March 2022
The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) announces the pending launch of a dedicated e-commerce site and digital licensing platform for the 2022 Guidelines for Design and Construction documents. The e-commerce site and digital licensing platform will be hosted directly at Facility Guidelines Institute, allowing users of the Guidelines to access all FGI content from one location.

"The new FGI commerce-enabled site will provide a user-friendly checkout process for paperbacks and digital offerings, and the digital licensing platform will deliver a new suite of tools to increase productivity in a functional, streamlined experience for companies and individuals who frequently use the Guidelines documents. Subscribers will find the Guidelines content easy to access and search, whether doing so in the field, at home, or in the office." Douglas S. Erickson, Chief Executive Officer

The CC-201T from Goodway® gives you everything you need to clean PTACS, condenser coils, evaporator coils, air handlers, and more. The unit features an onboard tank, so you don’t have to worry about running out of water, and it produces a strong yet safe-on-coils 200 PSI cleaning pressure.

The CC-201T also features the Goodway exclusive CoilShine®-T tablet-based coil cleaner system. Drop in a tablet, switch to the soaping feature, and get a powerful foaming coil cleaner that’s safe on all metals and protects coils from odor and growth. Just flip back to fresh water for a rinse when you are done. 
Poll results released in February, 2022, reveal that 74% of people indicate they wash their hands more often now than they did before the pandemic, and 88% say they will continue to wash their hands more often than before the pandemic. Further, 70% said they wash their hands for 20 seconds or less, contrary to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation of 20 seconds or more. These are among the compelling results of a consumer snap poll of October 2021, conducted by Cascades PRO, a a professional hygiene solutions company.

Supporting these findings is the Healthy Handwashing Survey that reveals a handwashing decrease of 25% among adults compared to when Covid-19 arrived. As of January 2022, Americans are washing their hands 7.8 times per day, a drop from the 10.5 times in Spring 2020, says the handwashing survey, conducted by Bradley Corp., a leading manufacturer of commercial handwashing fixtures and washroom accessories.

Facility management leaders are tasked with ensuring that not only are facilities a sustainable safe haven for occupants to be productive, but also that teams can meet the accelerating expectations placed on our industry.
The last two years have placed the FM industry and professionals into the brightest spotlight they have ever been in. The comforts and care that FMs provide were once taken for granted and are now scrutinized like never before. Organizations and occupants demand that their spaces, air and surfaces are safe, clean and adaptable to when and how they choose to use them.
For more than 40 years, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has advanced industry knowledge, growth and value for FMs and their teams to perform at the highest level. Connect with extraordinary leaders and FM professionals of all career levels at IFMA’s Facility Fusion on April 26-28 in Austin, TX, USA.
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It’s been 13 years since The Center for Health Design launched its Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) credential.

To date, just a little over 3,000 individuals are EDAC-certified. This impressive number is partly due to the fact that unlike other design credentials, there are no prerequisites and anyone can study for and take the multiple-choice answer test.

This leads some to believe that the test is too easy and the credential doesn’t mean much. But if you want to achieve the best possible outcomes and help improve the quality of care through building design, then you need to understand how the evidence-based design process works. The easiest way to do that is to become EDAC-certified.

The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association and Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers (KSHE), an ASHE affiliated chapter, are partnering to bring Safe Day One: Health Care Orientation and Safety Training to learners in a flexible e-learning format. This program offers an introduction to the health care physical environment to technicians, contractors and subcontractors, and others who register for the program.

Safe Day One
In addition to six continuing education credits, Safe Day One provides fundamental training on the unique factors of health care work sites for professionals new to working in this complex environment. Content includes guidance at every step of entering the job site, including before arrival, at arrival, during working hours, and before leaving. Topics covered include environmental safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety, as well as working in health care during a pandemic.

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JLL Capital Markets has facilitated the sale of Newport Lido Medical Center. JLL marketed the property on behalf of an undisclosed seller, Lionstone Investments, who acquired the property in an all-cash transaction. It’s a 146,510-square-foot, two-building medical office complex in Newport Beach, California.

Located at 351 and 361 Hospital Rd., Newport Lido Medical Center is situated in the world-renowned medical submarket of Newport Beach and is adjacent to the 434-bed, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. The hospital is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the best hospital in Orange County and one of the 10 best hospitals in California. It is 100% occupied by a mix of healthcare tenants providing stable and predictable cash flow. The property is anchored by two surgical centers.

The unique needs of hospital and healthcare facilities professionals are addressed in a selection of sessions during the National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Conference & Expo, March 29-31 in Baltimore. “Facility managers are ready to return to in-person events,” says Dan Weltin, editor-in-chief, facility market at Trade Press Media Group. “Virtual conferences have been helpful during the pandemic, but they are no substitute for a live trade show. NFMT will be the best opportunity to learn about the latest trends and see new products.”  

Eileen McMorrow, editor-in-chief of The McMorrow Reports/Healthcare recommends these sessions for facilities professionals in healthcare, among others at the Read more link: