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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/21/2019 - 4/27/2019

How To Use WELL to Enhance Lighting Strategies

The recognition of lighting’s impact on wellness is gaining traction in the research community.

Read This » Level 3: Resilient N+1 Helps Minimize Single Points of Failure

While this isn’t industry-wide terminology, this term can be used for cases when an organization desires a higher level of reliability than the typical N+1 deployment provides, but 2N isn’t feasible because of cost or base building infrastructure.

Read This » Regular Roof Inspections Can Help Prolong the Life of Roof Systems

Roof coatings on institutional and commercial facilities will only deliver the desired benefits if maintenance and engineering managers ensure proper post-installation procedures.

Read This » Effective Water Management Plans To Address Legionnaires'

ASHRAE Standard 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, establishes minimum Legionellosis risk-management requirements for the design, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and expansion of new and existing buildings and their associated potable and nonpotable water systems and components.

Read This » How to Forge a Long-Term Relationship Between FMs and Designers

The relationship between the project team and the facility manager and operating staff doesn’t end when the keys are handed over.

Read This » How Campus Master Planning Must Address Resilience

Properly siting and orienting new buildings must be addressed in any campus master plan developed with long-term resilience as a goal.

Read This » Using Primers Can Ensure Proper Adhesion of Roof Coatings

Primers are designed to prepare the roof surface for accepting a coating and to improve the overall adhesion of the coating to the roof substrate.

Read This » Smart, Green Buildings: 3 Stages of Development

A smart and sustainability revolution in the built environment is happening.

Read This » Properly Sized Portable Cooling Enhances Occupancy Comfort

Portable cooling can help maintain space temperatures for special events when the base building system is not up to the task or during times of maintenance.

Read This » Practicing Proper Training and Safety for Light Construction Equipment

The single most important question managers must ask is, “Do I have a comprehensive training and safety plan in place for the specific types and models of equipment on the project site?” It is the same question regardless of the type and size of equipment, but the plan must deal with the unique characteristics of each.

Read This » Occupancy Sensors: Best Practices for Product Selection

Occupancy controls typically allow facility managers to choose time delays from one of several settings.

Read This » 4 Steps to Getting Roofing Installation Right

After planning and project documents, the next step is to hire a contractor and oversee the installation.

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