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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Pest Exclusion: Saving Yourself The Trouble - How Building And Property Managers Can Help

    Controlling established pest infestations can often prove frustrating, time consuming, and costly to resolve. As the complexity of the infested building increases (from snack bar to school to city hospital, for example), so too can the level of effort needed to resolve whatever problem has arisen. Fortunately, there are often...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Well-Trained Roofing Crews Help Energy Efficiency

    Energy efficient roofing is no longer a trend, and has moved fully into the mainstream of facilities management in the United States. But the financial benefits and sustainability of energy efficient roofs can be compromised if repairs and coatings applications are done poorly. That is why it is important for...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Interiors: Bringing (Behind The Scenes) Locker Rooms To The 'Center Stage'

    Over the past decade, America's locker rooms have undergone somewhat of an "Extreme makeover." Facility managers are realizing that enhancing the look and functionality of locker rooms means improving over-all user satisfaction, as well as achieving cost-savings for the building. An attractive and well-maintained locker room can speak volumes to...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Greener And Healthier Medical Facilities

    It would seem logical for hospitals and healthcare facilities to be leaders in constructing and operating sustainable, high-performance buildings. After all, the "Healing" industry should, one would believe, incorporate every measure possible to protect the health and well-being of patients, staff members, nurses, and doctors. But, more training is needed...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Cleaning Strategies: Methods That Increase Productivity, Reduce Cost And Still Get The Job Done

    Trimming cleaning budgets at schools and universities has become more controversial in recent years. The days of undervaluing the importance of cleaning appear to be coming to an end. Most facility managers are now aware of the important role cleaning plays in health, morale and actual student performance. This awareness...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Maintenance: Alternatives To Green Cleaners

    There are several benefits to bio and oxygen-based cleaning products. In different dilution ratios, many are able to safely and effectively clean most surfaces and are comparable to the conventional cleaners they replace. This also helps cleaning professionals because it allows them to use just one product for a variety...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Restrooms: The Greener Side Of Restroom Design

    School and hospital facilities across the country are turning greener by the minute. Only a few years ago facility owners and managers were taking a wait and see approach to the green building movement. Now they are realizing they cannot afford not to incorporate green thinking into building design. Restroom...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Technology: What Can A CMMS Do For Your Institution?

    Many organizations are using their Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) as a record keeping tool. If that is all they want, a spreadsheet perhaps can suffice. A right CMMS is a "Tool" that goes way beyond record keeping. Basically, by not fully utilizing the CMMS, maintenance operations are missing out...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Integrated Pest Management: Understanding An Evolving "Hot" Topic For School & Hospital Facilities

    Integrated pest management, commonly referred to as IPM, has become a hot topic across the United States, especially for schools and health care facilities. Thirty-three states have passed legislation addressing IPM in schools. Concurrently, states, such as New York and Louisiana, have begun to pass formal legislation mandating the use...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Mass Notification Systems: MNS Solutions For A Changing World

    An MNS is much more than an alarm system. By using the technologies based on fire alarm codes and standards, fire system manufacturers are able to produce a robust life safety and security system. For the benefit of owners and managers considering an MNS to safeguard a particular building or...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Health Care Focus: A Surefire Cure For Hospital Doorway Security

    Few facility-types encompass as many applications all under one roof, or require as much attention to detail, as a typical hospital building. Maternity wards, patient rooms, psychiatric wards, business offices, surgical suites, storage rooms - each application within a hospital, necessitates distinct door security solutions that, although designed for different...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Roofing: Green Roofs - From Fad To Fact

    The cost to install a Green roof can vary due to a variety of factors, including whether the roof is intensive (such as a roof garden) or extensive (involving the placement of just a few inches of soil containing low-lying plants - the most common type of Green roof installed)....

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Energy: Submeters Facilitate LEED Certification For Health Care Facilities

    Because of the energy requirements associated with supporting 24/7 operations and other unique needs, hospitals and other patient-are facilities clearly face a growing challenge in managing and controlling their energy use and demand without negatively impacting the quality and cost of their services. As a tool for measuring and verifying...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Infection Control: MRSA Prevention - A Guide For Environmental Services

    Careful cleaning and disinfection substantially helps the overall control of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission but needs to be done on a regular basis to be effective. Housekeeping surfaces can be divided into two groups - those with minimal hand contact (e.g., floors and ceilings) and those with frequent hand...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Drain Cleaning: Clearing The Clog

    What problem do schools, universities, homes, offices, and hospitals all eventually have in common? While there may be quite a few, one of the most problematic similarities they all share is clogged-up drains. And when it comes to clogged drain problems, another thing they share in common is that there...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Floor Care Equipment: Dedicated Or All In One

    Selecting a new floor machine can be as challenging as buying a new television. Facility managers, just like consumers, have to consider a variety of options before making their decision. Why? Starting about five or six years ago, all-in-one televisions - sets with built-in DVD players and VCRs - became...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    LEED: How High Performance, Energy-Saving Glass & LEED Can Maximize The Potential Of GREEN

    Facilities managers understand that by making schools and hospitals more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly, they can reduce operational costs and increase building occupant productivity and health. That is the good news. The bad news - it is not obvious how to produce an all green residence hall or an energy...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Door Hardware: Demystifying Automatic Door Selection

    Automatic doors provide convenience, easy access for disabled persons, reduced energy costs and security. It is important to consider the type of traffic utilizing the door. There are generally four main types of traffic in schools and hospitals: general; impaired, limited or elderly; trained (such as employee traffic in non-public...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Floorcare: Doing More With Less

    Flooring in elementary and secondary schools is generally subjected to heavy traffic, black heel marks, dragged furniture, and large quantities of outside soils. Ground-in particulate soils tracked in throughout the day account for much of the wear and tear on flooring. The time, labor and difficulty to refinish floors make...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Building Envelope: Mold Clean-Up And Prevention

    Toxic mold presents a host of health and safety risks and potential legal problems for all kinds of facilities, but most specifically for schools and hospitals. This is because children and adults with a weakened immune system are especially at risk if toxic mold exists and is growing in a...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Low Energy Automatic Door Operators For ADA Applications

    Common elements to consider for low energy doors for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applications are: width of door opening, maneuvering clearances, hardware, height of thresholds, and slope of ramps. For doors equipped with low energy power operators, additional requirements are mandated per the ADA standards for compliance to American...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Equipment Selection: Hundreds Of Vacuum Cleaners. One Purchase. How To Make The Decision

    All decisions are wrapped in trade-offs and internal debate, especially the choice of what brand and type of vacuum to buy for a school, university or hospital. Is price or durability more pressing? What about indoor air quality and cleaning for health concerns? And will the vacuum help the maintenance...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    HVAC: This Fall Keep Your Healthcare Facility Healthy, Comfortable And Running Efficiently

    The fall season is an excellent time for health care facility managers to step back and evaluate the condition and performance of building systems. It is also time to make the seasonal transition to winter operating conditions. Taking the right preventive maintenance measures will ensure the facility continues to provide...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Construction: Advancements In Modular Design Technology

    Forget what you thought you knew. Today the modular construction industry is gaining momentum in the multibillion dollar commercial construction market. As relationships are forged with architects, owners, general contractors and facilities managers to design and build an amazing array of permanent facilities for the marketplace in health care, retail,...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    IAQ: Setting A Standard For Cleanliness - Vacuuming Clears The Way To Great IAQ

    It is hard enough for teachers to get their students to pay attention. But bringing Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) health concerns into the classroom - along with the associated sniffling, coughing, and sick days (used by students and staff alike) - create unnecessary barriers to learning. Air quality standards and...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Roofing: Specifying Today's Roofing Systems To Control Tomorrow's Energy Costs

    In order to successfully navigate the volatility of today's energy market, it is not enough that a properly specified roof system provide a long-lasting waterproofing system; it must also act as an energy conservation tool. With natural energy costs progressively increasing, the payback of incorporating additional insulation and "Cool" surfacings...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Flooring: Polished Concrete - It's All In The Finish

    When it comes to installing a floor that looks terrific, requires very little maintenance, performs dependably long-term, offers superior sustainability, and meets budget, sometimes it is not only how you start but also how you finish. Recent innovative construction chemicals to dye and densify concrete and new dry polishing techniques...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    CMMS: Hospital Maintenance - Today's & Tomorrow's CMMS

    The facility manager can no longer rely on yesterday's technology to meet today's demands. This has lead to the widespread adoption of computerized maintenance management systems or CMMS. This software is a critical strategic tool in improving maintenance performance as part of the solution to address those problems particularly facing...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Healthcare Plumbing: Providing Maximum Hygiene And Water Efficiency

    The healthcare industry touches the life of every person in the United States, either as a healthcare worker or as a patient. While healthcare facilities have many needs in common with commercial buildings, healthcare plumbing systems are more complex than those of commercial buildings. Plumbing in healthcare facilities plays an...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Security: The Key System Is The First Line Of Defense

    In the world of security there are a number of areas that need to be in sync with each other. One of those areas is physical security devices and your key system. Since 9-11 we have seen an increase in onsite security. This type of security is in the form...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Design Solutions: Creating Better Places To Learn And Heal

    The need for high-performance buildings has never been greater. While the construction industry's environmental impact has been known for some time, today there is a greater understanding of the need to develop facilities that are energy efficient, preserve natural resources and create a more comfortable environment for their inhabitants. For...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Lights: HIFs - Twice The Light & Half The Operating Cost

    Alit incandescent bulb has been the cartoon symbol of a good idea for at least a century. But that does not mean that its kind of light actually is a good idea any longer. As a matter of fact, the incandescent bulb is very likely on the way out. The...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Window Film: Reduces HVAC Cost, Enhances IAQ & Improves Appearance

    Window film was invented to reduce temperatures in overheated buildings. Too much solar energy entering windows increased heat, making occupants uncomfortable and air conditioning more expensive to operate. Today the management issues facing administrators extend beyond overheating and energy conservation and include dealing with stale air, moisture and mold growth,...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Standardization And Interoperability In Educational And Healthcare Facilities

    A simple and often overlooked strategy for success: figure out what is working and do more of it. A more sophisticated version of this strategy-called standardization-has been around for decades in various forms. Standardization, or selecting one single provider for a type of equipment, such as heating, ventilation and air...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Energy Strategies: Innovative Solutions Are Critical In University Settings

    Today's volatile and unpredictable global economy, coupled with unprecedented energy challenges, has resulted in critical changes throughout every industry and sector. Against the backdrop of shrinking operating budgets and diminished endowments, universities across the country are reassessing their needs. As university leaders develop strategies to navigate the current economic landscape...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Roofing: Energy Efficiency - More Than A Simple Black & White Issue

    The days when heating and cooling costs were a relatively insignificant line item on a facility manager's budget are long gone. Oil prices, though lower than they were last year, remain high and extremely unstable. Natural gas and coal prices are also on the rise. All of these increases and...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Building Envelope: Metal Buildings - Green & Good Looking

    In today's environment, building owners and designers must try to meet an ever-expanding range of requirements for new facilities, whether they are hospitals, outpatient centers or educational buildings. Costs are always important and now green or sustainable building is an increasingly important factor in new construction. Additionally, a new facility...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Compliance: Does Your Hospital Or School Comply With ADA Sign Regulations?

    Life is complicated for individuals living with a disability. For some, physical activity is limited. Others have vision and hearing impairments. Regardless of the disability, navigating a school or hospital should not be one more challenge these individuals have to overcome. A clear and powerful message was sent to the...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Drywall: Don't Let Mold Take Hold

    Chances are good that you have used specialty mold or moisture-resistant wallboard for interior wet areas. You probably thought that it was money well spent to avoid the health hazards and legal liabilities associated with mold. If you do not use mold-resistant drywall compound and joint tape, however, you may...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Modular Building: The USGBC's LEED? Version 3.0 2009 Building Rating System

    Because there is a growing awareness of the environmental benefits of modular construction for green building, the Modular Building Institute recently commissioned a report that specifically aligned the modular building industry with the prerequisite and credit requirements imbedded in the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Pest Exclusion: Saving Yourself The Trouble - How Building And Property Managers Can Help

    Controlling established pest infestations can often prove frustrating, time consuming, and costly to resolve. As the complexity of the infested building increases (from snack bar to school to city hospital, for example), so too can the level of effort needed to resolve whatever problem has arisen. Fortunately, there are often...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Well-Trained Roofing Crews Help Energy Efficiency

    Energy efficient roofing is no longer a trend, and has moved fully into the mainstream of facilities management in the United States. But the financial benefits and sustainability of energy efficient roofs can be compromised if repairs and coatings applications are done poorly. That is why it is important for...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Interiors: Bringing (Behind The Scenes) Locker Rooms To The 'Center Stage'

    Over the past decade, America's locker rooms have undergone somewhat of an "Extreme makeover." Facility managers are realizing that enhancing the look and functionality of locker rooms means improving over-all user satisfaction, as well as achieving cost-savings for the building. An attractive and well-maintained locker room can speak volumes to...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Greener And Healthier Medical Facilities

    It would seem logical for hospitals and healthcare facilities to be leaders in constructing and operating sustainable, high-performance buildings. After all, the "Healing" industry should, one would believe, incorporate every measure possible to protect the health and well-being of patients, staff members, nurses, and doctors. But, more training is needed...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Cleaning Strategies: Methods That Increase Productivity, Reduce Cost And Still Get The Job Done

    Trimming cleaning budgets at schools and universities has become more controversial in recent years. The days of undervaluing the importance of cleaning appear to be coming to an end. Most facility managers are now aware of the important role cleaning plays in health, morale and actual student performance. This awareness...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Maintenance: Alternatives To Green Cleaners

    There are several benefits to bio and oxygen-based cleaning products. In different dilution ratios, many are able to safely and effectively clean most surfaces and are comparable to the conventional cleaners they replace. This also helps cleaning professionals because it allows them to use just one product for a variety...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Restrooms: The Greener Side Of Restroom Design

    School and hospital facilities across the country are turning greener by the minute. Only a few years ago facility owners and managers were taking a wait and see approach to the green building movement. Now they are realizing they cannot afford not to incorporate green thinking into building design. Restroom...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Technology: What Can A CMMS Do For Your Institution?

    Many organizations are using their Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) as a record keeping tool. If that is all they want, a spreadsheet perhaps can suffice. A right CMMS is a "Tool" that goes way beyond record keeping. Basically, by not fully utilizing the CMMS, maintenance operations are missing out...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Integrated Pest Management: Understanding An Evolving "Hot" Topic For School & Hospital Facilities

    Integrated pest management, commonly referred to as IPM, has become a hot topic across the United States, especially for schools and health care facilities. Thirty-three states have passed legislation addressing IPM in schools. Concurrently, states, such as New York and Louisiana, have begun to pass formal legislation mandating the use...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Mass Notification Systems: MNS Solutions For A Changing World

    An MNS is much more than an alarm system. By using the technologies based on fire alarm codes and standards, fire system manufacturers are able to produce a robust life safety and security system. For the benefit of owners and managers considering an MNS to safeguard a particular building or...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Health Care Focus: A Surefire Cure For Hospital Doorway Security

    Few facility-types encompass as many applications all under one roof, or require as much attention to detail, as a typical hospital building. Maternity wards, patient rooms, psychiatric wards, business offices, surgical suites, storage rooms - each application within a hospital, necessitates distinct door security solutions that, although designed for different...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Roofing: Green Roofs - From Fad To Fact

    The cost to install a Green roof can vary due to a variety of factors, including whether the roof is intensive (such as a roof garden) or extensive (involving the placement of just a few inches of soil containing low-lying plants - the most common type of Green roof installed)....

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Energy: Submeters Facilitate LEED Certification For Health Care Facilities

    Because of the energy requirements associated with supporting 24/7 operations and other unique needs, hospitals and other patient-are facilities clearly face a growing challenge in managing and controlling their energy use and demand without negatively impacting the quality and cost of their services. As a tool for measuring and verifying...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Infection Control: MRSA Prevention - A Guide For Environmental Services

    Careful cleaning and disinfection substantially helps the overall control of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission but needs to be done on a regular basis to be effective. Housekeeping surfaces can be divided into two groups - those with minimal hand contact (e.g., floors and ceilings) and those with frequent hand...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Drain Cleaning: Clearing The Clog

    What problem do schools, universities, homes, offices, and hospitals all eventually have in common? While there may be quite a few, one of the most problematic similarities they all share is clogged-up drains. And when it comes to clogged drain problems, another thing they share in common is that there...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Floor Care Equipment: Dedicated Or All In One

    Selecting a new floor machine can be as challenging as buying a new television. Facility managers, just like consumers, have to consider a variety of options before making their decision. Why? Starting about five or six years ago, all-in-one televisions - sets with built-in DVD players and VCRs - became...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    LEED: How High Performance, Energy-Saving Glass & LEED Can Maximize The Potential Of GREEN

    Facilities managers understand that by making schools and hospitals more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly, they can reduce operational costs and increase building occupant productivity and health. That is the good news. The bad news - it is not obvious how to produce an all green residence hall or an energy...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Door Hardware: Demystifying Automatic Door Selection

    Automatic doors provide convenience, easy access for disabled persons, reduced energy costs and security. It is important to consider the type of traffic utilizing the door. There are generally four main types of traffic in schools and hospitals: general; impaired, limited or elderly; trained (such as employee traffic in non-public...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Floorcare: Doing More With Less

    Flooring in elementary and secondary schools is generally subjected to heavy traffic, black heel marks, dragged furniture, and large quantities of outside soils. Ground-in particulate soils tracked in throughout the day account for much of the wear and tear on flooring. The time, labor and difficulty to refinish floors make...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Building Envelope: Mold Clean-Up And Prevention

    Toxic mold presents a host of health and safety risks and potential legal problems for all kinds of facilities, but most specifically for schools and hospitals. This is because children and adults with a weakened immune system are especially at risk if toxic mold exists and is growing in a...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Low Energy Automatic Door Operators For ADA Applications

    Common elements to consider for low energy doors for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applications are: width of door opening, maneuvering clearances, hardware, height of thresholds, and slope of ramps. For doors equipped with low energy power operators, additional requirements are mandated per the ADA standards for compliance to American...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Equipment Selection: Hundreds Of Vacuum Cleaners. One Purchase. How To Make The Decision

    All decisions are wrapped in trade-offs and internal debate, especially the choice of what brand and type of vacuum to buy for a school, university or hospital. Is price or durability more pressing? What about indoor air quality and cleaning for health concerns? And will the vacuum help the maintenance...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    HVAC: This Fall Keep Your Healthcare Facility Healthy, Comfortable And Running Efficiently

    The fall season is an excellent time for health care facility managers to step back and evaluate the condition and performance of building systems. It is also time to make the seasonal transition to winter operating conditions. Taking the right preventive maintenance measures will ensure the facility continues to provide...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Construction: Advancements In Modular Design Technology

    Forget what you thought you knew. Today the modular construction industry is gaining momentum in the multibillion dollar commercial construction market. As relationships are forged with architects, owners, general contractors and facilities managers to design and build an amazing array of permanent facilities for the marketplace in health care, retail,...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    IAQ: Setting A Standard For Cleanliness - Vacuuming Clears The Way To Great IAQ

    It is hard enough for teachers to get their students to pay attention. But bringing Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) health concerns into the classroom - along with the associated sniffling, coughing, and sick days (used by students and staff alike) - create unnecessary barriers to learning. Air quality standards and...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Roofing: Specifying Today's Roofing Systems To Control Tomorrow's Energy Costs

    In order to successfully navigate the volatility of today's energy market, it is not enough that a properly specified roof system provide a long-lasting waterproofing system; it must also act as an energy conservation tool. With natural energy costs progressively increasing, the payback of incorporating additional insulation and "Cool" surfacings...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Flooring: Polished Concrete - It's All In The Finish

    When it comes to installing a floor that looks terrific, requires very little maintenance, performs dependably long-term, offers superior sustainability, and meets budget, sometimes it is not only how you start but also how you finish. Recent innovative construction chemicals to dye and densify concrete and new dry polishing techniques...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    CMMS: Hospital Maintenance - Today's & Tomorrow's CMMS

    The facility manager can no longer rely on yesterday's technology to meet today's demands. This has lead to the widespread adoption of computerized maintenance management systems or CMMS. This software is a critical strategic tool in improving maintenance performance as part of the solution to address those problems particularly facing...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Healthcare Plumbing: Providing Maximum Hygiene And Water Efficiency

    The healthcare industry touches the life of every person in the United States, either as a healthcare worker or as a patient. While healthcare facilities have many needs in common with commercial buildings, healthcare plumbing systems are more complex than those of commercial buildings. Plumbing in healthcare facilities plays an...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Security: The Key System Is The First Line Of Defense

    In the world of security there are a number of areas that need to be in sync with each other. One of those areas is physical security devices and your key system. Since 9-11 we have seen an increase in onsite security. This type of security is in the form...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Design Solutions: Creating Better Places To Learn And Heal

    The need for high-performance buildings has never been greater. While the construction industry's environmental impact has been known for some time, today there is a greater understanding of the need to develop facilities that are energy efficient, preserve natural resources and create a more comfortable environment for their inhabitants. For...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Lights: HIFs - Twice The Light & Half The Operating Cost

    Alit incandescent bulb has been the cartoon symbol of a good idea for at least a century. But that does not mean that its kind of light actually is a good idea any longer. As a matter of fact, the incandescent bulb is very likely on the way out. The...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Window Film: Reduces HVAC Cost, Enhances IAQ & Improves Appearance

    Window film was invented to reduce temperatures in overheated buildings. Too much solar energy entering windows increased heat, making occupants uncomfortable and air conditioning more expensive to operate. Today the management issues facing administrators extend beyond overheating and energy conservation and include dealing with stale air, moisture and mold growth,...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Standardization And Interoperability In Educational And Healthcare Facilities

    A simple and often overlooked strategy for success: figure out what is working and do more of it. A more sophisticated version of this strategy-called standardization-has been around for decades in various forms. Standardization, or selecting one single provider for a type of equipment, such as heating, ventilation and air...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Energy Strategies: Innovative Solutions Are Critical In University Settings

    Today's volatile and unpredictable global economy, coupled with unprecedented energy challenges, has resulted in critical changes throughout every industry and sector. Against the backdrop of shrinking operating budgets and diminished endowments, universities across the country are reassessing their needs. As university leaders develop strategies to navigate the current economic landscape...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Roofing: Energy Efficiency - More Than A Simple Black & White Issue

    The days when heating and cooling costs were a relatively insignificant line item on a facility manager's budget are long gone. Oil prices, though lower than they were last year, remain high and extremely unstable. Natural gas and coal prices are also on the rise. All of these increases and...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Building Envelope: Metal Buildings - Green & Good Looking

    In today's environment, building owners and designers must try to meet an ever-expanding range of requirements for new facilities, whether they are hospitals, outpatient centers or educational buildings. Costs are always important and now green or sustainable building is an increasingly important factor in new construction. Additionally, a new facility...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Compliance: Does Your Hospital Or School Comply With ADA Sign Regulations?

    Life is complicated for individuals living with a disability. For some, physical activity is limited. Others have vision and hearing impairments. Regardless of the disability, navigating a school or hospital should not be one more challenge these individuals have to overcome. A clear and powerful message was sent to the...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Drywall: Don't Let Mold Take Hold

    Chances are good that you have used specialty mold or moisture-resistant wallboard for interior wet areas. You probably thought that it was money well spent to avoid the health hazards and legal liabilities associated with mold. If you do not use mold-resistant drywall compound and joint tape, however, you may...

    Provided By Continental Business Media

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Modular Building: The USGBC's LEED? Version 3.0 2009 Building Rating System

    Because there is a growing awareness of the environmental benefits of modular construction for green building, the Modular Building Institute recently commissioned a report that specifically aligned the modular building industry with the prerequisite and credit requirements imbedded in the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and...

    Provided By Continental Business Media