FM Frequency Articles

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

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...

FM Frequency: Machines Don’t Clean Buildings…People Do: Part 2

In the second part of this examination, Carpenter breaks down the realities of finding the right player for the cleaning game in your... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Machines Don’t Clean Buildings…People Do: Part 1

In part one of this series, Carpenter explains how providing janitorial services to facilities can be a truly thankless task, but it doesn't have to... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Who Wrote The “Book” On Facility Management?

Keeping vital information up to date may seem like a tedious task, but it's one of the most essential aspects of successful... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Don’t Be A Lighthouse Keeper

When working with a multi-generational staff, facility managers must understand why employees behave in certain... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: The Facility Manager In The Gray Flannel Suit

Carpenter makes reference to a classic 1956 Gregory Peck film to illustrate the facility professional's struggle with... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Pinching Pennies; Counting Quarters

Think it's impossible to justify your own salary by scrimping and saving? FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter suggests you think... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: An Argument In Favor Of Human Cloning

Columnist Carpenter makes the humorous—yet credible—case for facility management doppelgängers.... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: OSHA Does NOT Necessarily Mean Oh Sh–!

It doesn't take all that much effort for the proactive facility manager to benefit from—rather than panic at the thought of—an OSHA... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: How Green Is Green?

Despite sustainability's established foothold, Carpenter has some issues with its... ...Read More...