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.

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...

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IP Telephony: Treating Space As Enterprise Applications

If there is a high rate of churn, occupancy information is constantly changing and has an unfortunate habit of being left unreported. Because churn isn't likely to decrease in these type environments, keeping track of space is a big... ...Read More...

Professional Development: The Reality Of Outsourcing

Guest Contributor Maria Vickers takes a hard look at a management approach with mixed... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: A Shock To The System?

Electricity, as well as other "dangerous" elements in a facility should always be handled with safety in front of mind.... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Clean Up Your Act, Then Go And Give Thanks

Crane thinks the best way to enjoy the festive season is to check troubled areas before heading out of... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Crane’s Eight Wonders Of The Facility Management World

Think of all the places you'd go if you could take an adventure back in... ...Read More...