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Services & Maintenance: Security Merge

When upgrading these systems in an existing facility, consider all angles. From the October 2013... ...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Stemming The Tide

Facility managers can stop water and energy use from going down the drain. From the September 2013... ...Read More...

After a renovation of the BWI Airport Marriott in Hanover, MD, LEDs were installed throughout. This provides an estimated 84% savings in energy consumption, with total annual savings estimated at $21,078. (Photo: LED Source.)

Service & Maintenance: Lighting Retrofits With LEDs

Whether planning a full overhaul or a small scale project, facility managers may find this technology makes sense. From the August 2013... ...Read More...

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...