Facilities Management Resources
Crack Seal for Pavement
LOWE’S Distribution Center in Rockford, IL was facing rapidly deteriorating asphalt pavement on a three year old, 3.5 million square foot parking lot. Linear cracking in this immense lot was spreading at a rate of 10% yearly. At that rate, major reconstruction was projected to be necessary within five years. The goal was to extend the life expectancy of the lot to its maximum.
Deferred Maintenance: short term gain, long term cost?
Paving a Gravel Lot
Commonwealth Edison, a large utility company, wanted to pave an existing gravel lot at one of their facilities. Third party engineering specifications unexpectedly required complete removal and replacement of the existing gravel base that was determined to be contaminated by poor sub-base soil conditions.
Open cracks, uneven transitions, asphalt depressions and potholes can pose liability and safety issues.
2009 January/February Making a Splash!
2009 January/February Bonding with Procurement: Why Should I Talk to Procurement?
2009 January/February Growing Global
2009 July/August A New Shade of Green
2009 September/October Somebody, Turn On the Lights!
2009 SeptemberOctober Are You Certifiable?
2009 September/October The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow
2009 September/October Retailer Profile: Borders
2009 November/December Oh, Canada!
2009 November/December Water Conservation, Walmart Style
2010 January/February Best Practices: Building Facilities Department Credibility
2010 January/February Grow Your Best Practices with Green Leadership
2010 January/February Put Your Best Practices Forward
2010 January/February Retailer Profile: Na Hoku
2010 March/April Rollout Rules
2010 March/April Fill 'Er Up!
2010 March/April Maintain You: Tips For Making Your Job Search Easier
2010 March/April Green Solutions: The Drivers of Sustainability
2010 May/June HVAC Strategies
2010 May/June To Defer, Or Not To Defer?
2010 May/June Clean Carpet Is Good Business
2010 May/June Operations: A Simple Strategy to Lower Maintenance Repaint Costs
2010 May/June Maintenance: Enhance & Maintain Your Signage to Create a Vibrant Image
2010 May/June Green Solutions: Sustainability through Vendor-Retailer Partnerships
2010 MayJune Retailer Profile Beauty Brands
2010 July/August Standards, Certifications and Legislation, Oh My!
2010 July/August Management: Preventative Maintenance for Sustainable Floors
Retailer Q&A: Keeping It Green
2010 July/August Retailer Profile:Best Buy
2010 September/October PRSM Celebrates 15 Years!
2010 September/October Look Like You're Made of Money Even If You're not
2010 September/October Lead the Pack With Your RFMP Certification
2010 September/October Retailer Q&A: Justify Thyself
2010 November/December Talk It Out
2010 November/December Retailer Profile: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
2011 January/February Leading With Best Practices
2011 January/February Ignore the Hype: Auction Isn't A Bad Word
2011 January/February Revelations in Lighting: LED Product Assessment
2011 March/April Disaster Planning: Surviving the Storm
2011 March/April How King of Prussia Mall and Merchants Handled a Flood of Problems
2011 March/April Develop a Big-Picture View
2011 March/April Fire Protection: Fire Safety Starts With Maintenance
2011March/April Don't Go At It Alone
2011 March/April Management: Would You Want to Work for YOU?
2011 March/April Retailer Profile: Charming Shoppes
2011 May/June Defy Rising Energy Costs
2011 May/June Database Asset Management
2011 May/June Your Asset Management Fortune Cookie
2011 May/June Asset Management For Your Brand
2011 May/June Assessing Environmental Sustainability Opportunities
2011 May/June Retailer Profile: Hot Topic
2011 July/August Every Drop Counts
2011 July/August Dong More With Less - And Saving Money In The Process
2011 July/August Green Solutions: LEED For Retail Facility Maintenance Professionals
2011 July/August Operations: Greening In Place
2011 July/August Maintenance: Parking Lots Get A Green Facelift
2011 September/October Lost in Translation: Managing Retail Facilities in Europe
2011 September/October Repair or Replace? Considering the Options in Air Conditioning Refrigerants
2011 September/October Snow Economics
2011 September/October Green Solutions: Green Certification for Retailers
2011 September/October Maintenance: How to Improve Your Vertical Transportation Systems
2011 September/Ocober Management: "I Don't Have Time" Is A Lie!
2011 November/December Leaks and Leases
2011 November/December Planning and Communication are Keys to Black Friday Success
2011 November/December JCPenney Sustainability Initiatives
2011 November/December Retail Facilities Sourcing
2011 November/December Bucking the Trend to Cut PMs
2011 November/December Maintenance: Better Cleaning For Less Money?
2011 November/December Best Practices: Forecasting a Maintenance and Repair Budget