Facility Management

25 of the Worst Electrical Panels We’ve Ever Seen

We’ve all seen them at least a few times throughout our careers and sometimes on a weekly and daily basis. They are chaotic, illegal, illegible and downright dangerous electrical panels that unfortunately still exist in the walls of homes, commercial buildings, hospitals, and schools. They have messy writing, scrawled notes, faded numbering, and impossible tangles..

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Facility Management

Guide to Facility Management

Commercial construction has been a steadily growing industry in the United States for nearly a decade. In 2017 alone, approximately $86.95 billion was spent on commercial building projects. All of those new buildings are also being filled at rapid rates; by the third quarter of 2019, retail space vacancy rates are forecasted to be at 11.4% and vacancy..

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Facility Management

How Facilities Management is Evolving with New Technology

Facilities management is a rapidly changing field thanks to technological developments over the past couple decades. The evolution has surpassed they physical aspects of the job such as janitorial and HVAC systems, to transform space requirements, building infrastructure and even dictate where a company should be located. These changes have resulted in a vastly different job description..

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Facility Management

Technology and the New Standard for Facility Management

Regardless of size, every company has at least some element of facility management. This vital service has a broad impact, integrating multiple disciplines to support the productivity and environment of the workplace, from professional offices to manufacturing facilities. And the global market for facility management is growing; by 2025, the outsourced market for facility management will..

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Hotels & Hospitality

The Essentials of Hotel Preventive Maintenance

Performing preventive maintenance in commercial buildings is key to optimizing facility management and increasing building efficiency. It’s implemented to varying degrees in commercial buildings, from routine cleaning of equipment and replacing filters in HVAC systems, to more complex maintenance and systems testing. Preventive maintenance can not only help buildings save on operational costs, but it can delay..

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Facility Management

Optimize Your Building’s Safety and Avoid OSHA Fines With...

Every year, OSHA issues more than 40,000 citations! It’s no surprise that building safety is an incredibly important aspect of both infrastructure management and routine maintenance. Regularly taking precautions and ensuring that your employees are protected against potential electrical hazards is paramount to workplace safety.

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Inventory Management

How to Take Inventory of Your Building and Facilities’ As...

It’s important for any Facility Manager, building owner, or electrician to be aware of the building’s assets and the exact location of each one. Failure to do so can lead to potentially disastrous situations – an unexpected electrical shutdown, delays in maintenance work, or having to pay costly OSHA fines due to noncompliance because a routine..

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Facility Management

How to Leverage QR Codes to Effectively Manage Your Elect...

A QR code (Quick Response code) is a two-dimensional barcode that is quickly readable by smartphones. Today, they serve many purposes, including allowing Facility Managers to add a unique code to all electrical assets. They can be used to track those assets and see what maintenance needs to be done and/or scheduled. They can also help..

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