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: 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...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Furthering Facilities Careers

While many facility management professionals have substantial "hands on" experience, certifications and accreditation advice is often...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher Codes

Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Usage Patterns

Kevin Folsom makes energy management recommendations based on consumption, efficiency, and unit cost....Read More...