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Facilities Management articles for the week of 12/23/2018 - 12/29/2018

3 Fire Safety System Upgrade Case Studies

Three recent fire system projects show how existing building conditions and other factors can affect upgrade requirements. Chicago’s Sullivan Center at 1 South State St.

Read This » Is A Hybrid Onsite Power Generation System In Your Future?

Given the increasing challenges of getting permits and finding suitable locations for diesel or gas backup generators, will vendors introduce a version of an electric or hybrid vehicle power supply (short of the drive train) that can replace backup generators, and maybe even uninterruptible power supply systems to some extent, and also provide peak shifting?  A few hours of building operation from batteries and inverters is now feasible.

Read This » The Winding Road to Resilience

A natural disaster — whether fire, flood or hurricane — can take lives, destroy buildings, and leave a long path of destruction.

Read This » Doors: New Era, New Requirements

The rush to provide better safety, especially in the nation’s K-12 schools, has led to controversial changes in codes, among other things.

Read This » Metal and Drones: Roofing Maintenance Innovations

Metal roofs are not new.

Read This » FM Staff: Desperate Times May Call For Desperate Measures

Sometimes even the most thoughtful facility manager isn’t able to come up with the proper diagnosis for the department or create a wellness plan to heal the ills of the culture.

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