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At some point, every building must bring in an outside contractor to do specialized work that in-house manpower cannot perform on a cost-effective basis, such as boiler blasting, concrete waterproofing, or ceiling painting.
Such an option makes sense, as many operations do not enjoy the luxury of reassigning staff to do labor-intensive work that requires additional training. Nor does facility management have at its ready disposal the unique equipment required to perform major maintenance or upgrade projects.
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Where There's a Wall, There's a Way
National introduces the Exhibit™ Wall Rail Solution which transforms walls into purposeful design elements for a lighter, airier aesthetic. See Exhibit at our Chicago Show, June 13-15, or online and experience more inspiration from new, innovative Epic™ casegoods and Confide™ contemporary metal lounge; plus, a portfolio full of level™ 2 and 3 certified solutions.
Give Your Lobby Some Love
First impressions really do count when it comes to lobbies. If your lobby looks tired and dated, it's well worth your time and money to schedule upgrades. Whether you restore or renovate, enhancing your lobby lets you lead with your best foot forward. Is it time to give your lobby a facelift?
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Monitoring Lighting Systems for Optimal Performance: To further demonstrate its commitment in the energy efficiency space, Schneider Electric recently announced the Powerlink EM series. Powerlink EM Intelligent lighting panels provide a simple, cost effective and energy code compliant way to meter and control branch circuits from a standard panel-board. Powerlink EM systems feature powerful microprocessor based controllers to provide lighting control and power metering.
Designs Stand Out with DuPont™ Sorona® the most innovative carpet fiber in 20 years combining performance with environmental benefits.
Performance: Outstanding durability and crush resistance, combined with permanent stain, fade and bleach resistance results in long lasting beauty.
Environmental Benefits: Also helps reduce dependency on oil while reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Rock your designs with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber.
*Sorona®: made in part with annually renewable plant based ingredients.
Ascent Media saves energy and goes green with help from McQuay frictionless chiller
Arm Your FM Arsenal
TPO Repair Tips
Take the Travel out of Long Distance Meetings
Eliminate Pests at the Source
Avoid Accessibility Mistakes In Parking Areas
Innovating or Interfering?
Design a Sign of the Times
Open the Window to an Efficiency Upgrade
Cutting Cable Costs
Emergency Drills: Don't Ignore the Possibilities
BOMI International education is proven to pay big rewards. Find out more at www.bomi.org.
Facility managers seeking high-performance products have two new options from Sherwin-Williams: Loxon XP® Zero VOC masonry coating and Multi-Purpose Zero VOC latex primer.
Spot Coolers commercial portable heating & cooling. Nationwide Emergency
service 24/7. Your source for portable air conditioning rentals and sales.
Dorlen products has three main product lines: Water Alert, Water Alert Sensor Cable and Ceiling Guard. Catalogs, Specifications and Pricing are available in .pdf form at our website.
Need portable cooling for data centers, offices & more? Atlas Sales & Rentals is on call 24/7 from locations nationwide. Fast service, competitive prices.
LEED CERTIFICATION is the best way to ensure that your buildings are as environmentally friendly as possible! Also, did you know that contractors must receive EPA Lead Certification in order to work on pre-1978 homes? Visit greenedu.com to learn more.
Build a BASYS™ sensor faucet with Sloan’s online configurator. Choose the right model based on style, power/sensor type and many advanced features.
Seesmart’s LED lamps and fixtures provide superior lighting quality and a rapid ROI. Over 500 products available for interior and exterior retrofits.
Connectrac’s floor wireway systems are more subtle and powerful than ever.
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