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Facilities Management articles for the week of 8/5/2018 - 8/11/2018

Best Practices for Fire Pump Testing

Fundamentally, fire pump performance tests fit into two categories.

Read This » How Managers Can Streamline CMMS

Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) for years have been demonstrating their value to maintenance and engineering managers, from tracking the organization’s assets to scheduling and tracking maintenance tasks.

Read This » Test, Inspect, Maintain: Fire Suppression System Priorities

Throughout a facility’s life, it may undergo changes that affect the water-based fire suppression systems.  Changes in occupancy type, hazard type, building additions or renovations, and aging can impact fire water demand, while infrastructure alterations and age can influence the fire water supply.

Read This » Technician Training For a New Era

Several years ago, facility management circles began talking about the issue of the aging workforce.

Read This » Plumbing Renovations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Target Savings

The last decade has brought a host of changes to institutional and commercial facilities, from technology advances designed to improve occupant comfort and technician productivity to changes in codes and standards that make facilities safer and more energy efficient. Among the many changes, it is hard to overstate the impact that water conservation has had throughout facilities.

Read This » Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Future of Facilities

Net zero energy may seem out of reach for many building owners and managers, but it’s no longer a niche trend.

Read This » High-Tech Healthcare: Wireless, Smart Generator Sets Monitoring

Most generator sets now use electronic control panels that provide accurate digital metering and monitoring of the engine and generator.

Read This » How GSA Is Making High-Performance Buildings Affordable

The federal government has long been a pioneer in using sustainable building design to achieve energy efficiency while enhancing the health and productivity of occupants.

Read This » Data Center Operations: Insource or Outsource?

The first step in deciding if a company should go colo or cloud, or should continue to operate its own physical data center, is to determine the data center goal(s) across the company.

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