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Facilities Management articles for the week of 2/9/2020 - 2/15/2020

In New York City, Tough Rules Target Emissions from Large Buildings

On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws aimed to meet the city’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. For building owners, the new laws mean new requirements for everything from building emissions to roof materials.

Read This » Emergency Preparedness: Understanding Facility Vulnerabilities

Every day, institutional and commercial facilities face potential threats from natural disasters.

Read This » Making Roof Replacements Work

Maintenance and engineering managers who decide to remove and replace the existing roof face a daunting series of challenges.

Read This » Credentials Help FMs Build Leadership, Foster Teamwork

The need to be able to lead with confidence is exactly what inspired Jerry DiCola, senior director, real estate and facility operations, at Horizon Therapeutics, to start acquiring credentials.

Read This » How to Get the Most from a Condensate Recovery System

Steam has long been used to deliver heat to buildings connected to a district heating system, such as those found on college campuses.

Read This » How Design Assist Can Help Meet Tight Construction Deadlines

The design assist approach can save time, money and deliver a successful project for the owner.

Read This » College Rethinks Maintenance, Embraces Energy Efficiency

The low-hanging fruit had been picked.

Read This » How to Get Off to a Good Start with an Outsourcing Contract

Outsourcing is a well-established strategy for delivering facility management services.

Read This » Outsourcing: Effective Vendor Management Strategies

Managing contracted maintenance activities effectively and efficiently has always been a struggle for maintenance and engineering managers. The number one reason for outsourcing maintenance is to cut costs, according to a recent survey of managers.

Read This » Paints and Coatings: Contractor Considerations

Depending on the scope of the paint application and the maintenance department’s in-house capabilities, working with a contractor to perform the work can offer advantages.

Read This » NFMT: Exploring the State of Maintenance

What is the state of facility maintenance, exactly? The question obviously is impossible to answer.

Read This » NFMT Turns 20 With Its Best Show Yet

The National Facilities Management & Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT) returns to Baltimore this March for its 20th show.

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