FM Issue Articles

Facility management related issues are often in the news. This monthly feature examines some of the more abstract, non-product concepts and challenges facility managers face in that regard.

FM Issue: Transforming Technologies

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the latest tools to be optimized for maintenance and operations... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Copper Theft

A few hundred dollars worth of material often costs several thousands more to... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Backup Power Design

How these systems are configured depends on what level of defense against an outage is... ...Read More...

FM Issue: An Early Look

Building automation is coming soon to a smart grid near... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Ergonomics Regulations On The Way?

William Principe looks at potential major changes to... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Defusing Workplace Threats

Security expert Steve Layne admits that unpredictable events happen, but he explains there are ways to... ...Read More...

Blade Servers and Thin Client Decreasing Supply Loads and Cost.

FM Issue: Airing It All Out

The relentless demands of technology have created workplace conditions that can literally be sweating for employees. Filled with monitors, servers, and other heat producing technology, these cluster computing environments—particularly in manned situations like trading floors, emergency command and control centers, broadcast studios, and industrial control terminals—must comply with design requirements and ASHRAE standards that govern both... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Manage The Challenge

Two experts from the Disaster Emergency Response Association (DERA) address the keys to maintaining effective emergency preparedness and continuity... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Life Cycle Cost Analysis: An Asset Management Strategy

Facility professionals would do well to continue managing their buildings with an eye toward ensuring they are leveraging every aspect in a manner that contributes to the... ...Read More...

FM Issue: Energy Management 2.0

Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology... ...Read More...