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Facilities Management articles for the week of 3/31/2024 - 4/6/2024

The 1970's Energy Crisis Shined a Spotlight on Facility Management

ldquo;Building Operating Management’s” roots date back to the 1950s.

Read This » Drones Take Flight for Facility Inspections

rones have changed the way many maintenance and engineering managers think about facility inspections.

Read This » Spot Coolers: Rent or Buy

aintenance and engineering managers would rather not contact HVAC suppliers and rental companies for spot cooling solutions.   But those who manage institutional and commercial facilities and need to keep occupants comfortable often find that spot cooling systems are a reliable last option.

Read This » How to Prioritize Embodied Carbon in Sustainability Initiatives

or business owners and facility managers, supporting sustainability by reducing carbon emissions is a battle on two fronts.

Read This » Preventing Infection Outbreaks During Disaster Recovery

he United States experienced 28 natural and climate disasters costing at least $1 billion in 2023, surpassing the record of 22 set in 2020, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Read This » Utility Vehicles Provide Versatility for Public Gardens

ith three properties spread across the Cleveland, Ohio, metropolitan area, Holden Forests & Gardens presents Nico Viola, the director of facilities, with plenty of challenges during day-to-day operations.  One challenge involves moving maintenance and grounds management teams and other Holden Gardens employees around the properties to do their jobs.

Read This » Getting High-Tech with School Safety

t seems like every two or three months in the United States, a school shooting or safety incident makes national news as innocent children, teachers and administrators are subjected to violent acts in their school communities.   As school shootings reach an all-time high, school safety professionals are turning their attention to the role artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other high-tech equipment can play in managing building access and thwarting any attempts at violence.

Read This » Birds and Buildings: Finding Lighting Solutions

s winter turns into spring, there is one universal harbinger of the new season, regardless of regional climates – the return of abundant daylight.

Read This » Trade Shows are the Perfect Place to 'Talk Facilities'

he conversations at our annual NFMT Baltimore conference last month came in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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