Facility Management

The Clock Is Ticking on CARES Act Tax Incentives

By David Spence | September 10, 2020

The 2020 CARES Act offers revised tax rules incentivizing some facilities to take on fire and life safety initiatives, including sprinkler retrofits.

Leveraging Technology During Reopening for Disinfection Efforts Related to COVID-19

By David Spence | June 9, 2020

SafetyScan from BuildingReports enables facilities to track and report on PPE and disinfection efforts.

COVID-19 Part 2: Industry Trends & What We’re Hearing from Members

By David Spence | May 21, 2020

This is part 2 of a 2-part series to help share perspectives from various industries and areas related to what the industry is experiencing during the pandemic.

How to Handle Annual Fire Inspections

By David Spence | April 9, 2020

Bob Vezzani, Fire Protection Engineer at Guardian Security Systems Inc., shares his tips on preparing for a fire inspection.

How Often Should My Fire Sprinkler System Be Inspected?

By State Systems Inc. | April 2, 2020

BuildingReports Service Member, State Systems, explains what type inspections and when testing should be conducted in the guest contribution.

NFPA Shares Guidance on Maintaining Fire & Life Safety Systems During COVID-19

By David Spence | March 25, 2020

The National Fire Protection Association shared some advice for authorities during the global pandemic.

BUILDINGS Magazine: An FM’s Guide to Fire Protection System Inspections

By David Spence | September 20, 2017

The following is an excerpt from the September issue of BUILDINGS. To read the full article by Justin Feit, click the link below. Whether you are enlisting the help of a service provider or doing most of the work yourself, it is important for you to know the basics of fire safety system inspection. Staying […]

World’s Largest Flooring Manufacturer Achieves Objective Evidence of Compliance

By David Spence | January 4, 2017

As the largest manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the world, Shaw Industries must maintain a massive and geographically diverse manufacturing operation. If maintaining and servicing the sheer volume of fire and life safety devices in complex manufacturing facilities spread throughout the country wasn’t challenging enough, the logistical challenges of conducting physical audits and maintaining […]

How-To Guide: Linking Accounts and Buildings from Separate Service Providers

By David Spence | November 2, 2016

Do you use different BuildingReports Members for your various fire and life safety system inspections and reporting? Or, do you manage numerous building(s) serviced by different providers? If so, there is now a way to consolidate all of your reports under any account login. First, log into the BuildingReports portal using your credentials for any […]

Commonly Overlooked Test and Inspection Requirements

By David Spence | October 26, 2016

The following is a guest blog contribution from one of BuildingReports’ service members, A1 Sprinkler & Systems Integration. If you would like to contribute as a guest blogger, please contact marketing@buildingreports.com. Life safety systems such as sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire pumps, and fire alarms all have required tests and inspections to ensure they are running […]