Facilities managers spend a significant amount of their annual budget on maintaining floors. According to the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) it costs more than $500 to remove one pound of tracked-in dirt. Continue reading
And how Florida is doing a better job of protecting itself from storms
Source: Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas—Again | ENR
2018-06-06 Billions of dollars have been spent to help Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico recover from the devastating and record-breaking 2017 storm season. Tons of debris have been removed, houses have been razed, roads have been repaired, bridges have been rebuilt, and power has been restored to 99% of Puerto Rico.
Yet the regions affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria are still fragile—and the forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms this year. Low-grade tropical-force winds could decimate Puerto Rico’s power grid; homes in Houston could flood in a rainstorm; and Florida is still reliant on an overburdened transportation system to move people out of the state if there’s another statewide evacuation… http://ow.ly/p7lF30ksMIH