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Facilities Management articles for the week of 6/2/2019 - 6/8/2019

5 Steps on the Road to Smart Buildings

A common misconception is that using smart devices or Building Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a facility is enough to position that space as a smart building.

Read This » 3 Commissioning Mistakes Can Undermine Sustainability Efforts

Commissioning is a key element of a green building program.

Read This » Budgeting Strategies: A Recipe for Success

Like many of you, I have a budget to manage my personal life.

Read This » Vanderbilt University Delivers Successful HVAC Upgrades

Replacing a chiller or air handler with a more efficient unit is a complex process with many moving parts.

Read This » How To Include Flexibility in Workplace Design

The evolution of workplace design is quickly outpacing the built environment.

Read This » How Technology is Evolving in Healthcare Facilities

Anyone with a smartphone knows that state-of-the-art technology can be outdated in 12 months or less.

Read This » Energy Star Enhancements for 2019

Since awarding the first Energy Star for a top-performing building more than 20 years ago, the U.S.

Read This » What’s New in Data Center Design?

While new data center construction keeps going like gangbusters, innovation in building design continues at a remarkable pace. As data centers have grown in size and complexity, advances in technology have given building owners more options, says Alan Lurie, managing director, data center project management, CBRE.

Read This » Budget Busters in Data Center Design and Renovation (and How to Avoid Them)

Whether they are managing new data center design or a renovation, successful facility managers aim to finish the work on time with a minimum of cost overruns.

Read This » Keeping Data Center Construction on Schedule

The market for building new data centers right now is “white hot,” says Gary Cudmore, global director, data centers, Black & Veatch.

Read This » How to Make the Open Office Plan Successful

"The open office plan is a disaster,” screamed the headline in a 2018 Chicago Tribune article.

Read This » How to Find the Right Path to Big Energy Savings

I have a lot of opportunities to learn from experts on the topic of planning energy upgrades.

Read This » Hiring: The Inside Story

How do you describe what your department does? For many maintenance and engineering managers, answering this question is harder than it might seem.

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