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Facility management related issues are often in the news. This monthly feature examines some of the more abstract, non-product concepts and challenges facility managers face in that regard.
Technology makes it possible for facility systems to work together and increase productivity. An ICT approach can help give facility managers additional oversight and control.
An integrated project delivery approach to facility projects—during the construction phase—works to reduce life cycle costs.
Cloud and mobile technologies help facility professionals keep track of the ever increasing amount of data they manage, and some are using specific tools to help keep important data better organized.
Security directors from two signature buildings (one in Chicago and another in Philadelphia) explain how they secure their buildings’ perimeters. A bonus article explains the important role of lighting in perimeter security.
Keeping electricity demands “current” can be a challenge. A sound strategy wil go beyond making sure the lights stay on.
A facility management strategy that aligns with the broader organization vision is increasingly important. It is possible to develop and articulate a workplace approach that is aligned with technology.
Directional sound is the latest life safety technology to be added to the disaster planning toolbox.
With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.
Safe egress for building occupants is paramount, and existing and just released standards help guide the way. Accessibility isn’t just the law; it’s very, very good business!
When making the move to a centralized data center, facility managers must ask five important questions. In the end, connectivity is one of the most critical components in data center performance.