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: Super Smart Cards

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets help from TFM Facility Technologist Tom Condon and reviews the limitless possibilities of today's...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Standardized Cleaning Documents

Tricks Of The Trade: Standardized Cleaning Documents

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at the audit process in an attempt to standardize housekeeping...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Capital Equipment Replacement Program

Tricks Of The Trade: Capital Equipment Replacement Program

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader create a capital equipment replacement...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Prepping For An Interview

Tricks Of The Trade: Prepping For An Interview

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one hopeful fm prepare for his first "imaginary" week on the...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Structural Construction Documents

Tricks Of The Trade: Structural Construction Documents

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge finds a guideline addressing coordination and completeness of structural construction...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Meat Locker Sheets (!?)

Tricks Of The Trade: Meat Locker Sheets (!?)

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge figures out where to get soft walls for a data...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Green Building Basics

Tricks Of The Trade: Green Building Basics

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps on facility professional find out about green building certification...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Mission Critical Quiz

Tricks Of The Trade: Mission Critical Quiz

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes the redundancy question...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Hello, Columbus!

Tricks Of The Trade: Hello, Columbus!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down operations costs for the City of Columbus,...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Organizational Tools

Tricks Of The Trade: Organizational Tools

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets one facility manager on track with a solution to her task management...Read More...