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: Cleaning To Reduce Hospitality Hazards

For aesthetics, safety, and preservation of building materials and surroundings, professional power washers can be a useful facility management...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Safety Preparedness, Perception Versus Fact?

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?...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Anticipating The Lead-Free Plumbing Products Law

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...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Open System? Open Source?

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....Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Turning The Lights On

The Castle Museum in Saginaw, MI is one of the most recognizable buildings in the region, but it was lacking one thing — nighttime...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mass Notification, Crucial Communication

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...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Painting Project at Leesburg Theater Earns Rave Reviews

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....Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Requirements For Visitor Management In Federal Agencies

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)....Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Should Facility Managers Be Concerned About Asbestos?

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...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Increase Productivity Using Preventive Measures

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...Read More...