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6 Challenges of Hybrid Working Environments

Facility managers returning on-site need to renew their business etiquette in the workplace

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Implementing a BIM-FM Strategy

How Building Information Modeling can streamline facility operations

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Facilities Management's Needs for Technology

Learn what facility managers need in their digital toolkit and how these systems can improve their organization

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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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Has Elevator Use Changed During the Pandemic?

The pandemic affected how many aspects of facilities function, and the use of elevators is no exception. In this video, we discuss how the changes will effect elevators going forward.

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Healthcare Commissioning Best Practices

Tips for broadening your commissioning RFP to include fire dampers, access doors and more

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Do You Have Future Managers On Your Staff?

How to identify standout employees and put them on the track for middle and senior management positions

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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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Change Management as a Design Process

Learn how to get building occupants to return to the workplace as the pandemic subsides

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Lunch and Learn: Are Your NFPA 70E Qualified Workers Truly Qualified?

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff

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The Answers To Attracting Technicians

Solving the growing labor shortage lies in changing perceptions about maintenance work, uncovering new sources for technicians, and bringing back apprenticeships.

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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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How are Space Management Trends Changing?

Learn how COVID-19 affected the concept of space management, shifting duties to keeping work spaces clean and employees socially distanced

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Finding Success with a Small Maintenance Staff

fnPrime Member Profile: WaterStone Bank’s director of operations discusses the challenges related to his organization’s expansion, new technology and COVID-19

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What is a Hybrid Work Model?

COVID-19 is changing workspaces. Learn what the office will look like in 6 months

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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 Value Of Upgrading MEP Systems And Equipment

How to determine when to replace existing equipment in kind and when to upgrade to improve performance

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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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Improving Efficiency and Operations Through Retro-Commissioning

How does retro-commissioning differ from commissioning and re-commissioning?

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The Importance of Training and Recognizing Your Team

With new job candidates scarce, it’s critical to teach and retain the staff members you currently have

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Lunch and Learn: COVID Return to Work Strategies for Facility Managers

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff

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How to Achieve Operational Excellence

Learn how to create a continuous improvement process at your facility

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Enhanced Infection Control with Antimicrobials and Nanotechnology

These tools continually protect surfaces from COVID-19 and other microorganisms

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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 Improve IAQ With Effective Air Filtration

Learn the 3 things needed for healthy indoor air, understand the difference in air filters, and upgrade filtration in 5 steps

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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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How to Develop an Effective Mentorship Program

Structured mentoring helps with recruitment and retention, as well as facilitates knowledge transfer.

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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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Smarter Buildings: Practical Steps for Facility Managers

How to implement smart technology available today and overcome common obstacles

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Is Electrostatic Disinfecting Right for Your Facility?

In 10 minutes, hear how the technology saved departments time, labor and money

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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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Lean Facility Management: Create Efficiency by Eliminating Waste

In 15 minutes, learn strategies and tactics for implementing lean management

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The FM’s Guide to Facility Credentials

Earning a credential can increase your earning power and kickstart your career. Here is how to sort through the alphabet soup of facility credentials to find what’s best for you.

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Data Center Failures: Avoiding Common Problems

Learn from these real-world examples so you don’t make the same mistakes

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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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Disinfecting With Germicidal Ultraviolet Light

How to ensure UV-C technology is effective in HVAC applications, upper air disinfecting and on hard surfaces

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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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Getting Creative With Vacant Facilities

Two examples of repurposing vacant recreation and retail buildings into usable office space

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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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Managing Stress for Your Teams

In five minutes, learn how to help employees cope with the stresses of facility management brought out by the pandemic

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A Framework For Adopting Smart Technology

Use this smart building implementation model to transform the built environment

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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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Handling Work/Life Balance in 24/7 Facility Management

In under 10 minutes, learn how to address the never-ending needs of your facility, but still carve out time for you

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Is It Time To Replace Your Fire Alarm System?

This guide offers answers to commonly asked questions about ongoing maintenance and replacement of fire alarm systems

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Resilience In Action At University of Chicago

COVID-19 has tested the school’s resilience strategies. Senior Director of Facilities Brian Cowperthwaite discusses an emphasis on people, communication and preventive maintenance

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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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Meeting HVAC Energy Efficiency Goals During a Pandemic

How to balance occupant safety while still being energy efficient

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FM Guidebook for Fire Alarm Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

Answers to commonly asked questions regarding NFPA 72 and its requirements for inspecting and testing fire alarm systems

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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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Maintaining Company Culture While Working Remotely

Working from home and social distancing makes it hard for staff to interact. These strategies help employees to keep connecting.

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HVAC Best Practices During A Pandemic

Maintenance should include a focus on filtration and humidity levels

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What Do New Facility Managers Want In A Job?

Recent graduates share the key attributes that organizations can use to attract employees.

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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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Are Your Fire Notification Systems Up To Code?

Answers to commonly asked questions about notification appliances in the fire alarm system

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HVAC’s Role In Preventing The Spread Of COVID-19

As employees return to work, the HVAC system needs to be part of a safe and healthy environment

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Facility Management Lessons Learned During The Pandemic

Hear how Arvest Bank responded to the coronavirus pandemic

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Data Center Facility Management Salaries

Compensation for data center facility managers, engineers and technicians broken out nationally, by market, redundancy, critical load and more

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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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Facility Manager's Guide To Fire Alarm System Code Mandates

Answers to commonly asked questions regarding fire codes, NFPA 72 and interconnections between the alarm system and the rest of the 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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Managing The Generational Gap

Facility management staff could include four generations of employees. Learn insights for a thriving age-diverse workforce

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Most Common Reasons For Data Center Downtime

In 10 minutes, learn the events and factors that facility managers need to prepare for

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When Switching To LEDs, Plan Long-term

Retrofits and new luminaires will last a decade or two. Although expensive, it’s an opportunity to invest in new lighting capabilities for the future

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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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Creating An Inclusive And Equitable Facilities Organization

Diversity lessons drawn from facility managers' actual experiences

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Know The Cybersecurity Threats To Your Facility

Learn how hackers can breach your building and whether you’ll recover

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LED Relamping: An Inexpensive Way To Cut Energy Bills

One-for-one relamping using existing ballasts and type A TLEDs is the easiest and cheapest option, but it’s not without its drawbacks

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Cybersecurity: How To Avoid Ransomware Attacks

Developing operational technology policies can protect facilities from external threats and self-inflicted wounds

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Social Engineering Is An Easy Breach Of Your Building Security

Take 3 minutes to learn the tactic people use to get past a security desk and officer

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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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Five Ways To Retain Middle Managers

Failure to acknowledge these employees leads to a decrease in commitment and higher turnover

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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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Take Your Maintenance Program To The Next Level

Spend 10 minutes to learn how to grow and audit your program to predict and prevent future failures

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Justifying The Cost Of Preventive Maintenance

Show your boss how the maintenance schedule is saving the facility thousands of dollars

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How To Create A Preventive Maintenance Plan

Learn about the tools and procedures needed to increase the efficiency and lifespan of critical equipment in this 10-minute video

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Don’t Be A Repair Organization

In 10 minutes, learn how to transition from fixing equipment to a preventive maintenance approach

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8 Ways To Bring Down Data Centers

Avoid power failures in your critical facilities by watching out for these eight problems

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Improving Employee Engagement And Team Morale

This overlooked, but critical, aspect of the facility manager’s role can reap long-lasting benefits

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Gap Analysis: Teach Your Employees The Skills They Lack

Train staff on the skills they need. These programs help facility managers identify what's missing

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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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Active Shooter Webcast

The deadly phase of an active shooter i

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Compliance still matters, even without walls

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Successful Onboarding Starts Here

Follow this onboarding checklist to integrate new hires into the organization. Assign a mentor to help employees feel connected even faster.

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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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Know Before You Buy: Boilers

This guide can help facility managers save thousands of dollars by making educated purchases with practical advice about the features worth paying for, key questions to ask, and pitfalls to avoid.

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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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Attracting Millennials To Facility Management

Making the industry appealing to Millennials requires new strategies and a different mindset

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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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Lighting Controls 101: Codes, Energy Efficiency, Occupancy Sensors And More

An overview of lighting control options, and how they can be utilized to meet code requirements, enhance a building’s energy performance, and positively impact interior environments

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Developing Your Energy Management Program

Whether embarking on a new program or looking for avenues to increase efficiency in an existing program, discover the key components for success

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The 17 Gaps That Sabotage Your Emergency Plans

Learn what laws, regulations and standards apply to your emergency planning, training and exercises

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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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Keys To Successful Roof System Replacement

A roadmap for selecting a new roof system that optimizes performance and ROI

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6 Ways To Boost Building Envelope Performance

Improve performance and reduce costs with a range of technologies in use

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Keys to Successful Roof Replacement

In this webcast, James Roberts and Fred Gordy will share actual findings and what you should be looking for. They will also share real world attack examples and how they conduct hunting and assessments of end user's control systems.

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Fire Safety Codes: Is Meeting The Minimum Enough?

Review the updates to fire safety codes but also review inspection, testing and maintenance best practices for your fire protection systems to make sure you are going above and beyond

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Facility Management Salaries and Compensation

Pay scales broken out by geography, individual titles, market type, facility size and more.

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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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How To Clearly Develop Scope Of Work

Scope of work that is too vague or too detailed lead to problems. This template is based on real-world case studies

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Addressing Vulnerabilities In Your Infection Control Program

Common pain points in any cleaning program and insights into how to reduce risking the spread of infection

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11 ADA Problem Areas In Open Offices

Compliance still matters, even without walls

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17 Steps To Lower Your Electric Rates

Most facility managers know how to trim electricity costs by upgrading lighting, HVAC, and controls. But if the goal is to reduce power costs, facility managers also need to know how to reduce their average electric rate

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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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Best Practices For Testing Standby Power Systems

Standby power system testing, although often misunderstood and misapplied, is critical to the reliability of a modern power system

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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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Are Employees Working Or Looking Busy?

Smarter utilization of employees can lead to more efficient schedules and accurate staff sizes. Learn how in less than 15 minutes

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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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Cybersecurity Threats: Is Your Facility At Risk?

Learn what facility managers should be looking for to prevent a cybersecurity attack. Also learn how to conduct an audit of the control systems

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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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Justify Your Energy Efficiency Project

How managers can strategically use incentives to significantly decrease the amount of time it takes to recoup their investment on building equipment

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Outdoor Water Conservation Principles And Products

With efficient irrigation practices, it is possible to reduce outdoor water consumption by 25 percent or more

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Top Facility Management Skills Needed To Succeed

Discover the four key functional knowledge areas and cross-functional competencies required of facility management today

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How Technology Is Changing The Built Environment

Preparing for smart buildings and immersive, personalized experiences

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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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Great Teams Lead To Great Projects: People You Hire Matter!

The key to identifying high-performing teams is to allow them to leverage their expertise throughout the project cycle

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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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Building Successful Vendor Partnerships

Managing vendor relationships can be challenging. Learn insights and ideas that can be easily implemented to improve partnerships

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Auditing Audits

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

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Tribal Knowledge Transfer...The True Value And Real Risks

As Baby Boomers continue to retire, the problem of retaining their expertise and "Tribal Knowledge" grows

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Maintaining Energy Savings And Occupant Comfort Across Multiple Facilities

Analytic technologies allow an organization to centralize large amounts of building data and develop enterprise-wide strategies to manage key performance indicators

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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 Relationships With Top Management

How to align the facility department with the goals for the entire organization and create a valuable relationship with management

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Information Flow To Frontline Employees

Too often, leaders create “in groups” and “out groups” of frontline employees, which damages teamwork

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Energy Star Score Action Plan

In late August 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency made significant changes in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. Realign with refreshed metrics

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Succession Planning and Institutional Knowledge Management Benchmarking

As many seasoned facility management professionals begin retiring, there will be a palatable lack of the institutional knowledge

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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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Digital Transformation Of The Workplace

In 15 minutes, learn how emerging technology such as voice assistance, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles will transform facility management

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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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Charismatic Leaders Can Improve Morale

The best leaders have charisma. Yes, it is a natural talent, but it can also be taught and learned. Find out how in 20 minutes

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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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Secrets To Accelerate Your Career

Feel stuck in your career? Get help from a certified career coach and start advancing today

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Solving The Talent Crisis For Skilled Trades

Tips for recruiting, hiring and retaining the next generation of building operations employees and engineers

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Assembling The Perfect Team Of Internal Staff And External Partners

Learn how to use a new assessment tool that combines human sigma with six sigma

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The Business Case For Connected Facility Managers

Justifying investments in IoT and smart buildings to leadership

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FEDSAT: Helping Your Agency Comply With The FBPTA

How the Federal Facilities Skills Assessment Tool can assess your knowledge of recognized high priority FBPTA performance

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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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Systems Integration Is Key For Emergency Communications

In most facilities, the emergency communications system should be integrated with the building's information and communication technology systems

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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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Using IoT To Improve Occupant Experience And Increase Operational Efficiency

IoT-enabled BAS has an impact on the occupant experience, which can be valued at 100-times that of energy savings and 10-times building cost savings

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A New Funding Solution For Energy Infrastructure Replacement

Learn about a utility-based usage approach where a third party owns, operates, maintains and is responsible for the energy saving performance of the new equipment

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How One School District Saved 25 Percent Using CMMS

After adding CMMS, Grand Prairie Independent School District saved time, decreased work requests and reduced inventory items

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Promoting Careers In Building Operations And Skilled Trades

For years, facility managers have been challenged to recruit, hire, and retain the next generation of building operations employees. Get answers in this quick video

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Integrating IoT Technology With Existing FM Applications

Smart technology will enable old buildings and equipment to tell facility managers when they are having problems, which will improve maintenance and operational efficiencies

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Government Accountability Office: Recent And Future Work

An overview of the Federal Real Property Management High Risk Update

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Emotional Intelligence For Facility Managers

When the stakes are high, emotions are charged and passions are overflowing. The way for managers to thrive in these situations is through emotional intelligence

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Bridging The Baby Boomer Retirement Wave

With the average age of facility engineers hovering in the 50s and increasing the rate of their retirement, it should be of no surprise that it is getting harder to find and hire skilled maintenance workers