FM Frequency Articles

This thought provoking op/ed column takes a humorous look at topics relevant to the many facets of facility management.

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

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

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

FM Frequency: Warning Signs

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

FM Frequency: Lost In Translation?

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...

FM Frequency: Green Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

FM Frequency: Green Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Any effort to increase sustainability is positive, unless it’s not. What defines sustainability for an organization depends on a variety of factors....Read More...

FM Frequency: Handling A Delicate Subject

FM Frequency: Handling A Delicate Subject

For facility management professionals, establishing a protocol for breastfeeding in the workplace presents its share of very practical challenges. An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires workplaces to provide reasonable accommodations for nursing...Read More...