Case Studies and White Papers

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Project Profile: G.H. Palmer Associates »

Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevators & Escalators provides G.H. Palmer Associates dependable, upscale elevators that serve both tenants and staff effectively with zero downtime read the full case study here.

Bustling Miami Shopping Center Realizes Revenues in Parking »

Brought to you by: FlashParking

FlashParking transforms operation, elevates customer experience, boosts efficiencies, and realizes new revenues for this prominent location. Download.

Improved Building Control Enhances Patient and Staff Comfort »

Brought to you by: Honeywell

From shrinking budgets to aging structures, public and private institutions face financial pressures – and facility expenditures can seem out of reach. See how Washington Health System Greene worked with Honeywell to implement infrastructure improvements that enhanced occupant experience and drove operational savings. Download

Service Profile: Westfield »

Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevators.
http://www.mitsubishielevator.com/

Mitsubishi Electric Elevators & Escalators supports one of the largest global real estate companies Westfield with a tailored service solution. Download.

smartengine delivers low voltage Human Centric Lighting project at Gymshark’s HQ »

Brought to you by: smartengine | wtec
www.mysmartengine.com

smartengine is a revolutionary system providing the basis for smart building infrastructure with a fine mesh sensor network & real time data and control. This intelligent technology uses standard IT infrastructure to transmit power and data. It also drives LED fixtures in the most efficient way possible, even enabling individual flexible Human Centric smart Lighting. smartengine makes complex building infrastructures a thing of the past and is a perfect player in an open, secure, connected building, paving the way for any Use Cases which provide value to tenants, operators and investors. Download.

CMMS Basics and Beyond »

Brought to you by: Hippo CMMS
www.hippocmms.com

This is Part 1 of a series on best practices for implementing a CMMS. Set yourself up for success learning the best tips from industry experts. Download

Business Impact of Pests »

Brought to you by: Rentokil Steritech

The presence of pests disrupts business, From impacting employee morale to product contamination, pests can dramatically affect your bottom line. Rentokil Steritech’s global parent company, Rentokil Initial, commissioned a study to put a dollar figure to that financial impact. This infographic highlights a few of the key findings from the Business Impact of Pests Report. Download.

Is CMMS Software Worth the Cost? »

Brought to you by: Hippo CMMS
www.hippocmms.com

Considering investing in CMMS but not sure if the cost justifies the spend? Use this guide to calculate the ROI a CMMS can deliver. Download

Modernize Aging Infrastructure with Intelligent Technology »

Brought to you by: Honeywell

Infrastructure modernization + digital transformation = intelligent evolution. See how Sydney Opera House unlocked an unprecedented level of visibility and control with a single facility management platform, engineered by Honeywell. Download.

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities
are Performing as Designed »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed. Each year, the arrival of spring brings to mind the task of spring cleaning. The existing building environment directly and indirectly impacts the health, safety and productivity of occupants and operations, which makes the performance of a facility an important consideration. The basic underlying principle of building commissioning is just that - testing and inspecting systems, equipment, operations and controls to make certain they are working optimally, both in terms of effect and costs to achieve that effect. Download.

One Commerce Square; a Case Study »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Lockstep collaboration leads to LEED Gold certification, energy savings of $640,000/year, and 80 percent productivity improvement for this Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors managed, 400,000 square foot, 30-story office tower in Memphis, Tennessee. Download

The Impact of VSDs on Chiller Plant Performance »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

The efficiency of various chiller plant designs and operation strategies is a hot industry topic. Also reverberating through the industry is the concept of the all-variable-speed chiller plant. This White Paper compares the impact of the addition of VSDs to various chiller plant components under a few different design and control conditions. Download

Ranking U.S. Neighborhoods by the Number of New Apartments Built 2010-2016 »

Brought to you by: Yardi 

Since the economic recession, the number of new multifamily developments has increased significantly and rental properties are arguably one of the hottest investments in the industry right now. Many U.S. markets, and certain regions in particular, like the South and the Southwest, have seen unprecedented apartment construction volumes in the last 10 years. This white paper illustrations how both large and mid-sized cities are being transformed by numerous urban infill developments, as the demand for rentals and a general need for more housing options are stronger than ever. Download

A New Look at Building Value: How Building Technology, People and Process Improve Business Outcomes and Create Greater Operational Value »

Brought to you by: Siemens

While the U.S. economy continues to improve, organizations across sectors remain laser-focused on cutting costs and increasing return on investment. This white paper demonstrates how data-driven buildings, whether stand-alone or part of a campus, can help diverse organizations achieve significant business goals by improving operational and energy efficiency while increasing overall shareholder value. Download

Intelligent Infrastructure: How to Make a Smart Building More Profitable »

Brought to you by: Siemens

From the moment a building is constructed and starts consuming resources, it starts deteriorating. Mechanical, electrical, automation and all building systems naturally decline over time in terms of both performance and efficiency. The results can be the same; operations and maintenance costs rise, energy consumption rises and occupant comfort may decline. This white paper explains the benefits of monitoring-based commissioning, and how a sophisticated package of software applications that combine building data from a wide variety of sources can better manage building perform and efficiency. Download

Intelligent Infrastructure: How to Make a Smart Building More Profitable »

Brought to you by: Siemens

The nature of modern buildings is changing dramatically. Buildings once simply provided a space for people to live, learn and work. Now they have to be smart. Smart buildings are also expected to work with elements outside their four walls and interact with electrical grids, environmental conditions and the mission of their organizations. This white paper addresses the components that form an intelligent infrastructure, taking a holistic view of a building and applying a technology roadmap to support the long-term value and efficiency of the facility. Download

Tenants Come Clean »

Brought to you by: Siemens

Facility and property managers know their restrooms are important. But it may be surprising to know that office workers look at the restroom with an even more critical eye. In fact, the impact of restrooms on the tenant’s perception of management, of the building, and even of their own company, may be significantly underestimated. This white paper explores office work perceptions in the U.S. and other English speaking countries what they want and wish for in their office restrooms. Download

Going Green to Save Green When Renovating Your Facility »

Brought to you by: 3M

Across the U.S., commercial facilities account for an estimated 39 percent of total energy required to heat, cool and power buildings with electricity.i As facility managers become more conscious of climate change and environmental issues, businesses across a variety of industries are incorporating and implementing sustainable operations. In fact, LEED, the world’s most widely used green building system, has more than 32,500 certified commercial projects.ii

This shift toward building and maintaining “green” facilities has had an impact on what defines the role of a facility manager, and instituting energy efficient and sustainable cleaning and maintenance practices is top of mind.

Having the proper knowledge on sustainable practices is especially necessary when applying updates or completing a renovation in a facility. To learn more, read here.

i https://www.forbes.com/sites/bisnow/2017/12/08/5-ways-architectural-design-is-going-green/#3996defb4854
ii https://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-numbers-16-years-steady-growth

Nobody knows more about precast than Fabcon… Including repairing it. »

Brought to you by: FABCON

Fabcon’s Work to Existing division can asses, survey modify and provide concrete repair regardless of who manufactured your wall panels. Download

Innovative and Sustainable Museum Design Achieved with Precast Concrete »

Brought to you by: PCI

Designers of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Fla., wanted to create a structure that would surprise and delight patrons. The solution: a three-dimensional façade and massive, dome-shaped planetarium. Learn how they used precast concrete to create one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable science museums. Download

AERCO Innovation Provides the Ideal Retrofit for this Major Convention Center Hotel »

Brought to you by: AERCO

Learn how AERCO’s Innovation water heaters improved efficiency by 96%, and eliminated the need to store 3,000 gallons of standing water thanks to its unique tankless design. The Innovations fit through a standard doorway and elevator and were sidewall vented with PVC drastically reducing installation costs. Once installed, the onboard Water Heater Management system ensured continual, peak efficiency, which drastically reduced fuel bills and delivered bigger ROI. Download. 

Unleashing the Power of Your CMMS »

Brought to you by: Flagship Facility Services, Inc.

As facilities and their infrastructures become more complex, technologies have evolved that can help Facility Managers and Directors efficiently manage the organization’s physical assets. The most obvious example of this technology is Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). CMMS’ promise real-time easy access to facility data and a methodology to bring stability to capital budgeting by moving from a reactive break/fix cycle to a proactive schedule of preventive facility maintenance. To often though, this promise is never realized. Download.

Request for Proposal Time? »

Brought to you by: Flagship Facility Services, Inc.

If you’re in Facilities Management in the public or private sector, you’ve likely been involved in a facilities services RFP at some point in your career, either as a responder or an issuer. We think there is a better way to identify innovative partners that provide competitively priced solutions to your facilities’ actual challenges. Download

The Importance of Company Culture »

Brought to you by: Flagship Facility Services, Inc.

With 2019 now underway, mergers and acquisitions are at an all-time high. More than any point in the past, companies are deciding that a merger or acquisition is a viable growth strategy. This decision is typically driven by several factors but both sides reap benefits. Although risky, M & A’s have proven to be one of the fastest ways to increase the valuation of an organization. But, there is one often overlooked component that can derail an M & A. Download

We Know Precast Inside and Out »

Brought to you by: FABCON
https://fabconprecast.com/

Fabcon’s Work to Existing (W2E) division provides patching, repair or modification services for any precast structure. Fabcon knows precast inside and out. Download

The State of Real Estate Marketplace Lending in 2018 »

Brought to you by: Sharestates
www.sharestates.com

Learn more about real estate crowdfunding, including different types of investment opportunities, issues affecting the industry, the importance of portfolio diversification, and more. Download

Project Profile: Pechanga Resort CasinoTM »

Brought to you by: Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevators.
http://www.mitsubishielevator.com/

Mitsubishi Electric installs beautiful custom elevators and escalators in West Coast's Largest Resort & Casino Pechanga Resort Casino™. Download.

We're Making Wire Mesh Storage Obsolete »

Brought to you by: Bradyl

Competitively priced with mesh on-site storage, give your residents the privacy, security, and quality of Bradyl Bins. 98% of tenants prefer (and will pay more for) Bradyl Bins over wire mesh lockers. View this study to learn how Bradyl Storage Solutions helped transform JBG Smith’s Sedona Slate Apartment storage. Download

16 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing CMMS Software »

Brought to you by: Hippo CMMS
www.hippocmms.com

If you are considering investing in a CMMS for your business, download this comprehensive list of questions to ask from software vendors. This will help you simplify the due diligence and make an informed decision. Download

Smarter building management starts with smarter elevators »

Brought to you by: thyssenkrupp

Building owners and managers are facing unprecedented passenger movement challenges today as buildings are being forced to accommodate an ever-increasing number of people. Smarter urban mobility systems are critical to meeting these demands, and thyssenkrupp has created a series of elevator enhancers that not only improve the passenger experience, but improve building efficiency as well. Download

Mix it Up »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Good blending of outside air and return air streams is crucial to minimizing annual AHU energy consumption and providing good winter freeze protection for coils. Many designers assume that the section of the AHU commonly called the “mixing box” will provide the effective and necessary air blending; an assumption which often leads to irritating and expense operational results. Download

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed »

Brought to you by: Trane Controls

Existing Building Commissioning Helps Ensure Facilities are Performing as Designed. Each year, the arrival of spring brings to mind the task of spring cleaning. The existing building environment directly and indirectly impacts the health, safety and productivity of occupants and operations, which makes the performance of a facility an important consideration. The basic underlying principle of building commissioning is just that - testing and inspecting systems, equipment, operations and controls to make certain they are working optimally, both in terms of effect and costs to achieve that effect. Download

Precast Concrete Delivers a Luxury Business Class Upgrade »

Brought to you by: PCI

The owners of the Braman Auto complex in downtown Miami, Fla., needed to keep doors open during the expansion of their 9-acre complex. The expansion, which included a 90,000-square-foot luxury showroom, parking and offices, also had to deliver an upscale aesthetic and minimize long-term maintenance costs. Learn how precast concrete did all this and worked within a tight, urban footprint. Download

How to Implement an Outcomes-Based Strategy:Aligning Your BAS with Your Organization's Business Objectives »

Brought to you by: Siemens

Building Automation Systems (BAS) can do more than connect equipment and automate controls. BAS can enhance revenue, too. This white paper will explore how to look at building automation and services using a business-centric approach, leveraging data and analytics to direct service technicians to optimize operations with the equipment and technology already in place in the facility. Download

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