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Roofing Problems Plague Nation’s K-12 Schools


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5 Trends in Creating Outdoor Spaces on College Campuses

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U.S. Facing $85 Billion School Facility Funding Gap

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Case Study: Elementary School Has Unique Needs For Cooling Tower

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Robotic Scrubbers Help District Reallocate Resources

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University’s New Campus Presents Unique FM Challenges

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Grounds Management: Preparing for Certification

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3 Current Trends in Campus Planning

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University of Miami FM Helps Save Falling Cat During Football Game

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Case Study: University Fitness Center Requires Long-Lasting Flooring

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Extreme Heat Exposing Lack of Air Conditioning in Schools

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Campus IAQ Ranks High Among Prospective College Students' Parents

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Case Study: College Installs Acoustic Paneling to Minimize Shooting Range Noise

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Trend in Educational Facilities: Learning Studios Replace Classrooms

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School District to Install 170 Touchless, Self-Sanitizing Water Stations

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Cameras on Campus: Universities Embrace Surveillance Technology

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The Great Outdoors: Learning Moves Beyond the Classroom

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New Facilities a Priority for Higher Education Post-Pandemic

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We're Not Done With COVID-19 Just Yet

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Resilience: Are You Ready for the Next Crisis?

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Aging Buildings Creating Dilemma for Wisconsin School District

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Case Study: Upgrading an Elementary School’s Aging Heating System

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Career and Industry Certifications in Grounds Management

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Case Study: Radiant HVAC Helps University Meet Ambitious Energy Efficiency Goals

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New Guidance Addresses IAQ in Schools

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville Makes Leap to Solar Power

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Case Study: Re-opening Schools By Improving Indoor Air

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Concrete Slab Falls Off Aging Campus Building

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Cafeteria Concepts in Action: A Case Study

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University Prepares for Post-Pandemic Student Return

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Multi-city Office Portfolio Certifies Viral Response Strategies

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Coronavirus Mitigation: Is Facility Humidification Effective for Slowing Infection Rates?

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Considerations for Using Prefabrication in Healthcare Construction

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Accessibility Survey Spotlights Wheelchair-Friendly Campuses

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HVAC Strategies for Higher Education During the Pandemic

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University Physical Plant in COVID-19 Spotlight

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Higher Education Looks Outside for Alternative Workspaces

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FM Perspective: Bringing Your "A" Game to Customer Service

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Training and Certification Requirements for Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems

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How Educational Facilities Are Tackling Coronavirus

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Why FMs Must Be Communicators Par Excellence

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Pandemic Recovery Planning: A 10-Step Process

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$116 Billion Price Tag To Reopen Schools

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Mower Specification: Understanding Equipment Options

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Mower Specification: Cost Considerations

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Making the Most of Mowers

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5 Steps to Prepare Psychologically for Building Reopening

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8 Steps to a Successful Emergency Communication System

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Avoiding Pitfalls: Successful Technology Selection and Implementation

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Gathering Data, Assessing Needs: Successful Technology Selection and Implementation

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Coronavirus Slows Construction, Delays Notre Dame Restoration

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Wants vs. Needs: Successful Technology Selection and Implementation

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Communication, Responsiveness Are Keys for Successful Design Assist Projects

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How to Keep Legacy Data Centers Productive

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NFMT Turns 20 With Its Best Show Yet

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Researchers Discover Smog Munching Building Coating

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Should FMs Hold Their Horses on Adopting 5G?

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Expanded Opportunities for Higher Education Facility Upgrades

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How to Plan for Fire Alarm System Replacement

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Understanding System Specifics To Ensure Successful HVAC Upgrades

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NYC Buildings Will Be Required to Display Energy Grade

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Many California Classrooms Don’t Have Sufficient Ventilation: Study

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Public School FM Makes Students His Top Priority

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Extending Roof Coating Life, Protecting Facilities

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How to Implement New Technologies Into Emergency Communication

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How Technology is Changing Emergency Communication

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Higher Education Facilities in the Sustainability Spotlight

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Roofing Upgrades and Warranty Issues

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Listen Up! How to Improve Occupant Experience

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Contractor's Role in Roofing Upgrades

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How to Set Your Construction Project Up for Success

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Success in a Male-Dominated Data Center Industry

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State Weighs Massive Maintenance Bond Proposal

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University and Fire Department Partnership Offer Training Opportunities

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Robocalls can disrupt hospital communication systems

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How to Plan and Scope an HVAC Upgrade

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HVAC Upgrades Can Lead to Broader Replacement Opportunities

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Vanderbilt University Delivers Successful HVAC Upgrades

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Keeping Data Center Construction on Schedule

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3 Ways to Improve Facility Sustainability, Student Wellness

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4 Facilities Strategies to Improve Student Productivity

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FM Helps Create the School Buildings Kids Need to Succeed

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3 Higher Ed Facility Strategies to Improve Collaboration

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3 Fire Safety Myths: How Will Occupants React?

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How Technology is Disrupting Facilities Management

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How To Manage and Remove PCBs from School Facilities

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Healthcare Facilities Lack Emergency Generators as Hurricane Season Approaches

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Redesigned Pop-Up Floor Boxes Targets Aesthetics

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How to Ensure Proper Roofing Documents: 3 Steps

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Gas Line Explosion Kills One, Injures Dozens

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Creating Dynamic Facilities for the Next Generation of Students

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Collegial Atmosphere Leads To FM Success at Rockefeller

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Campus Mass Notification System Fails

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Understanding FM Training and Education Options

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Managing People, Managing Conflicts: Key FM Skills

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How Not To Perform an Active-Shooter Drill

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Communication, Management Skills Are Invaluable for FMs

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How To Improve the Energy Efficiency of a VRF System

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Solar Spotlight: Airport Taps Alternative Energy

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Technology Aids Emergency Preparedness Plans

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Campuses Raise Maintenance Funding

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Facilities Technology: Classrooms as Laboratories

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Higher Education Facilities Embrace Student Collaboration, Skills Training

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Colleges Revamp Building Design To Lure Students

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Is It Time For A Facilities Management Staff Check-Up?

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LEED Recertification Available for LEED Projects

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Mass-Notification Error Leads to Hospital Evacuation

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Proactive Steps to Respond To New Energy Star Metrics

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Understanding Power Tool Features and Functions to Improve Efficiency

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Passive House: Cost and Certification Considerations

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Join Hundreds of Facility Managers at NFMT Vegas

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Colocation Data Centers See Surge in Demand

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Wisconsin Businessman Offers Trade School Scholarships

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High Ceilings? Large Door Openings? Fans May Improve Comfort, Save Energy

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How To Fight Air Stratification in Conditioned Facilities

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Outages and Shutdowns: Tips for Success

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Outages and Shutdowns: 11 Steps to Survival

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Fire Safety Worries in Higher Education

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Tips for Evaluating Colocation Data Center Providers

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The Facility Manager's Role in Colocation, Cloud, and Edge

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4 Strategies for Balancing Facility Outsourcing Quality and Cost

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Chillers: Specifying Equipment

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What's Next in Mass Notification Systems?

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Tough Data Center Decisions: Colocation or Cloud?

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Data Center Operations: Insource or Outsource?

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A Look at Possible Future Mass Notification Capabilities

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5 Technologies Driving Future Mass Notification Developments

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3 Strategies for Green Product Selection in Healthcare Facilities

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Systems Integration is Key for Emergency Communications

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Commercial PV Plants Can Receive UL Certification

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Emergency Communication: Getting the Right Message to the Right People

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How To Develop In-House Specifications for Product Selection

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Emergency Communication Codes and Standards: What's The Difference?

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Data Centers: Microsoft’s Underwater Project

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What Is the Facility Information Specification (FIS)?

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Understanding the LEED Rating System

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Cooling Crisis: Study Ties AC in Schools to Student Performance

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Maintenance Matters: University Tackles Repair Backlog

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How to Take Specific Steps to Slash Energy Costs

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Green Certification Guides Investments in Energy Efficiency

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Why Universal Design is Critical on College Campuses

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Best Practices For Incorporating Universal Design

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Are You At Risk For Losing Your Energy Star Certification?

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Credentials Hold Value for Facility Manager, Employer

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Huge Growth in Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Utility Vehicles: Durability, Flexibility in the Spotlight

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Facility Operating Budget Benchmarks for Office, Education, Other Buildings

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Survey: Facility Capital Budget Changes for Nine Types of Buildings

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FM Department Staffing Levels for Office, Education, Other Building Types

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Tips to Better Understanding Your Audiences

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What's Next For Enterprise Data Centers?

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Is A Legacy Data Center Worth Upgrading?

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Tips For Doing a Data Center Upgrade

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5 Questions To Ask When Considering Upgrading a Legacy Data Center

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With Data Centers, Mixed Picture on Energy Efficiency Best Practices

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Survey: What Energy Efficiency Measures Are New and Existing Data Centers Using?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mowers: Cost Considerations of Owning vs. Leasing

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ProFM: New Credential Gets Facility Managers Ready For The Future

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At Universities, Changing Learning Means Changing Space Needs

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BOMA, NAIOP, IREM Create College Program for Young Real Estate Talent

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Energy Storage: Workshop Explores Impact on U.S. Resilience

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How Green Building Certification Has Helped FMs Save Energy

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Emergency Communication: 4 Steps to Success

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TRUE Zero Waste Certification: No Waste Is Good Waste

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New Constructruction Projects Have Colleges Borrowing Billions

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Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Receives Green Leadership City Award

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Building Certification Groups Make It Easier for FMs to Apply for Both

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TRUE Zero Waste Certification: Re-thinking Resource Life Cycle

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New Data Center Energy Certification Takes Center State At Critical Facilities Summit

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Arizona State University Invests in the Internet of Things

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Xfinity on Campus Surpasses 100-School-Milestone

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Colocation Providers Announce Hyperscale Offerings

News
SureView Systems Partners with Tyco Security Products

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INFOGRAPHIC: Elements of a Building Internet of Things Platform

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5 Steps To Apply College Lessons To Office Space

News
Huttig Building Products: TierPoint to Provide Colocation and Data Center Migration Services

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Laser Scanning: Technology Gains Open Door to Wider Use

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Young Facility Professionals Strive For Credentials, Continuing Education

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Data Center FMs Have Role When Organization Looks to Cloud or Colo

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Two Innovations Poised to Have Big Impact on Facilities

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How The Indoor Environment Affects Wellness and Health of Occupants

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SIDEBAR: Use Available Technology To Optimize the Office

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Nebb Releases First ANS-Approved Standard

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Product Category Rule for Roof Coatings in North America Available

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Make Utility Incentives Part of the Energy Upgrades Planning Process

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In Higher Education, Changing Styles of Learning Require Rethinking Traditional Facilities

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Relationships Between Higher Education, Community Critical As Life-Long Learning Blurs Boundaries

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Riello UPS Opens North American Headquarters

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AMETEK Acquires Rauland-Borg Corporation

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Data Center As A Service (DCaaS), Colocation Offer Data Center Flexibility, Expandability

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Tips for FMs Who Run Colocation and DCaaS Data Centers

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QTS Chicago: Colocation Data Center Features Low Latency, High Reliablility, and Redundant Infrastructures

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A Brief History Of Colocation

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Hospitality Group Discovers Trifecta of Synergistic Communication Solutions and Paves the Way for Other Industries

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Lighting Needs for Education Facilities

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Matching Lighting Needs with Commercial Applications

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Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

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Rural Telecom Central Offices Could Become Edge Data Centers

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Bomb Threats Rise Dramatically at Education Facilities

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Detailed, Thoughtful Integration of Security Systems Yields More Secure Facilities

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Totem Unveils Design for the Future of Smart Power

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Modular Prefabricated Components Speed Construction, Cut Waste

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NEMA Releases Standard that Tests Audio Quality in Emergency Call Systems

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Paints and Coatings: Going Beyond VOCs

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Selection Specifics for Paints and Coatings

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SIDEBAR: PaintCare Provides Convenient Disposal Option

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Renovations and Retrofits: University of La Verne, La Verne, Calif.

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Financial Management: Westerville (Ohio) School District

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Financial Management: Kettering (Ohio) School District

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Personnel Management: Johnson and Wales University, Providence, R.I.

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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Desire to Succeed

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Commercial Mowers and the Sustainability Connection

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More Mower Options Mean Greater Sustainability

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Achieving Sustainability Beyond Mowing Equipment

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SIDEBAR: Managers use Mowers as Recruiting Tools

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22 Capital Partners Selects Avaya as a Foundation Technology Partner for its 22 CityLink Smart City In-a-Box Platform

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Pryme iPhone Compatible Bluetooth Accessories Optimize Kodiak Broadband Push-To-Talk Solutions for Industries Worldwide

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Specification Tips for LEDs

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LED Options Continue to Expand

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Energy Star: Steps to a Successful LED Project

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Report: Most Businesses Unprepared for Active Shooters

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Idaho Takes Security Steps to Avoid Shootings in K-12 Schools

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Emerson Network Power and Ponemon Institute Release New Benchmark Study on North America Data Center Costs

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Primary Factors in Successful Paints and Coatings Specification

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Paint Coverage Depends on Nature of Substrate

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Condition and Preparation of Substrate Enhances Paint or Coating

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Test Paint or Coating to Ensure Finished Job Features Proper Look

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SIDEBAR: Before and After Paints and Coatings Considerations

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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced

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Roof Coatings: Planning Projects that Perform

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Roof Coatings Provide Cost-Effective Option to Complete Re-Roof Job

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Roof Assessment can Help Determine if Coatings can Deliver Results

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In-House or Outsourcing Roof Coatings Projects Among Managers' Decisions

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New Sandy Hook Elementary School to Open 4 Years After Mass Shooting

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2016 FMDAA Finalists Announced

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Four Wireless Technologies Set Standard For Building Internet of Things Systems

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Money Matters: K-12 Education Facilities Tackle Retrofit Funding

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University of Virginia Encourages Girls to Consider Careers in FM

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Report: Half of U.S. Schools Have IAQ Issues

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Creating Campus Buzz Between Maintenance and Occupants

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Education Facilities Survey Paints Aging Picture for Buildings, Staff

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Door Hardware: Locking Down Security and Performance

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Several Factors Contribute to Specification Decisions for Door Hardware

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SIDEBAR: Specification Solutions for Door Hardware

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PRODUCTS: Door Hardware

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Retrofits Deliver Bottom-Line Benefits to Healthcare Facilities

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Retrofit Strategy: Managers get Involved from Day One

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Healthcare Facilities Retrofits: Making Available Money Work

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Managers Use Knowledge Gained from Past Retrofit Projects

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For University Housing, There's No One-Size-Fits-All Solution

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Product Selection, Energy Jumpstart, Recertification in LEED v4

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USGBC Perspective: Analysis Reveals $46 Billion Deficit In Public School Infrastructure Investment

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Concrete Coatings: Repairing and Preparing for Success

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Matching Concrete Coatings with Traffic Patterns and Weather Conditions

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Waterproofing Among Important Concrete Coating Application Considerations

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Post-Application Maintenance Plan for Concrete Coatings

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SIDEBAR: Coatings Checklist — Application Considerations

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PRODUCTS: Paints & Coatings

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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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High-Performance HVAC Helps Bring LEED Platinum to 350 Mission

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Vital Hospital Components Considered Vulnerable to Flooding

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New Energy Plant Brings Important Infrastructure Together

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Painstaking Process Bringing New Medical College Energy Plant Online

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Flood-Protection Upgrades Pass First Significant Test

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Savvy Decisions Prevent Flooding Disaster at Medical School

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Buying Green: Database Aims to Streamline Specification

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College Improves Efficiency by Centralizing Facility Maintenance Staffs

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Social Media, Tenant Relations, and Customer Care

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Trends and Tactics for Successful Paints and Coatings Applications

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Urethane- and Epoxy-Based Products are Effective Concrete Coatings

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Sidebar: Take Clean, Kill, Coat Approach to Mold and Mildew

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Loss of Master Key Costs College More Than $500,000

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Building Occupants Can Impede Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Financing Hurdles Tough to Overcome in K-12 Districts

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Managers' Roles Vary in Trying to Secure Funding for K-12 Retrofits

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Return on Investment Factors into K-12 Retrofit Decisions

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Summer Work Common to Complete Upgrade Projects in K-12 Facilities

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Future Focus: What's Your Next Retrofit Project?

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Differences Between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Coatings

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Five Tips To Trim Energy Use

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Solar Power for Your Building? How About a Super-Efficient ‘Sunflower’

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Facility Managers' Role Changing as Data Centers Evolve

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Understanding Benefits of Cloud for Data Centers Important for Facility Managers

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Scalability, Easy Upgrades Among Cloud Benefits for Data Centers

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Social Media Mavens in Maryland School District

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Carefully Selected Floors Raise Issues of Materials Use

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Flooring Decisions Involve Issues of Sustainable Content, Chemical Exposure

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‘Green’ Flooring Decisions Involve Checking for Third-Party Certifications

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Green Seal, Floorscore Among ‘Green’ Flooring Certifications

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Mastering Unique Challenges of College Renovations

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Energy Curtailment Plan Is at the Heart of Demand Response

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In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona State

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Facilities Management's Role in ASU Emergency Response and Recovery Planning

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Arizona State Benefits from Emergency Planning Process

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Retrofits and Renovations

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Financial Management

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Personnel Management

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability

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Universities Save Switching from Steam to Hot Water

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FMs Report 2016 Facility Department Staffing Plans

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Mobile CMMS Delivers Benefits for Facility Maintenance Managers on the Move

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Software, Hardware Options Expand Mobile CMMS Opportunities

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Moving to Mobile CMMS can Present Challenges

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Going Mobile With CMMS Offers Many Benefits

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Green Standards Guide Purchasing for Facility Managers

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Operating Budgets: Survey of 2016 Facility Plans

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Healthcare Restrooms Experiment with New Designs, Approaches, Materials

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Universal Design Restrooms Avoid Tripping Hazard, Bacteria Seam

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Location of Patient Restrooms Has Pros and Cons

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How to Pick a Winner in Energy Optimization

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Survey: 2016 Facility Capital Budget Plans

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Education Facility Security Vital, But At What Cost?

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Maintenance Staffs Incur ‘Back to School’ Costs Too

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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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Keeping Track of Power Tools a Challenge for Maintenance Departments

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Managing Technicians and Their Tool Needs

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Manual Tracking System Helps Manage Power Tool Distribution

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Determining When to Repair or Replace Power Tools

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Evolution of VAV Systems, and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems as Alternative HVAC Strategy

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How Mass Notification Systems Are Used and Their Various Forms

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Understanding Displacement Ventilation, Underfloor Air Distribution as Alternative HVAC Strategies

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Understanding Radiant Heating/Cooling and Demand-Control Ventilation as Alternative HVAC Strategies

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Utility Incentives Can Help Cover Cost Of Energy Efficiency Projects

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Utility Technical Advice Helps Denver School Solve Hot/Cold Problem

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Sharing Successful Deferred Maintenance Strategies

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NFPA 72, Risk Analysis Also Important with Mass Notification Systems

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Tips on Mass Notification ‘Designers,’ Limitations, and Testing

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Kobar Tower Attack Prompted Development of Mass Notification Systems

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Combining Fire/Life Safety, Emergency Communication Systems for Mass Notification

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Smart Budgeting, Good Communication Keep College Renovations Moving Smoothly

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Technology and the Art of Finding the Right KPIs

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Managing Scheduling Concerns During College Renovation

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Issues of Airflow, Alarms, Siting in Modernizing Labs

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Issues Involved in Continuous Containment for BSL3s

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Role of Commissioning, Verification, and Project Team in Lab Modernization

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Tips on Modernizing High Containment Labs

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To Supervise Property Managers, Crucial Asset Managers Need Communication, Delegation

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California Campus Capitalizes on Versatility of Utility Vehicles

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Specifying Utility Vehicles for Sustainability

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Impact of Staff on Utility Vehicle Decisions

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Making the Right Choice with Energy Optimization Products and Services

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Keeping a Sustainable Building Operating Sustainably

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Utility Program Helps Fund Retrocommissioning, Upgrades at Santiago Canyon College

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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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Networking, Platform, Mentors Can Boost Women in Facility Management

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Career Tips for Women in Facility Management: Don't Overstay; Build Credentials

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Women in Facility Management: To Grow Careers, Avoid Self-Defeating Attitudes and Take Charge

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Women in Facility Management: Role of Mentors, Sponsors, Gender-Based Assumptions

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Core Values, Communication Also Important in Advancing Women in Facility Management

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Sponsors, Career Strategy Can Help Women in Facility Management

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Handling Emergencies in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings

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Planning, Drills, Communication Can Combat Workplace Violence

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Introducing the Apex Award for Energy Optimization

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Energy Upgrades Overcome Scheduling Challenges, Produce Verified Savings

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Pilot Programs, Veterans’ Insights Help with Energy Optimization

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Best Practices for Energy Optimization

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Focus on Benefits, Product Credibility in Energy Optimization Purchases

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Training, Technology Upgrades Can Boost Facility’s Efficiency

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Tapping Occupant Behavior a Key Sustainability Strategy

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Turf Wars, Staffing Complicate Mass Notification Plans

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Quality Management Principles Can Help Facility Managers Resolve Complaints

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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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Paints Applications: Recipe for Success

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Sustainability Considerations for Painting Products

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Completing the Painting Project Puzzle

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Solar Panels Add Challenging Dimension to Arizona State Re-Roofing Project

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Roofing Specifiers Take Weight Considerations Into Account

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Roof Penetrations Slow Crews During Arizona State Project

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High School Plumbing Retrofit Combats Rising Water Bills

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Landscape Service Departments at Michigan State University Streamline Operations

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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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Upgraded BAS Sets Stage for Improved Efficiency at University of New Mexico

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Role of Voice Messages in Mass Notification System

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Choosing a Green Cleaning Vendor

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Western Michigan University Relamping Team Brings Efficiency to Maintenance Department

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Relamping Team Cleans up University's Lighting Clutter

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Success of Lighting Team Leads to Program Expansion

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University Takes Another Step to Improving Lighting Efficiency

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Impact of KPIs on Measuring Productivity

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As CMMS collect and store more maintenance data, managers discuss strategies for using them to increase productivity and efficiency

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Seven Tips To Make Building Renovations a Sucess

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Design Collaboration Can Make School a Great Teaching Tool

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More Ways Facility Managers Can Excel as Educators

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How School Buildings Can Become Hands-On Teaching Tools

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Problems in Specs, Performance, Can Hurt HVAC Project

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Why HVAC Projects Go Well — or Poorly

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HVAC Projects in Existing Facilities: Strategies to Smooth the Way

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Additional Strategies to Head Off Problems with HVAC Projects

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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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Get All Stakeholders Involved in Risk Assessments

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Improving Productivity: Measure What Matters

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Impact of KPIs on Measuring Productivity

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Steps to Executing Increased Productivity Plan

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Lessons in Labor: Data Helps Alaska School District Manager Make Tough Cuts

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Do In-Depth Evaluation to Plan Mass Notification System

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Common Data Not Always the Correct Data to Determine KPIs

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After Finding the Right KPIs, Take Advantage of the Information

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$188 Million Boiler Replacement Project Keeps University of Wisconsin Warm

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Upgrading University of Wisconsin Boilers for Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Wisconsin Utility Plant Staff Faces Challenges Learning New System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Wireless Lighting Controls Market by Market

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Classrooms Not Always Great Fit for Wireless Lighting Control Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Healthcare Facility Concerns When Using Wireless Lighting Controls

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Six Specification Steps: Selecting a Wireless Lighting System

News & Views
Ignoring "Frivolous" Complaints Won't Make Problems Go Away For Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
How To Prepare HVAC Systems For Higher Demand

Building Operating Management
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Near-Field Communication Offer Advantages For Facility Managers

News & Views
Multitude Of Options Available For Mass Notification System

News & Views
Three Not-So-Good Reasons That Facility Managers Ignore Complaints

Building Operating Management
Product Showcase: Fire/Life Safety

Building Operating Management
Third-Party Green Certifications Still a Critical Part of Product Selection

Building Operating Management
Stringent and Science-Based Third-Party Certifications

Building Operating Management
Green Certifications Support Green Building Rating Systems

Building Operating Management
Advances in Product Standards and Green Certifications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers offer their insights on the benefits of technicians earning certifications and credentials

Building Operating Management
Toolkit Of Leadership Skills For Facilities Managers

Building Operating Management
Taking The First Steps Toward Intelligent Buildings

Building Operating Management
New Operations and Maintenance Credits in LEED v4

News & Views
Handling "Frivolous" Complaints Is A Fine Art For Facility Managers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

Facility Maintenance Decisions
VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

News & Views
Questions to Ask a Roof Contractor

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Ensuring Performance and Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coating Specifications: One Size Does not Fit All

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Application Concerns When Applying Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Matters and Roof Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dave Lubach: Managers Need to Embrace New Ideas and Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maryland School District Streamlines Lighting Systems for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Streamlighting Lighting Inventory one Goal of K-12 Retrofit

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In-House Crews, Contractors Split School District Lighting System Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
School District Building Engineers Provide Significant Input on Lighting Projects

News & Views
Complaints To Facility Managers May Mask Hidden Issues

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Third Roof is a Charm for University of Northern Iowa

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Faces Major Roofing Decision After Storm

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Maintenance: Shifting a Department's Focus Pays Big Dividends

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Steps to Successful Preventive Maintenance Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maximizing New Technology Boosts Performance, Morale

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
Options Abound For Facility Managers Exploring Mass Notification Systems

Building Operating Management
Multiple Layers Help Colleges, Universities Maximize Effectiveness Of Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
Voice Messages Are Important Consideration In Mass Notification Planning

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recruiting Strategies: Finding and Keeping Top Talent

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Where Maintenance Managers Find Qualified Help

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Finding Qualified Candidates Sometimes Presents Major Challenge

News & Views
Facility Managers Have To Know Where To Draw The Line About Complaints

Building Operating Management
Options for Occupant Communications Improve, But Message Clarity is Critical

Building Operating Management
FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Services

Building Operating Management
Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

News & Views
Temperature Complaints May Not Be Frivolous

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Floor Coatings for Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Concrete and Masonry Issues with Floor Coatings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Recommended Coatings for Tile and Wood Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Construction Considerations when Coating Floors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University of Richmond Makes Smooth Adjustment to Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Security Concerns Loom Large in University's Conversion to Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technicians Play Important Role in CMMS Testing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
University Maximizes Benefits of Mobile CMMS

Building Operating Management
Pros And Cons Of Green Building Rating Systems

Building Operating Management
Certified Energy Manager Credential Is One Option For Energy-Focused Professional Sustainability Certification

Building Operating Management
Green Globes, Energy Star, BOMA 360, Living Building Challenge Offer Different Benefits For Different Buildings

Building Operating Management
USGBC Perspective: Education @USGBC To Teach Green Building Best Practices

Building Operating Management
Lesson Learned: When Security Patrols Stopped, Abandoned School Was Quickly Gutted

Building Operating Management
Abandoned Schools Offer Opportunity For Reuse

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers discuss their successes and challenges when tapping into technology

Building Operating Management
Closed Schools Create Challenges For Districts

Building Operating Management
Closing A School May Seem Like Solving A Problem, But Further Issues Exist

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

News & Views
Facility Managers Can Educate Tenants To Reduce Complaints

5 Minutes With
University of San Diego Successfully Implements Mobile CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC Retrofits: Certification for Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
AHRI Certification Benefits for HVAC Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Quantifying Savings When Specifying HVAC Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Spotlight: AHRI Portable Cooling Certification Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specifying Aerial Lifts: Rising to the Challenge

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Renting vs. Buying Aerial Work Platforms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training, Maintenance Important in Aerial Work Platform Performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Basics of Successful Aerial Work Platform Specification

News & Views
Facility Managers Should Tackle Complaints Head-On

Building Operating Management
Pay Close Attention To Emergency Preparedness Plan When Specifying Fire/Life Safety Technology

Building Operating Management
Assess Current Technology, Expected Future Needs To Develop Good Fire/Life Safety Technology Plan

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

Building Operating Management
What Facility Managers Need To Know Before Beginning Painting Projects

Building Operating Management
Potential VOC Levels Are Important Consideration In Paints Selection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: Taking Time for Testing Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Five KPIs Every Manager Should Use

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Management Insight Column: Measure key performance indicators that matter

Building Operating Management
Outside Factors Influence Planning For Data Center Emergencies

Building Operating Management
Relationship-based Educational Design Turns Classrooms Into Instructional Tools

Building Operating Management
Focus On Needs Of Students To Design Effective Classroom Spaces

Building Operating Management
Showing Students, Faculty Respect Is Important Aspect Of Relationship-based Educational Design

Building Operating Management
Color Does Not Have To Be A Challenge In Educational Design

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Seeking LEED Status in Older Buildings Offers Unique Challenges

Building Operating Management
M&V Done Right: Tips For Measuring And Reporting Energy Efficiency Results

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Repeat as Needed: Maintenance Is Essential

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Helps Engage School Staffs, Provides National Recognition

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Closer Look Online Exclusive: The University of Minnesota's Lighting Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Lighting Retrofits at University of Minnesota Deliver Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Parking Structures Frequent Target of LED Opportunities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Stairwells, Hallways Other Sources of LED Installations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Benefits and Challenges Presented by LED Retrofits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
5 Minutes With Podcast: How University of Alabama at Birmingham Saved Millions of Gallons of Water

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Column: Deferred Maintenance — The Bottom Line

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Delivering Efficiency and Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Consider Demand-Response Impact on Operations Before Participating

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Health Care Facilities Present Demand Response Challenges

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clearing Hurdles Presented by Demand Response

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sidebar: Demand-Response Resources

News & Views
Custom Design For Emergency Communication Systems

News & Views
Why Green Schools Are Important For Students and Teachers

News & Views
Code Guidelines on Mass Notification Available, Not Required

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Personnel Management Challenges and Successes

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Changes Are Focused On Performance

Building Operating Management
Managing Building Operations And Improving Energy Efficiency Are Key Components Of LEED v4

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Has Indoor and Outdoor Environment Elements, Simplified Recertification

News & Views
Outsourcing Benefits Require Targeted Application

News & Views
Fire Alarm Systems Requirements For Use In Emergency Communications

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Who's on Your Sustainability Team?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Big Data: Rethinking Your Dashboard

Building Operating Management
How NFPA 72 Defines Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
NFPA 72 Requirements For Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
NFPA 72 Does Not Require Emergency Communication System, But Provides Guidelines

Building Operating Management
What You Need For A Mass Notification System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Mobile Issues Important in Software Specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: College Facilities Moving to Mobile

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Laying Groundwork for New Systems

Building Operating Management
Take Steps To Make Sure That Summer School Construction Isn't Tardy

Building Operating Management
Time, Money Are Especially Important To Summer School Construction Projects

5 Minutes With
School District Near Chicago Ponders Renovations, Building Consolidations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Profession's Progress: The Role of Certification

News & Views
How To Avoid A "Frankenstein" UPS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Must Spread Message of Needed Maintenance Products

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Shop Bulletin Board Interesting Place to Plant Seeds of Support

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Change Happen not Always Easy

Building Operating Management
Measurement and Verification Can Help Maintain Efficiency, Improve LEED Scores

Building Operating Management
Measurement And Verification Requires Close Attention To Be Successful Part Of Green Building Initiatives

Building Operating Management
How Continuous Measurement And Verification Helped Improve Operational Efficiency

Building Operating Management
LEED for Healthcare Aims To Help Improve Health of Buildings, Patients

News & Views
Conduct Site Analysis Before Starting Construction On Data Centers

Building Operating Management
In Miami, Brickell World Plaza Combines Connectivity, Sustainability To Provide Green Class A Office Space

Building Operating Management
ICT, Uptime And Direct Internet Connection Are Some Of Brickell World Plaza's Selling Points

Building Operating Management
Internet Connectivity, Security Are Critical Elements of 600 Brickell's Building Intelligence

Building Operating Management
Water Demands, Energy Management Are Among Lessons Learned From Early Days of 600 Brickell

Building Operating Management
Which Green Building Product Criteria Should Facility Managers Use?

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

Building Operating Management
LEED, Living Building Challenge Can Help Inform Product Selection

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

Building Operating Management
LEED v4 Does Not Include Chemical Red List

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell column: Can We Talk? Changing Organizations and the Need for Clear Communications

News & Views
A Refresher on LEED-EBOM Recertification

Building Operating Management
Flooring Installation Failures Can Be Costly, Time-Consuming

Building Operating Management
Address Substrate Issues To Avoid Flooring Adhesive Problems

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency Projects Bring Large Savings To Poudre School District

Building Operating Management
Bond Issue Will Help Make Existing Poudre Schools More Energy Efficient

Building Operating Management
Data Is Lifeblood Of Colorado School District's Energy Efficiency Program

Building Operating Management
Culture Change Produces Large Energy Savings at Rocky Mountain High School

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fine-Tuning the Green Certification Process

Building Operating Management
CEIR's RoofPoint System Helps Facility Managers Evaluate Roof Efficiency, Durability

Building Operating Management
Ultimate Goal of CEIR's RoofPoint System is to Guide All Phases of Roofing Projects

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System is Rooted in Good Roofing Design Principles

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System Offers Alternative to LEED Certification

Building Operating Management
How Energy Managers Can Leverage Big Data Right Now

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies for Preventing Roof Coating Problems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Environmental Conditions Can Create Havoc

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Be Aware of Specification, Application Errors

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Spotlight RCMA

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: Insist on AHRI Certified Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: Difference Between AHRI Certified and Rated

Facility Maintenance Decisions
HVAC: AHRI Certification Programs

News & Views
Sustainability Factors in Students College Decisions

Building Operating Management
Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps K-12 Facility Managers Avoid Millions in Energy Costs

Building Operating Management
Portfolio Manager Helps Schools Set Baseline for Energy, Water Use

Building Operating Management
Energy Efficiency in K-12 Buildings Doesn't Require Full Time Employee

Building Operating Management
Communicating Early Success With Energy Star Can Help Get Energy Efficiency Efforts Off Ground in K-12 Buildings

News & Views
Focus On Communication With Facility Management Staff When Costs Have To Be Cut

News & Views
UPS Offers Protection Against Common Power System Faults

News & Views
Newsletter Can Help Facility Managers Reach Key Audiences

Building Operating Management
Facility Master Plan Can Help With Energy Efficiency In Educational Facilities

Building Operating Management
Energy Consultants Can Help Integrate Energy Conservation Measures With Facility Master Plan

Building Operating Management
Energy Calculations Help Determine Payback Of Energy Conservation Measures In Facility Master Plan

News & Views
Talk With Tenants About Security Needs

News & Views
Account For Disabilities In Emergency Plan

News & Views
Select paint contractor carefully

News & Views
Facility Policy Practices for Good IAQ

News & Views
Design and Construction IAQ Considerations

Building Operating Management
Survey Of Energy Efficient Properties Shows LEED Offers Advantages

Building Operating Management
LEED Projects Are Not Homogenous Group

Building Operating Management
How To Get Improved Results From Energy Projects

Building Operating Management
Markling Hopes To Open Doors As BOMA Chairman

News & Views
Facility Managers Should Not Be Invisible Within The Organization

News & Views
The Case for Keeping Chemical Application In-House

Building Operating Management
How To Select The Right Roofing System

Building Operating Management
Legal Issues Complicate LEED Guarantees

Building Operating Management
Gifford Lawsuit Over LEED Certifications Set Some Guidelines for What Recourse is Available

Building Operating Management
USGBC Perspective: The Evolution of LEED for Existing Buildings

Building Operating Management
College Campus Shootings Prompt New Emergency Preparedness Steps

Building Operating Management
Public Safety, Police and Security Professionals Can Help Assess Campus Security Threats

Building Operating Management
Campus Layout Can Help Mitigate Threats, But Good Security Plan Needed

Building Operating Management
Policies, Training Are Keys to Keeping Campus Safe

News & Views
With HVAC Upgrades, Look at the Entire System

News & Views
Good Communication Is Essential to Facility Management Success

Facility Focus
LEED Resources for Facility Managers from Green Building Certification Institute

Facility Focus
As LEED Grows, GBCI Takes Steps to Handle Workload, Ensure Quality

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Defining Maintenance: Training and Education

Building Operating Management
Getting Students Involved in Energy Efficiency Can Lead to Big Energy Cost Savings For School Districts

Building Operating Management
Douglas County School District Sees Big Gains From Involving Students In Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Ponderosa High School Involved Students in Teaching Value of Saving Energy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ohio Hospital's LEED Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sustainable Building Eases LEED Certification Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green Construction Project Maximizes Sustainability Development Goals

Building Operating Management
The First Steps Of A LEED-EBOM Initiative

Building Operating Management
The Three Biggest LEED-EBOM Challenges

News & Views
Considering Electric Utility Vehicles

News & Views
ADA: Communication for Success

News & Views
Capitalize on Fire Alarm Systems Advanced Communications Capabilities

Building Operating Management
How Facility Managers Can Effectively Use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Building Operating Management
Why Facility Managers Are Not Adopting Social Media

Building Operating Management
How Facility Managers Can Benefit From Using Social Media

Building Operating Management
How Facility Management Can Use Social Media in Emergency Situations

Building Operating Management
How Facility Managers Can Avoid Social Media Traps

News & Views
Successful Paint Applications

Building Operating Management
Integrated Design Is Essential for LEED for Schools

Building Operating Management
LEED for Schools Targets Acoustics, IAQ and Lighting

Building Operating Management
From LEED for Schools: Tips on Green Design and Construction for Facility Managers

Building Operating Management
Green Schools: Information Resources for Facility Managers

News & Views
Reduce IAQ Complaints Through Communication

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED-EB Certification Creates Challenges and Benefits

Building Operating Management
How To Justify Energy Efficiency Projects To Upper Management

News & Views
BIM: A Better View of Maintenance

News & Views
Facility Manager Do's and Don'ts for Email Communication

Building Operating Management
Key Steps to Planning Mass Notification System

Building Operating Management
Knowing Facility's Risks Offers Big Rewards When Planning Mass Notification System

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification System Requires More Flexibility Than Fire Alarm

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification Systems Offer Multiple Messaging Methods

News & Views
How to Create a Two Way Facility Management Communication Strategy

News & Views
For Good Facility Management Communication, Keep Three Points in Mind

News & Views
Match Roof to Fire Rating Needs

News & Views
How Five Steps Can Help Facility Managers Improve Communication

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Incorporate New Communications Technology into Existing Strategies

News & Views
Find Out How the Facility Staff Can Help Other Departments

News & Views
Four Steps To Keep Energy Efficiency a Priority

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Several Key Issues Can Spell Success in Equipment Rental

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Equipment Rental Discussions Must Cover Safety

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Avoiding Problems with Equipment Rental Contracts

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology: Everything Old — And Improved — Is New Again

News & Views
Avoiding Pitfalls In LEED Certification For Interiors

Building Operating Management
Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

News & Views
Five Steps Can Help Win Acceptance for New Workplace Designs

Building Operating Management
Introducing LEED for Healthcare

Building Operating Management
Air Purification Technologies and Reduced Ventilation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cleaning Programs: How to Minimize Chemical Exposure

Building Operating Management
LEED for Healthcare: Construction is Focus, Not Operations

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Be a Leader

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Maintain Enthusiasm

Facility Focus
FMXcellence: How to Get Buy In

News & Views
Power Tools: Saws for Wood, Metal, Concrete

News & Views
Outsourced Service Providers Want to Be on the Team

News & Views
The Three Tiers of Green Product Selection

News & Views
Understanding What A Net-Zero Energy Building Really Is

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Facilities Set the Stage for Learning

News & Views
Plumbing Specification by Restroom Type

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LEED for Healthcare Addresses Unique Operational Requirements

News & Views
Trends in Fires in Educational Facilities

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Everywhere a Strategy: Get Serious About Specification

Building Operating Management
Formal LEED-EBOM Certification

Building Operating Management
Working With Other Departments on a LEED-EBOM Initiative

Building Operating Management
How To Maintain (Or Improve Upon) Certification

News & Views
Trained Staff Is Essential to Get Energy Savings from Building Automation Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS: Use Software to Manage Energy Use

Building Operating Management
LEED-EBOM Recertification Helps Ensure Green Building Progress

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Plan: Use Checklists for Most Important Steps

Facility Focus
What Do Facility Managers Need in Business Continuity Plans?

Facility Focus
Emergency Planning: Develop a Communications Strategy

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Keep a Plan Up to Date

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Drilling and Tabletop Exercises

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Strategy: Implement a Shelter-In-Place Plan

Facility Focus
Business Continuity Planning: Develop a Chain of Command

Building Operating Management
For Facility Managers, Gaining Influence Means Communicating Effectively

Building Operating Management
Effective Communication Takes More Than the Loudest Voice

Facility Focus
The Evolution of Communication Expectations

News & Views
Therapy for Broken Outsourced Service Relationships

Building Operating Management
Best Practices for Good Communications

Building Operating Management
Finding the Right Communication Channel

Building Operating Management
Listen: Podcasts on Communications

Facility Focus
Five Questions to Answer When Communicating Change

News & Views
Standardizing Restroom Products

News & Views
Build Trust with Outsourced Service Providers

News & Views
Lessons Learned from Educational Building Renovations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Demand Response: Communication is Critical

Building Operating Management
Understanding the Steps in Designing Green Interiors

Building Operating Management
To LEED or Not to LEED?

Building Operating Management
How Real Companies Executed Sustainable Design

Building Operating Management
Avoiding Pitfalls In LEED Certification

Building Operating Management
Developing an Effective Emergency Communication Program

Building Operating Management
Funding an Emergency Communication System

Building Operating Management
Integrating Emergency Communications Systems

Building Operating Management
Cooperation in the Data Center Can Reduce Costs, Increase Reliability

Building Operating Management
Managing Common Disagreements Between FM and IT

Building Operating Management
Trends in Data Centers

News & Views
What do the LEED Minimum Program Requirements Really Mean?

News & Views
How Do You Determine Your Organization's Carbon Footprint?

Building Operating Management
Green Building News

Facility Maintenance Decisions
CMMS Installation: Hospital to Monitor KPIs

Building Operating Management
Responsibilities Must Be Spelled Out In a Green Building Contract

Building Operating Management
Designer’s Professional Liability Insurance Issues

Building Operating Management
New Energy Efficiency Programs and Financing Mechanisms Available

Building Operating Management
Determining Damages in Green Building Lawsuits

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technician Training: Funding Makes a Difference

News & Views
Facility Managers Can Help To Lessen Stress Of Elevator Stranding

News & Views
Facility Managers Should Seek Allies in Other Departments

News & Views
In Change Management, Allies Are Crucial

Building Operating Management
Paint Certifications Balance Green and Performance Benefits

Building Operating Management
Sustainability Focus Transforms NYC Schools

Building Operating Management
Coordination Across City Organizations Drives Sustainability Success

Building Operating Management
Finding the Funding for Energy Education and Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Continuing Education: Curriculum for Maintenance, Engineering Managers

News & Views
Power Management: Common UPS Technology

News & Views
Communicating During an Emergency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Power Management: Four Common UPS Technologies

Building Operating Management
CMMS Capabilities

Building Operating Management
Data Management for Continuous Improvement

Building Operating Management
Engaging Staff, Occupants for Sustainable Success

News & Views
Making the Facility Department More Visible in the Organization

Facility Focus
Tips of the Trade - Gaining Clout With Communication

Facility Focus
Building Clout With Data

Facility Focus
Networking Helping FMs Get Things Done

News & Views
Even with Change Management Efforts, Change Takes Time

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Degrees of Debate: What Should Managers Know?

Building Operating Management
Floor Installation and Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Tips for Facility Managers to Smooth the LEED-EBOM Certification Process

News & Views
Restrooms and ADA

News & Views
IAQ: Shape the Story

News & Views
Talking about ADA

Building Operating Management
FMs Say Formal EBOM Certification Not Expensive, Difficult

News & Views
Why LEED-EB Certify?

Building Operating Management
EBOM Certification Offers Independent Verification, Justification

Building Operating Management
EBOM Requires Three-Month Measurement, Certification Period

Building Operating Management
More Vendors Becoming Acquainted With EBOM Submission Process

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Dan Hounsell: Managers' Knowledge of Facilities Fuels Specification

News & Views
Acoustics in Classrooms

News & Views
Communication Is Essential to Change Management

Facility Focus
What Comes After LEED Certification?

Facility Focus
Getting Good Carpet Specifications

News & Views
Power Tools: Finding the Right Saw

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss Their Role in LEED Certification

News & Views
FMs Should Brush Up On Local Elevator Inspection Standards

Facility Focus
On-the-Job Education in FM

Facility Focus
Growing with Your Organization: Strategic Planning

News & Views
Mass Notification Systems Should Begin With A Plan

News & Views
IAQ: Keep Communication Lines Open

Facility Maintenance Decisions
School Districts Take Lead on Sustainability

5 Minutes With
HVAC Management Strategies with Mike Holzkamper

News & Views
BAS Start/Stop Optimization Offers Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Power Tools: The Right Saw for the Right Application

News & Views
Choosing Paint Colors for Classrooms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Managers Discuss the Evolution of Technician Training

Building Operating Management
Greenguard Certification Programs Offer Guidance for FMs

Building Operating Management
Pilot IAQ Certification Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Budget Blueprint: Align, Attack, Focus

Building Operating Management
Creating a Mass Notification Plan and Adopting New Technology

Building Operating Management
New NFPA Code for Emergency Communcations Systems

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification Product Showcase

Building Operating Management
Schools and Universities Should Examine Emergency Response Plans

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Technology Talk: Jigsaws, Miter Saws, Circular Saws

News & Views
Setting the Standard

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Boiler Maintenance: Safety Considerations

Building Operating Management
Check the Green Credentials of Service Providers, Especially Certification and Experience

News & Views
Plumbing-system specification

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Locator Systems Detect Underground Clogs

5 Minutes With
Lessons in Educational Funding with Tim Woodley

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AIA Award Recognizes Educational Facilities

News & Views
Mass Notification System Audio Messaging

Building Operating Management
Khobar Towers Attack Proved Need for Mass Notification

Building Operating Management
NFPA-72-2010 Dedicated to Mass Notification Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Data Centers: Design Principles for Providing Critical Cooling

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Snow and Ice Removal Equipment: Maintenance Checklist

Building Operating Management
How To Determine If A Green Certification Is Legitimate

Facility Maintenance Decisions
DDC System Controls Sensitive Hospital Environment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Keys To Achieving LEED v3 Certification

Building Operating Management
Cost Premium For Green Products Drops

News & Views
Improving Campus Emergency Notifications

News & Views
Color in Classrooms

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Free DOE Webcast: Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools

Facility Focus
New Security Challenge: Concealed Weapons on Campus

Facility Focus
Responding to Security Incidents on Campus

Facility Focus
Many Ways Educational Facilities Can Tap Into Stimulus Money

Facility Focus
Green Buildings in Today's Economy

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Leonardo Academy Pushes For Green Gaming Industry Standard

News & Views
Look at Green Building Needs When Planning BAS

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Revised Green Guide for Health Care Operations Section Released

Building Operating Management
Guidelines on Measurement and Verification Published

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Emergency Notification Systems: Three Choices To Consider

Building Operating Management
Lab Report: Some Data Cabling Fails To Meet Fire Safety Standards, Group Says

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ASHRAE Offers First Exam for Operations Certification

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New Evaluation Program Verifies Green Claims

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Communications Critical in Preparing for Storms

Building Operating Management
Green Roof Professional Certification Program Announced

Building Operating Management
Lighting Systems and Specification Documents

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Green Seal Gains ANSI Accreditation

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Facility Operations and Performance are Focus of New ASHRAE Certification Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Door-Hardware Maintenance Includes Lubrication, Adjustment

Building Operating Management
Green Certification Labels Combat Greenwash

News & Views
Handling Mass Notification Decisions

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Study: Clean Schools Promote Academic Success

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Education Department Funds Emergency-Management Plans

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Facilities Bill Would Fund School Renovations

Building Operating Management
Mass Notification Comes of Age

News & Views
Candor Gives Facility Executives Credibility

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New Certifications Being Developed for Fire Equipment Technicians

News & Views
Get with the Plan

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High-Performance Building Design Certification Available

News & Views
Show, Don’t Tell

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New Technology Leads to Increased Energy Efficiency

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EPA Settles Over Asbestos Violations in S.F. Schools

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EPA Settlement Promotes Green Chemistry in School

News & Views
Abandoned Cabling Increases Fire Risk

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NEMA Publishes Installation Guide for Nurse Call Systems

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

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AASHE Seeks Feedback on STARS

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Representatives Form Green Schools Caucus

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Wireless Work

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DHS Creates Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

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EPA Calls for Partnering on School Chemical Safety

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APPA Seeks Educational Facility Data for Annual Survey

Building Operating Management
Serving Up Efficiency in Data Centers

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The ABCs of K-12 Renovations

Building Operating Management
A New School Vision

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Mower Specification Shortcuts

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Reports Target Facilities’ Role in Higher Education

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Adobe Earns Additional LEED Platinum Certification

Building Operating Management
Data Center Decisions

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Zigbee Alliance Announces Certification for First Group of Products

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ASHRAE Announces Development of Certification Program

Building Operating Management
Learning Lessons in Fire Safety

Building Operating Management
Carpet for the Long Run

Facility Maintenance Decisions
You’ve earned a designation. Now what?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training that pays

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Timely Roofing Solutions

Building Operating Management
Flooring

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going 'Green' Starts with Buying Green

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

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Riding the New Waves of Wireless Communication

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training Daze

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Certified Green?

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Outlook

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Voices of Experience

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Putting Open Systems To Work

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Systems: Streamlining for Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Cutting-Edge Mower Selection

Building Operating Management
Green Building Report

Building Operating Management
Brushing Up: A Primer on Paints

Building Operating Management
Outlook

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Training as an Investment, Not a Cost

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Bulletin

Facility Maintenance Decisions
‘Green’ Paints Come of Age

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The ‘Right’ CMMS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Olympian Feat

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Nation’s Infrastructure Still Failing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Staying In Touch

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Today’s Painting Arsenal

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Web technology: Reshaping performance and perception

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance of the future, today

Facility Maintenance Decisions
From Vision to Mission

Facility Maintenance Decisions
The State of Maintenance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Personal Solutions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
A Closer Look at Paint-Spray Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Déjà vu all over again?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Going with the Flow: Maintenance ensures pump performance

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Bulletin

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Las Vegas Schools Endure Growing Pains

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Clearing the Air In Classrooms

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Painting Projects That Last

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ground-level Strategies For Pesticide Application

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Maintenance Bulletin

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Chemical Application: Outsourced or In-house?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Sending a Message

Building Operating Management
Roofing Gains Come at Steady Pace

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Ahead of the Curve

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Maintenance By Design

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Painting for Productivity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Yet Another Nail