How managers can move their organization from reactive emergencies to planned activities
Angela Testa, senior vice president of operations at American Campus Communities, strengthens operations without compromising a healthy work environment
One Manager’s View
Fallout continues in the wake of articles in The Washington Post in February on the deplorable conditions in some buildings at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. … [The] question remains: Will the crisis at Walter Reed provide any momentum toward changing this short-sighted attitude toward building maintenance that is so prevalent among many organizations’ top executives and so destructive?...
|Security: No Easy Answers
The recent murders at Virginia Tech have compelled colleges and universities across the country to take a closer look at their own security measures. While campus officials debate what could have been done to prevent the incident at Virginia Tech, one conclusion in undeniable - it is often impossible to predict exactly when and where violent behavior will occur....
|BIM: Making Benefits Tangible
Until you actually see what can be done with building information modeling (BIM), it’s really hard to appreciate how cool — and ultimately useful — it is. A recent demo showed how an energy modeling program is integrated into the BIM...
|What You Say: Handling Abandoned Cable:
Abandoned cable has the potential to be a major hazard during a fire, yet many facilities don’t have policies in place to remove abandoned cable. Do you have a consistent policy requiring the removal of cable abandoned in ceiling plenums?
This 60-minute webinar, led by Steven R. (Rusty) Ross, P.E., LEED, director of commissioning services, SSRCx, and facilitated by Dan Hounsell, editor of Maintenance Solutions, covers how the process of retrocommissioning can improve system efficiencies and reveal hidden areas of cost savings.
|Spotlight: Facility Security
The April shootings at Virginia Tech University have prompted many managers to revisit their facilities’ security measures.