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.

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FM Issue: Eyeing The End Result

An integrated project delivery approach to facility projects—during the construction phase—works to reduce life cycle... ...Read More...

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Alternative Energy Trends: Double Vision For Green Power

AT&T has enlisted the insight of its facility managers in its pursuit of increasing alternative energy use. In this article, the executive director of energy describes the company’s roadmap for alternative... ...Read More...

With proper planning and knowledge of existing facility infrastructure, facility managers can maximize the reach and effectiveness of a security system. (Photo: Jupiterimages)

Services & Maintenance: Integrating Security Needs

When specifying this facility system, managers can leverage existing... ...Read More...

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LEED Case Study: Front And Center

A LEED Gold residence hall at North Carolina Central University Provides much needed housing, improves operations, and enhances student life, and... ...Read More...

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Water Conservation and Treatment Trends: Where Blue Meets Green

Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption.... ...Read More...

Located on the top floors of the hotel, the Presidential Suites afford guests views of the New Orleans skyline.

Hotel Case Study: A Welcome Return

Hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the recently reopened Hyatt Regency New Orleans—revamped and reconfigured—provides a place for both business and... ...Read More...

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FM Issue: Access To Data: Anytime, Anywhere

Cloud and mobile technologies help facility professionals keep track of the ever increasing amount of data they manage, and some are using specific tools to help keep important data better organized.... ...Read More...

As utilities struggle with increased demand, users are encouraged to cut usage. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Proactive Energy Management

Access to real-time and historical information on usage leads to more efficient operations. Also featured is a look into the lighting controls retrofit at the Empire State Building. Find out how intelligent energy management tools can help facility managers track power usage and gather actionable... ...Read More...

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Special Feature: Zeftron Nylon Business Leader Timothy Blount

This special feature salutes the 20 year relationship between Zeftron®, fms, and... ...Read More...

PHOTO: Interaction between building systems (lighting and HVAC, for instance) helps facility managers increase efficiencies. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Services & Maintenance: Lighting That Performs

The convergence of lighting, networking, and sensors can deliver a broad building management solution. Outfitting the building's lighting system to interact with others—such as HVAC and security—streamlines performance and energy... ...Read More...