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.
Tricks Of The Trade: Shopping For CMMSJuly 23rd, 2014
A facility management professional asks TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom for advice on a computer based maintenance request
Tricks Of The Trade: WiFi ThermostatsJune 26th, 2014
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.
Tricks Of The Trade: Help Desk Help!June 3rd, 2014
Prioritizing facility management requests can be challenging if professionals don't have an effective help desk approach. Quick advice? The human touch works
Tricks Of The Trade: Tracking MaintenanceMay 27th, 2014
Columnist Kevin Folsom provides both a long and short answer to this question about keeping ahead of maintenance schedules.
Tricks Of The Trade: Per Square Foot Costs For RenovationsMay 10th, 2014
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
Tricks Of The Trade: Best Practices PursuitsApril 24th, 2014
Creating facility management standards is a challenge that many professionals face. Folsom offers some
Tricks Of The Trade: Transitioning To Facility ManagementApril 3rd, 2014
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
Tricks Of The Trade: Furthering Facilities CareersMarch 20th, 2014
While many facility management professionals have substantial "hands on" experience, certifications and accreditation advice is often
Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher CodesFebruary 20th, 2014
Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are