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Red stop light
November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
November 27, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Keep it Clean, Keep it Safe in Industrial Facilities

Training is critical to keeping cleaning staff safe on a plant or warehouse floor. Review these safety tips before training staff to clean these risky environments.

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Photo of patients in a health care facility waiting room
November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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A person using equipment to care for a terrazzo floor
November 21, 2018 James Flieler

Protected Terrazzo Floors Last a Lifetime

While terrazzo is generally long lasting—and is still found in old palacios and palazzos in Italy—it can succumb to deterioration. Here’s how to prevent it.

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Wood gymnasium floor
September 7, 2017 Mike Watt

Get on the Ball with Protecting Your Gym Floor

Facility managers tasked with protecting hardwood gym floors, such as those in schools or recreation centers, will find creating a gym floor management program a good first step.

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Strategize for Inclement Seasons
September 5, 2017 Brian Birch & Missy Henriksen

Strategize for Inclement Seasons

Follow this step-by-step guide on snow and ice removal planning to ensure your property is prepared for whatever the winter season has in store.

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Raise Expectations for High-Level Projects
August 4, 2017 Justin Kissinger

Raise Expectations for High-Level Projects

For extensive projects, such as ceiling repairs, low-level access lifts are the most efficient and safest alternative.

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Cleaning Is Not Black and White
August 4, 2017 Judy Gillies

Cleaning Is Not Black and White

Here are six steps you must take into consideration when calculating labor hours.

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Create a 2018 FM Budget
July 31, 2017 Ray Demes

Create a 2018 FM Budget

Here are five financial tips you should follow to ensure your building continues to flourish in the coming year.

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Think Snow While the Summer Sun Shines
July 27, 2017 William R. Griffin

Think Snow While the Summer Sun Shines

If you service areas that are prone to wet and freezing temperatures, chances are you will be responsible for ice and snow removal. How should you bid these services?

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Time to Upgrade
July 26, 2017 Joel Craddock

Time to Upgrade

Holding on to outdated and cheap equipment can be the most expensive choice you’ll ever make. Here's how spending some of your hard-earned money can increase your bottom line.

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Strategize for the Future: Create a Disaster Plan
July 11, 2017 Jack Brosnan

Strategize for the Future: Create a Disaster Plan

It’s nearly impossible to know when a disaster will strike, and yet any of them could result in complete failure for an organization.

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A Wet Drain Keeps the Cockroaches Away
July 10, 2017 Klaus Reichardt

A Wet Drain Keeps the Cockroaches Away

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Cleaning Your Commercial Kitchen
July 7, 2017 Chelsea Keeton

Cleaning Your Commercial Kitchen

Regardless of whether your facility's kitchen is in a high school cafeteria or a five-star hotel restaurant, ensuring your commercial kitchen is a clean and healthy environment should be a top priority.

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Pricing Exterior Maintenance Projects
July 5, 2017 William R. Griffin

Pricing Exterior Maintenance Projects

When we think of servicing building exteriors,we may think of dumping trash cans, picking up garbage and cigarette butts, and sweeping the sidewalk. However, those aren't enough.

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Beauty on the Outside
June 12, 2017 David Lanzafame

Beauty on the Outside

A building’s landscape is one of the first parts of the property a patron, client, or potential employee may see when visiting.

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