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Facility Maintenance Decisions
Time for Managers to Realize Benefits of Social Media

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Proper Inspections and Maintenance Help Deliver Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Post-Purchase Considerations for Utility Vehicles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Looking for Trouble with Utility Vehicle Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Repair or Replace Strategies

Building Operating Management
Houston’s Scott Minnix Made Facility Assessment His First Priority

Building Operating Management
Minnix Helped Secure Key Maintenance Funds

Building Operating Management
A City Facility Director on Understanding Influence of Politics, Diverse Constituencies

Building Operating Management
Minnix’s Facilities Role Akin to Air Traffic Controller’s

Building Operating Management
For Minnix, Municipal Real Estate Portfolios Demand Different Paradigm

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing Maintenance: Assessing Non-Value Added Activities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Reassessing of Preventive Maintenance Responsibilities Produces Huge Savings

Facility Focus
Management Track Podcast: Western Michigan's Director of Engineering and Maintenance Services Discusses his Career

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roundtable: Managers Discuss Technician Training Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: Avoiding Project Headaches

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Unexpected Disruptions Common During Roofing Projects

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Concussion Study Focuses on Poorly Maintained Fields

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Government Agencies Seek to Sell Costly Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Finding Balance a Challenge for Maintenance Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managing Plusses, Minuses of Portable Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Consider Process When Utilizing Mobile Devices

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Social Media Mavens in Maryland School District

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

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Funding Woes: California K-12 Public School District Facilities in Bad Shape

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William Faulkner - Famed Author and Most-Famous Physical Plant Manager Ever?

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Elevator Doors a Key Part of Preventive Maintenance

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In Door Selection, Consider Type of Facility, Door Weight, Level of Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Stress Importance of Maintenance and Engineering Departments

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Five Steps to Better Chiller Maintenance

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Seattle Gum Wall Getting Deep Cleaning

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In Door Selection, Consider Type of Facility, Door Weight, Level of Use

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Design Disasters: When Maintenance Projects Go Bad

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Are Elevators the Next Smart Items for Facility and Maintenance Managers?

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Must Effectively Manage Contract Transition

Building Operating Management
Managing Outsourcing: Structuring the Contract Transition

Building Operating Management
Effective Contract Transition: Handling People Management

Building Operating Management
Watch These Steps in Service Contract Transitions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developers Discuss Benefits of Mobile Computerized Maintenance Management Software

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Challenges of Implementing Mobile Maintenance Management Software

Building Operating Management
Managing Outsourcing: the Pre-Contract Stage, the Facility Manager’s Role

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Complexity and Expense of Doors Have Increased

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Training and Retaining Employees Leads to Department Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Advisory Board Members Offer Support, Suggest Direction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning an Efficient Drain Cleaning Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manufacturers Can Assist in Developing Drain Cleaning Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Considerations for Drain-Cleaning Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mobile CMMS Delivers Benefits for Facility Maintenance Managers on the Move

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Software, Hardware Options Expand Mobile CMMS Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Moving to Mobile CMMS can Present Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going Mobile With CMMS Offers Many Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventing Common Rooftop Problems by Focusing on Traditional Trouble Spots

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Systems Intended to Provide Protection to Elements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Roofing Push Leads to Photovoltaic Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips on Making the Case for Maintenance Investments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making the Case for Equipment Requests

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Change Management's Perception of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Converting Vision of Maintenance Plan into Reality

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Maintenance Staffs Incur ‘Back to School’ Costs Too

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Project Cost Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Interior Painting Project Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Exterior Painting Project Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Communication With IT Department Critical to Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Finding and Fixing Energy Problems in HVAC Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Humidity Control Vital to Keeping HVAC Costs Low

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Poor Training Leads to Increased HVAC System Waste

Building Operating Management
FaciliThon Aims To Draw High School Students Into Facility Management Careers

Building Operating Management
Training Staff, Occupants to Reach Sustainability Goals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: FMDAA Recipients Stand Out in a Crowd

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Center Expansion Meets Growing Need

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Team Takes Charge of Data Center

Building Operating Management
Importance of Good Roof Asset Management

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Public-Private Investment Proposed to Help National Park Service Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

Building Operating Management
Getting Good Roof Design and Installation

Building Operating Management
Role of Inspections, Repairs in Roof Asset Management

Building Operating Management
Creating a Facilities Environment Inviting to Technology

Building Operating Management
Knowing and Designing For Your Occupants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Dig Out of Deferred Maintenance Hole

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Bridging the Gap on Maintenance Misconceptions

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Weighty Issue: Project Planners Wrestle with Roof's Load

Building Operating Management
Understanding Flooring Options in Entry, Common-Space Areas

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5 Minutes With: Sharing Successful Deferred Maintenance Strategies

Building Operating Management
Knowing the Characteristics of Flooring Products

Building Operating Management
Understanding Flooring Options in Private and Executive Space, Break and Lunch Rooms

Building Operating Management
Advice To Improve Maintenance Focused On Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Quality of Maintenance Programs and Their Effect on Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Best Approach To Take With Antiquated Equipment

Building Operating Management
Building System With Most Negative Effect on Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility Maintenance Achievement Awards Recipients Announced

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Operations Utopia

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

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With BAS Upgrades, People Are More Important than Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Finalists for FMD Achievement Awards Announced

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mounting Problems: Managers Share Deferred Maintenance Experiences

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Deferred Maintenance: Addressing the Problem

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Survey: Most Managers Classify Deferred Maintenance as Minor Concern

Building Operating Management
2 Ways Building Energy Performance Deteriorates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Deferred Maintenance: Roofing, HVAC, Building Envelopes Primary Areas of Concern

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Deferred Maintenance: Survey Says Managers Confident About Overcoming Backlog

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Michael Cowley Column: Prevent Failures by Learning From Them

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Deferred Maintenance Needs Marketing Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning for Drain Cleaning Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain-Cleaning to Extend Life of Plumbing and Piping Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Key Drain Cleaning Equipment to Consider

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Preparation and Planning for Roof Management?

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Keys to Changing Maintenance Team's Culture

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Deferred Maintenance and the Strategies Within the Struggle

Building Operating Management
Making Elevator Modernization Decisions

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Financial Skills Pay Dividends for Maintenance and Engineering Managers

Building Operating Management
What Facility Managers Need To Understand About Ice Dams

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Managers Make

Building Operating Management
Comparative Data, Coil Cleaning Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Maintenance Plan, ‘Walk-Around’ Audits Can Help Restore Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The struggle for deferred maintenance goes on. Consultants offer insights to turn the tide

Building Operating Management
Role of Staff, Training, Building Data in Loss of Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Submit Your Entries for the 2015 FMD Achievement Awards

Building Operating Management
How to Design for HVAC Operations

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ADA and the Impact on Operations

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First Cost Is Not Only Consideration in Door and Hardware Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Can Money Change the Image of Maintenance?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Project Questions and Answers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Q&A: Installation Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Post-Installation Questions When Planning Roofing Projects

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Standard Practice When a Motor Fails

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Comprehensive HVAC PM Programs Promote Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Another Ice Dam Option: Snow Melt Systems

Building Operating Management
Stopping Ice Dams: Super-Insulated Roofs and Snow Melt Systems

Building Operating Management
Ice Dams: Underlayment and Metal Roofs Can Protect Against Problems

Building Operating Management
Ventilated Roofs Can Prevent Ice Dams

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ADA: Maintenance Matters

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What to Look for in Elevator Contractor

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Getting the Most Out of Doors and Hardware

Building Operating Management
Build on the Benefits of Feedback, Collaborative Approach

Building Operating Management
Design for HVAC Accessibility and Consult the Experts

Building Operating Management
Evaluating Existing Elevator System

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5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Utopia

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Most Common sources of IAQ Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Brings Facility Knowledge to Security Teams

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Electronic Security Systems Help Maintenance Teams Cover Large Areas

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Post-Installation Considerations for Door Hardware and Security Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Changing Roles: Maintenance and Facility Security

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Spotlight on Elevator Technician and Safety Standards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Names Change, but the Mission Remains the Same

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers discuss reactive, preventive and predictive maintenance strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flooring: Focusing on Post-Installation Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flooring: Maintenance Matters Post-Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Day-to-Day Flooring Maintenance Duties to Consider

Building Operating Management
Roof Inspections Also Spot Deteriorated Flashings, Unauthorized Leak Repairs

Building Operating Management
Landlords Should Spell Out Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities In Commercial Leases

Building Operating Management
Roof Inspections Spot Maintenance, Drainage, Vandalism Problems

Building Operating Management
Common Problems Found During Roof Inspections

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Western Michigan University Relamping Team Brings Efficiency to Maintenance Department

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Relamping Team Cleans up University's Lighting Clutter

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Success of Lighting Team Leads to Program Expansion

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Takes Another Step to Improving Lighting Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Embracing Predictive Maintenance Produces Green Strategy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Establish a Roof Maintenance Plan Early in Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Maintenance, Scheduling Meetings Among Important Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Top Maintenance Goal: Make Technicians Better Firefighters

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What Facility Managers Should Know About Their Elevators

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Designing Robust Site-Specific O&M Manual

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Using Facility Data To Drive Down Costs

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ADA, Maintenance and Compliance

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Follow Safety Code for Elevator Maintenance and Keep It Handy

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Robust operations and maintenance practices include site-specific manuals

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mower Maintenance Plan Helps Extend Life of Fleet

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Follow Manufacturer's, Warranty Guidelines to Extend Mower Shelf Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keeping Employees Safe Top Priority of Mower Fleet Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Supporting the Mower Fleet With Additional Attachments and Accessories

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mower Maintenance: Solving the Staffing Issue

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ADA, Maintenance and Compliance

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Reduced Maintenance Costs Can Help Justify Large HVAC Upgrades

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How To Prepare HVAC Systems For Higher Demand

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Marketing Maintenance: Savvy Managers Spotlight Department Accomplishments

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Heavy Maintenance Load: U.S. Has 900,000 Elevators

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Robust Operations And Maintenance Practices Can Help Head Off Critical-Facilities Failures

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Finding and Fine-Tuning Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training Considerations for Using Drain Cleaning Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Devising a Drain Cleaning Training Strategy

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Most Common Door Hardware Repairs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lessons in Leadership: Putting People First

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Concentrate on Continued Department Improvement

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Better Maintenance Organization Improves Efficiency, Effectiveness

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Patchwork Repairs Increase HVAC Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Outsourcing is Here to Stay, So Make it Work for You

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Maintenance Managers Add Marketer to List of Important Responsibilities

Building Operating Management

Building Operating Management
Focus On A Coating’s Overall Quality As Well As Specific Features

Building Operating Management
Complying With ADA: Construction And Maintenance Challenges

Building Operating Management
New Operations and Maintenance Credits in LEED v4

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance on the Move: Controlling Transportation Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Find Efficiency in Transportation Methods

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps to Streamlined Travel Planning, Scheduling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Take a Bow, FMD Achievement Award Winners

Building Operating Management
Using Social Media For Facility Maintenance, Emergency Response

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Maintenance: Shifting a Department's Focus Pays Big Dividends

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps to Successful Preventive Maintenance Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing New Technology Boosts Performance, Morale

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2014 FMD Achievement Awards Winners Named

Building Operating Management
How To Know The Right Level of Automation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Less Paper, Big Benefits for Data Collection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Richmond Makes Smooth Adjustment to Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Security Concerns Loom Large in University's Conversion to Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technicians Play Important Role in CMMS Testing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Maximizes Benefits of Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Deferred Maintenance: Turning Crisis Into Strategy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Underfunding Routine Maintenance Leads to Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting a Deferred Maintenance Plan Into Action

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Dan Hounsell: How to Change the Image of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Survival Requires Tough Choices on Maintenance Department Structure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Which Model is Best: Decentralized or Centralized?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Choose Wisely Which Department Structure Model to Use

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With Training, Safety is Always First

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers discuss their successes and challenges when tapping into technology

Building Operating Management
Case For Capital Investment In Lighting Upgrades Rests On Showing Specific Benefits

Building Operating Management
Benchmarking, Rebates And Incentives Can Help Justify Lighting Upgrades

Building Operating Management
Combine Lighting Upgrades With Other Capital Projects To Maximize Energy Savings, Minimize Disruption

Building Operating Management
Overselling Productivity Increases, Maintenance Savings Can Hurt Chances Of Approval For Lighting Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Strategies: Repair, Recover or Replace?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Replacement Recommendations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
2011 Lighting Retrofit Lit Way for Future Energy Savings

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5 KPI's Every Manager Should Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Make Mom Proud. Win an FMD Achievement Award

Building Operating Management
Preventive Maintenance Helps Keep Elevator Costs Downs, Prevents Premature Modernization

Building Operating Management
Preventive Maintenance For Elevators Must Include Motor, Brakes, Drive

Building Operating Management
Destination Dispatch, Closed-Loop Door Systems, Machine-room-less Elevators Are Driving Vertical Transportation Trends

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Savings from Centralization for One University

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Meters Offer Greater Opportunities For Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering: Key Players in Emergency Preparedness

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and Engineering Departments' Role in Emergency Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding the Preparedness Cycle

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spring Forward: Essential Steps for Warm-Weather Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inspect Grounds Equipment, Irrigation Systems for Signs of Winter Damage

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Five KPIs Every Manager Should Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Measure key performance indicators that matter

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

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

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

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing for Productivity: The Rise of the Maintenance Planner

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Smart Uses for LEDs

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5 Steps to Chiller Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential

Building Operating Management
Steps Beyond Simple Payback To Justify Large Energy Efficiency Investments

Building Operating Management
Maintenance Savings May Help Justify HVAC Capital Investments

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Benefits of Zero-Based Budgeting and EMPs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: Deferred Maintenance — The Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financial Blunders to Avoid

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lesson: Perform Due Diligence on Financial Decisions

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5 Minutes With Podcast: How General Motors maintenance manager identifies, prioritizes hundreds of projects

Building Operating Management
Roof Coatings Can Protect Environment, Help Maintain Operating And Capital Budgets

Building Operating Management
Solvent-based, Water-based Roof Coatings Have Pros And Cons

Building Operating Management
Plan Re-Coating Schedule To Help Maintain Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The 'Softer' Side of Maintenance Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters: Post-Installation Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters Go Beyond Basic Information

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters Require Regular Checkups

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Searching for Right Answers When Crisis Management Required

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The Consequences of Equipment Failure

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LEED In Motion: Where Are the LEED-O+M APs?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Safety First: Ensuring Effective Drain Cleaning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Regular Inspections, Testing Delivers Long-Term Reliability for Door Locks, Hardware

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door-Hardware Upgrades Require Revisiting Department Priorities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Weather Factors Into Frequency of Door Hardware Inspections

Building Operating Management
Consistent Elevator Maintenance Is Critical To Uninterrupted Operation

Building Operating Management
Specify What Elevator Maintenance Contract Does And Does Not Cover, Consider Safety Codes When Planning Elevator Maintenance

Building Operating Management
How To Know When It's Time To Modernize Elevators

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Elevators

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Shop Bulletin Board Smart Place to Plant Seeds for Management Support

Building Operating Management
Facility Condition Index, Other Metrics, Improve Asset Management at National Park Service

Building Operating Management
National Park Service's Asset Priority Index Helps Guide Maintenance, Operations

Building Operating Management
Standardized Current Replacement Value Calculations Make Facility Condition Index More Effective

Building Operating Management
Diverse National Park Service Portfolio Complicates Facility And Maintenance Decisions

Building Operating Management
Prioritization System Helps National Park Service Manage Assets, Maintenance and Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Five Minutes With Podcast: Hospital Says no to Pesticides for Turf Management

Building Operating Management
Unexplored Potential In HVAC Systems

Building Operating Management
Ensuring HVAC Operational Efficiency

Building Operating Management
The Details Of Commissioning And Retrocommissioning

Building Operating Management
Determining The Correct HVAC Equipment Replacement

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Complexity Complicates Data Center Maintenance

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Hospital Says no to Pesticides for Turf Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Thermal Imagers Popular Option for Predictive Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motor Repair or Replacement: The Data Dilemma

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Helps Gather Information on Motor Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Repair vs. Replacement Decision Requires Advance Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Why Maintenance Solutions is Changing to Facility Maintenance Decisions

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Mountain of Maintenance: School District Near Chicago Ponders Renovations, Building Consolidations

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Basic Provisions an HVAC Contract Should Include

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Maintenance Strategy: Work-Order Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Regular Inspections, Testing Helps Improve Energy Efficiency in Chillers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Good Water Treatment Program Improves Chiller Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Annual Oil, Refrigerant Tests Important to Maintain Chiller Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Setting Maintenance Priorities Vital to Producing Efficient Chillers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Spread Message of Needed Maintenance Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Shop Bulletin Board Interesting Place to Plant Seeds of Support

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Change Happen not Always Easy

Building Operating Management
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Doors And Hardware

Building Operating Management
First Cost Is Not Only Consideration In Door And Hardware Specification

Building Operating Management
Doors And Hardware Maintenance Plan Can Ensure Maximum Performance

Building Operating Management
NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspection Requirements Include Certification Standards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Data Center Maintenance Challenges

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HVAC Policies, Procedures Can Improve Efficiency In Existing Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Smart Choices for Mowers Boosts Grounds Care Efforts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Retrofit at University of Texas Uncovers Pleasant Surprises

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emissions Reductions Dramatic Following Texas Boiler Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Project Engineer Plays Lead Role in Boiler Retrofit

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Solid Maintenance Programs keep Chillers Operating Efficiently

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware Projects Require Knowledge of Inspection Codes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Trouble Spots Include Closers, Hinges, Handles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Location, Purpose of Doors Factors Into Inspection Frequency

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Lighting Upgrades and the Bottom Line

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The Importance of UPS Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tips for Building a Better Maintenance Team

Facility Maintenance Decisions
As a Manager, Be Open to Changing Organization's Culture

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Backup UPS System Maintenance Matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Testing, Proper PM Program Essential to Power System Reliability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Consider Emergency Response Factors in Backup Power Systems Issues

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Managing a Retrofit To Preserve History

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Are You Keeping an Eye On the Future of Maintenance?

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Keys Components for Maintenance Work-Order Scheduling

Building Operating Management
Best No- and Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Projects

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Maintenance: Focus on Work-Order Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lift Equipment Takes Maintenance to New Heights

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Budget Concerns Affect Decision to Rent or Purchase

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Safety Concerns Take Precedence Over Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Texas School District Lighting Project Boosts Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofits Bring Savings, Efficiency to Texas School District

Building Operating Management
Visual Roof Exam, Moisture Survey Can Help Spot Zombie Roofs

Building Operating Management
Coating Can Be Short-Term Solution For Deteriorated Roof

Building Operating Management
Why HVAC Performance Gets Worse Over Time

Building Operating Management
Measures To Optimize HVAC Systems Include Energy Audits And Commissioning

Building Operating Management
Utility Rebate Programs Can Help Fund HVAC Audits, Commissioning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Embracing (and Minimizing) a Reactive Maintenance Management Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Allow for Travel Time When Responding to a Preventive Maintenance Issue

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Good Organization Skills Important for Successful Reactive Maintenance Program

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Building Automation Systems Will Continue To Offer New Capabilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Measuring, Managing, and Maximizing Facility Data Important for Managers

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Data To Measure IAQ Is Complex Proposition

Building Operating Management
Lighting Controls Can Amplify Effect Of More Efficient Light Sources

Building Operating Management
Daylighting Controls Are Becoming Less Complicated, More Productive

Building Operating Management
Outdoor Lighting Can Be Managed By Lighting Controls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New CMMS Helps Health Care System Move to Preventive Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Key Features of New CMMS Improve Efficiency of Health Care System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Training Streamlines Work Flow for Health Care System

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Effective Work-Order Schedule Pays Dividends

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Regular inspection lengthens windows' lifespan

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Repair A Pump, Or Replace It?

Building Operating Management
How to Avoid Common Issues With Doors And Hardware

Building Operating Management
Lack of Standardization Can Lead to Access, Security Problems With Doors

Building Operating Management
Doors and Hardware Showcase: New Products

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Give staff training they need for new equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS: Paving the Way for Power

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Understanding Types of UPS

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UPS Maintenance Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Work Scheduling: From Chaos to World Class

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Work Scheduling: The Power of Planning

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Regular Roof Maintenance Now Can Save Money Later

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Apps Address Managers' Specific Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Infrared Imagers, Digital Multimeters Among New Tools of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Diagnostic Technology: Electrical Test Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Diagnostic Tools for Predictive Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roadblocks to Single-Ply Roofing Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Uses Planning To Ensure Grounds Equipment Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Key Factors in Successfully Specifying Grounds Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategic Maintenance of Grounds Care Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Funding Strategy: Focus on Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Comprehensive Maintenance, Inspection for Single-Ply Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building a Successful Single-Ply Roofing Maintenance Program

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Money Watch: Restroom Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Most Important Roof Selection Criterion

Building Operating Management
How To Select The Right Roofing System

Building Operating Management
Proper Preventive Maintenance For Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Drain Cleaning Prevents Major Plumbing Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Evaluating Preventive Plumbing Maintenance Results

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Educational Programs Help Minimize the Need for Drain Cleaning

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LEED: Ensuring Long-Term Performance

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Mower Maintenance Matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Collaboration: The Key to Maintenance Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Handheld Computing Devices Improve Managing Work-Order Data

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Good HVAC Maintenance Practices Mean Good Indoor Air Quality

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SL Green Focuses on Ongoing Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Effective Concrete Maintenance Requires Inspection Guidelines

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Concrete Repair Requires Careful Preparation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Coating Considerations To Extend Performance Life

Building Operating Management
The First Steps Of A LEED-EBOM Initiative

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Maintenance Strategies: Technician Training

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5 minutes with Ana K. Thiemer Project Manager - Renovation and Renewal Program, Facilities Services, University of Texas Austin

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facing HVAC Demands to Protect Critical Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trending Electrical HVAC Power Consumption

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dependable Power Sources

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Power Monitoring: HVAC Overload Prevention

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Boilers: Four Factors Shape Decision to Repair or Replace

Building Operating Management
Elevators Can Be Used for Evacuation, IBC Says

Building Operating Management
Elevator Maintenance Standards, Safety Requirements May Help Prevent Elevator Accidents

Building Operating Management
Older Elevators: Few Jurisdictions Adopt ASME A17.3 As Code

Building Operating Management
Good Maintenance Contractors Help Keep Elevators Safe, Reliable

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Fire-rated Door Preventive Maintenance Ensures Function

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Tackling the Challenges of Maintenance Recruiting

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Product Focus: Boiler Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Balancing Boiler Maintenance Costs and Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Components Present Maintenance Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Essential Boiler Preventive Maintenance

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Tackling Restroom Hygiene Challenges

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Maintenance Challenge: Sustaining Sustainability

Building Operating Management
Avoiding Poor Flooring Performance With Proper Specifications

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LEED-EBOM Now Most Popular Rating System

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Five Lighting Maintenance Practices Can Ensure Quality

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Softer Side of Maintenance Recruiting

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Why Is Commissioning So Critical To LEED?

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Top Tips For Roof Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Is Your Job Your Profession?

Building Operating Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Incorporate New Communications Technology into Existing Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Unmotivated Employees? Managers Need to Look in the Mirror

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Unmotivated Employees: Root Causes and Solutions

5 Minutes With
Making a Successful Transition to Zone Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
And the Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards Go To ...

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Maintenance Planning Streamlines Operations, Saves Money

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Using ASHRAE 62.1 to Maintain Good IAQ

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Boiler Control Upgrades Plus Regular Maintenance Can Improve Energy Efficiency

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Five Factors to Consider Before Replacing or Expanding a Building Automation System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Planning Includes Taking a Punch - and Getting Up

Facility Maintenance Decisions
For Your Insights and Honesty, I Thank You

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Avoiding Outsourcing Failure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mowers: Versatile Equipment for Snow, Leaf Removal

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Lighting Retrofits: Teaming Up for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Inventory Assesses Conditions, Repair Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Managers Need to Focus on Software Implementation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
First Impressions Start with Right Attitude

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Optimize the Life Cycle of Motors and Drives

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Five Rules of Thumb Can Aid Decision to Replace or Upgrade BAS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Software Installation: Managers Should Partner with Vendors, Consultants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: District Revamps Preventive Maintenance Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New Roofs Must Withstand Solar Arrays

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand-Response Programs Affect Operations and Occupants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Awards Program Full of Great Ideas - To Steal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Catalog and Analyze Motors and Drives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Getting Tough, Again, on Deferred Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facilities Set the Stage for Learning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motors: Strategies for Successful Replacement

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Need to Lead, Guide, Direct

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mike Rowe an Advocate for Maintenance, Engineering

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: Most Common Repairs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Management Issues: Lack of Accountability, Discipline

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED for Healthcare Addresses Unique Operational Requirements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Irrigation: How to Reduce Potable Water Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: The Economic Impact of Roof Leaks

Quick Read
MRO Parts Storerooms: No Longer An Afterthought

Facility Focus
What's Included in Retrocommissioning and Recommissioning Studies?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Everywhere a Strategy: Get Serious About Specification

5 Minutes With
Personnel Management and Cost-Saving Strategies with Bruce Canter

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Tracking Sustainability with a CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Team Player: More than Just Coach-Speak

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Replacement: Consider Safety Hazards, Impact on Occupants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Attachments: Assess Versatility, Dependability

Building Operating Management
Look at Carpet's Full Life Cycle

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Use Software to Manage Energy Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA: Expanding Role in the Workplace

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Tactics to Avoid Failure, Embrace Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How To Train a New Generation of Technicians

Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA Requirements Include Form 300, Written Plans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability Part of Managers' New Normal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Care Attachments: Cost Not Most Important Factor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Upgrades: What Modules Do You Need?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Data Can Uncover Energy Deficiencies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: How to Implement Condition-Based Monitoring

Building Operating Management
Checks 6-10: Review and Test Access Data and Devices

Building Operating Management
Carpet Installation and Maintenance

Quick Read
Evaluate Maintenance Benefits of HVAC Upgrade

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Cleaning: Automatic Cleaners, Sanitizers Improve Hygiene

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personnel Management: How to Quantify Lost Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers, Departments Deserve Recognition

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tough Decisions: Managers Need a Strong Conscience

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Communication is Critical

Facility Maintenance Decisions
City of Springfield (Mo.) Public Grounds Faces Adversity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Hiring, Working with Contractors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How do LEDs Compare to CFLs?

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Emergency Planning: Materials and Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: Important Technology Advances

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Identify Energy-Efficiency Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers: What Would You Do with $100,000?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers' Mantra: Turn Lemons into Lemonade

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: How to Select a Consultant

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: Installation Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware Maintenance: Problems and Solutions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Department Employs Zone-Maintenance Approach

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Freeze in Hiring, Pay Increases Impacts Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrocommissioning: Question Boiler-Maintenance Records

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEDs: Beware of Performance Characteristics

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: How to Recruit and Retain Workers

Building Operating Management
Water Efficient Mechanical Systems and Irrigation Systems

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Emergency Planning: Five Ideas to Protect Technicians

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Open Applications Fuel Department Integration

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How to Plan for Emergency Events

5 Minutes With
CMMS: The Importance of Data with Susan Deane

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Marketing Maintenance: How to Communicate the Value of Your Job

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Moving to Sustainability: Managers Should Look at Past Accomplishments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Define Roles and Responsibilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Project Management: Technicians Get Involved in Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance: Selling Your Accomplishments to Top Management

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Selling Your Accomplishments: Use Data to Make the Case

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A License to Steal the Next Big Idea

Building Operating Management
When Windows Fail

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Emergency Planning: Protecting Front-Line Workers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Installation: Hospital to Monitor KPIs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Retrofits: Organizations Invest in Maintenance, Engineering Departments

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Web-Based System, Mobile Access Boost Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Installation: Lessons Learned

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Not Flinching During Tough Times

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: How to Prepare for Inspections

Building Operating Management
Tactical Steps for Retrofitting College Campuses

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Maintain Filters for Good IAQ

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facility Professionals Discuss Managing Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inventory: CMMS Captures Critical Data

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Predictive Maintenance: The Use of Vibration Analysis

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Inventory: Base Decisions on Real-Life Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Inspections: Infrared Thermography & Oil Analysis

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Maintenance: Inspection Checklist

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Analyze Roof-Inspection Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cogeneration Installation: Lessons Learned

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vibration Analysis Avoids Equipment Failure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Data Helps Managers Make Inventory Decisions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Management: Crews Revamp Park's Landscapes, Hardscapes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: ADA, NFPA Affect Product Specification

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Energy Management System Can Streamline Facility Maintenance Tasks

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Maintenance: Security Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Big-Ticket Purchases: Financial Justification

5 Minutes With
Grounds Care: Designing, Maintaining Athletic Fields with Michael Tarantino

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED: Managers Need to Educate Executives

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers, Staff Team Up When Purchasing Mowers, Utility Vehicles

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Maintaining Exterior Painted Wood

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Financial Justification: Develop Capital-Budgeting Policies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainability: Not Such a Dirty Word

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: RFID Technology Improves Security

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motors: Rewind, Repair, Replace?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Continuing Education: Curriculum for Maintenance, Engineering Managers

5 Minutes With
Outsourcing: Strategies for Hiring, Managing Contractors with Steve Spencer

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CMMS: Five Commonly Underused Functions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards Winners Announced

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Department Champion Builds Support for Maintenance, Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Replace Building-Envelope Components

Building Operating Management
CMMS Capabilities

Building Operating Management
CMMS: Worth the Cost?

Building Operating Management
Integrating CMMS with Other Building Systems

Building Operating Management
Roofing Maintenance and Inspection in Severe Weather

Building Operating Management
Evaluating Roof Damage After a Storm

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Grounds Care: Special Events Threaten Landscape Health

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Priorities for Codes, Standards, Regulations

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Building Automation and Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Regular Roofing Maintenance: When to Inspect the Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Should Protect Training Funds

Building Operating Management
How to Inspect a Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Snow & Ice Management: Undertaking an Equipment Evaluation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Collaboration Among Designers, Operators Silences Skepticism

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Safety: Annual Inspection Checklist

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Safety: Ongoing Training Avoids Potential Problems

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Equipment Rental: Ask These Eight Questions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental: Managers Need Answers on Costs, Contracts

Building Operating Management
Roofing Contractors: Do You Need One?

Building Operating Management
Roofing Maintenance Cost Calculations

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Flooring: Working with a Contractor

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Inventory Management Best Practices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Why Should Managers Upgrade Their System?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Planning

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Inventory Management Best Practices

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Green Programs Provide Facilities Education

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Controls: Punch Lists, Commissioning, Recommissioning

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CMMS: The Role of Custom-Report Generators

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Need to Revamp New-Employee Orientation

5 Minutes With
The Manager's Role in LEED Certification with Curt Stainbrook

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Degrees of Debate: What Should Managers Know?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Architects, Managers Join Forces in Buildings, Grounds Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Proactive Emergency Planning Avoids Managers Getting Burned

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Controls: Five Key Maintenance Practices

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: When to Rent or Buy Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
New-Employee Orientation: Eight Elements of Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Needs Analysis, Cost Justification Fuel Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Upgrades: Managers, Upper Management Need to Speak Same Language

Building Operating Management
Floor Installation and Maintenance

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Floor Maintenance: Chemical Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hospital's Aging Core Poses Maintenance, Engineering Challenges

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Consider Flooring Maintenance in Cost Comparisons

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Strategies for Determining an Energy Baseline

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ten Reasons for Outsourcing Failure

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Energy Savings and Maintenance

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Maintenance and Training

5 Minutes With
Lighting Retrofits: Save Money, Reduce Maintenance with Betsy Pooley

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Measure a Contractor's Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Organization Closes Old Hospital, Opens New Facility Same Day

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building-Automation System Streamlines Preventive Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Project Planning: Grounds, Utilities, and Facility Managers Work Together

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Project Profile: Garden Features Native Plants, Hardscape Elements

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chris Matt: LEED Fosters Facilities Education

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Finding an Exterior Painting Contractor

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Implementing a Motor-Management Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Avoid Maintenance Backlogs with Real-Time CMMS Data

5 Minutes With
Maintenance Technician Training with Rod Allen

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Strategies for Savvy Specification

Building Operating Management
Elevator Upgrades: Repair or Full Modernization?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Minimize Total Cost of Ownership

Quick Read
Maintenance: The Planning Role

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Managers' Knowledge of Facilities Fuels Specification

Facility Focus
Parking Structure Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inventory Management: Bins, Shelves, Racks Create Efficient Storerooms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technicians Must Regularly Maintain, Calibrate Boiler Controls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Technicians Should Be Able to Manipulate Data

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chris Matt: Managers Consult Colleagues During Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Three Key Components of a Floor-Maintenance Program

Building Operating Management
Elevator Modernization Also Can Affect Electrical, HVAC Systems

Facility Focus
Effective Service Procurement

Facility Focus
Maintenance Management ROI

Facility Focus
What Comes After LEED Certification?

Facility Focus
Reducing Maintenance Costs with Assessments and Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Their Role in LEED Certification

Quick Read
Decentralizing Maintenance

Facility Focus
The Role of BIM in Building Retrofits

Facility Focus
Sustainability in Schools: NYC Department of Education

Facility Focus
How to Debunk the Biggest Maintenance Myths

Facility Focus
Conducting a Building Audit for Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Moving to Green Cleaning Methods Requires Buy-in From Maintenance Staff

Facility Focus
Risk Management: Decrease Costs, Improve Accountability

Facility Focus
Sustainability: Managers' Role in the Triple Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Awards Program Recognizes Managers, Staff

Building Operating Management
Visual Cues Can Help Janitorial Staff, Bathroom Occupants Transition to Green

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flooring Chemicals: Look Beyond Initial Cost

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Floor Maintenance: Working with Contractors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Analyze the Performance of Existing Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Benefits and Challenges of Wireless CMMS

Building Operating Management
Justifying a Maintenance Budget for Windows

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beyond Buzzwords: Lessons from Manufacturing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inventory Management: Managers Need to Take Reins

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Maintenance and New Construction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Staff Influences Building Design, Product Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Occupancy, Seasonal Changes Affect Restroom Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restrooms: Develop Standard Practices Manual

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Thermal Imagers Play Role in Preventive Maintenance Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Wireless CMMS: Managers Must Convince Technicians

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Wireless CMMS: Consider Total Cost of Ownership

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Wireless Connectivity an Issue

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fresh Set of Eyes Helps See Big Picture

Building Operating Management
Leaving Maintenance Out of Life Cycle Costs Can Make Window Replacement More Difficult

Building Operating Management
Maintaining EIFS

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Fire System Record Keeping

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Budget Blueprint: Align, Attack, Focus

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Pay Attention to Your Customers

Building Operating Management
Low-cost and No-cost Strategies for Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chris Matt: Training Budgets Shrink but Education Remains Strong

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Maintenance and Green Buildings

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Avoiding Problems with HVAC Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance 'Smart Teams' Make Department More Efficient

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: A Look at the Disadvantages

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Satellite Facility Streamlines Plumbing Maintenance Tasks

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems: Common Maintenance Activities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers: Perform Annual or Biannual Cleaning and Inspection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Include Efficiency Testing in Boiler-Maintenance Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Maintenance: Safety Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers: Repair or Replace?

Quick Read
Plumbing Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Help Managers Tackle Productivity, Budget Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters: Proper Training Can Save Money

5 Minutes With
Benchmarking Energy Use with Mike Zanghi

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What Are the Most Commonly Underused CMMS Functions?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boilers and Water Heaters: A How-To Training Guide

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training Programs Must Account for New Boiler, Water Heater Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: O&M Manuals Contain Parts Lists, Wiring Diagrams

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Automating Operations: Hospital Upgrades Building-Automation System, CMMS

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Plumbing & Piping Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Landscape Services Department Acts as On-Campus Contractor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Construction or Renovations Include Landscape Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Fixtures: Maintenance Factors Into Product Specification

5 Minutes With
Building-Automation Systems and Energy Efficiency with Skip Milton

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Sprinkler System Maintenance Steps

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Building automation and maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restrooms: Plumbing-Fixture Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofits: Consider Maintenance During Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Airport Looks for Ways to Cut Costs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC's Impact on IAQ and Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
How Weather and Maintenance Impact Roof Longevity

Building Operating Management
Sprinkler Maintenance Guidelines: Start with NFPA 25

Facility Maintenance Decisions
BAS Promotes Trending and Preventive Maintenance Practices

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LEED & Maintenance Management

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Three Elevator Performance Measures

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Plays Key Role in Building Addition

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Minimize Disruption to Resort Occupants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fire Systems: Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Ensure Compliance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fire Systems: What Does a Maintenance Program Include?

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USGBC Assesses Performance of LEED-Certified Buildings

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Get the Elevator Maintenance You Pay For

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sports Arenas Pose Maintenance and Engineering Challenges

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Maintenance Management Software

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Three Categories of Mobile Maintenance

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Proper Maintenance Will Improve Air Distribution Efficiency

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Elevator Wait Times Getting You Down?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manage Work Orders, Parts with Wireless CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Roofing Options Demand Unique Maintenance Activities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Uninterruptible Power Supplies: Specification Strategies

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cooling Equipment: Technician Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Snow and Ice Removal Equipment: Maintenance Checklist

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What are the Changes in LEED 2009?

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Specifying Water-Saving Products

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Roof Warranties and Maintenance

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Four Steps for Controlling Pests

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: Test the Product Before Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Manuals Help Ensure Proper Lift Operation and Maintenance

Quick Read
Is Your Elevator Getting Clean Backup Power?

Quick Read
Getting the Most from a CMMS

Facility Focus
Maintenance: The Impact of Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Proper Training and Maintenance Plays Role in HVAC Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cool Roofs: Develop a Maintenance Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Restrooms: Maintenance Scheduling Can Lead to Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Stimulus Funds Can Address Deferred Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
School Districts Focus on Modernization, Not New Construction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Stimulus Package Puts Spotlight on Maintenance

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Maintaining green buildings

Facility Focus
Going Green: Toyota Making It Work

Quick Read
Plumbing Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Four Objectives for Specifying Roof Coatings

Building Operating Management
HVAC Maintenance and Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
HVAC Maintenance and Reliability and Longevity

Building Operating Management
HVAC Maintenance and IAQ

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Infrared Imaging: Tools for Predictive, Preventive Maintenance

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When Comparing Floorcoverings, Don’t Forget About Maintenance Costs

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Obama’s Promise on Deferred Maintenance

Building Operating Management
The Right Elevator Service Agreement Minimizes Downtime

Building Operating Management
Don't Ignore Roofing Maintenance When Budgets Are Tight

Building Operating Management
Roofing Maintenance Tips

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Control Backlog and Manage Contractors with a CMMS

Building Operating Management
Minimizing Restroom Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Maintenance Ensures Peak Operating Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Good IAQ Requires Proper Maintenance And Monitoring

Quick Read
Enhancing Maintenance Safety

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lack of K-12 Funding Leads to Breakdown Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Department Influences Design and Construction

Building Operating Management
Reducing Operating Costs

Quick Read
Linking Maintenance and Design

Building Operating Management
The Cost of Poor Window Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Computer Science Building Poses Energy-Efficiency Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Recommissioning Targets Stanford's Largest Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inspection Cameras Play a Role in Preventive Maintenance Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Test Equipment Helps Develop Preventive Maintenance Programs

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Facility Maintenance Software: Finding The Right CMMS Solution

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Key Components of a Flooring Maintenance Program

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ASHRAE Offers First Exam for Operations Certification

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General Window Maintenance Tips: What To Look For

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Conduct Preventive Maintenance and Fleet Inventories for Snow Removal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Departments Investing in Infrared Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Infrared Cameras Uncover HVAC, Roofing Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Schedule Infrared-Imaging Routes for Effective Preventive Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Design: Consider Functionality and Cost

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Disaster Planning: Storm-Proof HVAC, Roof Systems

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Diagnostic Technology: Thermal Imaging Cameras and Beyond

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Maintenance as a Top Priority

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New Standard Focuses on HVAC Maintenance

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Investments in Maintenance Will Extend HVAC System Life

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ISO Standard Addresses Design, Construction and Maintenance for Safer, Longer-Lasting Building

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Mowers: Inspection and Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
High-Performance Buildings: Managers Influence Design, Construction

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Three Reasons Why Managers Could Replace Chillers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS: Preventive Maintenance Ensures Power Supply

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Adhere to NFPA Requirements During UPS Testing

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Keeping Up-to-date on Painting Maintenance

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Concrete Maintenance Strategies

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Green Renovations

Building Operating Management
Implement Scheduled Roof Repairs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Snow and Ice Removal: Preventive Maintenance

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Facilities Accessibility and ADA

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Exterior Lighting: Maintenance Matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance: The fourth R?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps on the Path to Sustainability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Getting More from a CMMS

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OSHA Cites United Airlines at O'Hare for Health, Safety Violations

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Securing Funding for Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Weighing Elevator Modernization Factors

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Investments in Maintenance Will Extend HVAC System Life

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Planning for Power

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Mowers: Inspection and Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Funding for the Next Generation

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New York Mets’ Colors: Blue, Orange and, Now, Green

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Maintenance Management Software

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Finally, managers have a road map to success

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The Green Side of Deferred Maintenance

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Preventive Maintenance of the Fire Safety System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chillers Performance: Challenges and Solutions

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GAO: U.S. Postal Service Needs Better Data To Improve Maintenance, Facilities

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NEMA Publishes Installation Guide for Nurse Call Systems

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EPA Defines Epinephrine Disposal

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ASTM Manual Targets Safe Use of Oxygen Systems

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MOP-19 Sets Accelerated Phaseout for HCFCs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Efficiency By Design

Building Operating Management
How Hidden Problems Can Shorten Window Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting Up Barriers to Air Leaks

Building Operating Management
Elevators: No Margin for Down Time

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HVAC Inspection and Maintenance Standard Open for Comment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance as Reality Check

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IAQ Grant Targets Maintenance Programs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Selling Maintenance to CEOs

Building Operating Management
Keeping Up To Avoid Going Down

Building Operating Management
Managing Assets — When They’re Overhead

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Do You Know What You Bring to the Table?

Building Operating Management
Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pinpointing Roofing Problems

Building Operating Management
Little Pain, Real Gain

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting Data to Work

Building Operating Management
Carpet for the Long Run

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning, Improvising, or Both?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Considerations

Building Operating Management
Timely Roofing Solutions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Targeting Ice and Snow

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Olympic Ideal, Maintenance Style

Facility Maintenance Decisions
with input from the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA)
EPDM Comes of Age

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Getting More From the Floor

Building Operating Management
Steps to Quality Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A New Era for HVAC Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance that Extends Roof Life

Facility Maintenance Decisions
High-Level Operations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What's in a word? A manager's role

Building Operating Management
Voices of Experience

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Systems: Streamlining for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
So, how did you spend the money?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renovating Buildings, Images

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UN-common Challenge

Building Operating Management
Keeping Tabs on Roofs

Building Operating Management
Boardroom Connections

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Transforming the Presidio

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Star Search: Finding the Right Contractor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Roofing-Mold Connection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Pushing the Envelope

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Looking for the Next Mercury

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Performance: Customer as Catalyst

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Protecting Parking Structures

Building Operating Management
Waste Not

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning For the Unexpected

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Top-Level HVAC Maintenance

Building Operating Management
In Good Working Order

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Prescription for Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Restroom Retrofits: Matching Form and Function

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Motor Maintenance Matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
High-Level Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In or Out?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
One Audit You’ll Like

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Go ahead, blow your own horn

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building an IAQ Arsenal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going with the Flow: Maintenance ensures pump performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Doing More with (Much) Less

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Putting value into maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Threats to Chiller Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Bottom-Line Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Software That Shares

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance at Large

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing Boiler Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Bracing for Troubled Waters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Tough questions, tougher answers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chillers: Repair or Replace?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Auditing for CMMS Success

Facility Maintenance Decisions
ROOFING: A Prescription for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Best practices: Maximizing maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Linking PM To the Bottom Line

Building Operating Management
Thinking Like a CFO: Mastering a Fundamental Tool

Building Operating Management
Thinking Like a CFO: Prevention Pays, Analysis Shows

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Access, Texas Style

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going, Going... GREEN

Facility Maintenance Decisions
for maintenance:

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Testing and inspection spell success for life-safety systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
UPS Uptime: Making it Happen

Facility Maintenance Decisions
It’s All About You

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: What You Need

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Net Working

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sending a Message

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Budget Battles

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Across the Industry

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cutting to the Choice

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Something Old, Something New

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance By Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintaining Power

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximum CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lessons On Lifts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Bottom-Line Benefits of Chiller PM

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Selling Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The Road To Safety

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing Mowers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Comprehensive Carpet Care

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing For Savings