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Each week, FacilityBlog features one article (at least!) that takes a look at the lighter side of business, either directly or indirectly as it relates to facility management and commercial real estate. Issues of morale, workplace humor, and comic relief are highlighted here. (Articles from the Weird Wednesday feature are also found here.)
Participating schools recycled or composted 89.1 million pounds of recyclables and organic materials, preventing the release of 126,597 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E) into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to preventing annual emissions from 24,823 cars.
The company now provides range of facility management services to 17 organizations; represents more than 300 clients throughout the Northeast.
On its trip around the world, Sports Management Degree Hub discovered the most defining element of a city’s architecture—sports stadiums—can radiate the history and energy of a city.
Diggerland USA is a construction themed adventure park where children and their families drive, ride, and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment.
Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill.
Instead of being frightened by “Squawking pterosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive undulating octopus, and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—including a 15-foot-tall T. Rex,” they had a close encounter of the aquatic kind when the restaurant’s massive decorative fish tank sprung a leak, sending diners, employees, and tropical creatures into panic mode.
Science has discovered beneficial microbes that – like a microbial Pacman game ─ will eat many of the common soils in our buildings.
For facility managers, daylight saving time can mean re-synchronizing numerous clocks (unless your facility has invested in atomic clocks throughout), confirming that automated systems have adjusted their programming, and making sure any other time based tasks start and stop according to their schedules.
The structural anomaly was the brainchild of a con man determined to scam inexperienced investors who had money to burn as a result of their oil profits.
Back in August 2008, I posted a collection of engineering jokes which is still one of FacilityBlog’s most popular posts to date. Here are some more funny stories and jokes about engineers, planners, project managers, and the rest of the people involved in that world.