Category: Maintenance and Operations

Facility manager reviewing drawings with a contractor

How to Spot an Unqualified Contractor

The process of hiring a quality contractor can be complicated and tiring. Many contractors will claim they are the perfect candidates for a job or that their workmanship is superior to others offering the same service. When it comes to investing in your facility, you want to hire the most qualified contractor for the project.

Facility managers networking at summit event.

Get the Edge You Need at the Facilities Management Summit!

The Facilities Management Summit is a dynamic two-day event specifically targeted at facilities management professionals across all sectors. The summit is set up to facilitate focused discussions between you and vendors who will walk you through the latest technologies and innovative solutions to meet your facility’s maintenance and operational needs.

View of loading dock door inside a warehouse facility

5 Steps to Loading Dock Safety

As facility managers whose properties include manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution centers, loading docks are the center of the action—the hub for receiving and unloading freight. Loading docks can be exterior or fully enclosed in a receiving bay, and they are typically located near a storage room or staging area. They can also be one […]

Oil pump, O&G

Are You a New O&G Facility Owner or Manager? EPA Has a Customized Audit Program for You

The EPA has launched its voluntary Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production New Owner Audit Program (O&G Audit Program), a descendent of the Agency’s various self-audit policies designed specifically for the upstream O&G sector. The new program offers incentives to new owners of O&G facilities who discover, disclose, and correct noncompliance with federal Clean […]

mold on a wall

A Checklist for Preventing Mold Growth in Your Facility

It’s been pretty damp lately in some parts of the country, given the dramatic amount of precipitation that fell in one form or another this past winter. For many parts of the country, spring is simply bringing more precipitation and the sun isn’t out enough to help deal with all the moisture. This leads to […]