Columnists Articles

Facility management is about the men and women in the trenches, and the magazine’s columnist are some of the most experienced professionals out there. Find out about how they deal with the challenges in the field.

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Tricks Of The Trade: Pond Marshes

How do facility management professionals address specific landscaping issues that deal with ponds and...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Energy Recovery Ventilation

By installing this type of equipment, facility managers can meet (or exceed) required outdoor air ventilation rates without increasing energy...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...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Data Management

Ideally, I would like to create a central deposit center to manage these systems with easy access. Do you know of a resource that would work with our many different operating systems (building and equipment) and compile this information in a central point for viewing and alarm...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Battery Operated Faucets

When making a decision regarding faucet selection for his facility, one manager struggles with battery life and maintenance questions. New "Tricks" Columnist Kevin Folsom helps...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: How Low Can You Go?

A net zero energy facility, or close to it, can be a reality for an increasing number of organizations. A recent report on the state of zero energy buildings explores the mainstream potential of this...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Social Media And Facility Management

The Facility Technologist: Social Media And Facility Management

From fad to standard operating procedure, social media can be a facility manager's...Read More...

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Professional Development: Leveraging The Aging Worker

Veterans and rookies bridge the gap between the experienced technician and the new...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: How Does That Sound?

In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact...Read More...

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Professional Development: Lightning Safety Tips

On average, lightning kills more people than hurricanes and tornadoes combined every...Read More...