Professional Development Articles

Authored by a different industry member each issue, this column provides insight into how facility managers can keep on top of what they need to know to sustain their careers.

Professional Development: Unplanned Purchasing Behaviors

Professional Development: Unplanned Purchasing Behaviors

Columnist Laura Brown puts a new twist on the old joke, "how many people does it take to buy a light...Read More...

Professional Development Reducing Liability Through Strategic Management

Professional Development Reducing Liability Through Strategic Management

Guest Contributor David Bender illustrates how an overview of insurance policies may thwart trouble during...Read More...

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Professional Development: Reduce Change Orders To Add Resources

Columnist R. Don Hensley explains how Quality Management Plans can help minimize expensive changes. From the Ap-ril 2006 issue....Read More...

Professional Development: Image Enhancement Services

Professional Development: Image Enhancement Services

Contributor Mike O'Dea feels it is possible to repair damage in order to maintain image and avoid replacement...Read More...

Professional Development: How To Hire A Design Firm

Professional Development: How To Hire A Design Firm

Contributor Jeffrey Weil explains the right amount of effort in the selection process can make or break a design project....Read More...

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems....Read More...

Professional Development: Purchasing Habits And Costs

Professional Development: Purchasing Habits And Costs

Guest Contributor Laura Brown illustrates how decisions regarding supplier selection can dictate potential...Read More...

Professional Development: Checkup And Tune-Up

Professional Development: Checkup And Tune-Up

Guest Columnist Michael Redding investigates how to develop a facilities management strategy for the long...Read More...

Professional Development: IFMA’s Strategic Management Planning Process

Professional Development: IFMA’s Strategic Management Planning Process

Guest Columnist Don Young shares new approaches that may help facility managers reach higher levels of...Read More...

Professional Development: Project Cost Saving Strategies

Professional Development: Project Cost Saving Strategies

Guest Contributor Carl Haines says certain approaches may make it easier to keep construction...Read More...