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.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Target Market

In Cambridge, MA, the headquarters of Forrester Research exudes a creative vibe. From the June 2013...Read More...

At the University of Tennessee, this carpet was installed in Neyland Stadium as part of its renovation. Maintaining the carpet not only keeps it looking good but also helps sustain school spirit. (Photo by Howard Doughty; courtesy of Antron/INVISTA.)

Services & Maintenance: Extending Carpet Life

Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...

(Photo: Thinkstock/Jupiterimages)

FM Issue: Surplus Furniture

Creative alternatives to landfill disposal are available to facility managers. From the June 2013...Read More...

Building Automation Trends: Building Automation Evolution

Myriad levels of interaction characterize the next generation of facility controls. From the June 2013...Read More...

Facility managers have many choices when considering ceiling products. Beyond traditional panels, “free floating” canopies reduce distracting noise while also adding a design element. (Photo: Armstrong Commercial Ceilings.)

Services & Maintenance: Minimal Overhead

Facility managers can get maximum performance by choosing the best ceiling type for their spaces. From the May 2013 issue....Read More...

The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital (LPOHH), located on the campus of Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX, opened for patient care in December 2012. (Photos: courtesy of WHR Architects; ©Aker Imaging, Houston, TX)

Hospital Case Study: Healthy Focus

The design of a new heart hospital in Tyler, TX zeroes in on operations that support patient care. From the May 2013 issue....Read More...

FM Issue: Chemical Safety Changes

OSHA’s HazCom 2012 Standard revises how certain substances should be labeled. From the May 2013 issue....Read More...

Furniture Trends: Productive Provisions

In choosing furnishings, facility managers are aware of the way today’s occupants are working. From the May 2013...Read More...

When researching landscape service providers, facility managers (fms) should make sure a company’s bid accurately captures scope of work, includes a startup plan, and demonstrates the ability to offer multi-year plans with designs and budgets so fms can plan for the future. Photo: PLANET/Philippe Nobile Photography

Services & Maintenance: Grounds Check

Vetting landscape service providers ensures they add value to site maintenance plans. From the April 2013...Read More...

FM Issue: Moving Target

In order to optimize a security plan, facility managers should take a dynamic approach. From the April 2013...Read More...