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Commercial Facilities

Bullets and notebooks scattered on the floor
January 8, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Know When to Run and When to Fight

Health and Safety

Facility managers can protect building residents during a mass shooting by knowing when to encourage them to run, helping them find a place to hide, or instructing them on ways to fight back.

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carpet in an office setting
December 31, 2018 Brad Hoare

Vacuuming: A Key to Clean Indoor Air Quality

Carpets

The right vacuuming tools and a solid floor care strategy can improve overall health for building occupants.

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A Smarter Kind of Clean
November 9, 2018 Sponsored by Brain Corp

A Smarter Kind of Clean

Technology and Trends

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A photo of a finished roll of toilet paper
October 25, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Find Solutions to Your Restroom Challenges

Restrooms

Don't risk the reputation of your facility. Learn how to effectively workload the restroom so it is always clean and well-stocked.

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photo of a ceiling vent
October 16, 2018 Doug Hoffman

Look UP! You May be Housing Airborne Contaminants

Infection Control

Your indoor air contamination may be coming from your vents. Learn how to clear up the mess and prevent future IAQ issues.

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A multi-level facility with a person operating a floor scrubber on the first level
September 28, 2018 Torben Lund Andersen

Defining the 3 Phases of Connected Cleaning

Technology and Trends

With advances in connected cleaning, cleaning equipment will communicate with each other and with other building systems, adapt cleaning schedules to the weather, and send performance reports in real time,

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A recipe card with ingredients for a clean restroom
September 20, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

CMI Course Serves the Perfect Recipe for Restroom Cleaning

Restrooms

A standardized technique for cleaning restrooms will guarantee happy and healthy occupants in both small and large facilities. Learn the technique and become certified in restroom care during the ISSA Show North America 2018.

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A building with green plants growing on it
September 17, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Technology Initiatives Deliver Sustainability to Older Buildings

Technology and Trends

Many of the new buildings under construction in this country are being built with sustainable systems that use less fuel, energy, water, etc. However, thousands of older commercial buildings are still in use. A pilot program in Chicago, IL, may provide solutions to the challenges of updating old buildings.

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Shiny new cars at a dealership
September 13, 2018 Tim Conn

Pricing High-End Retail Facilities: Car Dealerships

Business and Management

​Pricing a contract for a high-end retail facility can be tricky. Don't forget to prioritize these variables for your quote.

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new flooring technologies
September 11, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Save Time and Money With New Flooring Technology

Hard Floors

The latest flooring technology, such as luxury vinyl tile, high-build systems, and dry stripping, will help keep a facility’s floors looking good with minimal care, expense, and fumes.

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John Bernhards, Associate Vice President for APPA
August 22, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Budget for the Lifespan of Your Facility

Facility Management

Oversight of a facility’s total cost of ownership can cause problems for owners who aren’t prepared to care for the property in the long term.

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Sergeant James Songer, Dallas Police Department
August 22, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Run, Hide, Fight: How Facilities Can Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation

Health and Safety

Sergeant James Songer of the Dallas Police Department offers life-saving advice and an opportunity to learn more at October's ISSA Show.

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