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Facilities Management articles for the week of 11/4/2018 - 11/10/2018

Metal 101: Understanding Best Use Cases for Metal Roofs and Walls

Years ago, prefabricated metal panel roof and wall systems did not find wide acceptance in high-end commercial applications.

Read This » Building Operating Management Announces 2019 Conference Schedule

Building Operating Management magazine recently announced its schedule of educational conferences and product expos for 2019.   NFMT 2019: March 26-28 in Baltimore Critical Facilities Summit: September 23-25 in Dallas NFMT Orlando: November 13-14 in Orlando NFMT The NFMT (National Facilities Management and Technology) conference and expo returns to Baltimore for its 19th year.

Read This » Boiler Upgrade with a Healthcare Twist

Where and when did you begin your career in institutional and commercial facilities? King: In 1981, I started with the Williams Companies at the Williams Center in Tulsa, where I was lead maintenance technician for a 1.2 million-square-foot, 52-story tower.

Read This » Identifying Energy Waste in Data Centers

Identifying energy-wasting systems and components is another major step toward improving data center energy efficiency.

Read This » Rising To The Challenge: Hospital Survives Hurricane

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey dropped more than four feet of water on Houston.

Read This » How FMs Should Prepare for 5G

It’s clear that building owners who wish to stay competitive will have to provide increases in bandwidth and reductions in latency to meet demand from tenants.

Read This » Comparing Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Energy Storage Options

In data centers and mission-critical facilities, the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an essential failsafe device.

Read This » Roof Coatings: Performing Routine Maintenance for Warranty Compliance

Once roof coating has been applied, managers need to make sure technicians perform regular maintenance in order to maximize the coating’s effectiveness and life expectancy, and to ensure the warranty remains valid. To achieve these goals, managers should schedule multiple roof inspections a year — after the winter months, after the summer months, and after any major storm. “Maintenance is key to the life of any roofing material,” Goodrum says.

Read This » Grounds Management: Hardscape's Effect on Equipment Specification

While the soft elements of landscapes — turf, shrubs, and trees — get the most attention from students, faculty and visitors, managers also must account for hardscape elements.

Read This » As-A-Service Model Moves Beyond Software

The life cycle of buildings is capital intensive.

Read This » Liquid Cooling Offers Significant Savings for Data Centers

Computer technology continues to advance at a rapid pace.

Read This » 4 Vital Resilience Strategies for Facilities

Call it emergency preparedness, disaster planning, or resilience, strategies to cope with extreme weather, natural disasters, and long-term climate changes are increasingly critical for facility managers in any location.

Read This » Energy Star Scores Have Changed: How FMs Are Responding

In late August 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency made significant changes in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool.

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