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Facilities Management articles for the week of 5/24/2020 - 5/30/2020

How to Manage Critical Data Spaces

The first step is to set expectations for uptime based on the tier levels developed by the Uptime Institute.

Read This » Legionnaires' Disease: Detection and Treatment Considerations

An effective water-treatment program to prevent the formation of Legionella bacteria in facilities will reduce bacterial entry into the water supply, reduce the concentration of bacteria once in the supply and reduce bacterial proliferation. Managers can choose from any number of programs, processing technologies and other methods designed to be effective against the waterborne Legionella bacteria.

Read This » Understanding Options for HVAC Technician Training

Managers have a range of options when it comes to training programs for HVAC system operators and maintenance technicians.

Read This » Now Is the Time to Prioritize Indoor Environmental Quality

As stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines have kept many Americans confined to certain spaces and areas, strategies that promote healthy indoor environments have become incredibly relevant and important for building teams to understand and consider.  While it is not a direct solution to the current public health crisis, green building strategies are an important part of supporting overall human health and ensuring a positive future for all.

Read This » Cleaning Strategies for Healthy Workplaces During Coronavirus Pandemic

Managers also can take the opportunity presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and lower occupancy in facilities to conserve energy relative to electricity, natural gas, and steam.

Read This » Five Keys to Effective Emergency Plans

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis revealed many vulnerabilities in our global economy, healthcare systems, institutions, and supply chains; and shortcomings in facility operations and management were exposed as well.

Read This » Don't Overlook These Critical Data Spaces in Your Facilities

Facility managers are often responsible for critical spaces that can range from a small converted closet that now contains a network rack to a very large data center that requires a map and column labels to navigate.

Read This » Light-Construction Equipment: Training Pays Dividends

Over the past 18 months, our company has added four mini skid steers to our equipment fleet.

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