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: High-Tech Cigarettes

To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question. How should facility managers draw the line with electronic cigarettes? Folsom examines this issue. From the July 2013 issue....Read More...

Praeger

Professional Development: Not Your Father’s Metal Building

Advancements in construction and performance have expanded the reach of this material. From the July 2013 issue....Read More...

Anthony Leo (Photo: Al Ferreira Photography)

Renewable Energy: Combined Heat And Power With Fuel Cells

Carbonate technology provides one option for on-site power, thermal management. From the July 2013 issue....Read More...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Comprehensive Audits

Folsom goes through the basic steps of setting up a facility audit program and makes recommendations for a facility management professional in Dubai. From the July 2013 issue....Read More...

Subiaco Abbey and Academy carries on a tradition of being highly self-sufficient. (Photo: Br. Jude Schmitt O.S.B.)

FM Frequency: A Place Called Subiaco

A sprawling campus in western Arkansas is a vibrant nonprofit, multiuse facility. From the July 2013...Read More...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Disaster Planning

Folsom explains why leadership is among the most important character traits a manager can exhibit when disaster strikes his or her facility. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...

Belcastro

Professional Development: Equipment Leasing

Finding the best financing option begins with asking the right questions. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Quote Overload

Facility Management Expert Kevin Folsom makes helpful suggestions to professionals who need to avoid quote burnout syndrome. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...

Technology and FM: COBie Data Format

Technology and FM: COBie Data Format

This building modeling tool facilitates the exchange of project information. From the June 2013...Read More...

Wilkinson

The HVAC Factor: Wireless Thermostat Conversion

In Oakland, CA, an office building reduced energy use (and occupant complaints) with a retrofit to its pneumatic equipment. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...