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: Lighting ROI DiscussionsAugust 14th, 2014
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.
Tricks Of The Trade: Getting Up To SpeedAugust 11th, 2014
TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities
Tricks Of The Trade: Prepping For Cold And Flu SeasonAugust 7th, 2014
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
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