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The primary disciplines of facility management—building envelope & exteriors, construction & retrofits, energy, environment, facility management, interiors, safety, security, technology—along with other important topics are included in this section.

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Question Of The Week: What Works For Water Conservation?

Increasingly, water shortages and quality are an important facility management...Read More...

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National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22,...Read More...

Channel Spotlight: Building Envelope By Firestone Building Products

By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products can provide complete roof, wall, and specialty product solutions....Read More...

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Gesture Technology For Access Control

Just as mouse technology revolutionized the computer interface, gesture technology is expected to change how users interact with access control systems....Read More...

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Friday Funny: Sitting Without A Chair

Would you trust a Chairless Chair to support your body weight? Or is it just a gimmick that's cashing in on the robotics craze? What do facility managers and engineers...Read More...

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ACEEE Announces 2014 Champions Of Energy Efficiency In Buildings Awards

Selection criteria was based on each nominee's impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency...Read More...

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REAL STREET Expo Offers CCIM’s CRE Courses

Accredited commercial real estate courses from the CCIM Institute will be featured at Group C Media's new REAL STREET Expo, which will take place February 11-12, 2015 at the LVH/Westgate Las Vegas...Read More...

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New Product Flash: Gumwand from Gumwand, Inc.

Designed for exteriors as well as facility interiors, the Gumwand is a system designed to aid in the task of gum removal from a variety of common surfaces....Read More...

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Facility Management In Space!

The Facility Ops Challenge, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), empowers students to perform as facility managers responsible for maintaining a virtual base on Mars while learning about building systems and the importance of...Read More...

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Web Exclusive: How To Empower Energy And Facility Managers With Analytics

Because analytics empowers energy efficiency, it saves money. Because analytics enables fms to focus on ROI of projects, it can help to increase corporate...Read More...