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An IPM program can do more than keep birds away; it can also help make a facility a “no-fly” zone for other types of pests, like insects. (Photo: Orkin)

Services & Maintenance: Honing In On Pest Birds

Facility managers use maintenance and exclusion tactics to repel unwelcome guests. From the July 2013 issue....Read More...

At the University of Tennessee, this carpet was installed in Neyland Stadium as part of its renovation. Maintaining the carpet not only keeps it looking good but also helps sustain school spirit. (Photo by Howard Doughty; courtesy of Antron/INVISTA.)

Services & Maintenance: Extending Carpet Life

Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...

Facility managers have many choices when considering ceiling products. Beyond traditional panels, “free floating” canopies reduce distracting noise while also adding a design element. (Photo: Armstrong Commercial Ceilings.)

Services & Maintenance: Minimal Overhead

Facility managers can get maximum performance by choosing the best ceiling type for their spaces. From the May 2013 issue....Read More...

When researching landscape service providers, facility managers (fms) should make sure a company’s bid accurately captures scope of work, includes a startup plan, and demonstrates the ability to offer multi-year plans with designs and budgets so fms can plan for the future. Photo: PLANET/Philippe Nobile Photography

Services & Maintenance: Grounds Check

Vetting landscape service providers ensures they add value to site maintenance plans. From the April 2013...Read More...

By improving their energy usage profile, facility managers will reduce the pressure their organizations place on the utility grid. (Photo: Thinkstock/Ryan McVay)

Services & Maintenance: Funding Energy Projects

Government incentives and utility rebates have momentum and are among options to investigate. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility...Read More...

At a Chicago elementary school, 40,000 square feet of resilient flooring was installed to withstand heavy use. (Photo: Johnsonite)

Services & Maintenance: Maintaining Resilient Flooring

Effective upkeep depends on proper methods for the facility space in question. A cleaning regimen that addresses the characteristics and location of these surfaces is most...Read More...

Roofing systems play a significant role in the energy efficiency performance of a facility. Photo: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

Services & Maintenance: Three Steps To Roof Replacement

Facility managers can protect people, property, and their budgets with a systematic...Read More...

With proper planning and knowledge of existing facility infrastructure, facility managers can maximize the reach and effectiveness of a security system. (Photo: Jupiterimages)

Services & Maintenance: Integrating Security Needs

When specifying this facility system, managers can leverage existing...Read More...

As utilities struggle with increased demand, users are encouraged to cut usage. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Proactive Energy Management

Access to real-time and historical information on usage leads to more efficient operations. Also featured is a look into the lighting controls retrofit at the Empire State Building. Find out how intelligent energy management tools can help facility managers track power usage and gather actionable...Read More...

PHOTO: Interaction between building systems (lighting and HVAC, for instance) helps facility managers increase efficiencies. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Lighting That Performs

The convergence of lighting, networking, and sensors can deliver a broad building management solution. Outfitting the building's lighting system to interact with others—such as HVAC and security—streamlines performance and energy...Read More...