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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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Tricks Of The Trade: Complying With OSHA HazCom

Facilities Management Expert Kevin Folsom explains how and why the OSHA reporting requirements... ...Read More...

Larry Schoen.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Sustaining Healthy Air

HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne... ...Read More...

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Modular Data Center Infrastructure: Part 2

This second half of this two-part article addresses site prep, procurement, and installation for prefabricated data... ...Read More...

Christine McKinlay.

Professional Development: Strategizing Outsourcing

Implementing third-party services is more successful when applied with change management... ...Read More...

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Code Council And SRCC Finalize Consolidation

Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and... ...Read More...

Frank Rotello.

FM Issue: When Open Isn’t So Open

Resolving the challenges of facility systems integration requires a clear look at how building automation protocols... ...Read More...

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Modular Data Center Infrastructure: Part 1

This first of a two-part article describes how prefabricated data centers help speed deployment and lower life cycle costs.... ...Read More...

In the new OSHA video, David Michaels explains the new reporting requirements effective Jan. 1, 2015, for employers under Federal OSHA’s jurisdiction.

BLS Reports Decline In Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

Dr. David Michaels says, "In 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in America experienced a serious injury or illness on the job. However, we are encouraged that these rates continue to... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Soap Suggestions

A cheap fixture will not stand up to the cleaning in commercial application and will become an eyesore. Meanwhile, the most economical soap is the one that no one complains about. So how should a facility manager decide what to... ...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...