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The FM Event Set For October 10-11, 2012

The FM Event, run in association with British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), is directed at facilities, estate, and property...Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Building Makeovers Improve Appearance And Performance

There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: It’s Not What You Think…

According to the original image, this is "Viagra's head office in Toronto, Canada. Seriously, it is!" At least according to the meme. Alas, this is not true. So where is this place and is the shrubbery placement significant? Turns out, the "unfortunate topiary" may indeed be...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: PAR4 Measurement Service by Power Assure

This service measures the true idle and peak power consumption of IT equipment in a rack or entire data center to maximize IT power and address space...Read More...

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Professional Development: Navigating Job Order Contracting

A tried and true procurement method gets a fresh look. This procurement method enables facility managers to complete numerous projects with one...Read More...

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Stress Tied To Decreased Productivity In The Workplace

Economic factors and fear are leading to increased levels of stress; evidence clearly links stress to physical symptoms and workplace injury. Reduced staffing levels leading to greater pressures on remaining staff and a lack of job security has resulted in one in four workers experiencing more stress now than a year ago. These findings come from a poll conducted by Electoral Form...Read More...

BOMA International Releases New Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA first published the Standard Method of Floor Measurement for Office Buildings, an accepted and approved methodology by the American National Standards Institute. Throughout the years, the standard has been revised to reflect the changing needs of the real estate market and the evolution of office building...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: VaporShield from Air Cycle

For lamp recycling, this new mail-back box design provides a simpler, safer approach for facility...Read More...

Updates To OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Updates To OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program

OSHA has published removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). In the event an employer fails to adhere to the terms and provisions of the agreement, the employer will remain in the program for an additional three years and will then be reevaluated....Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Can Facilities Managers Work Anywhere?

While alternative office strategies are popular in the workplace, what are the practical considerations regarding "working from anywhere" for facility management...Read More...