Web Exclusives Articles
Expanded stories from guest contributors are included within this category. FacilityBlog Web Exclusives share knowledge from industry experts on very specific subject areas. Case studies and application stories are posted here frequently.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Safety Preparedness, Perception Versus Fact?July 11th, 2013
Natural disasters represent a major safety concern for facility managers and office workers alike, but have businesses been doing enough to prepare for the worst?
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Anticipating The Lead-Free Plumbing Products LawJune 13th, 2013
The effective date is fast approaching for the new federal mandate for lead-free plumbing products. Decisions made now by facility managers about their plumbing systems can be
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Open System? Open Source?June 6th, 2013
When it comes to data center infrastructure management (DCIM), there may be confusion over the difference between “open source” and “open system” software. While similar, these terms have very different meanings.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Turning The Lights OnMay 30th, 2013
The Castle Museum in Saginaw, MI is one of the most recognizable buildings in the region, but it was lacking one thing — nighttime
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial CommunicationMay 23rd, 2013
Ever since there have been buildings there’s been a need to alert people on how to get out safely during an emergency. Using a system reserved for emergencies—the fire alarm system—decreases the time required to notify
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Painting Project at Leesburg Theater Earns Rave ReviewsMay 16th, 2013
At first blush, it sounds like a simple project: paint a champagne colored stripe on the wall of a movie theater lobby. But as general contractor Jesse Truesdale will tell you, the devil is in the details.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Requirements For Visitor Management In Federal AgenciesMay 9th, 2013
Federal agencies typically have hectic lobbies to manage. Attendants must quickly process visitor access while ensuring all security procedures are followed in accordance with Homeland Security Protection Directive-12 (HSPD-12).
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Should Facility Managers Be Concerned About Asbestos?April 2nd, 2013
Instead of hiring an abatement contractor to come in and remove asbestos, many facilities choose to manage it in an attempt to avoid exposure and save
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Increase Productivity Using Preventive MeasuresMarch 29th, 2013
This web exclusive from Pervidi looks at why investing in a good computerized maintenance management system is not just an investment in standardization; it is an investment in safety and
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Financial Institution Builds A Future Ready And High-Tech Green BuildingMarch 12th, 2013
A large financial institution in a green, 10-story office building used high-performance cabling made from alternative materials to reduce impact on environment; advanced network infrastructure also increased performance and