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McMorrow Reports Newsletter Archive

2023

November 14, 2023: Healthcare: Accurate Lock & Hardware, Stinson, Teknoflor Mayer Fabrics among Nightingale Award-winners; NextUp: Transforming workplaces; ABM’s turnkey EV charging network

November 7, 2023: Commercial: Transforming your lobby: beware of condensation; WeWork files for bankruptcy; Toolkit for community resilience; EV charging questions; Women in FM & design; Ceiling design models

October 23, 2023: Healthcare: Designing wet labs vs. dry labs; EV charging at work; assaulting healthcare workers may become federal crime; high-function tables; women in FM and design

October 9, 2023: Commercial: In-office workers spend 3x as much; Dodge Report on data resilience; EV charging while you work; FM skills gap is real; TransFORM Studio meets FM design challenges

September 25, 2023: Education/Government: Higher education’s top 5 business issues; Federal buildings use ESPC to upgrade; Leadership network for women in FM/design; States consider building performance policies; EPA school resources

September 18, 2023: Healthcare: Healthcare workforce shortage; infectious disease playbooks; ligature-resistant solutions; TransFORM Studio; metal buildings as shelters

September 12, 2023: Commercial: Leaders regret early RTO decisions without critical data; European CRE managers see gap in ESG expertise; Energy savings potential of networked lighting controls

August 28, 2023: Commercial: Offices that empower Gen Z; OSCRE Energy Data Standard; 4 keys to sustainability transformation; lighting controls in IECC; BOMI course updates

August 21, 2023: Combination Commercial, Education & Government, Healthcare: C-suite response as workforce well-being dips; largest U.S. office-to-residential conversion; sustainable lab facilities

July 24, 2023: Healthcare: Proximity and convenience drive patient healthcare; impact of digital tech; survey says FM credentials more important now; improved outcomes are the HCD focus

July 11, 2023: Commercial: Curtailed construction to reduce office vacancies; NeoCon design trends 2023: Workplace matters; Cybersecurity for smart cities; Rockefeller Center earns Fitwel Healthy Building Certification

June 26, 2023: Education/Government: Cybersecurity best practices for smart cities; staffing and retention top challenge; Best of NeoCon Education winners; Benefits of multi-cloud for government agencies

June 20, 2023: Healthcare: 5 ways nurses use infection control; 66% of FMs say staffing and retention top challenge; Best of NeoCon Healthcare categories award-winners; 1 million+ healthcare worker injuries required ER

June 5, 2023: Commercial: Workplace amenities to entice workers back; rebranding your firm; Green Lease Leaders exemplify sustainability, equity; how to talk to your boss about mental health

May 15, 2023: Healthcare: Hospital financial challenges risk access to care; Smart badge use rises; Keys to life sciences resilience; AIHA’s Noise Manual; healthcare building type basics. Sponsors: .

May 8, 2023: Commercial: 3 key drivers shaping FM procurement; ASHRAE standard defines “zero net energy”; Designing Commercial Interiors: trends, project requirements. Sponsors: .

April 24, 2023: Education/Government: GSA Design Awards for federal projects; Best IAQ technologies for schools; Building/retaining a skilled FM team; Help prevent theft; Profile of Eileen McMorrow. Sponsors: .

April 3, 2023: Commercial: FM integral to sustainability; Women in Cleaning Forum; Green Building Costs book; security roles more complex; hazmat training; NeoCon keynotes. Sponsors: .

March 13, 2023: Healthcare: Children’s center pulls nature indoors; Marberry: Six hospital issues facility design can help; Patterned green roofs; Handwashing survey; NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, for fire protection. Sponsors: .

March 6, 2023: Commercial: Employee experience and the 4-day workweek; NYC fines for building emissions; CRE groups, OSCRE to standardize environmental data; Architect’s Costbook; 3 trends to shape property ops. Sponsors: .

February 27, 2023: Education/Government: GSA launches Workplace Innovation Lab; AASHE campus sustainability awards; Public Works Costbook; FM resilience; Risk management for education facilities. Sponsors: .

February 13, 2023: Healthcare: Are people the new healthcare workplace amenity; Share your opinion on FM training; Critical focus areas for resilience; Forming a Behavioral Health Response Team; AMFP appointments. Sponsors: .

February 6, 2023: Commercial: “Ecological envelope” promotes urban biodiversity; IICRC’s cleaning and restoration practice; critical focus areas for resilience (IFMA). Sponsors: .

January 23, 2023: Combination Commercial, Education & Government, Healthcare: Energy, talent, transparency are the 2023 FM priorities; Trepp says labor market and lease renewals are CRE trends; GSA’s $300 million in capital projects. Sponsors: FreeAxez Gridd; AGF Manufacturing; NFMT 2023; VergeSense.

2022

December 12, 2022: Combination Commercial, Education & Government, Healthcare: 66% of FM staff consider leaving; workplace air quality and health; airports get winter funding; tips for writing an RFP; disinfection matters. Sponsors: FreeAxez Gridd Mobile; Infogrid; AkitaBox; Servi-Tek; ProFM; PropertyTRAK.

November 21, 2022: Education/Government: School IAQ gets funding boost; how NYC schools navigated the pandemic; GSA, VA add solar EV charging stations; military data sharing; Best practices to secure higher-education budget funds; tackling public sector deferred maintenance. Sponsors: AkitaBox; AFE; JLL; ProFM; KI; Goodway; Armstrong Ceilings.

November 15, 2022: Healthcare: Despite system stress, healthcare sector thrives; alarming nurse assault stats; patient outcomes by design; hazmat waste tips; Dec. 6: NC & SC Hospital, Outpatient & Medical Office Buildings Summit in Charlotte. Sponsors: Kwalu; AkitaBox; ProFM; Armstrong Ceilings.

November 7, 2022: Commercial: G20 countries need retrofits; State of Remote Work report; CO₂ tool assesses ventilation; Salone in Milan sets green guidelines; how to cool down cities; Airports: FAA grants to improve supply chain and JLL @ DFW. Sponsors: AkitaBox; Versteel; Infogrid; Armstrong Ceilings; ProFM; FreeAxez Gridd.

October 24, 2022: Education/Government: Low/no-cost ways to improve IAQ, sustainability; green federal buying; smarter ways to manage schools/universities; cybersecure federal networks. Sponsors: FreeAxez Gridd; Versteel; ProFM; Armstrong Ceilings; JLL: ABM Engineering+.

October 10, 2022: Healthcare: Hard times for hospital finances; EPA warning on EtO emissions; pandemic status; HAIs, designing for infection control; hospital weapon detection; Nightingale Awards’ winners; Nightingale Awards just announced; NFMT Remix, Las Vegas, Nov. 2-3. Sponsors: AkitaBox; Goodway; ProFM; Kwalu; ABM Engineering+.

October 4, 2022: Commercial: Office attendance vs. manager expectations; data center gains and challenges; ROI of FM training; airport workers train on insider threats; NFMT Remix, Las Vegas, Nov. 2-3. Sponsors: Armstrong Ceilings; Versteel; AkitaBox; ABM Engineering+; Infogrid; ProFM.

September 19, 2022: Education/Government: High-impact green campus initiatives; federal art commission opportunities; school police but not armed teachers; smart package management; SUNY Cortland’s new type of “energy hog”; Sept. 28-30: World Workplace in Nashville; Nov. 2-3: NFMT Remix in Las Vegas. Sponsors: AkitaBox; Armstrong Ceilings; JLL; ProFM.

September 12, 2022: Healthcare: Designing for neurodiversity; managing Covid-related PPE waste responsibly; workplace violence in hospitals; antimicrobial technologies; hand hygiene compliance. Sponsors: Kwalu; AkitaBox; Goodway; ProFM.

September 6, 2022: Commercial: FM training can boost staff retention; reliability/efficiency of germicidal UV LEDs; 1/3 of occupiers consider co-working and flex space; Top 10 germiest office surfaces. Sponsors: FreeAxez Gridd; AkitaBox; Versteel; ProFM.

August 23, 2022: Combination Commercial, Education & Government, Healthcare: Corporate RE expected to avoid the worst; NeoCon products; OSCRE’s Environmental Data Standards Project; 7 spaces for destination offices; monkeypox cleaning video. Sponsors: Armstrong Ceilings; FreeAxez; AkitaBox; Versteel; ProFM; ABM Engineering+; IFMA; NFMT Remix.

July 25, 2022: Education/Government: Multipurpose dorms maximize investment; effective building systems commissioning; electrification of federal fleet; bridging the FM skills gap. Sponsor: Goodway.

June 27, 2022: Commercial: Special NeoCon edition with Best of NeoCon winners; SIOR & CoreNet Global partner; ULI’s drought solutions; security industry compensation. Sponsors: FreeAxez; VergeSense; Versteel; HMTX; Econyl; Wooster Products; Delos Azure Capsule; KI; 9to5 Seating; ProFM.

July 18, 2022: Commercial: NeoCon Special Edition: Benefits of renewable energy; Top 2022 cities for ENERGY STAR; BIFMA standard for home office and occasional use.

June 6, 2022: Commercial: NeoCon Special Edition: More companies seeking Class A space; neurodiverse workers in the office; FM compensation e-book; leasing data confirms hybrid as new norm. Sponsors: FreeAxez; Armstrong Ceiling Solutions; HMTX; KI; Davis Furniture; Mohawk Group; Baxter Environmental Group; NeoCon.

May 31, 2022: Commercial: 73% of companies to support hybrid work per CBRE survey; NAIOP says office buildings will convert to medical and life science spaces; financing to reduce carbon footprint. Sponsors: Free Axez; Kwalu; Aquafil; 9 to 5 Seating; Baxter; Bobrick; Neocon.

May 23, 2022: Education/Government: How buildings can promote justice and equity; dorms for Gen Z students; government worker burnout; schools managing IAQ and climate risk.

May 9, 2022: Healthcare: Office-to-lab conversions spike; Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute; Gensler’s 10 trends driving strategies; U.S. healthcare employees got Covid-19 at work. Sponsors: NeoCon; Kwalu; Armstrong Ceilings; Kwalu; Kwalu logo: sponsor Marberry; ProFM

May 2, 2022: Commercial: Editors’ picks for workplace planning advice; CBRE: Data centers everywhere; FAA and airports go for Net-Zero; antimicrobials and nanotech. Sponsors: NeoCon; Teknion; VergeSense; Armstrong Ceilings; Versteel; Bobrickr; HON; fnPrime

April 20, 2022: Education/Government: Gordian Higher Ed report finds 19% reduction in capital investment; Teens are preparing to work remotely; A Sabis school’s approach to cost savings; Clean Air Challenge; GSA & NOMA; LEED for Cities.

April 11, 2022: Healthcare: 5 trends shaping the next 10 years; reducing C. diff in hospitals; convergence of IoT in health care FM; nanotech for infection control.

April 4, 2022: Commercial: Hybrid works with new research and tech, says Microsoft; ESG is a priority for 25% of execs; Covid-19 risk mitigation continues.

March 22, 2022: Education/Government: Pilot to improve IAQ in schools; More handwashing, but for less than 20 seconds; HON’s sparking imaginations; Conohan on falling into FM; NIST updates FIPS 201.

March 14, 2022: Healthcare: Facility Guidelines Institute launches e-commerce site; polls on handwashing and touchless restrooms; evidence-based design; Safe Day One training; JLL sells Newport Lido Medical Center. Sponsor: Goodway

March 7, 2022: Commercial: Gensler on future of the tech workplace; AIA’s Architecture Awards 2022; CoreNet reveals companies are using less RE; Work on the Move’s Building Better Workplaces; CBRE: On hybrid-working.

February 22, 2022: Education/Government: GSA expands Art in Architecture; future-proofing your facilities; challenges for FM hiring; drone inspections rising. Sponsor: Goodway

February 14, 2022: Healthcare: The case for healthy buildings; market to grow by $68 bn; life sciences labs in demand; green roofs draw workers.

February 8, 2022: Commercial: Building an effective remote-work culture; NAIOP: Real estate’s impact on the economy; future of workspace; how-to reduce heat loss by 30%.

January 18, 2022: Combination Commercial, Education & Government, Healthcare: Discerning best flu-fighting strategies; Gartner’s security breach predictions; ways to become an expert FM; building occupant health.

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