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Kicking COVID-19: 8 Articles to Prepare Your Building Operations for the Return of Employees

As the world slowly recovers from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are beginning to see the shift from virtual work back to the physical workplace. This return has occurred, in part, because of a national decrease in cases and increase in vaccinations, yet accompanying this progress are variants of the virus. 
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Sustainability

3 Steps to Make Fitwel Certification a Reality

People spend at least 90 percent of their time inside, so it is understandable that organizations that want to keep employees healthy, productive and happy are willing to go the extra mile to make the most of their workspaces.
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Facilities Services

7 Ways Outsourcing With a Facilities Service Partner Saves Costs

If there is one thing the last year has taught us, it is the need to be flexible and prepared for anything. This is especially important in the facilities management field, where occupancy levels and building maintenance needs are fluctuating more than ever.
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Culture

Employee Spotlight - Brian from Philadelphia

Earlier this month Erica Overstreet, Engineering Coordinator, sat down with Brian Kemper to learn more about his role as a Assistant Chief Engineer at Able Services. Here is her conversation with Brian:
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Safety

Are Your Facilities Ready for the Return to Work?

As tenants begin to look forward to the time when they can reunite and collaborate with their colleagues and have access to office resources again, now is the time for facilities managers to work beyond implementing basic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
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Sustainability

Blue Star Award Winning Chief Engineer - Troy Woodcox

Troy Woodcox is the Chief Engineer of a 290k sq. ft. commercial facility in San Francisco and recently was awarded the Blue Star Award from his building for their sustainability efforts. We caught up with Troy to learn more about his award-winning work.
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Facilities Services

The Pros and Cons of UV Light Disinfection

The last year has introduced a lot of new challenges and changes to the way we traditionally get work done. At the same time, these new hurdles have also inspired and elevated new solutions and methods, demonstrating once again that we are more resilient than we even thought.
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Facilities Services

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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Articles

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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Facilities Services

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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