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Building Operating Management
Networked Lighting Controls Offer Benefits Beyond Energy EfficiencyFailing to install lighting controls during an LED upgrade is a major missed opportunity. Here's how to take advantage of all the benefits of lighting controls.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
MEWPs: New Name, Renewed Focus on SafetyA new generation of mobile elevating work platforms gives technicians greater access to facilities’ hard-to-reach areas


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Facility Maintenance Decisions
K-12 Upgrades: HVAC Challenges and SolutionsSmart planning can result in projects that benefit students, staff and school districts

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Can School Design Help Thwart Active Shooters?

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Runaway Utility Vehicles Prompt Recall




Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lean Management: The Facilities ImpactImplementing continuous improvement, standardization and people involvement to benefit maintenance and engineering

Building Operating Management
How To Shop for Facility Software in Four StepsChoosing the right software is not going to be easy or quick, but making a smart choice is possible.

Building Operating Management
How Technology is Changing Emergency CommunicationCan these six ways technology is improving emergency communication result in gains in your organization's emergency preparedness efforts?

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Damaged Electrical Equipment: Repair or Replace?

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Higher Education Facilities in the Sustainability Spotlight




Building Operating Management
How to Prevent Roofing ProblemsAll roofing systems have pros and cons. But when used in an installation that matches the needs of facility, all can be installed for long, leak-free lives.

Building Operating Management
Is Your Roof Leak Really a Roof Leak?As often as not, a roof leak isn't a result of anything wrong with the roof itself. Instead, you'll need to check all building systems that intersect with the roof.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
4 Issues in Successful Plumbing UpgradesCareful planning that includes setting clear goals helps managers produce successful restroom upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Face Tough Balancing ActOverseeing cutting-edge technology, big-picture issues, and front-line technicians presents constant challenges for managers

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How Have Buildings Changed Since 9/11?

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Nature Center Offers Free Outdoor Wheelchairs, Improves Accessibility




Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete Coating ConsiderationsProtecting and maintaining sidewalks and parking garages requires a comprehensive, strategic approach

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lift Selection To Meet Facility NeedsA new generation of mobile elevating work platforms gives technicians greater access to facilities’ hard-to-reach areas

Building Operating Management
3 Workplace Design Trends Shaping Tomorrow's OfficesKeep these trends in mind to ensure your space doesn't become obsolete.

Building Operating Management
Sensors, Better Communication Tech Mean Better Data for BoilersSophisticated building automation protocols and descriptive analytics are moving boilers into the 21st century.

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Standard Targets Internally Powered Architectural Hardware Devices

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Patient Sues Illinois Hospital After Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease




Building Operating Management
Biophilic Design, Smart Systems Lead to Happier Patients, Better OutcomesAdding elements of nature and incorporating them with technology can help bring positive outcomes for patients in healthcare facilities.

Building Operating Management
Understanding Common Cybersecurity Weaknesses in BuildingsKnowing where your building automation system might be vulnerable to cyberattacks is the first step to preventing them.

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Plumbing Renovations That DeliverCareful planning that includes setting clear goals helps managers produce successful restroom upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mowers and Total Cost of OwnershipAdvances in features, functions and performance help managers match equipment options to turf needs

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Mowers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard



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