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Key Articles for the Facilities Professional

Week Of 5/2/2021 - 5/8/2021

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Entryway Security Can Be Understated, Yet Effective Stay the Course with Disinfecting How to Manage Fire and Life Safety Over a Building's Whole Life How Grounds Can Make a Welcoming First Impression Five Crucial Strategies for Healthier Workplaces Higher Learning: Lessons in HVAC Efficiency How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy Drain Cleaning Equipment Managers, Seize the Moment: You're More Valuable Than Ever
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Week Of 4/25/2021 - 5/1/2021

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Quieting an Energetic Open Office How AI Can Help Improve MEP Design for Efficiency, Cost Savings What's the Return on Investment for IAQ Strategies? Right On the Mark: Success in STEM Facility Design Fitwel Viral Response Module: Best Practices for Slowing the Spread Consider Portable Cooling Options While Occupants Slowly Return Facility Security Strategies for a New Era
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Week Of 4/18/2021 - 4/24/2021

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Five Hidden Security Risks Resulting from Pandemic Response Secondary IAQ Considerations for Reopening: Humidity, UV Providing Safe Water to Occupants Requires Vigilance How to Choose Energy Efficiency, Healthy Lighting How to Avoid ADA Lawsuits WELL Health-Safety Rating: Linking FM and Wellness, Health, Safety 6 Net Zero Energy Buildings FAQs Health and Wellness Strategies Soar to Combat Coronavirus When a Manager’s Top Task Is Finding a Job
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Week Of 4/11/2021 - 4/17/2021

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Good IAQ Matters: Now and Into a Post-COVID Future Steps to Take to Ensure Facility Water Quality LEED Safety First Credits: Battling Coronavirus Sustainably Best Practices for Recovering Low-Slope Roofs How to Find a Job: Best Practices for the Search When Roofing Replacement Is the Best Option Cost, Installation, and Management Considerations for Successful Hardscapes
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Week Of 4/4/2021 - 4/10/2021

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The Facility Manager's Oath: Do No Harm Supporting Human Health With Circadian Lighting Design Social Distancing Strategies Respect Veterans' Needs Managing in a Crisis: What Lies Ahead? How to Get Hardscapes Right
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Week Of 3/28/2021 - 4/3/2021

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Smart Buildings: Digital Strategy Leads to Frictionless Experience Archive for the Future: Designing the New FBI Central Records Complex Space Available for Parking System’s Growth How WELL Promotes Workplace Safety, Health, and Confidence Comparing Two Popular Fire-Resistant Coatings
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Week Of 3/21/2021 - 3/27/2021

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How to Focus on Inclusivity and Equity in Restroom Design Forever Changed: The Pandemic's True Influence on Buildings Are More Stringent Lighting Codes Adversely Affecting Building Security? Cafeteria Concepts in Action: A Case Study Succession Planning for Facility Managers: How to Pass the Baton How to Add Value on Your Next Roofing Project Don’t Go With the Flow Certifications and Standards Offer a Roadmap for Building Resilience HVAC Strategies to Slow Coronavirus Spread 4 Air Quality Technologies Can Mitigate Coronavirus Spread
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Week Of 3/14/2021 - 3/20/2021

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Why Diversity Moves FMs Towards a More Successful Team New Ways to Think About Point-of-Sale Strategies How Roofing Complements Whole-Building Sustainability Five Lessons in Employee Engagement from Mission Critical Facilities How to Pass on Institutional Knowledge In the Facility Management Game, Teamwork Wins the Day A Sustainable Future Must Also Be A More Equitable One Asset Management: How to Take Stock for Safety How to Improve Diversity in Facility Management
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Week Of 3/7/2021 - 3/13/2021

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4 Crucial Lighting Design Considerations for a Post-COVID World Cafeteria Considerations: Design With Students in Mind Roofing That Enhances Employee Health and Wellness How to Identify Internal FM Candidates for Promotion COVID-19 Decontamination: How to Harness UV-C Light to Disinfect Facilities HVAC Upgrades: Growing with the Changes
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Week Of 2/28/2021 - 3/6/2021

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Blast Risk and Mitigation: How to Calculate Your Vulnerability Going Beyond Green: The Evolution of Sustainability in a Post COVID-19 World Are You a Manager or a Leader? Pandemic Creates Challenges for Boilers, Water Heaters
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Week Of 2/21/2021 - 2/27/2021

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The Power of Perseverance Creating Healthy Workplaces Means Promoting Happiness The Collaborator: How the Facility Manager Network Builds Connections Top 10 LEED States Show Continued Commitment to Healthy, Green Buildings How Has COVID-19 Affected Construction Pricing? How to Maximize Roof Performance Life in the Real World Pandemic Challenge: How to Select the Right Water Heater for Your Facility How to Weigh Utility Vehicle Options Preparing to Repaint: Steps to Take for a Successful Project How to Integrate a CMMS with Building Automation
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Week Of 2/14/2021 - 2/20/2021

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Durability, Safety, Aesthetics Should Top Flooring Selection Criteria Pandemic Highlights Need to Revisit Operational Basics How to Overcome "This Is How We've Always Done It" Paint That Lasts Through Thick and Thin Maximizing Data To Streamline Operations Steps for Successful Boiler Selection Leaders Wanted: How FM Has Evolved During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Week Of 2/7/2021 - 2/13/2021

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4 Ways Flooring Taps into a Facility's Full Potential Happy and Healthy: How to Consider Occupant Happiness in Design Why Collaboration is Crucial for Asset Management How to Manage Successful Vendor Relationships The Pandemic, One Year Later Savvy Strategies for Roof Maintenance and Replacement Successful Specification Strategies for Utility Vehicles
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Week Of 1/31/2021 - 2/6/2021

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5 Reasons Why Now Is the Time for HVAC Upgrades Fire Safe? Answer These Critical Questions About Building Fire Protection Now Is the Time for LEED Certification
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Week Of 1/24/2021 - 1/30/2021

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Alternative Refrigerants: What Can Facility Managers Do? A New Perspective: Facilities and Inclusion In California, 2024 Looms Large for Facility Managers 4 Steps to Creating an Action Plan for Asset Inventory Touchless Doors Strategies to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus Planning Restroom Upgrades in the COVID-19 Era Effective Training is Key to MEWP Success
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Week Of 1/17/2021 - 1/23/2021

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4 Strategies for Advanced Air Filtration 3 Crucial Aspects of the Frictionless Smart Building 3 Strategies for Promoting Psychological Safety During the Pandemic How to Measure Results of Design Shifts to All-Inclusive Restrooms Refrigerant Choices Evolving to Benefit Social and Climate Needs Set Goals, Assemble Team for Successful Asset Inventory Restroom Technology Upgrades Can Aid Coronavirus Mitigation Efforts Advanced Criteria for Mower Selection Rent or Buy? Making a Smart Decision on MEWPs
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Week Of 1/10/2021 - 1/16/2021

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Many Pandemic Facility Changes Are Here to Stay Privacy Considerations for Designing All-Inclusive Restrooms Healthcare Facility Gears Up for Vaccine Distribution Four Key Considerations for Mower Selection Lessons from a Pandemic
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Week Of 1/3/2021 - 1/9/2021

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Elevator and Escalator Innovations Play Role in Pandemic Recovery For HVAC Efficiency, Reach Higher Than the Low-Hanging Fruit FM Perspective: As a Young FM, Be Curious, Always Willing to Learn 5 Hospital HVAC Design Strategies for the Post-COVID-19 World
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Week Of 12/27/2020 - 1/2/2021

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What to Know about Germicidal Lighting and Coronavirus It's Renewable Energy's Time to Shine With Greening Buildings, Be Sure to Consider Resilience Editorial: Resilience Requires Engagement How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Reshaped Traditional Facility Manager Roles
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Week Of 12/20/2020 - 12/26/2020

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6 Facility Strategies to Prevent Coronavirus Spread Health and Wellness Will Be the New Normal of Office Buildings Considerations for Using Prefabrication in Healthcare Construction How to Optimize Roof Performance with Timely Repairs Understanding Advanced Filtration in Air Handling Units Safe at Work: Creating Healthy Workplaces During Coronavirus Pandemic
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Week Of 12/13/2020 - 12/19/2020

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Steps to Take to Ensure Timely, Successful Roof Repairs Strategies to Go Touch-Free with Interior Doors Considerations for Retrofitting for Seismic Resilience What Does Portfolio Manager Data Say About the Rise of Renewables? Pandemic Protocol: Keep a Close Eye on the Bottom Line Aerial Work Platforms: Maintenance Strategies That Deliver Reliability and Safety COVID-19 Has Changed Everything … Or Not
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Week Of 12/6/2020 - 12/12/2020

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Diversity: Another Way for Facility Managers to Add Value Coronavirus Leaves Commercial Offices in Holding Pattern Considerations for Successful Hands-Free Door Implementation How Renewable Energy Contributes to Organization's Green Goals Resilience Rating Systems Give Guidance 3 Roofing Trouble Spots and How to Prevent Them
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Week Of 11/29/2020 - 12/5/2020

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School District Implements IAQ and Coronavirus Safety Measures for Reopening Include Cost and Benefit Analysis in Door Hardware Selection
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Week Of 11/22/2020 - 11/28/2020

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4 Steps to Great Facilities Management Customer Service New Touchless Door Technologies Gaining Momentum Operations and Maintenance Considerations for Peak Boiler Efficiency
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Week Of 11/15/2020 - 11/21/2020

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How to Create a Marketing Plan for Facilities Management Specific Steps for Drafting Emergency Operating Procedures Shifting Strategies at the VA Help Handle Coronavirus Cases Data Centers: No Time for Downtime Doors: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Tool for Maximizing Boiler and Water Heater Efficiency How to Fine-Tune the Mower Specification Process
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Week Of 11/8/2020 - 11/14/2020

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The Hidden Threat of Corrosion in Water-Based Fire Sprinkler Systems How to Develop Robust Emergency Operating Procedures How the Pandemic is Changing Healthcare Design How to Reduce Energy Use in Legacy Data Centers
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Week Of 11/1/2020 - 11/7/2020

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Wear a Mask Because Every Breath Matters Water-Use Audits Can Help Managers Focus on Upgrades 3 Key Questions on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Showing Your Work: How Maintenance Managers Contribute to Healthy Facilities
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Week Of 10/25/2020 - 10/31/2020

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Smart Strategies for Creating Sustainable Outdoor Workspaces Smart Grid Goes Mainstream The Resilience Benefits of Cool Roofing 4 Building Analytics Strategies for COVID-19 Building Operations 3 Key Questions to Get the Right Portable Cooling Units Consider Fuel Efficiency, Total Life-Cycle Costs in Mower Selection Equipment Inspection, Training Key to Snow and Ice Management Success HVAC Strategies for Higher Education During the Pandemic
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Week Of 10/18/2020 - 10/24/2020

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How Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Augment Smart Grid, Energy Savings A Warming World Needs Cool Roofing Case Study Shows HVAC Optimization Success In Journey to Diversity, Numbers Tell the Story for Facility Department 3 Key Questions Managers Should Answer for Renting Generators How to Meet Maintenance Demands with Reduced Budgets Safety Must Be Key Consideration in Mower Selection Cold-Weather Considerations: Preparing for Winter’s Worst What Does COVID-19 Mean for Restroom Upgrades?
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Week Of 10/11/2020 - 10/17/2020

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Getting Creative with Creating Outdoor Workspaces For HVAC Optimization, High-Hanging Fruit Doesn't Have to Mean 'Expensive' How to Optimize Daylighting with Smart Lighting Design, Lighting Controls During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Look to Efficiency Focus on Maintenance Requirements During Mower Selection Keep a Close Eye on Water Management Understand Maintenance Requirements for Restroom Components
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Week Of 10/4/2020 - 10/10/2020

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Modular Construction: Despite Benefits, Healthcare Adoption Is Slow Against the Constant Crisis, Rise To Achieve the Benefits of Daylighting, Understand the Challenges Smart Grid: How to Integrate Buildings for Maximum Benefit
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Week Of 9/27/2020 - 10/3/2020

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Master of the Storm: How to Be Cool in a Crisis The Importance of Full-Time Facilities Employees During the Pandemic 3 Crucial Considerations for Developers Before Investing in a Building How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster During a Pandemic Considerations for Utility Vehicle Replacement Understanding Maintenance Requirements for Roof Coatings Systems
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Week Of 9/20/2020 - 9/26/2020

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COVID-19 Reopening Risk: Is There Legionella in Your Building's Water? Looking at Long-Term Restroom Design Changes Simply Listening to Staff Concerns Helps Builds FM Team Accountability 3 Ways to Prevent Boiler Failure How Hospitals Can Achieve Net-Zero Energy Utility Vehicles: To Repair or Replace? Tips for Selecting the Right CMMS Completing the Diversity Plan for an FM Organization Roof Coatings: Inspection and Testing to Ensure Proper Installation Pandemics, Healthy Buildings, and the Role of Maintenance
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Week Of 9/13/2020 - 9/19/2020

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4 Ways to Wreck Your Boiler Coronavirus Has Made Touchless Restrooms a Must Steering Houston School District Through COVID, Hurricanes Sustainability, Sanitation, ADA: Critical Considerations for Restroom Design Size, Materials Play Crucial Roles in Plastic Pipe Selection Utility Vehicles: Maximizing Performance, Minimizing Costs What Is CMMS's Role in Commissioning and Beyond? Tangible Steps for a More Diverse Facility Management Department Spotlight on Elastomeric Coatings: What You Need to Know Automatic, Touchless Doors Can Help Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
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Week Of 9/6/2020 - 9/12/2020

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During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Take a Moment to Breathe Restroom Design in the Time of COVID-19 Plastic Pipe: Facility Managers Should Know Their ABCs How to Maximize Maintenance Software Roof Coatings: Top-Level Protection Access Control: Closing the Door on the Coronavirus
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Week Of 8/30/2020 - 9/5/2020

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8 Principles of Crisis Architecture Can Help Mitigate Active Shooters 3 Common Critical Cooling Problems How to Realize the Promise of a Smart Building Making the Grade: When to Go From Class B to Class A How to Get Retro-commissioning Right
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Week Of 8/23/2020 - 8/29/2020

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FM Perspective: Bringing Your "A" Game to Customer Service What Should You Do if There's a Positive Coronavirus Case in Your Facility? 5 Areas of UPS Failure to Look Out For 5 Steps Buildings Should Take to Prevent Coronavirus Spread Go Beyond the Basics for Restrooms Products and Processes How to Ensure an Accurate Test Report After Annual Fire Alarm Inspection Chemical Considerations for Successful Drain Cleaning Strategies and Tactics for Effective Hardscape Management
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Week Of 8/16/2020 - 8/22/2020

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How to Plan HVAC Systems for Long-Term Performance Lessons Learned about Occupant Satisfaction During the Pandemic 4 Common Causes of Generator or Switchgear Downtime Rethinking Restroom Sanitation Practices During the Pandemic Training and Certification Requirements for Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems Understanding Types of Drain Cleaning Equipment
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Week Of 8/9/2020 - 8/15/2020

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Why FMs Must Be Communicators Par Excellence Buyer Beware: Practical Tips for Germicidal Lighting Use 6 Tips to Prevent Electrical Switchgear Downtime 3 Strategies to Prevent HVAC from Spreading Airborne Coronavirus Restrooms Upgrades Must Consider Coronavirus, Hygiene Issues Code Considerations for Inspecting, Testing, and Maintaining Fire Alarm Systems How to Keep Drains Clean and Facilities Flowing Essential Workers: Facility Managers' Expanded Role During the Pandemic
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Week Of 8/2/2020 - 8/8/2020

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8 Steps to Reliability During the Pandemic Calling It a Career How to Focus on Occupant Experience During the Coronavirus Pandemic Roof Replacement Strategies and Tactics Think Fast: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic
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Week Of 7/26/2020 - 8/1/2020

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Design Lessons from Healthcare Can Help Prevent Infection Spread in Restrooms Beginning a New Chapter Movable Wall Systems Can Improve Acoustics, Protect Privacy How Modular Healthcare Facilities Aided Pandemic Response Postal Service FMs Keep on Keeping on During Pandemic
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Week Of 7/19/2020 - 7/25/2020

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4 Coronavirus Strategies Facilities Managers Should Be Doing Now What Role Do FMs Have in Teaching Students about Healthy Practices? How FMs Helped Make McCormick Place Chicago's Alternate Care Site Ceilings Selection Plays Crucial Role in Office Acoustical Environment Pandemic Recovery Planning: A 10-Step Process Healthcare FMs Challenged with Unified Response for Facilities Nationwide
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Week Of 7/12/2020 - 7/18/2020

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How to Improve Acoustics in an Open Office Keep ADA Top of Mind as Buildings Are Adjusted for COVID-19 School District Juggles Construction Projects During the Pandemic Racing the Surge: Healthcare Organization Ramped Up Pandemic Preparedness Technology Drives New Best Practices in Elevator Maintenance
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Week Of 7/5/2020 - 7/11/2020

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Pandemic Protocol: Build Partnerships to Keep Green Schools Green, Students Safe Careful Screening Required to Find Reliable Elevator Service Provider How to Stay Off the Radar for ADA Lawsuits
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Week Of 6/28/2020 - 7/4/2020

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4 Questions to Ask to Help Select Smart Building Technologies
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Week Of 6/21/2020 - 6/27/2020

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How to Prepare Facilities and Staff for Reopening For Pandemic Response, Plan Long-Term How Coronavirus is Shifting Strategies for Parking Garages Warranty and Installation Issues for Roof Replacements MEWPs: Myths, Misconceptions, Misinformation Mower Specification: Understanding Equipment Options Assessment Lays Groundwork for Successful Roof Replacement
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Week Of 6/14/2020 - 6/20/2020

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4 Types of Roof Coatings: How to Pick the Best for Your Facility New Approaches to Sustainability Lead to High-Performance Buildings How Health and Wellness Complements Sustainability, Resilience 7 Things to Consider Before Implementing Smart Building Technology Understanding Restroom Design Shifts in Schools, Hospitality Facilities Outsourcing: Assessing In-House Technician Skills Roof Replacements: Understanding System Options Understanding MEWPs Options To Deliver Access, Safety Mower Specification: Cost Considerations Cost Considerations When Outsourcing Maintenance and Engineering Tasks
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Week Of 6/7/2020 - 6/13/2020

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8 Steps Can Improve Door Security As Risk of Crime Increases Roof Coatings Come of Age Shift to Health and Wellness Brings Post-Pandemic Advantages Smart Building Technology Hold Promise, Peril in the Age of COVID-19 Restroom Design Trends Focused on Infection Control fnPrime: Facilities Information To Tackle Challenging Times Outsourcing: The Inside Story of Contracting Maintenance and Engineering Tasks MEWPs Training That Delivers Access and Safety Making the Most of Mowers
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Week Of 5/31/2020 - 6/6/2020

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Why Facility Managers Need to Start Thinking About Crime Now Paints and Coatings Applications for Long-Term Performance Specification Strategies for Light-Construction Equipment Maximizing Investments in Light-Construction Equipment
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Week Of 5/24/2020 - 5/30/2020

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Don't Overlook These Critical Data Spaces in Your Facilities Five Keys to Effective Emergency Plans Now Is the Time to Prioritize Indoor Environmental Quality How to Manage Critical Data Spaces Light-Construction Equipment: Training Pays Dividends Cleaning Strategies for Healthy Workplaces During Coronavirus Pandemic Understanding Options for HVAC Technician Training Legionnaires' Disease: Detection and Treatment Considerations
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