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May 2011 Issue (Volume 24, Number 5)

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TFMMay11_FINALToday’s Facility Manager: May 2011

Tricks Of The Trade: The Ins And Outs Of Asset Management | “Tricks” Columnist Jim Elledge provides a thorough breakdown of inventory management options for facility professionals.

The Facility Technologist: Tablet Frenzy! | Handheld computing lends mobility to facilities staff, but Condon advises fms to make sure the need is there before buying.

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green | WIn new and existing buildings, sustainable measures render notable budget savings when executed effectively.

Services & Maintenance: Options Abound Above | There are many ceiling choices for all types of facility space needs.

Furniture Trends: Green Certifications Get More Comprehensive | Furniture labeling systems are evolving from single attribute claims to more comprehensive measures.

FM Issue: HazCom Compliance Made Simple | Key to maintaining OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is familiarity with material safety data sheets.

Hospital Case Study: A Holistic Treatment | After 20 years of operation, A Portsmouth, NH hospital expanded and updated to improve the patient experience.

Renewable Energy: Evaluating A Third-Party Financing Option | Putting projects in motion with outside funding should be considered when the conditions are right.

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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