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.

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

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...

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: “In Or Out?”

Tricks Of The Trade Columnist Kevin Folsom revisits the age old question about outsourcing and provides some pros and cons. From the May 2013... ...Read More...

Gates

Professional Development: The Energy Future

Here are 10 concepts to watch now and in the coming years. From the May 2013... ...Read More...

Sullivan (left) and McDonald (right)

Renewable Energy: Waste As Power Source

Converting trash to fuel delivers doubly for facility managers seeking to reduce environmental impact. From the May 2013 issue.... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Warning Signs

More subtle than outright violence, hostility in the workplace can go undetected. From the May 2013... ...Read More...