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Facilities Management articles for the week of 10/10/2021 - 10/16/2021

Back in Business: Minimizing Spread of Disease Remains Priority

The health and safety of building occupants must be a top priority for facility managers as institutional and commercial facilities start to get back to some semblance of normal in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Many buildings across the country, from government and educational facilities to high-rise  downtown office buildings, have sat mostly empty since March 2020.

Read This » Acoustic Performance: Best Practices Every Facility Manager Should Know

Acoustic performance is becoming increasingly important for more and more facilities as universities, schools, businesses, and institutions are turning to virtual content as a powerful way to connect with their audiences.

Read This » Shipping Crisis Hurting All Industries 

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Read This » How to Choose the Most Effective Roof Coating

Roof coatings are essential tools in repairing roofs and extending roof performance life, but realizing these benefits goes beyond specifying the most effective coating.

Read This » What You Need to Know to Get Short-Term Equipment Rental Right

Maintenance and engineering managers rely on a range of equipment and products to ensure technicians can complete essential daily activities at their institutional and commercial facilities.

Read This » Managers Turn to UV Lighting to Combat COVID-19

Interest has peaked during the past year among maintenance and engineering managers about how ultraviolet light (UV) technology can be used more readily as part of an overall, more robust disinfection program in institutional and commercial facilities.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, managers continue searching for more methods to keep common areas such as lobbies and waiting areas, offices, cafeterias, hallways, restrooms, and other high-traffic sections, safer for workers, patients, and visitors, says Jeannine Wang of Acuity Brands Lighting.   “Because lighting is necessary for occupied spaces, integrating specifically UV-C technology into lighting systems where reduction of pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, is desired makes practical sense,” Wang says.

Read This » How to Create Mower Specifications to Meet Different Needs

Whether a landscaping operation is at a church, resort, or parks district, mowers are workhorses for many grounds managers.

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