In-Depth Articles Articles

These feature stories include coverage of the issues faced by facility managers, case studies from the facility manager’s perspective, and special reports.

At the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training facility, walkway pads on the roof not only minimize the risk of falls, but also delineate pathways to equipment. The 145,000 square foot sports facility opened in August 2006. (Photo: Firestone Building Products)

Roofing Trends: Limiting Overhead Risk

Trends in roofing continue to focus on safety and longevity....Read More...

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LEED Case Study: To Sustain And Support

At Seattle University, another LEED Gold facility boosts the campus green quotient. From the October 2013...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Security Merge

When upgrading these systems in an existing facility, consider all angles. From the October 2013...Read More...

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Green Cleaning Trends: Cleaning With Electrolyzed Water

This chemical free process may help facilities further green maintenance goals. From the October 2013...Read More...

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FM Issue: Financing Renewable Energy

Funding options are increasing for facility managers who want to pursue a cleaner power supply. From the October 2013...Read More...

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Services & Maintenance: Stemming The Tide

Facility managers can stop water and energy use from going down the drain. From the September 2013...Read More...

The marble in the lobby and bathtubs in the guestrooms are two interior elements reused for the new hotel. (Photo: University of WI Oshkosh Foundation.)

Hotel Case Study: At Your Service

On the banks of Fox River in Oshkosh, WI, a new Best Western Premier delivers business and pleasure. From the September 2013...Read More...

Energy Management Trends: The Power Of Plugs

A growing share of facility energy use comes from plug loads. From the September 2013...Read More...

In Boston, the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital was designed with features to protect against future hurricanes and storm surges. Opened in April 2013, the facility’s ground floor has no essential hospital functions and was raised 30" above flood elevations to account for sea level rise. (Photo: Anton Grassl/Esto.)

FM Issue: The Calm Before The Storm

In the face of extreme weather, facilities housing mission critical resources seek increased resilience. From the September 2013...Read More...

After a renovation of the BWI Airport Marriott in Hanover, MD, LEDs were installed throughout. This provides an estimated 84% savings in energy consumption, with total annual savings estimated at $21,078. (Photo: LED Source.)

Service & Maintenance: Lighting Retrofits With LEDs

Whether planning a full overhaul or a small scale project, facility managers may find this technology makes sense. From the August 2013...Read More...