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Hybrid Work Setups for Facility Teams  While the opportunities are rare given the nature of the job, some managers find ways to make it work

Building Operating Management
Understanding Maryland’s Building Energy Performance Standard Similar standards are being passed in cities and states around the country. Facility managers can see what may be in store for them in this example

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Case Study: Heating Modernization at Catholic Church The church installed three Stainless Steel Vertical boiler units

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How Facilities Management Can Use the Better Buildings Initiative The initiative allows for collaborative efforts to address climate change


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Working With a Drone Contractor If using drones for inspections, most maintenance departments will hire a contractor. Make sure the third-party understands the goals


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Digital Training Addresses Labor Challenges As buildings incorporate new technology, managers face the challenge of keeping pace with and staying ahead of potential safety risks

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Trump Organization Sues Insurer Over Chicago River Pollution The lawsuit stems from an allegation in 2018 that Trump Tower was polluting the Chicago River

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Lead Dust Detected in Duke University Building Paint disturbed on a ceiling support structure was subsequently determined to contain lead


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Solving the Data Center Power Supply Strain Critical facilities can’t afford downtime, so they need to be proactive to avoid power shortages


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Online Ladder Safety Courses Offered American Ladder Institute’s courses designed to be part of training for maintenance teams

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Picking The Right Spot Cooler Choosing portable cooling options comes down to electrical requirements and the water source

Building Operating Management
NFPA 72: Commonly Asked Questions Get answers to how the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code applies to your facility


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OTR Engineered Solutions: REAPER Tire



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GSA Design Standards Face Scrutiny Over Cost Impact GSA building repair and alteration projects cost 15-25 percent more than for comparable private sector building project


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Bird Advocates Say Chicago Needs to Upgrade Building Standards The standards for new buildings are currently optional. Bird safety advocates want them to be mandatory

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Rising Costs Imperils School District's Deferred Maintenance Plan $1.9 billion building plan approved in 2020 now estimated to cost $3.9 billion

Building Operating Management
GSA is a Trendsetter on Net Zero and Smart Buildings Kevin Powell sees firsthand the evolution of buildings during two decades working for the federal government


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Facility Maintenance Decisions
OSHA Inspections: What Managers Need to Know Consider these steps to take when OSHA inspectors arrive at facilities.


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Why Health and Wellness Strategies Are Important in Co-working Spaces Health and wellness strategies can set a space apart and give it a competitive advantage in attracting co-working subscribers

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