Tag: ADA

Reimagining Outdoor Spaces at Your Facilities

Most of us want to spend more time outside as the weather gets warmer. When it comes to facilities, facilities managers can maximize their outdoor spaces by working with their employers, other departments, and outside contractors to tailor unique solutions to their business. This, in turn, could encourage more employees to return to the office […]

Empowering School Safety: Strategies for a Secure Learning Environment

It’s crucial for your school to continuously reassess its approach to safety throughout the year, establishing new goals and strategies as needed. Reviewing current policies, anticipating future trends, and taking a proactive approach will help your school prepare effectively to address and prevent potential issues. Start by Conducting Thorough Assessments Improving school building safety involves […]

4 Ways to Transform Facilities into Pet-Friendly Workplaces

Facilities professionals whose human resources (HR) departments have pet-friendly policies should retrofit their buildings to make them more accommodating for felines, canines, and their owners. Owners Miss Their Pets The trend toward more pet-friendly workplaces comes after more than 23 million American households acquired a cat or dog between March 2020 and May 2021, during […]

FAA Awards Nearly $1 Billion for Airport Improvement Projects

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $970 million to 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories. The funding covers terminal expansions, sustainability, security, accessibility improvements, and more. “Today’s funding not only helps modernize airports to meet the needs of travelers today and for years to come, but also creates good-paying […]

LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B Earns Top Rating for Accessibility

LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B has achieved the highest-possible rating for accessibility in the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program, earning Gold from the Canada-based foundation dedicated to raising awareness, changing attitudes, and removing barriers for people with disabilities. This recognition makes LaGuardia Terminal B the first airline terminal in the United States to receive […]

Tampa Convention Center Completes Major Renovation

In downtown Tampa, Fla., officials celebrated completion of the Tampa Convention Center’s largest renovation project since the facility was built in 1990. The $44.5 million capital improvement project featured a 23,500-square-foot, two-story expansion, including 18 new waterfront rooms to provide flexible meeting and event space. Improvements were also made to the popular Tampa Riverwalk outside the […]

School’s Out! Essential Campus Projects to Tackle During Summer Break

Now that the academic semester is over and campuses are largely deserted, it’s the perfect time to do major maintenance projects and intensive cleaning jobs that couldn’t be done when the campus was buzzing with activity. Plan for Summer Classes Facilities teams should work with school leadership to determine what areas will be used for […]

Report Quantifies ‘Low Cost, High Impact’ of Accommodating Disabled Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new report finding that nearly half of workplace accommodations made for people with disabilities can be implemented at no cost to employers, and of those that do incur a one-time cost, the median expenditure has decreased when compared to previous reports to only $300. According to the […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of March 2023

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. U.S. Solar Manufacturing Boom In order for companies to achieve their ESG goals and states and utilities to meet clean energy mandates, it’s going to require a lot of solar panels, among other solutions. However, with relatively […]

3 Reasons Your Facility Should Make Its Elevators Touchless

When I visited a resort casino in my region, I noticed it added touchless features to its elevators, which bring guests from the parking garage to the casino level. A sticker on the wall in the garage’s elevator lobby instructs visitors to wave their hands near a small black box near the buttons to call […]