Category: Building Controls

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Why Smarter Workplaces Will Help Us Recover Faster

With an estimated 2.7 billion people (or 80% of the global workforce) having been affected by COVID-19-related lockdowns, returning to work isn’t an event; it’s a process of recovery, efficiency and resilience. For businesses to survive the present and thrive into the future, they will need to adopt technological advances that will help them work […]

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Do You Need a Mobile Facility Management Solution?

An emergency at your facility can happen at any time. Depending on the circumstances, you may only have moments to act to prevent a minor problem from escalating to severe damage, or worse, a catastrophic loss. One solution could rest in the palm of your hands: a mobile facilities dashboard. These programs allow you to […]

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Graphic Products Guide Streamlines Control Panel Labeling

Learn how to minimize facility downtime and maximize panel safety, maintenance BEAVERTON, OREGON – Without proper planning, industrial control panel labeling for a new facility or one that is updating and upgrading can be a daunting task. To help facility managers maximize productivity and boost communication and hazard prevention, Graphic Products, a global leader in […]

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Report Shows that Smart Buildings are About to Get Smarter

In the past, tracking assets across one or more facilities was a time-consuming process. That’s changed a bit over the last couple of decades as developers created software solutions, mobile devices, and other smart technologies to help facility managers get the job done more efficiently. Now, a report is highlighting the role of artificial intelligence […]

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Infographic: IoT is Driving Analytics Growth Among Facility Managers

The internet of things (IoT) is tough to avoid, especially now that its web is expanding into our work lives. This expansion is generating a ton of useful data that adept facility managers can harness to better track everything from expenses to maintenance. This infographic from Schneider Electric provides some insights into how facility managers […]

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Infographic: Improving User Adoption of Facility Management Software

The world continues to move steadily toward greater mobility, and this holds just as true for facility management as it does for any other business. So, with customers/clients/tenants pushing for mobile solutions for other aspects of their lives, why are some so reluctant to adopt mobile solutions for their facility management needs? Software company AwareManager […]

Does Your Facility Comply with LOTO and Machine Guarding Practices?

Does the safety program at your facility effectively protect workers when they are working with moving machine parts and hazardous energy? The machine guarding and lockout/tagout (LOTO) standards are consistently in the top 10 most cited OSHA standards—read on for a Q&A on the basics, as well as an opportunity to join our live webinar […]

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Staying Up to Code with NFPA 72

The 2016 edition of the NFPA 72 Fire Code contains the up to date definitions that are in keeping with advancements in technology and processes. By adopting the changes in the updated NFPA 72, fire alarm system designers and contractors can avoid confusion with the proper installation, use, and operation of today’s systems.

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Infographic: Embracing Mobile Access Controls

Cybersecurity has taken up a great deal of real estate in the press recently, and rightfully so. With the number of highly publicized data breaches, alongside ransomware, cryptomining, trojan horse, and distributed denial of service attacks there’s always something in the headlines. While buttoning up your organization’s data security is a must, cybersecurity must go […]