Articles by tag: facilities

Why Reliable Communication Systems are Critical in Event Production

In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas continues his series on live event production and venue technology, focusing on an often overlooked but essential component: intercom and communication systems. Guest Brian Grahn from Clear-Com shares his insights on the critical role these systems play beyond traditional production environments, highlighting their application in […]

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The Impact of PoE Lighting and Smart Automation on Facility Management

Akram Khalis, CEO of MHT Technologies, recently shared his insights on the evolving world of facility management. He highlighted how Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting and smart automation technologies are playing a pivotal role in this transformation. Key Points from Akram Khalis: PoE Lighting and Automation: These innovative technologies allow for power and […]

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Building Management
HVAC Services: Heroes of the 21st Century Keep Our Homes and Businesses Running

HVAC services are essential. Some might say they are recession and pandemic-proof. No matter the situation, businesses rely on the solutions they provide to keep their facilities up and running. Still, like many skilled professions today, recruiting people into the industry is a challenge, and it is critical to find new talent to keep the […]

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Beyond the Concept - Concept Systems
Beyond the Concept: Managing the Risk of Using Out-of-Date Parts and Products in a Facility

Facilities can ill afford to have equipment go down with today’s supply chain challenges. Lost hours could quickly become lost days if a replacement is unavailable. Sam Cafferata, Principal Engineer at Concept Systems, spoke with Tyler Kern about this all-too-real issue and what facilities can do to ensure their equipment is up-to-date and in good […]

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Healthcare
The Enforcement of Hospital Pricing Transparency and its Downsides

When it comes to healthcare pricing at hospitals, despite a law in place that requires the listing of procedure costs — they haven’t always been easily accessible. But the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now enforcing that rule with some pricey penalties. The discussion surrounding pricing transparency is not new and has been a […]

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10 Minutes to a Better Building
10 Minutes to a Better Building: The Importance of Rental Services for Facilities

Facilities managers know that contingency planning is necessary for any effective building operation. Part of those contingencies is access to rental services. John Finucan, Senior Rental Project Executive at Boland, joined host 10 Minutes to a Better Building host Tyler Kern to talk about the importance of rental services. Finucan is the ideal expert to […]

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Building Management
Importance of Trusting Relationships and Finding Humor While ‘SWFH’

Taz Southerland, senior facilities manager at Walmart, revealed to Hosts Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton how he brought humor to the ‘work from home’ era of the pandemic, the importance of relationships — whether virtual or in-person — and the unique story around his nickname Taz. When Walmart Corporation moved employees to work from home […]

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The Future of Security: Discovering the Next Generation of Security Solutions at ISC West
April 23, 2024

The recently concluded International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 (ISC West) proved to be an indispensable platform for discovering the next generation of security solutions, providing attendees with invaluable insights into the future of the industry. At a recent episode of MarketScale’s roundtable show Experts Talk, Cathal Walsh, Vice President and Chief Security […]

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Cyber Resilience: To Protect Corporate Assets, Businesses Must Invest in Cybersecurity Training
April 23, 2024

As cyberattacks occur at increasing frequency, cybersecurity has become a cornerstone of corporate security strategies across all sectors. With businesses increasingly reliant on digital infrastructures, the quality of a company’s cybersecurity training is no longer just an operational requirement — it is a strategic asset. The stakes are high, as a breach can lead […]

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Forming Relationships with Industry Insiders Can Quell Sales Cycles and their Length of Time
April 23, 2024

New companies are facing more and more challenges in the security industry as sales cycles are experiencing lengthier times. One of those reasons is due to the complexity of the security industry itself, along with the unique and special business models every new company will come in with. But there is a solution to […]

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Cyber-first approach
From Bollards to Bytes: Why Security Firms Need to Adopt a Cyber-First Approach
April 23, 2024

How can the security industry effectively navigate the shift from traditional physical security measures to adopting a cyber-first approach in its sales and integration strategies? The transition from physical to digital security solutions was a major theme at the International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 held earlier this month. On a recent episode of […]

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Intellego: Expert Advice for Choosing and Using UV-C Disinfection Systems for Your Facility
August 27, 2021

“Deploying UV-C technology requires meeting facility needs and ensuring they know how to use it and validate it that it’s working properly.” Disinfection is at the forefront of everyone’s mind in a pandemic. As a result, most facilities need a portfolio of tools to support this, with UV-C being one of those. But how can […]

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How to Protect Your Facility from Natural Disaster ‘Hotspots’
July 30, 2021

Natural disasters, by their very nature, are difficult to plan for. Over the past year, in addition to the weight of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters around the world have bared their teeth. Extreme flooding in Germany and China, freezes in the American Midwest, fires raging across Canada – the list is long. What’s […]

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How Can You Ensure Long Term Safety and Hygiene in Your Facility?
July 29, 2021

The world stepped up its attention to health, wellness and hygiene in response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even with reopening progressing, expectations surrounding cleanliness and safety remain higher than ever before. That means that, particularly in high-touch spaces like schools and daycares and among workers coming into close contact, facilities need […]

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Empowering Students to Design Their Own Futures
July 1, 2021

In moving education forward, how much does the system empower students to become successful citizens? Students should be able to design their own futures, but that takes systemic change. These are big challenges and questions for Beyond the Classroom with host Tom Watkins and guest Marcy Raymond. Raymond currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for the PAST (Partnering […]

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How to Live Up to Value Promises in Partner Relationships
June 2, 2021

Partner relationships make businesses successful, and those trusted partnerships are more necessary than ever in the modern business landscape. But when that partner promises value, can they actually deliver? Vixxo’s Nikki Boone, Vice President of Customer Success, and Bryan Hartnett, SVP of Service Center Operations, know that value is more than just a word; it’s […]

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Getting the Most Out of Handyman Services in Facilities Management
April 22, 2021

There’s a lot to be said for specialized vendors capable of getting your most specialized, niche equipment back up and running in no time flat – but there are also repairs and maintenance challenges facilities managers face that are much more straightforward. For these tasks, it can pay to find a valuable, professional and capable […]

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Where to Find the Hidden Nuggets of Energy Savings
April 21, 2021

When funding a healthy building project, finding additional savings wherever possible is always welcomed. Do hidden nuggets of energy savings assist? That was the question posed to Dean Smith, Controls Specialist at Boland, and he had some good news for building owners. The starting point for savings begins with the client’s goals. With so many […]

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10 Minutes to a Better Building: A Guide for Choosing the Right Parts & Supplies Partner
April 6, 2021

Although he’s quite the busy man, Vince Dawson, General Manager at Boland Supply, found 10 minutes to spare, and that’s precisely the time needed to help host Tyler Kern with some tips and insights on choosing the right parts and supplies partner. “I think the best reason for choosing the right supplier is you can […]

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How Queueing Can Aid Healthcare in the Fight Against Concurrent Flu and COVID-19 Care
February 4, 2021

This flu season is unlike any we’ve ever seen – occurring at the same time as a global pandemic, it’s straining the healthcare system in the United States and beyond in new and impactful ways. COVID-19’s more than 22 million cases in the U.S. have resulted in nearly 400,000 deaths, adding to flu deaths that […]

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