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Facilities Management articles for the week of 10/16/2022 - 10/22/2022

How to Boost Commercial Office Value Using Water Features

ommercial building owners and operators have been struggling to maintain or add value to their properties since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With many companies adopting work-from-home and eventually hybrid office scenarios — some indefinitely — the role of commercial office space has shifted, leaving the sector challenged to redefine itself in the new normal.

Read This » Flexible, Creative Designs Emphasized for New-Age Office Furniture

s employers across the country attempt to pull people back into the office, they’re encountering no small measure of resistance from employees who have fully embraced remote working and who are pushing back against the idea that they need to show up in person to get their jobs done.   This dynamic, coupled with the still-ongoing Great Resignation, has put workplaces in unfamiliar territory.

Read This » How Restrooms Can Accommodate Post-Covid Expectations

ow-flow toilets, sinks and urinals combine low water flow rates with bowl designs that clear the fixtures more efficiently.

Read This » How to Build Accurate Construction Timelines

hen starting a new construction or renovation project, one of the first steps is establishing a timeline.

Read This » Green Roofs See Several Benefits

lue roof assemblies can be integrated with green (living) roofs and paver applications, allowing the roof component to become a usable space and contribute to the facility’s wellness strategies for the employees.

Read This » Education Facilities Managers Adapt to Keep Schools Safe Post-Pandemic

he pandemic has been a household phrase for nearly three years.

Read This » How Technology is Evolving Utility Vehicles

hile electric utility vehicles are growing in popularity and efficiency, technology continues to evolve.  “Electric utility vehicles have come a long way since they were first introduced,” says Steve Cathey, Western USA regional sales manager for Kioti, which owns the Kubota brand. “Typically, they may be slower in speed than gas-powered vehicles.

Read This » How to Select the Right Boiler or Water Heater System

f new HVAC equipment like a heat pump or chiller is needed at an institutional or commercial facility, chances are facility managers will spend a good deal of time researching different models, pros, cons and energy efficiency associated with each option.

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