Archive for the Operations and Maintenance Category

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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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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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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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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LANDSCAPING: DESIGNING FOR MAINTENANCE

There exists a no more rewarding and aesthetically pleasing sight than that of a well designed landscape. However, executing a design and maintain the grounds can become the bane of the grounds manager’s existence. The key ingredient to a successful landscaped site is forethought and planning. Realistic,

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