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Forging Better Vendor Relationships

Tips for evaluating service providers, writing a clearer RFP, and measuring key performance indicators

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Return To Work: 8 Things Occupants Don’t Trust To Be Safe

Facility managers may think they’re doing all they can to welcome occupants back to work safely, but they are overlooking these key aspects

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10 Tips for Justifying Projects to Management

Educating officials on the importance of getting things done involves many obstacles. Here’s how to overcome them

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Passive Design, Active Energy Savings

Passive building principles are gaining momentum. In many cases, passive commercial buildings can approach or achieve net-zero energy.

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Healthcare Infection Control Post-COVID-19

Preventing a hospital acquired infection could save your facility up to $90,000

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Will Facilities Be Facing A Parking Shortage?

With more employees returning to the office, FMs can implement these short- and long-term solutions to balance parking needs.

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What Will Office Spaces Look Like in the ‘New Normal’?

Employees have gotten used to working remotely. How can facility managers help make the office a place people want to go?

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The Office of the Future Will Be Flexible

As return to work gains momentum, facility managers may have some difficult decisions regarding space configuration and footprint. Here’s some advice.

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Re-opening: Keeping Foodservice Safe, Yet Sustainable

How the pandemic has impacted Herman Miller’s foodservice operations

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FMs Playing Important Role During COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

School systems offer up their buildings in effort to increase the rate of vaccines

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How to Prove Facility Health and Wellness Initiatives Work

Learn about occupant productivity gains that result from investing in health and safety measures

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What Is a Healthy Building?

Defining what occupant health and wellness means now and for the future, and also how WELL certification can help FMs achieve it.

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How the WELL Health-Safety Rating Can Help Facilities Re-open

By following these strategies, facility managers can confidently welcome occupants back to work

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Managing the Shedd Aquarium Through the Pandemic Shutdown

How the facility team helped successfully reopen the Chicago landmark in January

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Free Money for Energy Projects?

New and extended tax incentives and rebates can help fund HVAC, lighting, renewable energy, and other projects. Here’s what you need to know to maximize your money.

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5 Disruptive Technologies That Will Change Facility Management Forever

Exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, BIM 2.0 and more

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Future of Data Center Design

In this 15-minute video, learn about the trends and technologies impacting facility management in these critical facilities

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Is Office Densification Dead?

Before the pandemic, personal work areas were shrinking. What impact will social distancing and work-from-home have on office layouts?

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Facility Management 2021 Forecast

Experts predict trends in design, energy, construction, and more.

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Five 2021 Commercial Real Estate Trend Predictions

Market outlook for industrial, office, healthcare and retail facilities

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Returning To Normal: Learning From Universities

Colleges and universities have already welcomed back their occupants. Can their best practices be applied to other facilities?

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Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Four Coronavirus Mitigation Measures

Some coronavirus strategies are proven by science to work. Others are merely theater.

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Facility Management Lessons Learned During The Pandemic

Hear how Arvest Bank responded to the coronavirus pandemic

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The Biggest Threats To Critical Facilities

From climate change to untested new materials, take 10 minutes to learn how to combat some of the biggest threats to your facility

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Value Engineering Undermines Risk Management

Efficient spending is usually a good idea, but not when planning for disasters. Learn how to justify costs in this 10-minute video

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Six Climate And Resilience Strategies You Can Do Right Now

Learn how facility managers can help mitigate the worst effects of climate change while also improving the resilience of their facilities

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COVID-19: Maintenance On The Frontlines

Engineering and maintenance at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help the organization respond to the coronavirus pandemic

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The Keys To Crisis Management

How to get your staff to respond faster and smarter during catastrophes

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Healthy Buildings: Understanding Fitwel Certification

COVID-19 escalated occupants' desire for healthy workspaces. Fitwel gives facility managers a blueprint to follow.

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How COVID-19 Will Affect Future Office Design

Learn about the permanent changes facilities may implement to keep occupants healthy and avoid future shutdowns

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Preparing Higher Education Facilities For Reopening

Short- and long-term facility solutions that allow students and staff to return to campus safely

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WELL Certification Provides Financial And Occupant Benefits

Building occupants are beginning to demand that their indoor environment contribute to their own health and well-being. The WELL rating system can help

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Resilience: The Facility Manager’s Role

Managers play a central role in building a resilience team, setting priorities and protecting an organization’s in-place assets

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Leading Your FM Organization Remotely

Facility managers are facing unprecedented issues as they navigate the new world of work from their remote locations.

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Preparing For A Hurricane

Facility managers need to safeguard their roofs, windows and equipment against damage from strong winds and water

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Implementing A Successful Asset Management Program

Key elements of asset management guidance and tips on how maintenance and engineering managers can implement them

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Budgets And Staffing Report

Analysis of 2019 capital budgets, operating budgets and staff sizes, as well as projections for 2020

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Preparing For An Active Shooter Event

Learn basic prevention techniques, employee training options and emergency response protocols for active shooter events

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Building Technology Has Advanced – It's Time We Catch Up

Learn how new technology can be put to work for the betterment of departments and help resolve the growing skilled labor shortage

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Facilities 101: A High Level View Of Facility Management

A discussion on financing, regulations, customer service, planning, maintenance and construction — and the pitfalls to avoid

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How Workplace Design Can Enhance Company Culture And Values

A real-world case study in office design that adhered to corporate standards but still allowed for regional influences

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Drone Mapping And Laser Scanning Are Transforming Facilities Management

Drones and laser scanning have the ability to provide a broad aerial view, as well as collect high precision data that can be used by facility managers

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Achieving A Strategic Vision In Facilities Management

Hear from facility executives on to how start the process of strategic visioning and understand how industry standards can help provide framework

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IEQ Complaints For Engineers And Managers

A poor response to an IEQ complaint can turn even a minor concern into a major expense or even a legal issue

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What Facility Managers Can Learn From The Best Companies

Identifying the characteristics of the best-rated companies provides facility managers with insight into new or reinvigorated tools and techniques

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Justifying Investment In Your Facility Program

As an all-too-often advertised cost center, facility departments have a difficult time selling and obtaining approval for investment. Here's how to justify funding in your organization

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Leveraging Actionable Data

Facility management data alone does not add value. It must be refined through software-enabled intelligence for multi-site maintenance and management

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Auditing Audits

Selecting the energy audit that is right for your facility, project, compliance and budget

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The Foundational Start To Smart Buildings

Appropriate asset management is the true starting point to get to a smarter building from the perspectives of building, operating and managing

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DE Measurement Data May Be Telling A Larger Story

Why accuracy matters, what to look for when numbers don’t match, and how serial communication helps alleviate discrepancies between BAS and TAB

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Building A Business Case For Your Project

In 15 minutes, discover a 4-step process you can use for making a business case for your project

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Solving Life-Cycle Vs. First-Cost In 15 Minutes

When investing in new projects, it's important to remember savings generated over the life-cycle of the facility and not get hung up on first-costs

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The Value Of Customer Service In Facility Management

Smart buildings, social media and other technology disrupters doesn't change the fact that customer service is still an essential component of facility management

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Use KPIs To Benchmark Your Facilities

This video explores the power and usage of key performance indicators, both traditional data and outcomes-based performance measurements

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Modernizing The FM Workforce

How you can find training and resources to optimize your building’s performance and defend your facility systems from cyber-attacks

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Comprehensive Facilities Management Using Enterprise GIS

This real-world case study shows how Enterprise GIS is used to strategically manage portfolios, make wise investment decisions and improve the bottom line

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Security Solutions To Prevent Workplace Violence

Learn the roles of security guards and crisis team personnel to de-escalate workplace violence and prepare against active shooters

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Preventing Facility Systems From Becoming The Source Of A Cybersecurity Breach

HVAC, generators, elevators, lights: Facility Managers are increasingly responsible for systems that can expose businesses to a cyber-attack

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The Importance Of Healthy Workspaces

As facilities consolidate their office space, research efforts aim to create smaller, safer and more sustainable workplaces for current and future staff

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Government Accountability Office: Recent And Future Work

An overview of the Federal Real Property Management High Risk Update