Bonds With Contractors

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Star Search: Finding the Right Contractor

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Partners in Success: Contractors and Managers

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Spotlight: Mechanical Contractors Association

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Taking the High Road on Low Bids

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Steering Clear of Construction Snares

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Finding the Value of Roofing Warranties

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New Technology Brings Changes to Venerable Construction MasterFormat

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Survey Offers Glimpse of Best Roofing Practices

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Who’s got your roof covered?