Monthly archive for October 2015

3 MINUTE FM CLINIC

As Facility Managers (FMs), we tend to perform better in the F component of our title, and that is because most FMs are drawn to the career through our technical expertise or at least through our technical proclivity. But even the most brilliant engineers with deep technical

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ARE YOU CODE COMPLIANT?

Code Compliance I was recently asked by one of our school customers to check “the code” and help determine the occupancy load of a large room. He provided the quantity and size of the exit doors as data to help me answer his question. Sounds like a

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RECYCLING INFORMATION VIDEO

Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth If you throw it away, where does it go? From the trapezoid of trash mentioned in the video to the tipping fees…..Truth is….there is no “away.” This full length documentary provides an overview of the waste industry. When we consider

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CONSIDER WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LEED CERTIFICATION

sustainability consultant dealing with new and existing buildings, I am often asked whether LEED certifications increase the value of buildings. Though my response typically begins with “It’s still too early to tell,” the ensuing discussion always focuses on the fundamentals that really matter when valuing buildings and

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OPTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR BUILDING

The Energy Efficiency Upgrade Cycle Optimize Your Building There are so many energy saving technologies available to help you save money. It is important not only to choose the right products, but also to apply them in the best way so that you can maximize your ROI.

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DOES YOUR COMPANY WEBSITE HELP YOUR BOTTOM LINE?

Over the years I have talked to hundreds of facility managers, property manager, small business owners, sales folks and many others. One thing that is very common is the need for their company websites to actually help them do theirs jobs better. Sure their company has spend

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WHAT TO DO WHEN THE ARCTIC BLAST IS ON THE WAY

With cold weather upon us and forecast arctic blasts, you may need to consider the potential risk to water systems and actions to prevent damage and the resulting repair costs. The design winter temperature for Nashville is 19.4°F. During arctic blasts we can experience temperatures as low

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MOVE MANAGMENT

Move management firms provide planning, scheduling, budgeting, and coordinating for organizations that are moving. These services help minimize (or eliminate) downtime and moving expenses and may also assist the client with move-related personnel, administra- tive, and facility tasks. According to the International Facility Management Association, companies move,

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES

With innovative changes in the way we do business, it is only natural that changes in the workplace would occur too. According to Andrew Laing, a director at DEGW North America, “What’s driving furniture trends is what’s happening with the way that people are working; how they’re

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SOUND MASKING IN OPEN OFFICES

Too much noise in any office can be very distracting to all of the employees. There is nothing worse than being in your office, trying to have a conversation with a client, and the only thing heard is a discussion between your coworkers. The problem with close

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