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: Vibration Analysis

Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Pond Marshes

How do facility management professionals address specific landscaping issues that deal with ponds and...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Data Management

Ideally, I would like to create a central deposit center to manage these systems with easy access. Do you know of a resource that would work with our many different operating systems (building and equipment) and compile this information in a central point for viewing and alarm...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Battery Operated Faucets

When making a decision regarding faucet selection for his facility, one manager struggles with battery life and maintenance questions. New "Tricks" Columnist Kevin Folsom helps...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Tech Headcount

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals the best methods of headcount calculation. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Maintenance Timetables

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at labor hours per square foot. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Staffing Support

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps answer questions about staffing requirements for a VA...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Evaluating Labor Costs

Tricks Of The Trade: Evaluating Labor Costs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at estimates for custodial labor...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Economic Issues

Tricks Of The Trade: Economic Issues

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines how economic issues are having an impact in today's...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Disease Free Elms

Tricks Of The Trade: Disease Free Elms

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts on his horticultural...Read More...