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: How Do You Manage Grease In Buildings?

Commercial kitchens have specific rules for health and safety issues, but when it comes to water code requirements, how do facility professionals deal with grease...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Security–How Much Is Enough?

In terms of physical on site security in facilities, what criteria do professionals use when determining their...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Air Conditioning Systems For Libraries

Libraries are very specialized environments, as all facility managers know. So when it comes time to replace an aging air conditioning system, facility managers in these environments benefit from various sources of...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Wiping Away Tears In The Workplace

There are times when emotional issues can crop up in the workplace--regardless of whether it's a personal conflict or a professional one. How should facility managers act—if at all—when called upon to console a co-worker or employee under these...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Serial Quote Syndrome

What is the appropriate professional procedure for dealing with RFPs from internal departments that ask for numerous quotes from facilities on work that will more than likely never be completed? How do I keep from alienating my vendors and...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facilities Management Software

Is there any facility management software designed for labs that can handle maintenance, drawings. leases, and all the other necessary...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Service Line Contracts

When it comes to outsourcing facility management functions, is it true that the trend seems to be to look for ways to integrate service functions locally and across the portfolio of...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance In A Post-Boston Marathon World

While facility professionals deal with challenges daily, high profile events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas chemical plan explosion often prompt procedural reviews. What would you do if something like this happened in or around your facility? Could your staff handle...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Voltage Optimization

I am seeking input from facility management professionals who have had experience with voltage optimization in switch...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Digital Blueprints

My question is about the practicality of digital blueprints and other oversized, large scale documents related to facilities management. I am looking for feedback from others who can share their...Read More...