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July 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 6)

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Recent Issues

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Published on August 06, 2013 with No Comments

Today’s Facility Manager: July 2013

Tricks Of The Trade: Comprehensive Audits and High-Tech Cigarettes

FM Frequency: A Place Called Subiaco | Nestled in the Arkansas River valley, what began as a monastery in 1878 has expanded to a multiuse facility.

Professional Development: Not Your Father’s Metal Building | Since the Quonset hut was introduced in the 1940s, research on making this material perform is ongoing.

Services & Maintenance: Honing In On Pest Birds | Inspection, implementation, and follow-up forge the path to reducing this nuisance. Also, modifying glass façades help save birds from fatal collisions.

Web Based FM Trends: The Internet Of Things | While many facility systems already employ web-based tools, the emergence of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a game changer.

FM Issue: NextGen Electrical | Enclosing metering equipment in circuit breakers boosts monitoring capabilities. Plus, addressing power inefficiencies improves data center operations.

Higher Education Case Study: Future Proof | A new classroom facility at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, CA was designed to anticipate demands over the horizon.

Renewable Energy: Combined Heat And Power With Fuel Cells | Producing on-site power with this technology reduces pollutants and  increases efficiency.

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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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