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: The War Of The Thermostats

Tricks Of The Trade: The War Of The Thermostats

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one building occupant get to the bottom of some temperature...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Stretched Resources

Tricks Of The Trade: Stretched Resources

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge attempts to level the playing...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Vs. Real Estate

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Vs. Real Estate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down the differences between these key operational...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Data Rich BIM

Tricks Of The Trade: Data Rich BIM

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explores the BIM...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Staffing Demands

Tricks Of The Trade: Staffing Demands

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge answers questions about staffing...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Scope Of Work

Tricks Of The Trade: Scope Of Work

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the particulars involved in a SOW for MGE UPS system...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: National Specialty Service Providers

Tricks Of The Trade: National Specialty Service Providers

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one multi-site fm consolidate...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: High-Rise Building Evacuations

Tricks Of The Trade: High-Rise Building Evacuations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the rationale behind isolated alarms and evacuations in high-rise...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Definitive Floor Area Measurements

Tricks Of The Trade: Definitive Floor Area Measurements

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares the most up to date floor area measurement...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Smart Card 101

Tricks Of The Trade: Smart Card 101

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the different smart card...Read More...