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Preventive Maintenance in Hospitality: 5 Tips for Building Engineers

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 7/26/18 12:32 PM

We all know those hotels – the ones with the leaking faucet, the groaning A/C that never quite cools the room, or the scary ceiling mold. We’ve either been unfortunate enough to wind up in one, or we’ve read a bad review and stayed far away. No building engineer wants to put this kind of face forward, but it can be tough to stay consistently on top of preventive maintenance. New problems seem to hit you almost every day, and budgets are never unlimited.

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Topics: Hospitality, Capital Planning, Retail ADA Requirements, Hotel, planned capital programs, ADA Compliance, ADA Assessments, ADA Consulting, capital projects, facility condition assessments, FCA, capital plan, capital improvement plan, preventive maintenance, building engineer

Increase Foot Traffic at your Location with These Pokémon GO Tips!

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 8/11/16 3:43 PM

We know you’ve heard about Pokémon GO from someone in your inner circle. While teenagers think it’s just a fun game, EMG has first-hand stories from our colleagues and clients that it is a revenue generator! 

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Topics: Hospitality, Retail, Restaurant, Convenience Store, C-Store, Gas Station, Hotel

Hotel Facility Management: 3 Headaches…And Some Relief

Posted by John Ott on 5/18/16 5:05 PM

Hotel Facility Management: 3 Headaches…And Some Relief

It goes by many names: Facilities Manager, Real Estate Strategic Manager, Facilities System Specialist, Properties Coordinator, Director of Construction. I could go on. Despite the different titles, the essence of the job is the same—to oversee and maintain existing assets, assuring the hotel building(s) and its systems work together perfectly for both guests and employees. It’s a huge job whose complexities could have anyone reaching for the Excedrin. 

Here, we discuss three common problems FM’s are facing today and offer some remedies that draw not upon the power of acetaminophen, but technology. 

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Topics: Hospitality, Facilities Manager, Facility Manager

Why Commercial Enterprises Shouldn't Snub the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted by Scott McNeice on 3/24/15 10:56 AM

The Risks Outweigh the Cost Savings

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 50 million Americans have disabilities, many of whom need special accommodations when shopping and lodging. The federal government isn’t leaving it to retailers, hotels, and shopping centers to decide what to do. There’s some pretty extensive and complex legislation to ensure the special needs of disabled citizens are met, and lately the Department of Justice and opportunistic third parties are keeping very close eyes on which companies and brands are complying. Want to retain your stellar public image? Keen to minimize or avoid costly lawsuits?  Committed to corporate compliance? These are all great questions, and if you answered “yes” to one or more of them, keep reading! 

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Topics: Hospitality, ADA, Retail

Pool Owners/Operators Beware: Pool Entrapment is a Serious Threat Lurking Below the Surface

Posted by Greg Bailey on 7/2/14 9:38 AM
Ah, summertime.  The sun radiating off the pavement, the burgers sizzling on the grill, and the neighborhood pool beckoning to both kids and adults alike.

Pool Owners/Operators BewareBut if you happen to own or operate that public swimming pool, beware.  There is danger lurking in the depths.
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Topics: Pool Entrapment, Multi-family, Hospitality

Does your Building have a Ninja Killer?

Posted by Aliza Stern on 6/30/14 2:50 PM
Silent, stealthy, and potentially deadly.  Like a ninja creeping through the night, the victims of carbon monoxide do not hear it, smell it, or even taste it coming. 
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Topics: Carbon Monoxide, Hospitality

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