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19Nov,19

AI brings automated rail inspection closer

All Construction News Artificial intelligence computer software, developed by Omnicom Balfour Beatty and The University of York, could revolutionise rail track inspection, it is claimed. Omnicom Balfour Beatty and the University of York have been working together for more than two years and have come up with a way to automate and digitalise railway line […]

02Nov,19

Defining Security for Access Control

By focusing on assessment, specification and implementation, managers can streamline installation and enhance the safety of facilities By James Piper, P.E.DOORS & HARDWARE No matter the type of access control system a manager specifies, a number of issues must be addressed before the project can begin. For each employee in the organization, managers need to […]

25Oct,19

Boilers and Water Heaters: Energy-Efficiency Strategies

By understanding system operations, maintenance needs and training considerations, managers can ensure efficient performance By Kenneth P. Urick Boilers and water heaters are complex systems to operate and can be just as complex to maintain. Because of the potentially high costs related to each of these functions, maintenance and engineering managers are under mounting pressure […]

18Oct,19

£45M IN ENERGY SAVINGS WAITS TO BE UNLOCKED BY UK ORGANISATIONS

Herpreet Kaur Grewal  New data from EDF Energy has revealed that simple energy efficiency changes could deliver over £45 million in savings a year across just 4,150 analysed sites. By putting in place various simple energy-efficiency measures, the average organisation could achieve a total saving of as much as £46,316 each year. These energy savings […]

12Oct,19

Security, Access Control and Key Considerations

By focusing on assessment, specification and implementation, managers can streamline installation and enhance the safety of facilities By James Piper, P.E.   DOORS & HARDWARE Although access control systems have been in use for decades, it is surprising how many institutional and commercial facilities still rely on mechanical keys. While keys are the lowest-cost option in the […]

07Oct,19

Getting Value From Your Facilities Manager

The facilities manager play an important role in  FM service, making sure that all the dissimilar support and infrastructure functions run smoothly. For many companies, the role of the facilities manager will be occupied internally. However, the demand of facilities management solutions growing each year, this position is more commonly being fulfilled by the outsourced […]

27Sep,19

Access Control: A New Generation for Security

By focusing on assessment, specification and implementation, managers can streamline installation and enhance the safety of facilities By James Piper, P.E.DOORS & HARDWARE Selecting the most appropriate access control system requires that managers be up to date on the latest generation of door access systems. That does not mean that all will need to invest […]

13Sep,19

3 Steps to Improved Security

By focusing on assessment, specification and implementation, managers can streamline installation and enhance the access control of facilities By James Piper, P.E.DOORS & HARDWARE Increasing risks to buildings, their contents and the people who work in them or visit are prompting maintenance and engineering managers to re-examine their facilities’ security systems in general and their […]