Facility Maintenance and Operations: Navigating Today and Planning for Tomorrow

Transition periods are never easy. As businesses move from routine practices to uncertain situations, there’s a level of trepidation involved. Thankfully, there are ways to ease this anxiety—namely, by shedding light on the gap in old vs. new practices. At a time when many organizations are either in the middle of transition or running up against it, investment in visibility is imperative.

Nowhere is visibility more important than facility planning. Facility managers need oversight as they begin to adapt assets and workflows in the near-term and for the future.

How to Manage Change for a Frictionless Workplace

Since early 2020, COVID-19 has forced us to work in ways we couldn’t have expected or anticipated. Some agencies are only now beginning to reopen their central workplaces. Others never will.

As we navigate the return-to-office journey, we’re only at the very beginning of what’s certain to be a monumental change in how and where people work, and how space is managed. As organizations chart a course forward, it’s important to look at what we can reasonably predict, and where we just don’t have answers yet.

An Operations and Maintenance Approach to Improving Air Quality

The COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive to physical workplaces for so many reasons. One of the biggest challenges for businesses has been adapting offices to new and often equally disruptive safety standards – social distancing, sanitization, contact tracing, etc. While there’s keen emphasis on these practices, indoor air quality (IAQ) in many offices is only now getting the attention it deserves.

6 Ways to Take Your Agency’s Application Security Program to the Next Level

If your agency has already implemented some form of application security, you’re already ahead of the curve. But your program may still have room for improvement.

To help you take your application security (AppSec) program to the next level, we’ve put together this list of best practices from DLT partner, Veracode.

1. Shift Left

How BIM Makes the IPD Model Possible – a Q&A with BuroHappold

Not all Ivy League schools have massive endowments and bank accounts. Some have to get more creative when looking to build new facilities on a budget – or simply embrace innovative new approaches to design and construction. And that’s exactly what Brown University did when they decided to build their new Engineering Research Center – a state of the art facility designed to help the university attract the most talented engineering faculty, researchers and students.

What’s New in AutoCAD 2020 for Govies?

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here and Autodesk has commenced its steady roll-out of 2020 software releases.

First off is AutoCAD 2020. Released in late March 2019, AutoCAD 2020 includes interesting and exciting new features. With a subscription to AutoCAD 2020, you’ll get industry-specific toolsets; improved workflows across all your devices – web, mobile, and desktop; and new integrations with cloud storage vendors.

Here’s a round-up of what’s new.