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New Report Examines How Environmental Design Impacts Falls In Patient Rooms

Report provides additional evidence-based design resource tool; fills knowledge gap and helps to inform facility professionals in the healthcare...Read More...

GSA FBPTA Matrix Highlights BOMI International Designations, Core Competencies

BOMI International's designation programs deliver broad range of knowledge and skills needed by building and facility personnel to operate high-performance...Read More...

AFE Appoints New Executive Director

Saya replaces former Executive Director Dr. Wayne Carley, who resigned from AFE on October 29, 2012 citing personal...Read More...

Staples Advantage To Award $15,000 In Scholarships To Future Facility Managers

As a show of investment in the profession, Staples is awarding scholarships to young facility managers; it also offers supplies and services to help seasoned managers keep their buildings running smoothly....Read More...

BOMI International To Release 2013 Edition Of Environmental Health And Safety Issues Course

The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in...Read More...

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations For 2012 Announced

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year...Read More...

BOMA Joins Lighting Energy Efficiency In Parking Campaign

Projects with notable energy savings will receive awards from the LEEP campaign and will be profiled on the site. The deadline for submitting project information is November 30, 2013. Results and awards will be announced on February...Read More...

Global FM Concludes 2012 With Three Events In The Americas

Global FM representatives will announce the winners of the third annual Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management during IFMA's World Workplace. The 2012 series of international workshops will finish with events in Brazil and the...Read More...

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Mosquitoes Pose Risk To Businesses Despite Dry Weather Conditions

Businesses should continue to be vigilant about keeping flying, biting insects at bay, even as the warm summer days draw to an...Read More...

New Metric Could Help Facility Managers Optimize Daylighting

The development of daylighting metrics has been the subject of considerable effort and debate, but no widely accepted metric has emerged to help recognize well-daylit buildings. Although simulation software exists to assist in daylight analysis, these programs are often overly complex and involve a high level of expertise. On the other hand, rule-of-thumb approaches that are often used to aid in the decision making...Read More...