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Facilities Management articles for the week of 10/17/2021 - 10/23/2021

How Workplace Design Strategies Are Shifting to Beat COVID

Since the beginning of the pandemic, those on the front lines of building ownership, facilities management, design, and construction quickly took the lead in adapting office environments to evolving criteria for protecting the health and wellbeing of workers.

Read This » 5 Steps to Solve the Puzzle of an Aging BAS

The maintenance and repair of components of a building automation system (BAS), as well as required software upgrades, can represent a significant portion of a facility’s operations budget.

Read This » 5 Trends in Creating Outdoor Spaces on College Campuses

One of the traditional roles of grounds managers at institutions of higher education has always been to maintain the landscape at pristine levels in part to entice prospective students and their parents to commit to the university.   Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and the narrative started to change.  “For decades, landscape architects have been promoting outdoor space and taking advantage of the space, programming it for people to really interact in those kinds of settings,” says Kona Gray, landscape architect and principal at EDSA.

Read This » Managing Data and Energy Use During the Pandemic

Conventional wisdom would be that while buildings continue to have lower occupancy as the pandemic drags on, energy use should decrease.

Read This » How to Make Smart Building Data Smarter