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Resilience In HVAC Design

Facility Executive – By Eric Nyenhuis Rome was not built in a day, and neither is resilient HVAC infrastructure. It requires vision, focus, and collaboration bringing together varied expertise around common goals such as efficiency, reliability, ease of maintenance, and lowest total life cycle cost. Resilient infrastructure provides the ability for an organization to carry [...]

Cost Effective Cuts – How Little O&M Energy Use Adjustments Can Yield Big Savings –

Facilities Management Journal - by John Rimer For the past decade or two, the latest and greatest advances in design methodologies and sustainable products have garnered much of the attention and headlines. However, many FMs may be continually perplexed by the millions of dollars spent on technologically advanced energy conservation projects while…READ MORE    

Nuvola launches new preventive-maintenance tool

Hotel Management – by Esther Hertzfeld | Jan 16, 2019 Nuvola released the latest edition of its preventive maintenance and asset-management intelligence tool. The release creates a new avenue for monitoring the status of assets in addition to scheduling, assigning and closing work orders in a user-friendly digital format…With the simple scan of a QR code or existing asset barcode, hotel [...]

The Economic$ of Smoke Alarm Replacement

Lodging Engineer – Fall 2018 Tom Daly – The Hospitality Security Consulting Group, LLC Starting in 2020 hundreds of millions of smoke alarms in commercial buildings including hotels, motels, lodges and inns along with time-shares, apartments, condos, dormitories, board and care facilities, assisted living facilities and similar residential and institutional buildings will require replacement under a [...]

How Are Facilities Teams Using Technology Today, And In 2019?

Facility Executive – December 18, 2018 –  Survey data in a newly released “Facilities Technology Trends & Buying Best Practices” report shows a nearly unanimous (99%) belief of facilities decision-makers that the importance and use of technology will only continue to grow. Released by ARC Document Solutions, the industry research reports insights into the evaluation and [...]

Marriott Breach — What Happened, How Serious Is It And Who Is Impacted?

Forbes - Kate O’Flaherty Hotel group Marriott has suffered a massive data breach affecting the records of up to 500 million customers. In a statement today (30 November) the firm revealed its Starwood division’s guest reservation database had been compromised READ MORE…

Hot Water’s a Comfort Priority

Lodging Engineer – Fall 2018 – Issue #31   Watts Water Technologies, Inc.   Facility managers at Marriott AC Portland Downtown decide to install a digital thermostatic mixing station for the hotel’s domestic water system. READ MORE  

Hot Water’s A Comfort Priority

Hot Water is a Comfort Priority Watts Water Technologies, Inc Lodging Engineer Fall 2018

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Average Hotel Maintenance Engineer Hourly Pay

PayScale, Inc. –  Is Hotel Maintenance Engineer your job title? The average pay for a Hotel Maintenance Engineer is $14.23 per hour.  READ MORE

Balancing Priorities

Facilities Management Journal – Mark Wetzelaer It is well-known that the facility management industry has a dynamic workforce: current staff are getting older, few skilled professionals are entering the industry and employees are leaving for higher wages. This creates the risk of knowledge…READ MORE

Watch For Roofing Risks

FACILITY EXECUTIVE – By Dan Hannan, CSP For over 20 years, falls from heights have been a principal source of serious injury and death in the workplace. Ladders, roofs, storage mezzanines, stairs, and loading dock platforms describe the most common places where people are seriously or fatally injured from falling. It doesn’t matter whether erecting [...]

Striking Marriott workers prepare for ‘day of mass action’

Hotel Management – Elliott Mest More than 7,700 workers at Marriott International hotels throughout Massachusetts, Illinois, California and Hawaii are preparing to mobilize Saturday as talks between the hotel company and union Unite Here continue to deteriorate…READ MORE  

Tips To Prepare Your Building for Winter

Buildings – Now is the time to do necessary maintenance and inspections and buy supplies. No matter what climate or location you live in…READ MORE

Chicago hotel workers vote to strike

Hotel Management - Elliott Mest - Chicago hotel employees have voted to strike this month as negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement fell through. More than 90 percent of Unite Here Local 1’s membership voted in favor of the strike, which will commence Aug. 31 should hotels fail to secure a new deal with workers. More [...]

Emergency Preparedness: A Plan For Failure

Facility Management Journal (IFMA) John Rimer – While much of our focus is on catastrophic events that grab headlines, such as active shooters and major storms, not much attention is given to the incidents that affect facilities on a routine basis.   READ MORE

Hospitality Case Study: Hospitality, California Style

Facility Executive: In the heart of the UCLA campus, a LEED Platinum conference center inspires collaboration and innovation. By Anne Cosgrove From the August 2018 Issue The resources of a world-class university, technical connectivity, and a commitment to sustainability distinguish the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, located in the heart of the UCLA [...]

Short-Term Home Rentals Win Customers Based on Better Prices, More Space, Increased Comfort

Hotel News Resource Travelers are choosing to book short-term rental accommodations with services such as HomeAway, VRBO and AirBnB for two primary reasons, according to a recent survey by The GO Group LLC, an international ground transportation provider. The survey of 343 travelers found that 31% have used short-term rentals at least once…READ MORE

Streamlining Maintenance Across an Entire Hotel Portfolio

Significantly growing a hotel portfolio comes with its own set of challenges. Oldham Goodwin Group found that out first hand after growing its hotel management portfolio to nearly a dozen branded, select-service properties. That’s when the team sought out a way to streamline its increasingly complicated maintenance processes across multiple properties…READ MORE

Six Myths of Concrete Floor Maintenance by James Flieler

Cleaning & Maintenance Management Concrete floors have evolved over the decades. They were originally restricted to the most functional facility areas, such as basements, warehouses, and industrial work areas. Now you see concrete floors just about anywhere…READ MORE