Category: Plumbing

Webinar Watch: FM NOW Sessions on Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is an essential part of facilities management. To maintain operations and protect building occupants, it’s crucial to plan for various types of hazards, including natural disasters, fires, power outages, and even active shooters. On Sept. 26-27, Facilities Management Advisor‘s FM NOW: Emergency Preparedness virtual summit will offer FREE educational sessions to help you […]

How Facilities Managers Can Maintain Six Stormwater System Types

It’s important that facilities managers understand how to properly maintain their stormwater management systems, including, but not limited to, catch basins, retention and detention ponds, bioretention cells, rain gardens, permeable pavement, and stormwater vaults. Facilities Management Advisor’s July 13 webinar, “Exploring Stormwater Best Management Practices across the United States,” featured speaker Erin Zaske, a certified […]

How to Address Stinky Urinals in Your Restrooms

Studies have shown that restroom cleanliness has a major impact on business reputation, meaning facilities managers must ensure a pleasant restroom experience for all customers and workers. That includes eliminating any off-putting smells. Are your men’s restrooms encountering urinal malodor issues? Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co. Inc., recommends managers and cleaning professionals […]

EPA Announces $58M to Reduce Lead in Water at Schools and Childcare Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $58 million in grant funding to help protect children from lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities across the country. Thanks to an expansion under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, projects that remove sources of lead in drinking water are now, for the first time, eligible […]

Safety First: Facility Design with Security in Mind

Security consultants should work with facilities management on the design and implementation of security methods and technologies in order to have the best facility security possible. Facilities Management Advisor’s FM Now: Secure Buildings online summit was held on June 20 and included an opening keynote session called “Design Development Considerations for Security Systems.” The session […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Building Maintenance Management

In our daily lives, we all desire safety and comfort within the spaces we inhabit, be it at work, at home, or during leisure activities. However, the importance of building maintenance management often goes unnoticed until an issue arises. This article aims to shed light on the significance of building maintenance management by providing an […]

Contest Names America’s Top 10 Restrooms of 2023

Pink and chic, high-tech and sleek, or whacky and themed—what makes a great public restroom? Every year, Cintas Corp. launches its America’s Best Restroom contest, and the competition has narrowed it down to the top 10 finalists of 2023. But which restroom will be named No. 1? The 22nd annual contest celebrates businesses that develop and maintain […]

Webinar Watch: Stormwater Best Management Practices Across the United States

During Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar, learn why it’s imperative to understand a stormwater system’s complex combination of assets, called best management practices (BMPs), that work together to manage stormwater runoff. Every developed property one acre or larger is required to have a stormwater system. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants […]

Survey Finds Most People Want Touchless Fixtures in Public Restrooms

These days, the majority of Americans are so averse to coming into contact with germs in public restrooms that they go out of their way to avoid surfaces and touchpoints in these shared spaces. According to the Healthy Handwashing Survey from Bradley Corp., 62% of Americans use a paper towel as a barrier to avoid […]

Back to Basics: Understanding Building Codes

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. As the International Code Council (ICC) celebrates Building Safety Month in May, facilities professionals should understand the importance of constructing and maintaining safe and sustainable structures that follow constantly updated applicable building codes.   These changes […]