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Facilities Management articles for the week of 4/28/2024 - 5/4/2024

The 1980s: When Office Spaces Were King

o celebrate Building Operating Management’s 70th anniversary, we are taking a look back at each decade.

Read This » Proper Lighting Conditions Enhance Student Productivity

ow a room or building is lit can impact a person’s productivity and health, positively or negatively.  Studies have shown that lighting can affect our emotions, eating habits, mental health, sleeping patterns, energy levels, work habits and more, so it’s important and necessary to have proper lighting in rooms and buildings.  More specifically, in a classroom setting, lighting impacts how well students can concentrate on tasks and their overall productivity.

Read This » Facility Managers Share Responsibility for Cybersecurity

he number of data breaches, exposures, leaks, and unknown compromises hit 3,205 in 2023, up 72 percent from the previous high of 1,860 set in 2021, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

Read This » HVAC: What’s in Store for 2024 – and Beyond

onsidering the costs involved in operating and maintaining HVAC systems as well as the need to keep requests from building occupants that the building is too cold or too warm to a minimum, HVAC systems will always receive plenty of attention from facility managers at institutional and commercial facilities.  Every winter, the HVAC industry gathers for the AHR Expo, where manufacturers and contractors meet to learn about the latest trends and products available for consumers.

Read This » Ensure Roof Safety with These Fall Protection Tips

acility managers and technicians can encounter many hazards on the job, including risks associated with working on tall buildings. If employers aren't doing what they can to prevent hazards, such as falling, facility employees risk serious injury, illness and death.

Read This » Employee Motivation: Measuring Success

acility managers have implemented an employee motivation program.

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