Author Archive

Charles Carpenter

FM Frequency: It’s Not Easy Being Green(er)

Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling... ...Read More...

Charles Carpenter

FM Frequency: In-House Sociologist

Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a... ...Read More...

Charles Carpenter

FM Frequency: Historic Sites – Challenges, Opportunities

Whoever said some things only get better with age probably was not a facility... ...Read More...

Charles Carpenter

FM Frequency: Occupant Well-Being

Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Taking Care Of Business

In this discussion of trimming costs, paying homage to Elvis Presley tunes seems... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Best Of The Best

Churchill’s not in the running, so nominate an outstanding facility manager you know today. From the September 2013... ...Read More...

Subiaco Abbey and Academy carries on a tradition of being highly self-sufficient. (Photo: Br. Jude Schmitt O.S.B.)

FM Frequency: A Place Called Subiaco

A sprawling campus in western Arkansas is a vibrant nonprofit, multiuse facility. From the July 2013... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Warning Signs

More subtle than outright violence, hostility in the workplace can go undetected. From the May 2013... ...Read More...

FRIDAY FUNNY: Earth Day Fables

Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Lost In Translation?

Operating a facility in another country can require some study, especially when it comes to cultural references and matters of measurement. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility... ...Read More...