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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Capital Equipment Replacement Program

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Capital Equipment Replacement Program

Is there a step by step guide available that will assist us in the formulation of a capital equipment replacement...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Beating Bed Bugs

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Beating Bed Bugs

We have had several instances where bed bugs have bitten students, but the bugs could not be officially detected by a certified expert. How I could become more knowledgeable regarding this...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Stretched Resources

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Stretched Resources

How do I learn to make the best of this situation, knowing I will not be hiring any new staff in the near future? My boss says it can be done but gives little indication as to the methodology for doing the job as...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The War Of The Thermostats

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The War Of The Thermostats

Is it too much for a building occupant/tenant to expect a comfortable working...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Concrete Crack Up!

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Concrete Crack Up!

Is there a product or process that we can use to keep the smaller cracks from opening up farther and breaking up the concrete beyond...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Aluminum Vs. Copper Wiring

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Aluminum Vs. Copper Wiring

What's the standard practice when it comes to specifying copper vs. aluminum wire connected to main electrical switch...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Prepping For An Interview

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Prepping For An Interview

How should one hopeful fm prepare for his first "imaginary" week on the...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who Is Responsible For Code Violations?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Who Is Responsible For Code Violations?

Who is held accountable if a building or a leased space within a building is out of compliance with building...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Freedom Of Worship

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Freedom Of Worship

Q. I have been asked to look into the modification and adaptation of some areas in our building and facilities to accommodate the daily prayer requirements of our Muslim employees. They have requested foot washing stations and a prayer room. We are a privately held manufacturer of custom sealing systems and mechanical seals. We employ standard machine shop practices and manufacturing processes. We operate a number...Read More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: High-Rise Building Evacuations

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: High-Rise Building Evacuations

In this new weekly offering, FacilityBlog will feature one question posted by a facility management professional to TFM‘s Tricks of the Trade Columnist Jim Elledge. While a link to Elledge’s response will be included, the goal of this exercise is to initiate even more discussion and encourage additional feedback within the facility management community. Q. Can you explain why, when a fire alarm goes off...Read More...