Tag: facilities management

Was the Hertz Decision the Death Knell for the EV Revolution?

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. Recently, car rental powerhouse Hertz decided to dump about 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) from its fleet of rental vehicles. This decision came only two short years after the company made a deal with Tesla […]

Under Construction: Top Facility Projects of February 2024

Facilities Management Advisor’s “Under Construction” series highlights some of the latest, most interesting facility project announcements every month. More Room for Largest HBCU During Black History Month, there were several notable facility projects that honor and benefit the Black community. The list includes the reconstruction of a 1738 fort; plans for a new Jackie Robinson […]

UGA Invests Millions in Security Upgrades Following On-Campus Murder

The University of Georgia (UGA) announced more than $7.3 million for campus security upgrades following the violent murder of 22-year-old Laken Riley. “The protection of our students, faculty, and staff at the University of Georgia is always top of mind for me and our senior administration, and we are continually evaluating our safety programs,” said […]

Strategic Asset Management: A Guide to Optimizing Facility Investments

Taking care of a facility and managing a number of important pieces of equipment is a big job with a lot of responsibility. After all, the company is largely dependent upon all of those things continuing to work and be maintained. Strategically figuring out the best time to make new investments and upgrades is a […]

Burgeoning Data Center Market Seeks More Power and Land

Society is rapidly accelerating the volume of data we create, which is foundationally important to the way we work, live, and play. If data centers are the bricks holding modern society together, then the power that operates them is the mortar. According to JLL’s new H2 2023 North American Data Center Report, data center demand remained […]

ESG Excellence: Navigating Facilities Management Towards a Sustainable Future

A recent Capgemini Research Institute report found more than half of business leaders globally plan to increase investments in sustainability this year, up from only a third who reported plans to do so in 2023. The study, “Embracing a Brighter Future: Investment Priorities for 2024,” surveyed 2,000 business leaders from companies with more than $1 […]

3 Office Space Trends to Watch this Year

Whether we’re thrilled or dragging our feet about returning to the office, there’s a question that lingers: What does our workspace look like now? Post-pandemic, offices have undergone major changes as the real estate industry adapts to hybrid ways of working. Here are three office space trends to watch this year: 1. Offices Are Getting […]

Security Groups Release Global Market Outlook

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ASIS International have partnered to release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026,” a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry. Key findings include: SIA CEO Don Erickson said the report “presents critical economic insights on the importance of the global […]

Americans Want Public Restrooms to Be More Private

While a public restroom is by definition “public,” a majority of U.S. adults want more privacy when they’re using the toilet. According to the Healthy Handwashing Survey conducted by Bradley Co., 70% of Americans feel public restroom stalls lack sufficient “coverage.” Specifically, 58% would like the gaps around stall doors and walls eliminated. In fact, […]

Company Officials Sentenced to Federal Prison over Deadly Facility Explosion

A Wisconsin federal judge has sentenced six Didion Milling Inc. officials for their role in a fatal explosion at a facility operated by the corn milling company in 2017. “These defendants put Didion workers in grave danger, and five people tragically lost their lives, devastating their families and their community,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. […]