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Facility Science Podcast

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Nov 20, 2019

This is the end of a 3 part series about elevators. In this one I cover operating modes, phones, and traveling cables.

Notes for FSP0025 - Elevators Part 3

https://www.facilityscience.com/2019/11/20/fsp0025-elevators-part-3-facility-science-podcast-25

Oct 30, 2019

This is part 2 in a (probably 3 part) series about elevators. I cover many of the safety mechanisms built into modern elevator systems.

Notes for FSP0024 - Elevators Part 2

https://www.facilityscience.com/2019/10/29/fsp0024-elevators-part-2-facility-science-podcast-24

Oct 15, 2019

I talk about the parts of an elevator, the basic elevator types and what you should do if you are responsible for an elevator.

Notes for FSP0023 - Elevators Part 1

https://www.facilityscience.com/2019/10/15/fsp0023-elevators-part-1-facility-science-podcast-23

Oct 2, 2019

I talk about 3-phase power, what it is, and why and how we use it.

Notes for FSP0022 - Three-Phase Power

https://www.facilityscience.com/2019/10/02/fsp0022-three-phase-power-facility-science-podcast-22

Sep 17, 2019

I talk about using data and data analysis to drive decision making in facility management. This is based on chapter 19 of the Facility Manager's Guide to Information Technology from IFMA's Technology Community.

Notes for FSP0021 - Data-Driven Facility Management

Sep 10, 2019

Sometimes we lose power in our buildings. I talk briefly about what we can do before, during, and after a power loss event in order to best take advantage of an inconvenient situation and keep our facilities running smoothly.

Notes for FSP0020 - Power Loss Checklist

https://www.facilityscience.com/2019/09/10/fsp0020-power-loss-checklist-facility-science-podcast-20

Sep 3, 2019

Blockchain is a rapidly developing technology that uses cryptography and distributed consensus to create timestamped and tamper-resistant records of events. I give an overview of blockchain concepts in the context of Bitcoin.

Notes for FSP0019 - Blockchain and Bitcoin

Aug 27, 2019

This is a brief introduction to cryptography and encryption. I cover the concepts that allow us to achieve confidentiality, data integrity and authentication. This episode is intended to be background for future episodes on blockchain and various IT security technologies (VPN, SSL/TLS, etc).

Notes for FSP0018 - Cryptography and Encryption

Aug 20, 2019

I cover the idea of the Work Reception and Coordination Center that I first encountered in The Facility Management Handbook. The WRC is a facility management function that acts as a central hub to receive, prioritize, task, coordinate, and evaluate all work flowing through the facilities department.

Notes for FSP0017 - Work Reception and Coordination

Aug 20, 2019

I cover the idea of the Work Reception and Coordination Center that I first encountered in The Facility Management Handbook. The WRC is a facility management function that acts as a central hub to receive, prioritize, task, coordinate, and evaluate all work flowing through the facilities department.

Notes for FSP0017 - Work Reception and Coordination

Aug 13, 2019

It is important to empower maintenance and service personnel to protect themselves from exposure to hazardous energy. One of the ways we do this is through the implementation of lockout/tagout programs. I discuss lockout/tagout with reference to OSHA standards (CFR 1910.147).

Notes for FSP0016 - Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)

Aug 6, 2019

LoRaWAN is a long range, low power communication protocol for the Internet of Things.

Notes for FSP0015 - LoRaWAN

Jul 30, 2019

Modbus is a common protocol for automation, control, and monitoring in industrial facilities.

Notes for FSP0014 - Modbus

 

Jul 23, 2019

BACnet is an important interoperability standard for building automation and control networks.

Notes for FSP0013 - BACnet

https://www.facilityscience.com/2019/07/23/fsp0013-bacnet-facility-science-podcast-13

Jul 16, 2019

Energy recovery ventilation (ERV) is an important technology at the intersection of indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

Notes for FSP0012 - Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV)

Jul 9, 2019

Using QR codes to enable quick access to information is a simple-to-implement quality of life improvement for your facility management organization.

Notes for FSP0011 - QR Codes for Facility Management

Jul 2, 2019

Effective combination of maintenance planning and scheduling is like an organizational superpower.

Notes for FSP0010 - Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

https://www.facilityscience.com/2019/07/02/fsp0010-maintenance-planning-and-scheduling-facility-science-podcast-10

Jun 25, 2019

Circuit Breakers, Fuses, GFCI, RCD, AFCI, AFDD. What are they for and what's the difference?

Notes for FSP0009 - Electrical Safety Devices

Jun 11, 2019

Air conditioning and cold storage are important to health and comfort in modern society. Refrigerant and the refrigerant cycle is the primary technology used to enable these benefits. This week, I tell you what refrigerant is and how the refrigerant cycle works.

Notes for FSP0007 - Refrigerant

Jun 4, 2019

I cover the basic electricity concepts voltage, current, and power as background for more specific electricity related topics.

Notes for FSP0006 - Basic Electricity and Power

May 28, 2019

Every building and building system will eventually need to be replaced. We can wait for them to fail and then deal with the emergency or we can make a plan for these replacements. I talk about how to make a capital replacement plan and share some ideas on how to sell your plan to your organization.

Notes for FSP0005 - Capital Replacement Planning

May 21, 2019

Lift stations move wastewater away from our buildings when we can't rely on gravity. I describe the function, operation, and maintenance of lift stations.

 

Notes for FSP0004 - Lift Stations

May 14, 2019

I describe variable air volume - an HVAC mechanism that enables the use of one supply of conditioned air to service multiple spaces with potentially different heating, cooling, and air flow requirements.

 

Notes for FSP0003 - Variable Air Volume (VAV)

May 7, 2019

I define some terminology related to real estate leases and discuss some issues related to operations and management of leased facilities.

Notes For FSP0002 - Real Estate Leases

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