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Best practices for ultrasound testing of steam traps
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The most versatile and accurate steam system diagnostics tool kit available today is ultrasonic testing equipment. Ultrasonic steam trap testing is the final test method in the steam trap testing program for detecting faulty steam traps. More

Air Handler Refurbishment: 5 Keys to Success

Refurbishing air handling units can be a daunting task so take some tips from the experts. AQUIS has successfully refurbished over 1,000 air handlers nationwide ranging in both size and complexity. Based on our experience, we have compiled these recommendations to ensure that your next refurbishment project goes as planned. MORE

Facilties America to provide more than 50 education sessions, Oct. 11-12 in Las Vegas
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The premier event for facilities operations and maintenance professionals—AFE's Facilities America Conference—is returning to Las Vegas in 2011. The event will be held in conjunction with the Facility Decision Conference and Expo at the world famous Mirage Events Center and will also offer numerous networking events, including the AFE Awards Ceremony, previews of the latest time-, money- and energy-saving technologies and services from hundreds of vendors. Regisitration for this free event will be available soon at

Big building project planned around Capitol Records Tower
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The owners of the Capitol Records building on Vine Street are seeking approval to build 1 million square feet of structures, including two skyscrapers, surrounding the famous cylindrical office tower resembling a stack of record discs. The mixed-use complex could be valued at as much as $1 billion. More

Changing composition
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The Berklee College of Music located in Boston plans to embark on the largest expansion of its 66-year history, after the city approved plans for three new buildings, including a 24-story tower, that will transform a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue. More

Overcoming barriers to wireless adoption
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Is wireless better or worse than a wired network? The answer is neither; it's different. A plethora of wireless technologies exist to suit a variety of users. Is it for every application? No. But for many, wireless can be more flexible, versatile and cost effective than wired networks.  More

How IT tools are reshaping the future of facilities management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The facilities and IT departments of an enterprise have historically been separate, and much to the detriment of energy efficiency efforts, siloed divisions of a company. A number of factors—including economics, sustainability objectives and technological innovation—have made facilities the last frontier in the enterprise. The convergence of IT and facilities promises both rapid growth for the major players as well as significant improvements in the corporate carbon footprint. More

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Alcoa says it can build a smog-eating high-rise
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In the green marketing sweepstakes, Alcoa just may have come up with the catchphrase of the year: smog-eating buildings. The aluminum giant officially unveiled a building panel that it says not only cleans itself but the surrounding air as well. More

Metal roofing proven by LEED® and ENERGY STAR® to be a superior eco-friendly option
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The blue planet is looking a lot greener these days. In the spheres of architecture, manufacturing, and construction, professionals are coming up with big ideas to leave a smaller ecological footprint. And with so much concern for the environment, rigorous standards have evolved to measure the impact of these innovations. More

US conducts mock bombing to test building safety measures    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A building at Kirtland Air Force base in New Mexico recently was the target of a bombing—but rather than set off alarms, this mock incident helped the government test precautions against real attacks on embassies overseas. More

AFE to host CPMM certification review classes near Washington, D.C., and in California
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Studies show that AFE Certified facilities professionals earn more than $7,000 a year more than their uncertified colleagues. So why not take advantage of the two new Certified Plant Maintenance Manager review classes—and sign up before they fill up? The CPMM is one of three certification programs from AFE and is designed to demonstrate that you have mastered and are maintaining professional expertise in the following areas:

The classes will be held at the following locations and times. Jim Taylor, CPE, CPMM with Machinery Management Solutions, Inc. is the instructor for both:

• May 19-21, 2011: Merced, Calif., University of California — Merced

• June 24-26, 2011: Herndon, Va., Washington Dulles Marriott Suites

For more information, or to register, click here.

AFE Career Center opportunity of the week—Certified Plant Engineer
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A leading manufacturer of professional cutlery in the United States, is seeking a Certified Plant Engineer to lead and direct all aspects of facilities management in Southbridge, Mass. Applications will be accepted for candidates possessing current Certified Plant Engineer status from AFE and 10 years of practical experience in facilities management. For this and other career opportunities, visit the AFE Career Center. More

AFE LinkedIn group site discussion of the week
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Vedad started the AFE LinkedIn group site discussion of the week: "I am working on a capstone project on Zero Net Energy Buildings. What resources, human and technological, are needed for it to truly be zero energy? Any comments are welcome."

Visit the AFE LinkedIn group site to learn more, add your own ideas, or post your own question.

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