Best’s Best: No limits

The Suntrust Center in downtown Richmond, Va. blends into a skyline of high-rises that soar into the sky on the water’s edge. A towering structure like the Suntrust Center has “no limits” to what can be fixed, according to Building Engineer, Christopher Alston. While spending most days tending to different HVAC jobs in the building, […]

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Is your building making you sick?

Air filtration systems may be doing a lot more for your building than you think. Air filters work by trapping and collecting particulates, biological materials, and gasses as air moves through a building’s HVAC system. Initially, air filtration systems were used in commercial buildings to protect HVAC units, reducing the need for facility cleaning. In […]

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Bridging the skilled trades gap

Millennials have been credited with the destruction of everything from napkins to department stores to marriage. While these younger people have been foregoing homeownership to enjoy the occasional avocado toast, it illuminates the fact that younger generations’ choices outnumber those of older generations and shape the world of tomorrow. Now, the majority of Millennials have […]

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Improving indoor air quality

We are all aware of the dangers in the air around us outdoors, whether that means breathing in city street pollution or coping from allergies when there is a lot of pollen in the air. But what about the air quality in the workplace and indoor areas where we spend most of our time? Better […]

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What are smart buildings?

Today, technology is a regular part of our everyday lives. In our cars, the homes we live in, and sometimes even found on our wrists in the form of smart watches or in our pockets. Technological innovation doesn’t stop there either. It can be fully integrated into your life as a facilities management professional too. […]

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Is your routine holding you back?

Selecting a day to preform regular checks on your building’s high-traffic areas throughout the day will lead to answer. That answer might even surprise you. I admit that I am a person who clings tightly to a regular daily routine. I rarely deviate from my regular, predictable schedule. This is because I feel that I […]

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How to manage an empty building

Fewer cars on the road and mandatory business closures across the country have made ghost towns out of office and school buildings. However, the essential maintenance personnel remaining inside have had alter the ways in which they manage our built environment. Many office workers have fluctuating schedules or work remotely full-time, hollowing their normally occupied […]

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