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 Columnist Kevin Folsom shares some helpful advice on one of his favorite topics: facility renewal planning!
Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this
Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous
How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be
Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare
Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac
What is it like to participate in a demand response program? Should facility managers prepare for any unwanted challenges or
When the opportunity to transition from maintenance to management presents itself, what steps should a person take to be best
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