BLD_2009_AtTheMoment_nav_divider_blank

7 Contractor Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

May 27, 2011

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.

Read more about contractors...

Featured Sponsor:

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.

Visit www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com for more information.

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?
Read more about lobbies…

Solar Innovation to Capture 95% of Light Energy
Today's solar panels only collect about 20% of available light, but a University of Missouri engineer has developed an innovative flexible solar sheet that captures more than 90% of available light. Click here for complete article…
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 The legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and is designed to reduce barriers that residential, commercial, and industrial sectors face when utilizing new technology. Click here for complete article…
Top 5 Tips to Combat Facility Odors
Odor ranks above poor customer service as a critical customer annoyance, and has shown to seriously deter repeat business.
Click here for complete article …
Featured Sponsor:

Schneider Electric

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.

Click here for more information.
Hiring an Electrical Contractor
The following suggestions can also help you find the right electrical contractor for any electrical job, whether it's new construction, an upgrade, or maintenance.Click here for complete article …
Why Contractor Safety is Important for an Owner
Not only must owners be concerned with potential risks to their employees, tenants, or property, but they must also be concerned about the risks that the contractor bears.
Click here for complete article …
Transforming the Idea of the Hotel Lobby Hotel brands are creating flexible, inviting lobbies as destinations for work and relaxation.Click here for complete article …
Featured Sponsor:

DuPont™ Sorona®

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.

Visit: www.sorona.dupont.com
Monitoring Energy Use: The Power of Information Seize cost-saving opportunities and improve building performance with a proven solution New York City Subway – Transit Escalators IntelaSun Catalog
Building Sustainability through Building Automation

Ascent Media saves energy and goes green with help from McQuay frictionless chiller

Spartan Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes
Click here to view Whitepapers… Click here to view Case Studies… Click here to view Catalogs…

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Buildings, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Building Security & Technology Month

Date: May 8, 15, 22, 29. 2024Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMTSponsors: Duration: 1 Hour each  Register Today!  Single sign...

Building Better Schools

Download this digital resource to better understand the challenges and opportunities in designing and operating educational facilities for safety, sustainability, and performance...

Tips to Keep Facility Management on Track

How do you plan to fill the knowledge gap as seasoned facility managers retire or leave for new opportunities? Learn about the latest strategies including FM tech innovations ...

The Beauty & Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Built Environment

Biophilic design is a hot trend in design, but what is it and how can building professionals incorporate these strategies for the benefits of occupants? This eHandbook offers ...