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Key Articles for the Facilities Professional

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 4 Air Quality Technologies Can Mitigate Coronavirus Spread
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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 Fire Safe? Answer These Critical Questions About Building Fire Protection 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 Aerial Work Platforms: Maintenance Strategies That Deliver Reliability and Safety 3 Roofing Trouble Spots and How to Prevent Them
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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 FM Perspective: As a Young FM, Be Curious, Always Willing to Learn 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 Coronavirus Leaves Commercial Offices in Holding Pattern Going Beyond Green: The Evolution of Sustainability in a Post COVID-19 World 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 For HVAC Efficiency, Reach Higher Than the Low-Hanging Fruit Now Is the Time for LEED Certification 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 Pandemic Protocol: Keep a Close Eye on the Bottom Line
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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 Diversity: Another Way for Facility Managers to Add Value 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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A Sustainable Future Must Also Be A More Equitable One 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 How to Improve Diversity in Facility Management
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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 What to Know about Germicidal Lighting and Coronavirus Roof Replacement Strategies and Tactics Think Fast: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Reshaped Traditional Facility Manager Roles
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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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Health and Wellness Will Be the New Normal of Office Buildings 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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Week Of 5/17/2020 - 5/23/2020

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4 Strategies for Cooling Efficiency in Existing Buildings For Fire Safety Systems, Going Beyond Code May Pay Off Can Your Facility Be Used As an Alternate Care Site? How Workplace Design Supports Community, Collaboration Light-Construction Grounds Equipment Comes of Age HVAC Considerations for Healthy Offices During Coronavirus Pandemic How To Build Buy-In for HVAC Training Strategies for Preventing Legionnaires' Disease Tactics for Successful Surface Prep and Paint Applications
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Week Of 5/10/2020 - 5/16/2020

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5 Principles of Energy-Efficient Cooling Design How to Plan Fire Safety and Suppression Systems During Renovations A Look Behind the Curtain at WELL, Fitwel, and LEED Happiness Matters: How the Post-Pandemic Workplace Should Support Occupants Focus on Supply Chain Benefits Maintenance and Resilience Safe at Work: Creating Healthy Workplaces During Coronavirus Pandemic Building Successful Training Programs for HVAC Technicians 3-Step Plan for Legionnaires' Disease: Prevent, Detect, Treat Paints: The Bottom Line on Surface Preparation
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Week Of 5/3/2020 - 5/9/2020

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Early Fire Safety Systems Planning Saves Time, Money Healthy Buildings Are More Important Than Ever 6 Facility Strategies to Prevent Coronavirus Spread Rethinking the Workplace in the Age of Coronavirus Assessing Cooling Loads for Chiller Upgrades Ensuring Emergency Cooling Equipment Suits Facilities Hardscapes: Design and Guidelines for Success Maintenance Matters: Ensuring Chiller Upgrades Succeed Handheld Grounds Equipment Puts Power in Technicians' Hands
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Week Of 4/26/2020 - 5/2/2020

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How Design Should Encourage Movement, Improve Health and Wellness 8 Steps to a Successful Emergency Communication System Staffing Shortages May Hinder Data Center Success How to Get Sound Masking Right fnPrime Gives FMs New Option for In-Depth Facilities Information Hardscape Maintenance Pays Dividends for Facilities Avoiding Pitfalls: Successful Technology Selection and Implementation Staffing and Security: Successful Roof Replacement Projects Security Issues: Successful Door Hardware Upgrades Myths and Misconceptions about Drain Cleaning
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Week Of 4/19/2020 - 4/25/2020

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Minimizing Coronavirus Transmission through Hospital Mechanical and Plumbing Systems How to Focus on Health and Wellness in Existing Buildings Greener Buildings Are Part of a More Sustainable Future Bridging the Facilities Management / IT Divide Tunable White LED Lighting: Questions and Considerations Fire Protection Systems: 10 Things to Check When Closing Your Facility Gathering Data, Assessing Needs: Successful Technology Selection and Implementation Roof System Selection: Ensuring Successful Roof Replacements Occupant Health and Successful Door Hardware Upgrades Emergency Cooling: Avoid Specification Mistakes Drain Cleaning: Understanding Facility Needs and Equipment Options Chiller Upgrades: Assessing Equipment Condition
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Week Of 4/12/2020 - 4/18/2020

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5 Coronavirus Questions Facilities Managers Should Ask Their Insurance Carriers Now Understanding Lighting Controls Protocols How to Make the Financial Case for Data Centers How to Match Your Electricity Rate with Facility Usage Building Exteriors Enhance Resilience Against Extreme Weather Door Hardware Upgrades That Deliver Safety, Security and Health Emergency Cooling Keeps Facilities Comfortable in a Crisis Drain Cleaning: Keeping Pipes Free and Clear Chiller Replacements: Out With the Old, In With the New Grounds Management: Easy Answers on Hardscapes
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Week Of 4/5/2020 - 4/11/2020

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Should You Give Tunable White LED Lighting a Shot? A Career Trajectory in Data Center Operations Choosing the Right Ceiling Depends on Facility Goals Case Studies Illustrate Energy Bill Variables 'Crisitunity' and Lessons from a Pandemic Wants vs. Needs: Successful Technology Selection and Implementation High-Level Decisions: Successful Roof Replacements
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Week Of 3/29/2020 - 4/4/2020

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2 Easy Ways to Increase Your Diversity Quotient What Can a Smart Building Platform Do For You? In an Emergency, Take Care of People To Improve Energy Efficiency, Understand Your Electricity Bill Data Center Guru Chris Wade Is Cool Under Pressure
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Week Of 3/22/2020 - 3/28/2020

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3 Tips for Completing Tiered Utility Incentive Worksheets After Onboarding: Long-Term Strategies for Diversity in FM Advanced Analytics Show HVAC Data Patterns How to Develop In-House Product Standards The Facilities Manager's Role in Flooring Projects
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Week Of 3/15/2020 - 3/21/2020

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Understanding Today's Tiered Utility Incentives Custom Built vs. Marketplace Smart Building Platforms Practical Strategies for Improving Diversity in FM Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Save Energy, Reduce HVAC Failure 6 Best Practices for Access Control Technology Upgrades
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Week Of 3/8/2020 - 3/14/2020

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Understand the Benefits and Limitations of Smart Building Platforms Why Do Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter? Understanding Technology Advances in Variable Frequency Drives Biometrics, Smartphones Poised to Replace Key Cards What You Need to Know About Stand-Alone Boiler Controls Smart Specification of Boilers and Water Heaters Successful Plumbing Upgrades: Urinals Sustainability and Effective Mower Specification Assessments Critical for Successful Roof Replacements Article Boilers and Water Heaters: Spotlight on Safety
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Week Of 3/1/2020 - 3/7/2020

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Why Diversity Moves FMs Towards a More Successful Team Is There an FM Platform for That? Preparing for Outbreak: How Hospitals Brace for Infectious Diseases Safety Considerations in Mower Specification Outsourcing: KPIs Determine Success with Vendors Teamwork Essential for College's Energy Efficiency Increases Post-Installation Maintenance for Roof Replacement Success Upgrade Opportunities To Improve Facility Resilience
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Week Of 2/23/2020 - 2/29/2020

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Has the Mission of Your Organization's Data Center Changed? Philadelphia Mandates Building Energy Tune-Ups 4 Steps to Ease the Transition to a New Outsourcing Partner Communication, Responsiveness Are Keys for Successful Design Assist Projects Cooling Loads, Human Factors Impact Legacy Data Center Effectiveness Finding Efficiency: College Searches Campuses for Energy Opportunities Eye on Installation for Successful Roof Replacements Risk Assessments Highlight Facility Weaknesses Monitoring and Maintenance To Increase Boiler Efficiency Toilet Specification for Successful Plumbing Upgrades
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Week Of 2/16/2020 - 2/22/2020

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Biophilia in Existing Buildings: Keeping the Momentum 3 New Technologies to Consider for Fire Alarm Upgrades Why Professional Development is Worth the Effort How to Keep Legacy Data Centers Productive Three Steps to Boiler Performance and Efficiency Plumbing Products That Ensure Successful Upgrades Beyond Cost: Three Key Mower Considerations Outsourcing: How To Select the 'Right' Vendor
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Week Of 2/9/2020 - 2/15/2020

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NFMT Turns 20 With Its Best Show Yet How to Get Off to a Good Start with an Outsourcing Contract How to Get the Most from a Condensate Recovery System How Design Assist Can Help Meet Tight Construction Deadlines Credentials Help FMs Build Leadership, Foster Teamwork In New York City, Tough Rules Target Emissions from Large Buildings Paints and Coatings: Contractor Considerations NFMT: Exploring the State of Maintenance Outsourcing: Effective Vendor Management Strategies College Rethinks Maintenance, Embraces Energy Efficiency Making Roof Replacements Work Emergency Preparedness: Understanding Facility Vulnerabilities
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Week Of 2/2/2020 - 2/8/2020

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How Focusing on Occupants is the Key to FM Success Beyond Biophilic Design: How to Operate Natural Buildings What You Need to Know About Green Building in 2020 With Credentials, Continuing Education, the Sky's the Limit for FMs Building Energy Tax Incentives Extended For Three Years Overcoming Resistance to CMMS Upgrades Surface Preparation Dictates Success of Paints and Coatings Applications Utility Vehicles Bring Versatility to Grounds Care By the Numbers: Report Outlines Problems and Goals, Tracks Results Equipment Spotlight: OSHA Violations
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Week Of 1/26/2020 - 2/1/2020

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Best Practices for Developing Best Practices Smart Building Use Case: Data Center 3 Steps to Building Automation System Cybersecurity The Facilities Manager's Guide to Disruption Medical Office Buildings Come of Age Specifying Utility Vehicles: Understanding Needs and Options Creating Buy-In for Maintenance: Writing the Report One K-12 District's Lessons and Benefits from Geothermal Systems Door Hardware and Security Resources Equipment Safety Training: Turning Training into Results
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Week Of 1/19/2020 - 1/25/2020

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Winter Maintenance Considerations for Steep-Sloped Roofing How to Get Staff Buy-In for Energy Efficiency Smart Building Use Case: Retail Facilities FM's Role in Sustainable HVAC Planning Looking Ahead to Future Security Scenarios Head of the Class: Specifying and Installing Geothermal Systems Key Door Hardware Components for Safety and Security Understanding Equipment Training Needs To Maximize Safety CMMS Specification To Ensure the 'Right' Fit Paints and Coatings Finishes Contribute to Performance, Appearance
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Week Of 1/12/2020 - 1/18/2020

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Winter Roofing Hazards: Snow, Ponding, Freeze/Thaw FM's Tenacity for Safety, Efficiency Brings Success Smart Buildings Use Cases Show Many Benefits Assemble an All-Star Project Team to Achieve Sustainable HVAC 8 Threats That Could Disrupt Building Security Equipment Training Options To Minimize Risk, Maximize Safety Turning Software Problems into Solutions and Success Planning Paints and Coatings Applications That Deliver Benefits Specifying Utility Vehicles: Recipe for Success Norms, Goals and Priorities: Creating Buy-In for Maintenance
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Week Of 1/5/2020 - 1/11/2020

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Facilities Manager's Guide to Winter Roofing Care Serious Fun: How a Hotel FM Makes Saving Energy Enjoyable Beyond the Smart Buildings Hype Sustainable HVAC: Plan Early and Often Biophilia, Reliable Tech: Two Keys to Open Office Success The Human Side of 21st Century Facilities By the Numbers: Creating Buy-In for Maintenance Head of the Class: Geothermal Delivers Savings Door Hardware and Occupant Safety
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Week Of 12/29/2019 - 1/4/2020

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Disruptive Forces Promise to Transform Facilities Overcoming Open Office Obstacles That Sabotage Success EU Looks to Define Smart Buildings
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Week Of 12/22/2019 - 12/28/2019

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FM Pulse: Salary Survey Data Shows Optimism from FMs How to Build Your Facilities Management Legacy Are You Required to Do Parking Garage Inspections?
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Week Of 12/15/2019 - 12/21/2019

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How Will Your Facilities Management Organization Proceed Without You? Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Fire Alarm System Parking Structure Assessment: How to Do Material Sampling How BIM Improves Healthcare Facility Design and Operations Why Communication, Documentation Are Critical Components of FM Legacy Power in an Emergency with Generator Rental Lighting Controls Upgrades: Understanding Space Needs Irrigation Issues for Sustainable Grounds Safety Considerations for Drain Cleaning Equipment Security Spotlight: Card Readers and Door Hardware
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