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Facilities Management articles for the week of 11/3/2019 - 11/9/2019

4 Tough Questions to Ask About Renovation Planning

One fact that makes facility management both stimulating and difficult is that no two buildings are alike.

Read This » UPS and Generator Maintenance: The In-House Option

An in-house maintenance program for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) targets two major components: batteries and the system itself.

Read This » Commercial Office Upgrades: Timing Matters

When it comes to scheduling renovation projects in commercial office buildings, it is critical that the timing for all steps in the project schedule be realistic.

Read This » What Is the Building Internet of Things?

For facility managers, smart technology options are everywhere, from more sophisticated and powerful building automation systems (BAS), to specific pieces of equipment like rooftop units or meters with built-in intelligence, to a new generation of Building Internet of Things (B-IoT) devices and systems.

Read This » How to Make the Money Case for Health and Wellness

Healthy occupants are happy ones.

Read This » Roofs: Inspection, Conditions and Coatings

Applying roof coatings to protect roof systems and extend their performance lives is a proven strategy for many institutional and commercial facilities, but coatings are not cure-alls.

Read This » Boilers and Water Heaters: Maintenance Strategies

When conducting testing, inspection, and troubleshooting of heating-water boilers, technicians need to pay close attention to these common trouble spots and issues: • Pressure-relief valves, Manually check quarterly, and pressure test annually. • High-temperature limit controls • Gas trains, including gas valves, high- and low-gas-pressure switches, valves, and pressure-switch vent lines • Gas leaks • Flue corrosion and leaks • Pilot quality • Combustion-air dampers • Annual gas-burner testing and tuning • Flue-condensate neutralizer • Pumps.

Read This » Public School FM Makes Students His Top Priority

Ask Harold (Bill) Good the most important element of his job as chief operations officer for the Des Moines Public Schools and he doesn’t hesitate: students.

Read This » Living Standard: Better Buildings Translate to Better Lives

Just think about this: 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050.

Read This » Project Management: Strategies for Success

Any manager who has been tasked with leading a project but has little experience in doing so understands how daunting and overwhelming the process can be.

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