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.

FM Frequency: On Outsourcing—Do We Sink, Or Do We Swim?

While Crane admits outsourcing is a reality, he acknowledges there are ways to embrace it and at the same time advance your... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Part II – Special Needs For IT Spaces

Critical equipment must be handled with care.... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: An Update On This Fantastic Journey

An adventure outside of the comfort zone inspires Crane to respond to his own 12-step program.... ...Read More...

Professional Development: Dial “M” For Facility Management Advice

Guest Columnist Stormy Friday reviews organizational issues facility professionals should... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Information Technology Spaces – Planning For Special Needs

Don't expect others to create safe havens for the technology that keeps your company running.... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Baptism By Ice Storm

Memories of snowy childhood winters give Crane new respect for those professionals in charge with keeping people safe, informed, and productive.... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Smart Cards – More Than Just Access Control

Move over magnetic stripe cards, smart cards gain ground, thanks to the open-source Java Card standard.... ...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Lease Or Buy?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the advantages and disadvantages of these two... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: What In The World Is OJR?

While in the transitional mode, Crane enjoys the luxury of a gracious... ...Read More...