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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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Safety

Preventing Slips and Falls in the Winter Months

This article was originally published in December 2015 and has been updated. The arrival of winter brings with it various safety hazards. Along with snow, comes heavy winds, sleet, and freezing rain. This time of year, many people injure themselves by slipping and falling from steps, sidewalks, loading docks, and even from stepping out of their vehicles.
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Community

Edgar Mena

Edgar Mena has been a dedicated Able Services employee for 6 years. He first joined the team as a porter in 2014, became a maintenance technician in 2015, and was promoted to his current role of Resident Manager in 2017. Continuously looking to improve and grow, Edgar exemplifies the high level of work ethic and leadership that Able is proud to have.
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Sustainability

Advice From a TOBY Judge

The TOBY Awards as described on the BOMA International website,  "are the commercial real estate industry’s highest recognition honoring excellence in building management and operations in 16 categories of building type or size."
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Sustainability

Energy Procurement Myth #3: A fixed contract is the least risky

This article was originally published in July 2015 and has been updated. Many real estate owners are under the false impression that fixing their entire contract at one price is the least risky strategy. While this tactic does provide an element of budget certainty, it’s in fact one of the riskiest strategies available. You’re essentially betting that they day you locked your price was a market low-point.
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Issue 1

The Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

This article was originally published in November 2018 and has been updated. Able provides solutions to over one billion sq. ft. of real estate. We are ‘Service at Work.’ Preventive maintenance is an important part of facilities management. The goal of a successful preventive maintenance program is to establish consistent practices designed to improve the performance and safety of the equipment at your property.
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