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


Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Operations Utopia

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

Building Operating Management
3 Common Mistakes in Wireless System Design

Building Operating Management
When Installing Wireless, Consider Signal Coverage, Interference, Security

Building Operating Management
During Design, Think Ahead in Planning Wireless Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Maintenance, Scheduling Meetings Among Important Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Top Maintenance Goal: Make Technicians Better Firefighters

Building Operating Management
Make Security Planning A Priority During Building Design

Building Operating Management
Building Owner Needs To Take Lead Role In Prioritizing Security

Building Operating Management
Focus On Zones Of Control And Protection To Minimize Security Gaps

Building Operating Management
Bringing IT Onto The Security Team

Building Operating Management
To Get The Most Out Of Open Office Plans, Pay Close Attention To The Details

Building Operating Management
Successful Daylighting In Open Offices Requires Careful Planning Of Partitions, Office Layout

Building Operating Management
Operable Windows Offer Sustainability Benefits, But Also Acoustical Challenges

Building Operating Management
Raised Floor Can Help Limit Reconfiguration Hassles In Open Offices

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roundtable: Managers discuss their roles in helping protect buildings, operations and occupants

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

Building Operating Management
Clearly Defined Objectives Help Make Emergency Preparedness Drills More Effective

Building Operating Management
Testing Communication With Building Staff, First Responders Is Critical Part Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

Building Operating Management
Information Gathering Is Major Benefit Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

Building Operating Management
Drills Help Facility Managers, First Responders Develop Better Emergency Preparedness Plans

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

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Define Network Responsibilities to Defuse IT-Security Tension

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Test New, Existing Systems To Ensure Working Access Control

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Assess Future Needs When Putting In New Access Control

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Develop Crisis Response Plan To Help Protect Campus

Building Operating Management
Uncertain Business Climate Makes Strategic Facility Planning More Important Than Ever

Building Operating Management
Key Concepts Of Facility Strategic Planning For Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Strategic Facility Planning Success Hinges On Taking It Seriously

Building Operating Management
Avoiding Facility Strategic Planning Pitfalls: Timeframes, Goal Setting And Outcome Measurement

Building Operating Management
To Avoid Problems With Strategic Facility Management Plans, Focus On Involvement, Clarity, Staff Performance, And Ongoing Review

Building Operating Management
Detailed Site Analysis Can Help Select Disaster-Resilient Location For Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Critical Facilities Sites Must Meet Minimum Criteria For Disaster Resilience

Building Operating Management
Government Standards Can Help Set Criteria For Critical Facilities Site Location

Building Operating Management
Five Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

Building Operating Management
Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance Of Critical Facilities Site Selection

Building Operating Management
Preparations Before Hurricane Sandy Helped Cushman & Wakefield Quickly Bring Buildings Back Online

Building Operating Management
New York City Public Schools Rethinking Emergency Plans After Sandy-driven Flooding

Building Operating Management
Even if Code Doesn't Require Generator, HEI Hotels is Exploring Options in Wake of Power Outage

Building Operating Management
EMD Serono Focuses on Details, Communication After Challenges of Hurricane Sandy

Building Operating Management
Rockefeller University Finds That Mother Nature Always Wins

Building Operating Management
Katrina Experiences Helped Shape Marriott's Hurricane Sandy Plans

Building Operating Management
For Newark Public Schools, Fuel Supply Challenges Complicated Recovery From Hurricane Sandy

Building Operating Management
Flooding From Sandy Raises Questions About Location of Electrical Gear

Building Operating Management
At Crozer-Keystone, Better Safe Than Sorry Was Key To Sandy Plans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training, Now More Important Than Ever

Building Operating Management
Avoid These 5 Pitfalls When Planning Access Control

Building Operating Management
For Complex Access Control, Security Systems, Select In-House, External Team Carefully

Building Operating Management
Test Access Control Hardware, Software To Ensure Compatibility

Building Operating Management
Emergency Preparedness Plans Should Address Issues From IT To Staff

Building Operating Management
Identify Most Critical Risks As Basis For Your Disaster Plan

Building Operating Management
Testing Emergency Response Plan Offers Challenges

Building Operating Management
7x24 Exchange Helps Guide Data Center Disaster Planning

Building Operating Management
Data Center Redundancy Requires More Than Just Equipment

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Health Care Facilities Face Two Challenges From Competition

Building Operating Management
When It Comes To Natural Disasters, A Plan Is Essential

Building Operating Management
Facility Master Plan Can Help With Energy Efficiency In Educational Facilities

Building Operating Management
Energy Consultants Can Help Integrate Energy Conservation Measures With Facility Master Plan

Building Operating Management
Energy Calculations Help Determine Payback Of Energy Conservation Measures In Facility Master Plan

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Effective Work-Order Schedule Pays Dividends

Building Operating Management
Q&A: Data Center Expert Chris Wade on Disaster Preparedness, Planning

Building Operating Management
What To Do When You Can't Prevent Storm Damage To Your Data Center

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Security Film Offers Options For Windows

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List Of Crisis Events Can Help With Security Planning

Building Operating Management
Political Convention Security Planning Requires Risk Assessment, Efficient Communication

Building Operating Management
Experts: Communication is Most Important Part of Emergency Preparedness

Building Operating Management
Owner Buy-In Critical To Physical Security Upgrades

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'Road Map' Can Help Guide Security Plans

Building Operating Management
Multitenant Buildings Have Multiple Security Needs

Building Operating Management
In Securing Multitenant Facilities, Human Element Plays a Large Role

Building Operating Management
With Multitenant Buildings, Good Communication Is Essential to Security Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance and the Bottom Line

Building Operating Management
Preparing for Disaster: During Hurricane Season, Miami Facility Takes Advantage of Lead Time

Building Operating Management
Disaster Preparedness: Dallas High-Rise Prepares for Snow and Ice

Building Operating Management
Emergency Planning: Hawaii School, New Jersey University Have Responsibility to Public

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers With Disaster Experience Say Careful Planning, Realistic Training Are Crucial

Building Operating Management
Advance Notice of Disasters Offers Crucial Advantage

Building Operating Management
In a Disaster, Responsibility to Public Makes Facility Manager's Job Harder

Building Operating Management
After a Disaster, Generator Fuel, Vendors Are Important

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Successful Maintenance Planning Streamlines Operations, Saves Money

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

Building Operating Management
Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

Building Operating Management
Does Your Facility Have a Security Plan?

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Organize a Big Project

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Facility Managers Can Follow These Steps to Leadership

Building Operating Management
Trained Immediate Responders Can Provide Swift In-House Action When Trouble Strikes

Building Operating Management
Effective Immediate Responders Require Careful Planning, Training

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Need to Lead, Guide, Direct

Building Operating Management
Green Science Teaching Center Meets Challenges of Landmark Site

Building Operating Management
Stephen George: Master Planning Via Partnering

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Business Continuity Planning: Ten Key Steps

Facility Focus
What Do Facility Managers Need in Business Continuity Plans?

Facility Focus
Emergency Planning: Develop a Communications Strategy

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Keep a Plan Up to Date

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Drilling and Tabletop Exercises

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Implement a Shelter-In-Place Plan

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Develop a Chain of Command

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Plan: Use Checklists for Most Important Steps

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Considerations in Reviewing Outsourcing Service Contracts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Define a Business Continuity Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Business Continuity Strategy: 10 Key Steps

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Strategic Thinking Can Help the Facility Department Add Value

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Emergency Planning: Materials and Training

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Emergency Planning: Five Ideas to Protect Technicians

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Conduct a Business Impact Analysis

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How to Plan for Emergency Events

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Define Roles and Responsibilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: OSHA Offers Training Materials

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: Develop Materials and Equipment Inventory

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Emergency Planning: Protecting Front-Line Workers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Planning: First Responders Get Attention

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergency Preparedness: Common Hazards Facing Front-Line Workers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Worker Safety: Key OSHA Regulations

Building Operating Management
Rethinking Office Layouts and Space Planning

Building Operating Management
Daylighting and Acoustics are Concerns in Office Spaces

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

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Facility Managers Can Help To Lessen Stress Of Elevator Stranding

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Accessibility: Planning for Emergencies

Building Operating Management
Furniture Standards Change as Office Hierarchies Flatten

Building Operating Management
Implementing New Furniture Standards Takes Patience

Building Operating Management
Fourteen Critical Business Topics FMs Should Understand

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Security Upgrade: Hospital Undertakes Risk Assessment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Security Retrofit: Upgrade Access-Control System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Security: IP-Based, Digital Cameras Streamline Retrofit

Building Operating Management
Communication with Occupants, Local Authorities Key to Emergency Planning

Building Operating Management
Being Prepared for an Emergency Requires a Regularly Updated Emergency Plan

Building Operating Management
Practice Emergency Plans so Occupants are Prepared

Building Operating Management
CMMS Capabilities

Building Operating Management
Planning and Coordination Helps HVAC Projects Succeed

Building Operating Management
Measuring the Benefits of HVAC Upgrades

Building Operating Management
Making the Case for HVAC Retrofits

Building Operating Management
Fit School Buildings to Program Needs

Building Operating Management
Security Threats to Facilities are Changing as Terrorists Becoming Decentralized

Facility Focus
Tackling Big Challenges Pays Off with Clout

Building Operating Management
Facility Managers Should Reassess Security Plans as Terrorist Networks Become Decentralized

Building Operating Management
A Districtwide Approach

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Proactive Emergency Planning Avoids Managers Getting Burned

Building Operating Management
Using the Recession to Embrace Organizational Change

Building Operating Management
Recalibrating the Portfolio, Revamping the Brand

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

Facility Focus
Growing with Your Organization: Strategic Planning

5 Minutes With
Developing a Business Continuity Plan with Sean Nelson

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With HVAC Upgrades, Reduce Loads First to Maximize Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Four Building Security Hotspots

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flood Emergency Response Plans: Lessons Learned

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New Strategic Facility Planning Report Available

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

Facility Focus
Meeting Future Demands on the Data Center

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Much Unknown About Stairwell Evacuation Behavior, Study Finds

Facility Focus
Responding to Security Incidents on Campus

Building Operating Management
An Emergency Planning Guide for Facilities

Building Operating Management
How to Categorize Risk

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Layout of Renovated Building Can Be Security Tool

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Choosing a Specialty Ceiling

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Facility Executives Should Understand What CEO Wants from Facilities

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Emergency Planning and ADA

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Understand the Needs of the Business

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification Comes of Age

Building Operating Management
Office Planning for All Generations

Building Operating Management
To Move or Not To Move?

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Get with the Plan

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Show, Don’t Tell

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Emergency Planning and ADA

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ASIS International Publishes All Hazards Risk Management Draft Best Practices Standard

Building Operating Management
Taking Specialty Ceilings to New Heights

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning for Trouble

Building Operating Management
A New School Vision

Building Operating Management
Big plans on campus

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Emergencies and Beyond: Planning for the Unexpected

Building Operating Management
Ceiling Choice Calls for Homework

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Selling Maintenance to CEOs

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Telecommuting Potential Remains Untapped for Reducing Space Needs

Building Operating Management
Downsized

Building Operating Management
Getting the Look Without the Costs

Building Operating Management
Prepared for the Security Industry Association
Building a Security Team That Works

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flooring That Pays

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Before trouble strikes

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: Code Considerations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door Hardware: Specifying for Security

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning, Improvising, or Both?

Building Operating Management
Green Building Report

Building Operating Management
No Dogs Allowed

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Renovations Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Planning, Preparing for Painting

Building Operating Management
Security Building Blocks

Building Operating Management
All Business

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Harnessing the Power of Planning

Building Operating Management
Acoustics: Best to hear concerns during planning stage

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personal Solutions

Building Operating Management
Keeping Security Out of Sight

Building Operating Management
Sounding off on acoustics