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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/10/2022 - 4/16/2022

5 Steps to Resilience

he last few weeks have been exciting as we hear about COVID-19 transmission rates going down, mask mandates lifting, and limitations on social gatherings going away.

Read This » How to Improve WiFi at Sports Stadiums

ow do teams keep fans interested in going to the games?  For many years, that question had an easy answer: If your team wins games, people will come.  Then television started providing fans with the ability to watch games from the comfort of home, with beverages and bathrooms only steps away.   Other deterrents that threaten the game-day experience have also emerged, such as escalating ticket and concession prices and dealing with unruly fans.  During the last two years, COVID-19 has given pause to a segment of sporting fans who normally would attend sporting events.  Through all of those roadblocks comes another reason for teams to worry about fan attendance: poor Wi-Fi connectivity.  For Andrew Snead, the senior managing director for Delta Partners, a company that works with stadium crews on improving the fan experience, the threat of dwindling fan attendance is one that all facility managers in charge of stadiums and large arenas need to make a priority.  “There are three key dimensions to consider with fan behavior, and the ways with which they consume their preferences is changing and shifting,” says Snead, who was part of a webcast, Smart Stadiums and Innovating the Fan Experience, hosted by BrightTalk.

Read This » Fall Protection: Safety Strategies and Tactics

    For the 10th straight year, fall protection was the most-cited violation in 2020, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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