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

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?

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

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

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

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

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–!

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?

FM Frequency: How Green Is Green?

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

FM Frequency: Feel Free To Blame Tortilla Chips

FM Frequency: Feel Free To Blame Tortilla Chips

The chips will fall where they may, but FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter makes the case for more sustainable corn chip...Read More...

FM Frequency: Exit, Stage Right

FM Frequency: Exit, Stage Right

FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter is all about common sense, not stage directions, with this very practical advice on fire safety in...Read More...