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and admits light to a focused area of
the interior. These somewhat resemble
recessed ceiling light fixtures and do not
allow as much heat transfer as skylights
because they have less surface area.
The main function of an atrium is to
provide a visual experience and a degree
of contact with the outside for people
in the working areas. Again, it is a very
appealing feature that must be given an
annual cost to maintain. The addition
of plant materials to enhance the area
will often accompany these installations.
Maintaining the plants, plant boxes and
the regular cleaning of the leaves must
be scheduled.
Recreational professionals are united
in several common operational concerns:
one is that are not enough human or
financial resources to properly maintain
our buildings. Adding windows to architectural drawings gives a sense of energy
efficiency and state of the art construction. However, rarely does anyone want
to talk to the added ongoing maintenance costs associated with these installations. If a daylighting program has not
been executed properly, it can produce
negative results. Dirty windows and
ledges send the wrong message while
poorly designed facilities may have glare
occur during parts of the day depending on the sun location of the season.
Buildings that were constructed for a traditional ice rink season that expands the
schedule may unintentionally develop
detrimental effects on quality of play
and user safety. Specifically in ice rink
applications, solar heat gain must also
be considered. Natural lighting installations may need to consider daylighting
control strategies, such as automated
shades, light shelves or louvers, all of
which will have related housekeeping
and maintenance costs for the entire
life-cycle of the installation.
The proper orientation of windows and
skylights can admit direct and diffused
daylight, producing the best combination
of light for a building while also reducing
glare. The selection and placement of
windows and skylights should be determined by the amount of light needed and
be based upon climate and the design of
the building. Daylighting also calls for
controlling the amount of heat that enters
a building. If not planned properly, using

NATURAL LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS
MAY NEED TO CONSIDER DAYLIGHTING
CONTROL STRATEGIES, SUCH AS
AUTOMATED SHADES, LIGHT SHELVES
OR LOUVERS, ALL OF WHICH WILL
HAVE RELATED HOUSEKEEPING AND
MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR THE ENTIRE
LIFE-CYCLE OF THE INSTALLATION.
natural lighting can result in undesirable
heat gains.
Given the focus by the Ontario
Ministry of Labour to working safely
at height, facility management must
carefully research OHSA Regulation
859 Window Cleaning. This Regulation
applies to employers, including contractors and sub-contractors, who supply
window cleaning services, to workers
who engage in window cleaning and
to owners of buildings where a worker
engaging in window cleaning may fall
a vertical distance of three metres or
more. Hiring of outside workers to perform these tasks has specific obligations
to be met. Facility management must
be aware that under section 4 (1), every
person who carries on the business of
window cleaning or of supplying window
cleaners shall register with a Director
within thirty days of starting business
while under section 8, every person who

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engages in window cleaning shall be
at least eighteen years of age. Further,
under section 7 (1), before any worker
begins window cleaning at a building for
which a suspended scaffold, boatswain's
chair or similar single-point suspension
equipment is used, every employer,
contractor and sub-contractor who proposes to carry out window cleaning at
the building shall give notice of the proposed window cleaning by telephone to
an inspector in the office of the Ministry
of Labour that is nearest to the building. See more at: https://www.ontario.
ca/laws/regulation/900859
Daylighting may provide the energy
saving objectives of the architect's
design but will only be a true ongoing
benefit if properly maintained. Facility
management must remind senior decision makers that every savings has
ongoing maintenance costs that cannot
be neglected.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Summer 2017

Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
Water Use in Turfgrasses
Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
Effective Human Resources Management
Energy Champion – Time to Plan
Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Intro
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - cover1
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - cover2
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 3
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 7
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 12
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Water Use in Turfgrasses
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 15
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 18
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 21
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Effective Human Resources Management
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - 24
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Energy Champion – Time to Plan
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
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