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


Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building a 21st Century Power Tools Arsenal

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Ergonomics Emerges as Important Power Tool Consideration

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New-Generation Power Tools Improve Efficiency, Lower Cost of Operation

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SIDEBAR: Tool Check — Inspection and Maintenance Tips

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Buying Green: Database Aims to Streamline Specification

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Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

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Painting Project Cost Considerations

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Interior Painting Project Considerations

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Exterior Painting Project Considerations

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Savvy Specification for Grounds Equipment

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Managers Should Schedule Time to Test Grounds Equipment Before Purchasing

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Training, Inspections Important to Long-Term Grounds Equipment Care

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Trend Watch: Mower Efficiency Continues to Improve

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Unlocking the Door to Successful Door Security Upgrades

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Start Specification Process With Thorough Analysis of Facility Entries

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Product Considerations for Door Hardware Upgrades

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Utility Vehicles and the Road to Successful Specification

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Important Utility Vehicle Specification Decisions to Consider

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Lessons Learned From Utility Vehicle Specification

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Problems in Specs, Performance, Can Hurt HVAC Project

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HVAC Projects in Existing Facilities: Strategies to Smooth the Way

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Why HVAC Projects Go Well — or Poorly

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Additional Strategies to Head Off Problems with HVAC Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Common Aerial Lift Mistakes to Avoid

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Specification Strategies for Aerial Work Platforms

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Review Specification Strategies Before Renting or Buying Aerial Lift Equipment

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Wireless Lighting Controls Market by Market

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Classrooms Not Always Great Fit for Wireless Lighting Control Systems

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Healthcare Facility Concerns When Using Wireless Lighting Controls

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Six Specification Steps: Selecting a Wireless Lighting System

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Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

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VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

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Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

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Questions to Ask a Roof Contractor

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Roof Coatings: Ensuring Performance and Savings

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Roof Coating Specifications: One Size Does not Fit All

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Application Concerns When Applying Roof Coatings

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Maintenance Matters and Roof Coatings

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Dave Lubach: Managers Need to Embrace New Ideas and Technology

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Specifying Floor Coatings for Performance

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Concrete and Masonry Issues with Floor Coatings

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Recommended Coatings for Tile and Wood Flooring

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Construction Considerations when Coating Floors

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Managers discuss their successes and challenges when tapping into technology

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Specifying Aerial Lifts: Rising to the Challenge

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Renting vs. Buying Aerial Work Platforms

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Training, Maintenance Important in Aerial Work Platform Performance

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Basics of Successful Aerial Work Platform Specification

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Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

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Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

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Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

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What Facility Managers Need To Know Before Beginning Painting Projects

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Potential VOC Levels Are Important Consideration In Paints Selection

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Column: Taking Time for Testing Products

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Outsourcing Benefits Require Targeted Application

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Which Green Building Product Criteria Should Facility Managers Use?

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'Red List' Of Chemicals Can Help Guide Building Product Selection, But Will Not Be Definitive

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LEED, Living Building Challenge Can Help Inform Product Selection

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Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations Offer Standardized Data On Building Product Information

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LEED v4 Does Not Include Chemical Red List

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Flooring Installation Failures Can Be Costly, Time-Consuming

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Address Substrate Issues To Avoid Flooring Adhesive Problems

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UPS Offers Protection Against Common Power System Faults

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Select paint contractor carefully

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Considering Electric Utility Vehicles

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Several Key Issues Can Spell Success in Equipment Rental

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Equipment Rental Discussions Must Cover Safety

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Avoiding Problems with Equipment Rental Contracts

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Plumbing Specification by Restroom Type

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Everywhere a Strategy: Get Serious About Specification

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CMMS: Use Software to Manage Energy Use

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Standardizing Restroom Products

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CMMS Capabilities

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Dan Hounsell: Managers' Knowledge of Facilities Fuels Specification

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Getting Good Carpet Specifications

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Setting the Standard

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Lighting Systems and Specification Documents

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New Collaboration Between the Construction Specifications Institute and U.S. Green Building Council Announced

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Mower Specification Shortcuts

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Carpet for the Long Run

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Timely Roofing Solutions

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Flooring

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Going 'Green' Starts with Buying Green

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REPORT PREPARED FOR THE ROOF CONSULTANTS INSTITUTE
Finding the Right Roofing System

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Voices of Experience

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Roofing Systems: Streamlining for Savings

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Cutting-Edge Mower Selection

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The ‘Right’ CMMS