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Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.
There are approximately two million non-residential buildings in the U.S. over 40 years old. With a building boom that spanned many decades, more facility managers are shifting their focus to retrofitting as opposed to building new.
The last thing you need on a scorching hot day is HVAC system failure. But, if you find yourself faced with a cooling emergency, you’ve got to act quickly to keep your facility fully operational and maintain a comfortable environment for occupants and visitors. Robert Long, general manager of Johnson Controls Rental Solutions, offers advice.
Working with Schneider Electric, the school district, which serves over 5,100 students from kindergarten through grade 12, has seen its utility costs reduced by 15%, resulting in annual savings of close to $250,000.
Slip lining can be a solution to achieve minimal disruption to operations.
Moisture control during summer, even if the building is not occupied, is essential to prevent mold growth and other IAQ issues, especially in schools.
In this web exclusive, Don Leick writes, “Contrary to the common belief, the so-called flash-to-bang method—determining the distance of a storm by counting the time between the lightning flash and the sound of thunder—is not safe or accurate.”
This Q&A with Kimberly-Clark Professional addresses pursuing sustainability and health goals through cleaning products and practices.
… elements to choosing an outside contractor successfully — for plant managers.
To honor the church’s historic district status and vibrant past, a church building committee was established to turn back the clock on its exterior.