Technology and FM Articles

In this column, Tom Condon explores how technology permeates the facility management (FM) domain. Formerly “The Facility Technologist,” this column provides insight into how the interaction of “Technology and FM” continues to expand.

The Facility Technologist: Social Media And Facility Management

The Facility Technologist: Social Media And Facility Management

From fad to standard operating procedure, social media can be a facility manager's...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Cloud Era Buildings

The Facility Technologist: Cloud Era Buildings

What opportunities will cloud computing present to facility operations? It's now possible for facility professionals to oversee structures any time and...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Larger Than Life

The Facility Technologist: Larger Than Life

From projectors to flat panel displays to video cubes, large format video screen provide visual solutions for many facility needs. Find out why large format displays are becoming more...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Tech For 2012

The Facility Technologist: Tech For 2012

Upgraded computerized capabilities in a facility pump up image and...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Measuring Technology

The Facility Technologist: Measuring Technology

Using the latest devices, it is possible for fms to measure a space far more accurately, with less disruption to employees, and in a fraction of the time it would have taken with an old fashioned tape...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Seeing Is Believing

The Facility Technologist: Seeing Is Believing

Columnist Tom Condon illustrates how the comic book fantasy of x-ray vision may be closer than anyone could have...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: High Tech Buildings Are Only As Productive As Their Backup Power

The Facility Technologist: High Tech Buildings Are Only As Productive As Their Backup Power

Columnist Tom Condon explains how facilities fall dangerously silent during outages if reliable emergency power is not made...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Tablet Frenzy!

The Facility Technologist: Tablet Frenzy!

Columnist Tom Condon has the following Rx when it comes to cutting edge gadgets: take two tablets and call me in the...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Getting The Word Out

The Facility Technologist: Getting The Word Out

Columnist Tom Condon urges professionals to think through mass notification systems first. Can it be hosted in house? Who should be notified? Can the telco handle...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Free Your Mind

The Facility Technologist: Free Your Mind

Columnist Tom Condon discusses how cloud computing technology helps facilitate disaster...Read More...