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Tricks Of The Trade: Vibration Analysis

Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate...Read More...

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Design-Build Institute Of America Announces 2012 Award Winners

In a departure from tradition, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is announcing the winners of its National Design-Build Project Awards Competition in advance of the November 8 award ceremony at the 2012 Design-Build Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA. Yet to be announced: the 2012 Best Overall Project Award and the 2012 Design Excellence...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Organics2Go by Wastequip

Facility managers implement this program for the collection, storage, and transport of the organic waste generated at their sites. Each program is designed based on the volume of organic waste typically...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...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 270-Watt-Peak Sunmodule from SolarWorld

The light-capture and energy-conversion technology platforms underlying this 270-watt solar panel combine advances in materials, process, and design to achieve the high levels of energy output....Read More...

In Phoenix, AZ (a 2011 recipient) this redesign of Grand Avenue illustrates a designated bike lane and rain gardens that collect stormwater runoff from the streets. Plants in the rain gardens are selected to be appropriate for the arid environment.

EPA Partnering With State Capitals On Green Design

Program will strengthen local economies and protect health in Frankfort, KY, Des Moines, IA, Baton Rouge, LA, Helena, MT, and Indianapolis,...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: End User Satisfaction Surveys

Is it possible to create one template that can be used by the facilities management department to measure end user satisfaction with multiple...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Data Center Evolution

The Facility Technologist: Data Center Evolution

From “chicken coops” to cathedrals, today’s data centers come in new shapes and...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: I ♥ Dirty Hands!

Facility management professionals are never afraid to get their hands dirty. Some even look for excuses to roll up their sleeves and get into the trenches with members of their maintenance crews. If you're itching to be rewarded (rather than scolded) for your dirty hands, jump in for your chance to win a trip to the Dakar 2013...Read More...

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Workplace Financial Wellness Guide Has Been Released

A new best practices guide for employers has been released to help them establish financial wellness programs that can assist employees struggling to manage tough economic...Read More...