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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.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: A Low Tech Solution To A High Tech Problem

This story comes from Alex Papadimoulis of The Stalled Server Room. It was originally posted on 6/24/08.According to Papadimoulis, one company was forced to move from its second floor space to another location on the first floor of the same building when its lease came up. The request seemed easy enough, aside from the slight disruption caused by the move. However, there was an unfortunate sticking point; the company would not have space (or the... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Getting The Message

When an emergency event occurs, mass notification capabilities can help keep people... ...Read More...

Fire Management Trends: Escaping The Ring of Fire

During a fire, facility managers need to evacuate employees and protect the building's... ...Read More...

Manufacturer Takes Aggressive Steps To Make U.S. Plant More Efficient

U.S. Products, manufacturers of professional floor, carpet, restoration, and auto detailing/ cleaning equipment, announced that they have taken a number of steps to streamline and standardize their U.S. manufacturing operations in order to lower production costs.The goal is to help the company compete with manufacturers in the U.S. and around the world. “Our goal is to keep our current manufacturing facility ‘lean’ so we can make it cost... ...Read More...

LED Display In Philadelphia's Comcast Center Unveiled

Barco, a manufacturer of display technology, recently announced the grand opening of The Comcast Experience at Philadelphia’s Comcast Center, an LED wall comprised of 6,771 Barco NX-4 LED modules.Situated in a seven story high glass atrium, The Comcast Experience is a joint gift to the citizens of Philadelphia from Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust; one that combines sculpture, architecture and technology in a public... ...Read More...

LED Display In Philadelphia’s Comcast Center Unveiled

Barco, a manufacturer of display technology, recently announced the grand opening of The Comcast Experience at Philadelphia’s Comcast Center, an LED wall comprised of 6,771 Barco NX-4 LED modules.Situated in a seven story high glass atrium, The Comcast Experience is a joint gift to the citizens of Philadelphia from Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust; one that combines sculpture, architecture and technology in a public... ...Read More...

AHRI Awarded Prestigious ANSI Accreditation

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced it has been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developing organization.“ANSI accreditation adds value to our standards development process by confirming that our procedures meet ANSI’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process,” said AHRI President Stephen Yurek.... ...Read More...

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FM Issue: Essential Elements In Outsourcing

Contributor Alex Lam reveals how a new approach to outsourcing is making it a more attractive management... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Super Smart Cards

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets help from TFM Facility Technologist Tom Condon and reviews the limitless possibilities of today's... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: It’s All About The Network

This often overlooked component can be the key to success when implementing facility... ...Read More...