Category: Design and Construction

7 Ways to Make Facilities Better for Mental Health

Nobody wants to work in a dark, cramped place with drab-colored walls and cubicles. Today’s workplaces must take steps to acknowledge that productivity is directly affected by workers’ mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we here at Facilities Management Advisor want to give facilities management professionals the advice they need to help […]

Amazon: A Case Study in How Strategic Warehouse Placement Can Drastically Reduce Shipping Times

Few businesses can compete with Amazon—not just as a retailer, but also in shipping, data management, and even warehousing. To become the juggernaut it is today, Amazon has evolved to provide many of its necessary service needs.  For its warehousing needs alone, for example, Amazon reportedly owns nearly 319 million square feet of fulfillment center […]

Mass. Investing Millions in Facility Upgrades for Public Higher Education

In Massachusetts, the Baker-Polito administration recently announced investments totaling more than $120 million to four public colleges and universities to renovate and expand campus facilities that further students’ skills in STEM fields. An additional $400 million will be invested over the next five years for critical building infrastructure. Salem State University, Massasoit Community College, Springfield […]

Webinar Watch – Building Evolution: From Smart to Intelligent to IoT

Facility Management Advisor’s exclusive free webinar will center on how to adapt the latest technology, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), for today’s facilities. Thursday, April 28 Webinar | Building Evolution: From Smart to Intelligent to IoT Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored by Turntide and Avetta […]

The Top Interior Design Trends of 2022

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its 2022 Trends Report, part one of the three-part Outlook Report revealing significant industry trends and implications, economic indicators, and shifts in the interior design profession. Compiled by the ASID’s research and knowledge team, the report finds that health and wellness continue to dominate both residential and […]

That’s a Wrap on FM Healthy Buildings Week

As FM Healthy Buildings Week comes to a close, we want to take a look back at all the offerings and events that transpired throughout this exciting event. Plus, you can now watch the free educational sessions on-demand!

What Are Healthy Buildings?

As we head into Healthy Buildings Week here at Facilities Management Advisor, one might ask: “What are healthy buildings?” Healthy buildings involve a variety of categories, including design, cleaning protocols, ventilation, water quality, safety and security, clear communication and signage, encouragement of active occupants, and certification programs. Healthy buildings take on added importance as many workers […]

5 Ways COVID Changed How Americans View Public Restrooms

Upon entering the third year of the pandemic, Americans are not only more sensitive to germs in public restrooms, they now hold higher standards for the cleanliness, condition, and technology used in these shared spaces, according to the annual Healthy Handwashing Survey from Bradley Corp. conducted in January. Despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, most Americans have […]

FAA Offering $1B for Airport Improvement Projects

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened the application process for airports to submit projects for the first $1 billion of the Airport Terminal Program funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The grant will fund safe, sustainable, and accessible airport terminals; on-airport rail access projects; and airport-owned airport traffic control towers. Projects may also include multimodal […]

Need Construction Workers for Your Facility Project? Big Labor Shortage May Be a Problem

For the past two-plus years, facilities professionals have been struggling with COVID, the Great Resignation, and supply chain issues, leading to a lack of materials and major delays on facility retrofits and new-construction projects across the country. Although such problems were expected to continue in 2022, a new report from the Associated Builders and Contractors […]