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Facilities Management articles for the week of 5/17/2020 - 5/23/2020

How Workplace Design Supports Community, Collaboration

In this social experiment with distancing, we feel the stress of not being together.

Read This » Tactics for Successful Surface Prep and Paint Applications

Workers preparing surfaces prior to applying paints or coatings first need to understand the conditions of the work area. “The temperature and humidity must be appropriate to the project,” Watson says.

Read This » Can Your Facility Be Used As an Alternate Care Site?

In today’s unprecedented pandemic, hospitals and healthcare systems are strained to meet the ever-growing needs to treat patients and protect staff, and teams across the world are working tirelessly to increase their ability to treat patients.

Read This » Strategies for Preventing Legionnaires' Disease

A water management program to address the formation of Legionella not only requires a review of potential bacteria sources.

Read This » How To Build Buy-In for HVAC Training

Justifying the program Getting technicians and operators to buy into a training program is critical to its success.

Read This » For Fire Safety Systems, Going Beyond Code May Pay Off

It is important for building owners to understand the exposure that can result from poor fire protection planning.

Read This » 4 Strategies for Cooling Efficiency in Existing Buildings

While it might seem that legacy buildings are stuck with the limitations of their existing equipment, energy reduction is possible when retrofitting existing equipment, retro-commissioning a building, and even when just instituting new best practices.

Read This » HVAC Considerations for Healthy Offices During Coronavirus Pandemic

The number of occupants in most buildings has decreased tremendously due to alternative work arrangements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read This » Light-Construction Grounds Equipment Comes of Age

Maintaining landscape and turf areas around institutional and commercial facilities presents year-round challenges for grounds managers and their staffs.

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