Publication: Facilities Net

First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Questions to Ask a Roof Contractor

Sometimes, roofing projects can spring up by surprise. In those cases, when time is of the essence, you may not be able to spend the amount of time you'd like researching roofing contractors and their bids. Say, for instance, you get three proposals from ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Signs of Outsourcing Failure

Outsourcing can fail for a number of reasons. The most common ones involve:hiring the wrong contractorsetting unrealistic goalsinadequate contract detailsinflexible contractshaving limited or poor understanding of expectationsfailing to use a statement ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Taking Advantage of Outside Air to Reduce HVAC Costs

Depending on local climate and the amount of air being re-circulated in a building, conditioning outside air may account for a significant portion of cooling load. Spaces that can hold many people at one time such as a theater or auditorium and those ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Cost Savings From Variable Only, Primary Flow Chilled Water Pumping

By David Brooks - September 2014 - HVACOnce upon a time — long before anyone used variable only, primary flow chilled water pumping — primary constant chilled water pumping was the rule of the land. Moving in a simple up and back configuration, this constant ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

How Does Water Get Under a Roof Membrane?

Today's tip is about how water can get underneath a single-ply roofing membrane. Because knowing is half the battle, understanding these three common causes can be the first step toward prevention.First is lack of redundancy. If the seams on single-ply ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

What Is Resilience in Buildings?

Today's tip is about resilience in buildings.Resilience as it relates to buildings is far beyond just the latest industry buzzword. It's a fundamental imperative for any new or existing building, and a non-negotiable consideration for any building to ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Water Conservation: An Audit You'll Like

An operational audit and submetering are two very effective strategies for conserving water in plumbing systems and restrooms. Maintenance and engineering managers can undertake operational audits by examining asset records and by checking all fixture ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Go Beyond Simple Payback To Justify Major HVAC Upgrades

Facility managers need not rely on simple payback to justify HVAC upgrades. A simple payback calculation is sometimes utilized to determine if an energy upgrade is justified. But the simple payback approach does not present the whole picture of the value ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Technician Training Essential to Use Drain-Cleaning Tools

By Thomas A. Westerkamp - August 2014 - Plumbing & RestroomsAs with any skilled trade, troubleshooting and using drain cleaning tools involves both tricks of the trade and art. Technician experience comes into play when sizing up a situation. Where is ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Fixing Piping Problems Inside Buildings

By Thomas A. Westerkamp - August 2014 - Plumbing & RestroomsTo avoid disassembling the piping or drilling a hole in it, technicians have two non-destructive options for measuring wall thickness — an ultrasonic thickness gage and a test specimen.The two-element ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 07 2014]
Entities: Corrosion, Training, Erosion
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Understand Where Energy Is Used To Maximize Benefits Of Healthcare Efficiency Efforts

By Greg Zimmerman, Executive Editor - August 2014 - Health Care FacilitiesUnderstanding both performance and where energy is being used is also the first step to identifying low- and no-cost strategies for improving efficiency — strategies that can show ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Sound Strategies for Open Offices

By Naomi Millán, Senior Editor - August 2014 - Commercial Office FacilitiesBecause different groups will have different work styles and acoustics needs, it makes sense to pair like with like as much as possible, says Janet Pogue McLaurin, principal with ... [Published Facilities Net - Aug 05 2014]

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"There are actually two buildings that comprise the current state capitol," Manning says. "The first completed construction in 1869. Then in the late 1940s, a second building was built directly next to it, so it becomes one building. That finished construction in 1951."
The study, "The Decision to Contract Out: Understanding the Full Economic and Social Impacts" is available at the Colorado Center for Policy Studies at http://www.uccs.edu/~ccps/
The two-year old Resilient Design Institute defines resilience as "the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and to maintain or regain functionality and vitality in the face of stress or disturbance. It is the capacity to bounce back after a disturbance or interruption of some sort." It's an idea has become more en vogue the last several years as storms and other natural disasters have grown more severe, many suspect as a result of...
...years, aesthetics have become increasingly important in projects, and certainly in commercial facilities," says John Fitzgerald of Chicago Faucets. "We're exposed to more things every day that are more cosmetic and aesthetically pleasing. To me, it's just a matter of time before that's going to start on the consumer end and trickle into the business-to-business side of it."

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How Does Water Get Under a Roof Membrane? [Published Facilities Net - Aug 20 2014]
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