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Facilities Management articles for the week of 3/28/2021 - 4/3/2021

How WELL Promotes Workplace Safety, Health, and Confidence

It is almost certain that more workers will return to commercial office buildings before the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is wholly defeated.

Read This » Smart Buildings: Digital Strategy Leads to Frictionless Experience

As people begin to return to facilities of all kinds, the frictionless experience propels occupants to give up the comforts of working and playing at home to embracing the new built environment.

Read This » Space Available for Parking System’s Growth

Parking count systems and parking guidance systems in various forms have been around the parking industry for some time.

Read This » Archive for the Future: Designing the New FBI Central Records Complex

A typical office building is not built to accommodate archival-quality storage for nearly two billion documents, but the new Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Central Records Complex (CRC) in Winchester, Virginia, was built for that purpose.

Read This » Comparing Two Popular Fire-Resistant Coatings

When it comes to fire-resistant coatings, two of the most popular options are intumescent paint and cementitious coatings. Each coating has its own advantages — intumescent coatings are very effective, but also relatively expensive, while cementitious coatings are easier on your budget, but come with some specific shortcomings, which we’ll touch on below. Let’s look at each type of coating in detail, run down the specific pros and cons of each one, and touch on the best applications for each coating. What are intumescent and cementitious coatings? Intumescent paint expands in the presence of fire to protect and insulate its substrate. It works like this: an intumescent coating is made up of a chemical mixture that’s suspended in a binder.

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