Facility Management

25 of the Worst Electrical Panels We’ve Ever Seen

We’ve all seen them at least a few times throughout our careers and sometimes on a weekly and daily basis. They are chaotic, illegal, illegible and downright dangerous electrical panels that unfortunately still exist in the walls of homes, commercial buildings, hospitals, and schools. They have messy writing, scrawled notes, faded numbering, and impossible tangles..

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Facility Management

Guide to Facility Management

Commercial construction has been a steadily growing industry in the United States for nearly a decade. In 2017 alone, approximately $86.95 billion was spent on commercial building projects. All of those new buildings are also being filled at rapid rates; by the third quarter of 2019, retail space vacancy rates are forecasted to be at 11.4% and vacancy..

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Facility Management

How Facilities Management is Evolving with New Technology

Facilities management is a rapidly changing field thanks to technological developments over the past couple decades. The evolution has surpassed they physical aspects of the job such as janitorial and HVAC systems, to transform space requirements, building infrastructure and even dictate where a company should be located. These changes have resulted in a vastly different job description..

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Facility Management

Technology and the New Standard for Facility Management

Regardless of size, every company has at least some element of facility management. This vital service has a broad impact, integrating multiple disciplines to support the productivity and environment of the workplace, from professional offices to manufacturing facilities. And the global market for facility management is growing; by 2025, the outsourced market for facility management will..

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Facility Management

Optimize Your Building’s Safety and Avoid OSHA Fines With...

Every year, OSHA issues more than 40,000 citations! It’s no surprise that building safety is an incredibly important aspect of both infrastructure management and routine maintenance. Regularly taking precautions and ensuring that your employees are protected against potential electrical hazards is paramount to workplace safety.

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Facility Management

How to Leverage QR Codes to Effectively Manage Your Elect...

A QR code (Quick Response code) is a two-dimensional barcode that is quickly readable by smartphones. Today, they serve many purposes, including allowing Facility Managers to add a unique code to all electrical assets. They can be used to track those assets and see what maintenance needs to be done and/or scheduled. They can also help..

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Facility Management

Building and Facilities Maintenance: Proactive vs. Reactive

Building maintenance is one of the most important aspects of building management, yet many buildings today still largely rely completely on paper management of their as-builts, plans, and electrical assets. The problem with that is you end up falling in the category of reactive management, or last-minute maintenance of your building rather than preventative. Paper..

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Facility Management

A Facility Manager’s Guide to Energy Management

Understanding the basic metrics for your facility is the foundation for developing nearly every program at your building, and energy metrics are among the most important of those. Tracking, recording, and understanding your building’s monthly energy usage, including everything from electricity consumption to the total MBTU’s used per room, becomes essential when you are putting..

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