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New Building Standards Keep your Medical Facilities in Good Health

New Building Standards Keep your Medical Facilities in Good Health

Hospital construction requires perfection from conception to completion.  To ensure safety, healthcare building design is governed by codes, standards and regulations. The most recent change in healthcare building standards was to the NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. This code establishes criteria for healthcare systems or services based on the risk to the staff, patients […]

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Boost Facility Performance with Electrical Preventive Maintenance

Boost Facility Performance with Electrical Preventive Maintenance

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager When organizations plan their facilities maintenance budgets, electrical maintenance is often overlooked as most funds are allocated to HVAC, climate control and plumbing systems. It’s good to reassess the budget, because proper preventive electrical maintenance helps organizations stay compliant with NFPA 70E, the standard for electrical safety in […]

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SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES KEEP MEDICAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENT AND PATIENT-FOCUSED

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES KEEP MEDICAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION EFFICIENT AND PATIENT-FOCUSED

Green building initiatives, including LEED for healthcare v4, and new patient care models have impacted healthcare construction. Sustainable, patient-focused facilities are designed and constructed to be safer, resource efficient and financially beneficial. Green facilities reduce resource waste through LEED v4. Building owners, facilities managers and contractors are focusing on green building strategies for new construction […]

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THE BENEFITS OF MODULAR FACILITIES AND SKIDDED EQUIPMENT

THE BENEFITS OF MODULAR FACILITIES AND SKIDDED EQUIPMENT

By: Michael Malloy, Account Executive for RK Energy Modular facilities and skidded equipment are manufactured and assembled indoors, at a fabrication facility, affording companies the opportunity to produce high-quality units while decreasing costs and often accelerating the project schedule. Organizations are increasingly innovating their construction and procurement processes by purchasing modular, mobile, prefabricated facilities and equipment. Save Time […]

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Cooling Tower Spring Start-up Preventive Maintenance Tips

By: Dan Inman, Sales Manager for RK Water In the colder parts of the US during spring, evaporative cooling systems begin the process of starting up, often after remaining idle for the winter months. When cooling systems have been dormant for months, there is a good chance that high amounts of bacteria may be present. This […]

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Technology in Facilities Services can Support Customers’ Business Goals

By: Chris Westlake, VP of RK Service There is increasing customer demand for facilities service providers to go beyond repairs and maintenance and offer facility performance solutions that solve customers’ larger business problems. In the future, facilities services providers like RK Service will be valued for not only facilities services, but for helping customers increase […]

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