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Facilities Management articles for the week of 9/20/2020 - 9/26/2020

How Hospitals Can Achieve Net-Zero Energy

  Hospitals are among the most energy-intensive facilities.

Read This » Pandemics, Healthy Buildings, and the Role of Maintenance

  Has America ever been as interested in its buildings as it is right now? While maintenance and engineering managers continue their efforts to ensure the health of occupants returning to facilities, they are doing it with a host of unofficial partners.  Parents want to know about efforts to sanitize classrooms.

Read This » Roof Coatings: Inspection and Testing to Ensure Proper Installation

Technicians need to perform a particularly thorough inspection before applying a coating on an older roof and an overlay over the original roof.

Read This » 3 Ways to Prevent Boiler Failure

Procedure #1 is careful system engineering to ensure a boiler properly fits an application, and the system design parameters are consistent with the requirements of the boiler manufacturer.

Read This » Simply Listening to Staff Concerns Helps Builds FM Team Accountability

Jolivette is known as a good listener.

Read This » Completing the Diversity Plan for an FM Organization

To achieve the goal of a more diverse facility management department, I urge managers to take these tangible, meaningful steps to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within their departments and organizations: • Commit to becoming a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion not only for the benefits it would provide for your business but also because it’s the right thing to do.

Read This » Tips for Selecting the Right CMMS

Specifying the most appropriate computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for an institutional or commercial facility depends on many factors that are specific to a maintenance and engineering department.

Read This » Looking at Long-Term Restroom Design Changes

Lighting levels are also very important in the design and overall restroom experience.

Read This » COVID-19 Reopening Risk: Is There Legionella in Your Building's Water?

During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many families, workers, and students will remain at home both voluntarily and in accordance with state and local mandates.

Read This » Utility Vehicles: To Repair or Replace?

No matter how effective utility vehicle maintenance is, at some point in every vehicle’s performance life, a manager must decide whether to replace or repair it.

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