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Facilities Management articles for the week of 5/22/2022 - 5/28/2022

How Can Facility Managers Overcome the Great Resignation?

hanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the "Great Resignation" that followed, there has been a mass exodus of workers across all industries.

Read This » Personal Protective Equipment: How to Select Products That Maximize Worker Safety

he role of personal protective equipment (PPE) in worker safety in facilities has become a high-profile topic of discussion nationwide in the last two years.

Read This » Women in FM Discuss Industry Challenges, Work-Life Balance

ontrary to popular belief, when you have a room filled with women there isn’t any hair pulling or name calling — if anything, it’s the exact opposite.

Read This » Safe and Sound: Design Strategies for Secure Student Housing

In the increasingly competitive market of student housing, design professionals are making creative use of site features to optimize the unique and desirable traits that differentiate their projects.

Read This » Lighting Choices Enhance the Workplace

Growing tech company Quickbase began its new headquarters project at the onset of the pandemic.

Read This » How to Choose Between Engineering Consultants or Subs for Construction Projects

t’s common in the design and construction industry to come across design-build contractors who want only MEP subcontractors on their project teams.

Read This » Wisconsin City Overcoming Battle with Emerald Ash Borer

s the first city in the state of Wisconsin to be designated as a “Tree City USA” during the 1970s, Sheboygan’s department of public works (DPW) takes great pride in its forestry program.  “I know there are residents that are really passionate about trees, and I feel like it shows to them that the city cares greatly as well,” says City Forester Tim Bull.

Read This » Understanding Office Conversion Considerations and Strategies

ensler uses an office-to-residential conversion tool to analyze the space and identify whether it’s suitable for residential conversion.   “There may be a shortage of residential, but not all office buildings make good residential spaces,” says Stacey Olson, director of sustainability.

Read This » How to Reimagine Office Spaces Post-Pandemic

omplete shutdowns of all but essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic forever changed the way companies view and use office buildings.

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