Facilities Maintenance News

What Is BIM Data And Why Is It Important?

BIM or Building Information Modeling, is a way for designers and builders to pass along information regarding newly constructed facilities to facility owners. Most people think BIM is just three dimensional modeling, which is part of it, but what is important is the actual data delivered. BIM data can be used to effectively maintain facilities throughout their life-cycles. BIM's are embe...

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Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) Subject To The SPCC Rule

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced revisions to the federal Underground Storage Tank (UST) Rule (40 CFR Part 280). Changes include adding secondary containment for new and replaced tanks and piping, adding operator training requirements, and adding operation and maintenance requirements, among others. Click here for a link to the USEPA amendment,...

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Protection Against Legionella - New York State’s Emergency Regulations Concerning Cooling Towers

The recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City has been traced to cooling towers, and in response the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has approved emergency regulations requiring any owner of a cooling tower in the state to register, inspect and implement a maintenance program for their tower(s). The regulations were adopted August 17, 2015 and remain in effect f...

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What to Expect from an EPA SPCC Inspection

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with ensuring facilities that store or handle oil comply with the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations set forth in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 112. Inspections may be announced or unannounced, and can be triggered by: national enforcement initiatives, referrals from state or loca...

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Top 7 Reasons Facility Management Software Adoption Fails

If your company is looking to purchase a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), you probably already know the benefits of implementing a CMMS. Some of the benefits, such as increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs might be necessary for your business to succeed in today’s marketplace. While you should plan for success, part of the planning process should consi...

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2014 U.S. Energy Consumption Report - Infographic

To download the PDF version - Click Here   Here are some other helpful articles: Why You Should Reconsider Buying Enterprise Level Maintenance Software Customizable Maintenance Software vs. Canned Maintenance Software How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Maintenance Programs

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