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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/11/2021 - 4/17/2021

Cost, Installation, and Management Considerations for Successful Hardscapes

Properly designed hardscapes are expensive, so it is common to attempt to save money by scaling back designs.

Read This » When Roofing Replacement Is the Best Option

Compared with a recover, a roof replacement entails greater expense and effort.

Read This » LEED Safety First Credits: Battling Coronavirus Sustainably

LEED is arguably the most recognizable rating system for buildings, and it has taken on virus mitigation and building re-entry head on with a series of pilot credits called Safety First.  “About a year ago, we realized we needed special strategies tailored to the pandemic,” says Larissa Oaks, indoor environmental quality specialist for the U.S.

Read This » Steps to Take to Ensure Facility Water Quality

Facility managers are uniquely qualified to validate the quality of the building’s water distribution system.

Read This » How to Find a Job: Best Practices for the Search

Many managers are going through ordeals as a result of the pandemic and its fallout.

Read This » Good IAQ Matters: Now and Into a Post-COVID Future

Air quality sits at the intersection of sustainability, energy efficiency, health/wellness, productivity, climate change, and inequity.

Read This » Best Practices for Recovering Low-Slope Roofs

An unfortunate truth is that building occupants only seem to appreciate a roof system when something fails.

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