Posts Tagged ‘Blog-April-2013’

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MRO Data Key To Unlocking Savings And Efficiency

John Ferguson of IHS describes the magnitude of the MRO-parts challenge and outlined possible solutions to the...Read More...

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OSHA, NSC Renew Alliance To Address Injury, Illness And Fall Prevention Programs

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Voltage Optimization

I am seeking input from facility management professionals who have had experience with voltage optimization in switch...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Sliding Into Home, Literally!

For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will...Read More...

Advanced Energy Design Guidance Offered For Large Hospitals

The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council...Read More...

IMS Research Trends In Intelligent Buildings

IMS Research has recently released its annual intelligent building trends white paper. These predictions for 2013 and beyond serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the intelligent buildings...Read More...

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The Post‐Frame Fire Wall: New, Tested, And Economical

An hourly rated wall—rated as high as three hours—is often required to separate building areas or occupancy types to meet the IBC requirement for life safety. For architects, builders, and engineers, that traditionally has meant using a rated eight‐inch or 10‐inch concrete block wall on a concrete foundation, but with this recent test exceeding hour‐rating expectations, that may no longer be the...Read More...

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SPECIAL FEATURE From Business Facilities: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall....Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Digital Blueprints

My question is about the practicality of digital blueprints and other oversized, large scale documents related to facilities management. I am looking for feedback from others who can share their...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Who Will Claim “Top Of The Bowl” Bragging Rights For 2013?

Cintas’ annual “Bowl Game” is back—recognizing “top 10 places to go—when you’ve got to go”—as the company kicks off its 12th annual America's Best Restroom...Read More...