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Facilities Management articles for the week of 5/2/2021 - 5/8/2021

How Grounds Can Make a Welcoming First Impression

On a former industrial site along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River, a new research campus for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) foregrounds an inviting and resilient public realm — while providing a flexible framework that allows for long-term development of up to 2 million square feet of clinical research uses.

Read This » Managers, Seize the Moment: You're More Valuable Than Ever

Maintenance and engineering managers have faced a seemingly endless array of challenges in the last 14 months related to adapting facilities and leading their team through evolving demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic. While overseeing upgrades of HVAC systems, entryways, and office spaces, managers also have had to hone their skills as communicators.

Read This » How to Manage Fire and Life Safety Over a Building's Whole Life

A few years ago, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) coined the phrase, “Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem,” at its 2019 annual conference.

Read This » How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy Drain Cleaning Equipment

Cleaning drains is a dirty business — and one that many maintenance and engineering managers choose to outsource.

Read This » Stay the Course with Disinfecting

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently came out with revised guidelines related to coronavirus transmission on surfaces.

Read This » Entryway Security Can Be Understated, Yet Effective

The design of a new corporate headquarters building for a Fortune 500 financial services organization in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., offers community-centric public areas as well as complimentary security strategies.

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