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The importance of firestop training
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Firestop training is an important part of a comprehensive fire-safety system. Firestop training is important because it can ensure that the firestop is in place, installed according to code and remains for the entire life of the firestop product. More



'Living' buildings could inhale city carbon emissions
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What if buildings had lungs that could absorb carbon emissions from the city and convert them into something useful? What if they had skin that could control their temperature without the need for radiators or air-conditioning? What if buildings could come "alive?" More

ISO 50001: The new energy management paradigm
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The International Standards Organization recently released a new standard, ISO 50001, which has gained a lot of attention right out of the gate. ISO 5001 defines how facility executives can establish an energy management plan and integrate it with their routine business model. More

Managers incorporate new communications technology into existing strategies
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Effective communication has always been a central component of efficient maintenance and engineering departments. While that fact has not changed, the ways managers, supervisors, and front-line technicians communicate has evolved a great deal. More

Personal protective equipment is personal before it is protective
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Safety is an absolute right and absolute expectation of every worker, and the vast majority of workplaces ascribe to some structured lean safety program. Whether it is part of a formal lean safety program effort or a continuing emphasis on safety, most manufacturers build safety into the structure of their organization. More

The state of commissioning
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Building commissioning(Cx) has come into its own in recent years as an accepted aspect of building or retrofitting facilities, fueled by both growing understanding of its benefits and its inclusion as a requirement in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED criteria. As a result, Cx providers are spending less time making the case that Cx should be done at all and more time advocating that it be done properly. More

Wave of new data powers the green building industry
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Over the 10 years of its existence, the LEED certification program has designated 25,000 buildings, representing 1.6 billion square feet of cumulative floor space in the United States and abroad, as officially green. Three years ago, less than one-tenth of that had been certified. More

How good is your reactive work?
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In organizations that are stuck in the world of chaos maintenance, all the operations and maintenance team does is reactive work (or 'fire fighting') according to Mike Cowley, president of CE Maintenance Solutions, LLC, an industrial maintenance consulting company based in Buffalo Junction, Va. This reactive work style tends to breed on itself and grow until it consumes the maintenance professional's entire work schedule and personal life. More

The AFE LinkedIn post of the week
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The AFE LinkedIn group Post of the Week comes from Aidan G., a facilities manager at Sodexo A/S in Ireland, who asked: "What do you consider the top priorities for a FM opening a brand new 10,000 sqm property?" To respond to Aidan's post, or to post your own facilities-related question, visit the AFE LinkedIn group site and share your expertise with more than 1,700 other professionals in facilities-related fields. More

Career Center Job of the Week: Director of Maintenance and Engineering
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Erickson Living is seeking a highly-qualified Director of Maintenance and Engineering in Catonsville, Md. (near Baltimore). Travel required. More
 
 
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