Question Of The Week Articles

On Mondays, FacilityBlog will feature one question posed by a facility management professional to Today’s Facility Manager’s resident expert and guru, Kevin Folsom. While a link to this response from the magazine is included, the goal of this exercise is to initiate additional discussion and feedback from members within the facility management community.

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Question Of The Week: Best Practices/Policies For Auxiliary Appliances (Personal Heaters And Fans)

Space heaters are the thorn in the side of many facility managers, so one professional is seeking feedback on best practices and... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Soap Suggestions

A cheap fixture will not stand up to the cleaning in commercial application and will become an eyesore. Meanwhile, the most economical soap is the one that no one complains about. So how should a facility manager decide what to... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Outsourcing Strategies

A facility professional asks what level of in-house management should oversee outsourced... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: High-Maintenance Radiator Valves

Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation... ...Read More...

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Question of the Week: Open Office Plan

Open office plans are touted for encouraging collaboration, reducing real estate costs, and increasing overall productivity. But the lack of privacy and possibly problematic acoustics can also present a... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Staff Assessments

In the process of reorganizing his facilities team, one manager is looking for advice regarding assessment tools that cover the complete range of skills for members of his... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Building Compliance Audits

One facility professional is looking for feedback on how to set up a large scale building compliance/auditing... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Automated Restrooms… Friend Or Foe?

A reader recently shared his thoughts on automatic faucets in public restrooms, noting that these plumbing fixtures dictate the temperature of water he uses to wash his hands, which is often not hot enough for his... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Trigeneration Vs. Cogeneration

One facility manager is looking for feedback on cogeneration (combined heat and power) compared to trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) to generate electricity... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Ebola And Cleaning Practices

Facility cleaning procedures play a part in preventing the spread of Ebola. Are yours addressing the... ...Read More...