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Special Report: Broken Bottle Flooring

Special Report: Broken Bottle Flooring

An old process using recent technology can change the way flooring is thought...Read More...

Base closings, round two

Base closings, round two

Yesterday, FacilityBlog mentioned the closure of several military bases around the country; today, more announcements have already been made—the most notable being the closure of Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. The hospital has been treating military personnel along with top executives from around the world for nearly 100 years, but its facilities are in serious need of an overhaul, making it more expensive to...Read More...

Katrina [and her waves] hit Florida

Katrina [and her waves] hit Florida

August is considered by some to be the beginning of the busiest part of the hurricane season, and yet, it's old news in Florida and other states in along the East Coast....Read More...

NYC finally gets serious about subway security

NYC finally gets serious about subway security

In the aftermath of last month’s bombings in the London Underground, New York City has finally announced an aggressive plan to deal with terrorist acts on public transportation. Commuters have complied with added security checks, but these efforts will now be supported by the latest technological devices as well. Sewell Chan of the New York Times writes, Officials unveiled the high-tech future of transit...Read More...

Security Trends: The Path of Most Resistance

Security Trends: The Path of Most Resistance

Installing security systems in layers around the facility will decrease chances of a major security...Read More...

CoolRoof

FM Issue: Cool Roofing

This green approach is one way to reduce the environmental impact of a...Read More...

Directions: Surviving A Rough Hurricane Season

Directions: Surviving A Rough Hurricane Season

Hurricanes have always been deadly, and facility managers in their path have no choice but to...Read More...

Sustainable By Design: Keeping E-Waste Out Of The Landfill

Sustainable By Design: Keeping E-Waste Out Of The Landfill

Facility managers can help the...Read More...

Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And Consumption

Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And Consumption

Thermal energy storage is helping to reduce energy costs for one Colorado school...Read More...

Directions: Ensuring The Data Center

Directions: Ensuring The Data Center

Commissioning and conducting regular testing to identify problems ahead of time are key to reliable...Read More...