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: 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...

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Trends

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Trends

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge dissects the nuances of...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Paint Or Laminate?

Tricks Of The Trade: Paint Or Laminate?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes a stab at basic woodworking with this practical answer about cabinet...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Staff Allocation

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Staff Allocation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge tries to answer an old question with a new twist: can you allocate staff per square...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Fms Get No Respect!

Tricks Of The Trade: Fms Get No Respect!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge answers the question, "Why...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Roofing Insulation

Tricks Of The Trade: Roofing Insulation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explores the possibility of increasing roof insulation through the application of a special...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Expansion Staffing Requirements

Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Expansion Staffing Requirements

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge tries to help determine appropriate maintenance staffing for a...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Freedom Of Worship

Tricks Of The Trade: Freedom Of Worship

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one professional look into accommodating the daily prayer requirements of Muslim...Read More...