How Will We Replace the Baby Boomer FMs Set to Retire? (BOMA 2020)


One of the biggest issues faced today by the facility management (FM) industry is filling what’s known as the “experience gap.” In the session “Facility Management: Filling the Experience Gap” at the 2020 Virtual BOMA International Conference & Expo, panelists discussed the impending exodus of 25 percent of the FM workforce that is eligible to retire soon and how to replace that invaluable experience leaving with them.

COVID-19: Have You Kept Up with Pest Control?


Buildings that have sat unoccupied or under-occupied while occupants worked from home are at risk for pest infestations. If you didn't continue your regular pest control service while people were out of the office, it might be time to look into extra mitigation measures. Dr. Brittany Campbell, staff entomologist and research scientist for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), discusses the risks with editor-in-chief Janelle Penny.

Everything You Need to Know About Tile and Stone Installation


Members of the architecture and design community continue to demand high performance from the beautiful ceramic tile and stone installations specified in their projects. Today, professional, specialized contractors are asked to install these finishes in more places than the usual "wet areas" generally characterized by commercial kitchens and bathrooms. Tile and stone can be used in virtually any room of any building for functional purposes, or simply for its beauty.