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Facilities Management articles for the week of 5/20/2018 - 5/26/2018

Four Sprinkler Options for Warehouses with High Combustible Loads

The following sprinkler types are specific to the protection of high-piled storage.

Read This » Making Painting Projects Work

Applying a fresh coat of paint to key areas of institutional and commercial facilities remains a proven strategy for improving the facility’s appearance and protecting the area from weather, wear and tear.

Read This » Plumbing Systems: Proactive Maintenance

Managers overseeing aging plumbing systems no longer need to wait for an unexpectedly high water bill caused by faulty fixtures to determine that pipes and fixtures are the sources of the problem.

Read This » Understand The ABCs of LED Retrofit Kits

The benefits of LEDs are leading many facility managers to convert linear fluorescent fixtures (e.g., 2x4 troffers) to use LED lighting technologies or to consider doing so.

Read This » How Is a Data Center Operator Like A Nuclear Submarine Captain?

When examining other critical occupation activities, significant time and resources should be invested in preparing operators for confident and safe performance of tasks and successful incident resolution. Commercial airline pilots are rated to fly only specific categories of aircraft.

Read This » 5 Tips for Successful Preventive Maintenance

Instead of giving in to the myth, let’s discuss actions managers can take to address it once and for all.

Read This » Roof Inspections to Detect Problems

Technology has become essential for diagnosing the health of roofing systems, but infrared imaging and drones are primarily complements to the real work of roof management — inspections. “The absolute must-haves for effective roof inspections are educated eyes and an experienced mind,” Parker says.

Read This » In Data Centers, Practice Time Can Prevent Downtime

Over the last two decades, many data center managers experienced multiple opportunities to sharpen their design/construction strategies.

Read This » Can Hackers Target Your Building Automation System?

Building automation systems have historically been installed with convenience in mind.

Read This » Energy Waste: 6 Common Culprits

Saving energy in HVAC systems does not always mean maintenance and engineering managers have to spend a great deal of money or disrupt operations by replacing existing systems.

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