Maintenance and Operations - July 2013

Successful plumbing retrofits hinge on specifying best products for job

Perhaps the most daunting challenge in planning plumbing retrofits is specifying the most appropriate products to ensure the upgrade achieves its goals.


Best practices in essential areas can aid managers in specifying facility signage

Maintenance and engineering managers need to address a range of essential areas when selecting signage and sign-making equipment for their departments and facilities.


Uncertain business climate makes strategic facility planning more important than ever

Many facility managers opt out of strategic planning these days in favor of just coping with the idiosyncrasies of their corporate environment. However, experts say the concept of strategic planning is more relevant in our current uncertain business climate than before.


Symposium to offer tips, best practices for hospital parking operations

The Cleveland Clinic, in cooperation with the International Parking Institute (IPI), is offering a two-day Parking CARES Symposium Aug. 5 and 6 to highlight best practices from the clinic's award-winning parking operations.


Florida hospital closes operating rooms due to infestation of flying ants

A hospital in Pensacola, Fla., was forced to close a suite of operating rooms July 8 because of a sudden infestation of flying ants.


Voting open until July 15 for 2013 Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards

Voting is currently underway on Facebook for the Maintenance Solutions 2013 Achievement Awards, with a voter deadline of July 15.


Annual inspection of doors, hardware can aid in facility performance, safety

To provide desired levels of performance and safety, maintenance and engineering managers need to develop and implement an inspection program that targets doors and door hardware.



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