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4 Innovative Technologies for Disinfecting Services

Disinfecting has never been more critical than it is in a COVID-19 world. The pandemic has created a heightened expectation for levels of cleanliness. Employees and employers alike need assurance that their workplaces are safe, not only now, but also after the virus finally eases up and more workers return to their offices and facilities. 
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The Top 3 Priorities for Your Engineering Staff During Low Occupancy Periods

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to adjust to a new operating reality, and it has driven them to make many tough decisions. Unfortunately, no field or industry has been untouched, including the key role of building maintenance and engineering.
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Changing Facilities Services Providers? Pay Attention to These Transition Steps

After an extensive procurement process, you’ve got the deal you wanted and selected a company who’ll be your facilities services partner for the foreseeable future. Great work! You’re not quite done though. Transitioning from your existing service provider to the new one requires a little more work before you can reap the benefits of your new deal. Transitions can be a period of uncertainty and represent one of the biggest periods of risk for your entire contract.
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Energy Benchmarking for Building Management: How to Track Consumption and Sustainability

Most corporations are well equipped to track cash expenses like business lunches, office supplies and travel, and they can identify ways to save on those costs. But when it comes to an issue like heat energy loss from the building, unless they have a trustworthy energy benchmarking system, those savings may be literally escaping out the doors and windows.
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Commercial Building Operations: Lessons Learned from Return-to-Work Initiatives

COVID-19 has not only altered where we work, but also the way we work. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two of the top four ways to contract airborne COVID-19 describe most pre-pandemic buildings and office layouts. Before many states mandated employees to work from home, employees often sat at desks within six feet of each other and conference rooms included stuffy or recirculated air. 
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Employee Spotlight: David D'Amore, Chief Engineer, Boston, MA

David D'Amore is a Chief Engineer at Able Services working at a life sciences sites in Boston, MA. He recently sat down with us to talk about his work experiences, what a 'normal' day looks like and why he enjoys his work as the onsite lead at a Research and Development facility.
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Cultural Values Matter: What to Look For in Your Facility Solutions Provider

When choosing a facility solutions partner, focus on the word “partner.” These days, plenty of companies offer janitorial and maintenance services for commercial offices and campus facilities. They meet the minimum requirements at a designated price, but their leadership isn’t onsite very often, connecting with clients and offering solutions. 
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6 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Facility Management Services

Outsourcing facility management services saves on costs, reduces risk, and streamlines functionality, allowing for optimized attention to business. According to research by McKinsey & Company, “Outsourcing has now surpassed 50 percent of the total facilities management market in several regions, including Europe, [the] Middle East, and North America.” 
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Upgrading Your HVAC System to Address COVID-19 and Restore Building Occupant Confidence

As people begin to return to offices, building owners and managers confront the challenge of both creating healthy work environments and convincing tenants and occupants that proactive measures are being taken to protect their health. Evidence suggests the airborne spread of COVID-19, putting HVAC systems at the forefront of limiting the spread of disease.
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Public Safety Advisory: Heavy Snow Loads on Roofs Poses Danger

  This article was originally published in February 2015 and has been updated. Public Safety Advisory: Heavy Snow Loads on Roofs Poses Danger By John Rey, Senior Vice President, Engineering Group, Able Services Recent prolonged cold and frequent snowstorms have contributed to a large amount of snow on our roofs. With more storms in the forecast, the load conditions will be severe and potentially very dangerous.
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