Tag: facility manager

Is Vertical Integration the Future of Facility Security?

If you have ever walked through an airport, there is no doubt you have glanced at the various doors when entering. If you pay a little more attention, or perhaps you work in access control and security, you will notice all the different types of locks, card readers, and electronic door controllers throughout the airport’s […]

Renovating Your Facility? Make Sure to Use Sustainable Materials

Renovating a facility is an exciting time filled with endless possibilities. But before you start tearing down walls and buying new furniture, there’s one important factor you need to consider: sustainability. Nowadays, more and more businesses are incorporating sustainable practices into their operations. And for good reason—sustainable business practices are good for the environment, good […]

5 Steps to Establish Effective Maintenance and Inspection Scheduling at Multiple Facilities

An effective maintenance and inspection schedule is one of the most important aspects of keeping facilities running smoothly. When everything is working perfectly, it can be easy to overlook the need for routine maintenance and inspections. But when minor problems turn into major ones, it’s usually too late to take corrective action. This article will […]

NIOSH: 1 in 5 Non-Healthcare Workers May Be Exposed to COVID-19

Workers’ occupation, industry, and specific job duties factor into how physically close to others they must work, whether they need to interact with the public, and whether they are potentially exposed to infectious diseases like COVID-19, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In what may be the first study […]

Webinar Watch: Best Practices for Incident Investigations

Learn the who, what, when, why, and how of incident investigations during Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording. Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Webinar | Best Practices for Incident Investigations Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored […]

USGBC Report Looks at How School Facilities Are Spending Federal Relief Funding

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a new report, “School Facilities Funding in the Pandemic,” which found U.S. school districts are widely committing funding from last year’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) to upgrade or improve their air filtration and heating/cooling systems—more so than for other facility improvements. The […]

Improving Facility Security and Emergency Preparedness Amid RTO and Other Issues

Here’s the good news regarding workers’ return to office (RTO) after the pandemic: It’s happening, slowly but surely. Here’s the bad news: Things may never be as before the pandemic. Security company Kastle Systems recently surveyed 10 major U.S. cities and reported that, as of September 2022, about 50% of all workers have returned to […]

Faces of Facilities: Jeff Womack from AGEISS Inc.

U.S. Air Force veteran Jeff Womack’s current role as a facilities management professional at federal contractor AGEISS Inc. has allowed him to continue supporting the military and his country. Now, he’s calling on organizations everywhere to enlist other hard-working veterans to join the FM industry. Womack served in the Air Force for over 21 years, […]

5 Reasons Why Facilities Managers Should Hire Military Veterans

This Veterans Day, we here at Facilities Management Advisor would like to salute all those who have fought to protect our country. Facilities managers should consider hiring veterans who are either transitioning from military life to civilian life or perhaps have been civilians for a while. It might be obvious that veterans who have experience […]

Managing Construction Cost Uncertainty in Modern Times

Whether a new construction project crosses your desk that is $25,000 or $25,000,000 (or more) in expected cost, how do you know with any certainty what the final costs will be? Conventional approaches include getting cost opinions from firms that specialize in determining construction costs through the estimating process. This is where the majority of […]