What is Life Safety? NFPA 101 and other essential codes.

Posted on June 19th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

What is Life Safety? It seems quite self-explanatory, but let’s lay it out simply. Life Safety is a widely used standard to minimize risk to human life from hazards related to fire in buildings. The official code is the National Fire Protection Agency’s NFPA 101. “The code addresses those construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary […]

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5 Facility Expert Recommendations for Reopening

Posted on June 5th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

There’s a million and one resources for a safe and healthy return to work. Kudos to the essential businesses who have been open through the pandemic have navigated the many resources and means to maintain a safe working environment. The rest of the world is slowly getting back to work under many strict guidelines. Our […]

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Strategies for Managing Facility Budget Cuts

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

We’re mid-pandemic and just starting to slowly reopen the economy. But the jolting stop and uncertain business landscape has many of us facing facility budget cuts. Genuine reminder: We’re all in this together. Navigating the pandemic has been no easy feat for any of us. It’s no secret. There are many novel challenges that we […]

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Cleaning and Disinfection, De-mystified.

Posted on May 11th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

Do you know why it’s important to wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds? It’s the most important step we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs, according to the CDC. And, there’s science behind the optimal time of 20 seconds of scrubbing. There’s also science behind the proper use of […]

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Pandemic Preparedness and Infection Control Plan for Facility Managers

Posted on April 21st, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has the entire world turned inside out and upside down trying to slow the spread. Everyone from businesses to non-profits to individuals are trying to adjust to massive changes caused by the outbreak and never-before-seen infection control mandates. For many businesses, the global pandemic has brought to light a lack of […]

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Four Spring Maintenance Must Do’s for 2020

Posted on March 13th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

We’re keeping it brief this week with four must-do’s to include on your spring maintenance checklist. Now that winter is over, us maintenance folks have even more on our plate to get done. Here’s where we should be focused: landscaping, spring cleaning, and filter changes / indoor air quality. This year we also have a […]

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Holy Mold-y, What do I do?

Posted on February 18th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

Mold. It happens to the best (and worst) of us. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about mold and requests for mold remediation and prevention lately. By we, we really mean Frank Pinto, a client-based facility manager. Thank you Frank for the blog inspo! So here we are, ready to answer 3 of the […]

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5 Ways to Cut Maintenance Costs

Posted on February 3rd, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

When you’re looking to cut maintenance costs, you want to cut costs in the right places and for the right reasons. A simple an ineffective way would be to not spend any money on anything and let your building fall to pieces. It’s not the answer. You have to keep in mind both short and […]

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To 2025 and Beyond: Predictions For The Next Facility Manager

Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

The year 2020 is a new year, a new decade, and rapidly evolving era. Technology is advancing faster than ever and so is the role of the facility manager. We have a few predictions on what will transform the facility management world over the course of the next 5 years and beyond. ADVANCING: IT and […]

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2020 Mission and Vision

Posted on December 23rd, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

In the year 2020, ONE SOURCE Companies will celebrate 7 years in business. Along this seemingly short but winding road, the team has grown and changed while we’ve refined our approach to facility management. The core business of ONE SOURCE will continue to evolve over time as we adapt to the ever changing needs of […]

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