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Praise or Hate it, Facilites can be Rated

  It seems that virtually everything in our lives has become rated. We select which restaurants to eat at based on customer reviews, we choose hotels by reading about guest experiences, and we purchase presents after hearing others describe usefulness and longevity of the object. A recent survey even revealed that some 90% of customer […]

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Smarter Working Conditions for Smarter Facility Managers

  Facility managers’ effectiveness has always been limited to things they hear and see around their buildings—whether first-hand, or through tenants’ reports. But, what about the things they can’t see?   In many cases, invisible issues ultimately end up becoming visible only once they develop into a full-scale problem (such as when a corroding pipe […]

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“Pipe Positives” for Colder Days

            It happens: a leak, pipe burst, or something with the plumbing puts a wrench in your perfect building infrastructure. Why is that? Well, it could be that it’s getting cold out, and the pipes have frozen. This can cause cracking, permanent damage, and can evolve into greater building issues. […]

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“See Something, Say Something:” Limit Safety Incidents with a Tap

  Workplace safety: it’s an issue that occurs, with varying degrees of hazards depending on your industry. Anyone who has ever worked in an office building knows the standard protocols; fire drills, where the exits are, and how to file incident reports are all part of the orientation process, and you usually put these in […]