Maintenance and Operations - June 2013

Well-crafted equipment rental contract vital to facilities project management

No matter the equipment in question, facility managers can deliver a successful rental project by ensuring the rental agreement is clear, comprehensive and effective.


Climate, weather conditions factor into roof coatings decisions

Choosing a roof coating best suited to a facility's local climate can be the difference between a failed application and one that delivers energy savings and prolongs a roof's performance life.


Free webcast prepares managers for surprise inspections in healthcare facilities

Healthcare Facilities Today will host a free webcast June 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern on how to prepare for a surprise inspection in a healthcare facility.


Tips for choosing the right drain-cleaning equipment for the job

The task of keeping drains, piping and plumbing systems open and flowing in institutional and commercial facilities is challenging and unending.


Assessment of roof condition aids in decision to repair or replace

Performing a roof-condition assessment can be beneficial when deciding whether to install a new roof or repair an existing roof.


BIM and COBie can help make the most of CMMS systems

Increasingly, managers are seeking ways to take advantage of emerging technology tools to enhance the power of their computerized maintenance management systems.


Facility managers can take steps to ensure proper floor installation

Flooring installation failures are an increasing problem that can be costly and time-consuming, but there are actions facility managers can take to ensure proper installation.


How to create an accurate payback calculator for a water system upgrade

Because water system upgrades are typically expensive, the payback for performing them needs to make financial sense.


Consider all factors when making decision to replace building chiller

Moving cautiously is important when facing the potential costs and disruption associated with a chiller replacement, but there are other factors that must be taken into consideration.


LED lighting gains popularity as versatile option for healthcare facilities

As healthcare facilities professionals seek to boost overall efficiencies in operations while facing tight budgets, lighting is one area that can be tapped for definitive savings, thanks to new technologies such as LEDs.



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