Posts Tagged ‘Blog-April-2013’

Stormwater Roof Runoff Goes Green

New study seeks definitive evidence that copper roof runoff can be controlled.... ...Read More...

Energy Efficient Foam Coalition Opposing Fire Codes That Omit Foam Insulation

The Coalition believes that the use of flame retardants in foam insulation is essential to protect occupants and workers from fire-related death and injury, and owners and occupants from property... ...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Service Line Contracts

When it comes to outsourcing facility management functions, is it true that the trend seems to be to look for ways to integrate service functions locally and across the portfolio of... ...Read More...

Workplace pretzels. (Photo: Heidi Schwartz)

FRIDAY FUNNY: National Pretzel Day!

National Pretzel Day is an unofficial food holiday that is celebrated annually on April 26. On this day, fans of these treats pay tribute to pretzels of all... ...Read More...

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LIUNA Prods Congress To Pass OSHA Reforms, Support PAWA

PAWA legislation would modernize the 42-year-old Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in industries that have outpaced decades-old government regulation. The act clarifies an employer's duty to provide a safe working environment; improves OSHA reporting, inspection and enforcement efforts; extends OSHA protections to 8.5 million American workers not currently covered; protects workers who blow the whistle on unsafe conditions and increases... ...Read More...

OSHA Issues Final Rule To Protect Workers Involved In Demolition And Underground Construction

This final rule applies the same crane rules to underground construction and demolition that are already being used by other construction sectors, and streamlines OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standard currently used for underground and demolition... ...Read More...

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Earth Day 2013: The World’s Largest Commercial Living Building, The Bullitt Center, Opens

The long-awaited grand opening of The Bullitt Center in Seattle took place on Monday, April 22, 2013—celebrating industry changing technology and innovation in Net-Zero and green... ...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance In A Post-Boston Marathon World

While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Earth Day Fables

Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American... ...Read More...

Trendway’s Zero Waste To Landfill, BIFMA Certifications Announced

Trendway Corporation celebrates Earth Month 2103 with two significant announcements demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability.... ...Read More...