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Facilities Management articles for the week of 6/24/2018 - 6/30/2018

Specific Strategies to Right-Size Real Estate

Conference spaces are one of the biggest considerations when trying to reduce a company’s real estate footprint.

Read This » Two Case Studies Show Benefits of Right-Sizing Office Space

Office space requirements must reflect the ongoing shifts in multi-generational workforce demographics to prepare for the expected transition as retiring Baby Boomers are replaced by Millennials who possess different work styles, expectations, and preferences.

Read This » BIM Collaboration: How to Get All Parties on the Same Page

The contractor’s coordination process will begin after the final submission of construction documents.

Read This » HVAC: Diagnosing Energy Waste

Today’s institutional and commercial facilities produce a treasure trove of data each day.

Read This » The Nature of a REIT Means Challenges to Sustainability Success

Being a REIT means Kilroy has some slightly different pressures than other commercial office space when pursuing sustainability strategies.

Read This » Roofing Myths Busted: Installation

Myth: There is no such thing as too much insulation One would assume that the more insulation on a roof, the better it will perform.

Read This » Roofing Myths Busted: Inspections and Maintenance

Myth: A warranty is the best protection Warranties have an enticing allure, and they seem simple enough: You pay extra, and your roof is guaranteed not to leak.

Read This » Boilers and the End-of-Life Decision

Maintenance and engineering managers play an important role in the energy-efficient operation of HVAC systems and components, as well as their eventual replacement.

Read This » Making the Most of BIM: Clash Detection and Reporting

Building Information Modeling (BIM), as powerful a tool as it may be, is really only as powerful as the coordination between a contractor and an engineer.

Read This » Contracting a Demand Response Provider To Help

Many facility managers are gun-shy about dropping any load that might trigger occupant complaints.

Read This » 3 Smart Strategies for Using Analytics in Smart Buildings

Once you understand the goals of your analytics project, the next step is to further develop a value proposition.

Read This » Efficiency and Effectiveness: Know the Difference

Professional and personal tasks for managers often are similar.

Read This » Types of Mowers: A Closer Look

Grounds managers trying to match new mowing equipment to their organizations’ turf care needs must look into an array of factors, including the property’s size, types of terrain, and the number of landscape features that affect mowing, including trees, bushes, and flower beds.

Read This » Plumbing Renovations at Notre Dame Stadium Target Aesthetics and Hygiene

Built and opened in 1930, Notre Dame Stadium is one of the oldest and most storied football venues in college football, and it has seen its share of renovations and upgrades.

Read This » How To Do Asset Management for Doors and Door Hardware

Doors and their associated hardware require more maintenance time and effort than almost any other building component.

Read This » Understand Energy and Water Performance Scores in LEED v4.1

While there is still a minimum energy performance requirement for LEED, the way it’s calculated has changed in LEED v4.1 In the previous version of LEED for Operations and Maintenance, building teams had to achieve an Energy Star score of 75.

Read This » Defining the Discretionary Effort Leadership Model

The discretionary effort leadership model is shown in Figure 1 below.

Read This » Using Discretionary Effort Leadership to Help Unlock Employee Potential

Employees bring many gifts to your organization.

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