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.

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Per Square Foot Costs For Renovations

A global facility manager is looking for assistance with the detailed costs per square foot for renovations in existing office spaces in the U.S. and Latin...Read More...

Big Ass Fan

The HVAC Factor: Keeping Cool, Safely

For facilities that handle hazardous items, indoor air quality and comfort are...Read More...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Best Practices Pursuits

Creating facility management standards is a challenge that many professionals face. Folsom offers some...Read More...

Charles Carpenter

FM Frequency: Occupant Well-Being

Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a...Read More...

Crosby

Technology and FM: Building A Green Data Center

Whether or not the organization is pursuing LEED certification, setting a clear path to sustainable goals is...Read More...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Transitioning To Facility Management

One reader writes to TFM Guru Folsom and asks, "What advice would you have regarding how to begin the transition from a construction career into facility...Read More...

Implemented in concert with other sustainability focused strategies, daylighting helps to enhance students’ performance by providing a healthier learning environment. (Photo: Solatube.)

Facility Retrofit: Delivering Daylighting

NEW COLUMN! In this new Facility Retrofit Column, find out how the Douglas County School District in Colorado brings in natural light to classrooms and common...Read More...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Furthering Facilities Careers

While many facility management professionals have substantial "hands on" experience, certifications and accreditation advice is often...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Solar Power And Life Safety

Facilities with photovoltaic installations can pose additional challenges to firefighting efforts, and planning is...Read More...

Banther

Professional Development: Follow The Leader

Embracing five central qualities will help facility managers motivate their...Read More...