Tricks of the Trade Articles

Facility Management Guru Kevin Folsom is director of campus operations at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, TX. In this column, he fields all kinds of questions from other facility managers around the world. All questions have been submitted via the “Ask The Expert” link.

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Tricks Of The Trade: Lighting ROI Discussions

Facility managers must communicate how much money they will save in order to convince top management that these efforts can fund their lighting maintenance in perpetuity.... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Getting Up To Speed

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Prepping For Cold And Flu Season

Facility managers are in the position to provide convenient and accessible tools to help break the chain of germ transmission. These tools can include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, paper towels (drying with towels can reduce the spread of germs up to 77%), soap, and facial... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Shopping For CMMS

A facility management professional asks TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom for advice on a computer based maintenance request... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: WiFi Thermostats

There are many WiFi stats that have come on the market in recent years with a varying degree of cost and capabilities. The question comes down to what you are looking to accomplish, and the user interface can be key.... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Help Desk Help!

Prioritizing facility management requests can be challenging if professionals don't have an effective help desk approach. Quick advice? The human touch works... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Tracking Maintenance

Columnist Kevin Folsom provides both a long and short answer to this question about keeping ahead of maintenance schedules.... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Per Square Foot Costs For Renovations

A global facility manager is looking for assistance with the detailed costs per square foot for renovations in existing office spaces in the U.S. and Latin... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Best Practices Pursuits

Creating facility management standards is a challenge that many professionals face. Folsom offers some... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Transitioning To Facility Management

One reader writes to TFM Guru Folsom and asks, "What advice would you have regarding how to begin the transition from a construction career into facility... ...Read More...