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.

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Tricks Of The Trade: Hiring An Outside Facility Auditor

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Renewal Planning

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom shares some helpful advice on one of his favorite topics: facility renewal planning!...Read More...

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Professional Development: Avoid Construction Rework

Facility managers can minimize delays and unexpected costs by being...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Door Tags

What's the easiest way to deal with missing fire door tags? How do we address it? Do we have to replace the door, or can we just replace the...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Thinking “Inside The Box”

Even when HVAC/R systems are operated efficiently, there is always room for improvement. The following 10 suggestions may...Read More...

Technology and FM: Integrating Security Systems

Technology and FM: Integrating Security Systems

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) connects facility resources into a common platform to deliver unified...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: EV Infrastructure

As the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles slowly gains ground, some facility managers are installing charging stations for this mode of...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Roof Leaks

Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this...Read More...

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Professional Development: A Step Above The Rest

Facility professionals with strong leadership skills are increasingly in demand at healthcare and higher education...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Overhead Lighting Changes

Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous...Read More...