Category: Design and Construction

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Infographic: Is Your Facility Hip to Workplace Trends?

Though we’re just now starting the first full week of 2019, the year is starting with a bang. The most recent government jobs report highlights the ongoing addition of jobs to the economy, which continues to create an incredibly tight competition for the best talent. This infographic explores some of the recent trends facility managers […]

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Infographic: Retail Facilities Management Association Predicts Major Trends for 2019

The new year has arrived, so let the predicting begin! In this infographic, the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) presents their predictions based on their 2019 Trends Report about what retail facilities managers can expect for the coming year. Some follow already in-process trends, such as an increase in mixed-use spaces, while others, like […]

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Slips, Trips, and Other Rooftop Fall Hazards

Injuries from slips and falls are bad enough but are amplified when they happen on a rooftop. This infographic details some of the finer points to better understand the risks of working on a rooftop and provides some details regarding protection.

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EPA Proposes Clarifications for Construction General Permit

Responding to petitions for review from the National Association of Home Builders and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the EPA is proposing modifications to its 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP). The CGP comprises National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements for construction site operators disturbing 1 or more acres of land or less than 1 acre […]

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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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Greenbuild 2018 Wraps Up with New Initiatives and LEED Updates

Each year the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) teams up with Informa to put on the largest green building conference in the world, with the goal of fostering a broader interest in sustainable built environments. This year, they landed in Chicago, where thousands of attendees gathered to be inspired, and learn about the developments […]

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‘Blue Roof’ Recommendations from OSHA

The recent hurricane season has apparently prompted OSHA to issue a fact sheet on safely installing plastic tarps on damaged roofs. Reinforced plastic tarps, commonly referred to as a blue roof, provide temporary protection for buildings following severe weather.

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U.S. Green Building Council Releases 2018 International Green Construction Code

Whether you’re building a new facility for the ground up, or overhauling an existing property, it doesn’t hurt to consider incorporating sustainable strategies and materials into the project at the design phase. Too often, the trickier issue is seeking out appropriate guidance about how best to meet sustainability goals and while maintaining your facility, your […]