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Facilities Management articles for the week of 5/9/2021 - 5/15/2021

Companies Ponder 'New Normal' for Office Space

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Read This » Cafeteria Spaces Growing As Office Areas Shrink

As companies start to think about what it will be like to return to more frequent in-person work, the lessons of a year of remote productivity have many rethinking priorities and considering reducing the office footprint.

Read This » Smart Inventory Management: Rotating Assets with Fewer Spare Parts

During my 16-year career with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, I learned and experienced that having the right spare parts available or not affects the availability of technical systems.

Read This » 5 Keys to a Fire and Life Safety Lifecycle Strategy

It becomes more challenging to implement a lifecycle approach as buildings age because of the established precedence and the multiple building changes since the original design documents were produced.

Read This » California City Embraces UV-C Technology for HVAC Systems

Ultraviolet light (UV-C) disinfection has emerged as a popular option for facility managers to combat the spread of COVID-19 over the last 14 months. The city government of Santa Clarita, California, has fully embraced using UV-C to minimize the spread of COVID.

Read This » Understanding The Energy Efficiency Benefits of Metal Buildings

Metal buildings sometimes get a bad rap for energy efficiency when in reality, they are no different than any other buildings. “Energy codes are always changing, with each new edition requiring more and more energy efficiency,” says Tony Bouquot, general manager of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association in Cleveland.

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