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Buildings aren’t just brick and mortar anymore; some can be as technologically complex as computers, due to building automation, interoperability, wifi, HVAC, and other high tech components.

Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach? The Second Annual Study on Data Breach Preparedness.

Data Breach Situations Can Leave Corporations Unprepared

Findings show that while companies are more aware and taking initial steps to prepare, they are not fully practiced and confident in their data breach... ...Read More...

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Kansas Cell Tower Collapse Causes Two Fatalities – OSHA Violations Issued

OSHA finds two willful and four serious safety violations at Blaine, KS, work... ...Read More...

Today's Facility Manager Mission Critical September 2014.

Today’s Facility Manager | September 2014 Issue

This issue looks at the future of facility management in both technical and human terms. The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms, Professional Development: Finding Future Facility Managers, Services & Maintenance: For Safety's Sake, Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management, FM Issue: Mission Critical Training, Hospital Case Study: Rebirth In New Orleans, Special Feature: Forklifts And Freight Terminal Doors, Renewable Energy:... ...Read More...

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Three Suppliers Partner for Outdoor Lighting and Surveillance Platform

A combination of LED fixture, surveillance and communications technology, and camera, this new offering provides facility managers an advanced security... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Facilities Management In A Minecraft World

One tech expert floats the idea of using Microsoft's recent acquisition, Minecraft, for practical 3D facilities management floor plan layout... ...Read More...

McLaurin is a product manager specializing in healthcare, laboratory, and cleanroom solutions at Titus HVAC (www.titus-hvac.com) based in Dallas, TX. He is an ASHRAE certified Healthcare Facility Design Professional as well as former mentee of the Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Leadership U program.

The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms

As with traditional operating rooms, HVAC systems are crucial to the success of these emerging healthcare... ...Read More...

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Maximize Machinery Life With De-costing

With a laser-like focus on total cost of ownership, facility managers can yield improvements in several areas of machine... ...Read More...

New Product Flash: Gen-Ear LE from General Pipe Cleaners

This leak detection system helps pinpoint water leaks in plumbing lines, even when concealed by concrete, asphalt, or... ...Read More...

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New Service Spotlight: Yardi Forges Relationship With The Home Depot

With a new service, these two companies provide facility management customers a streamlined approach to tracking... ...Read More...

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Recall Alert: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Units

The power cords on certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units from Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International can overheat, posing burn and fire... ...Read More...