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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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Give Your Lobby Some Love

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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.
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Green Infrastructure 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.
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ASHRAE 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.
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Guide to Managing Your Parking Facility 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.
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EPDM, Sustainability, and the Environment 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.
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EPDM, Sustainability, and the Environment Transforming the Idea of the Hotel Lobby
Hotel brands are creating flexible, inviting lobbies as destinations for work and relaxation.
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May 31, 2011
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