Ask The Expert 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.

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Tricks Of The Trade: Quote Overload

Facility Management Expert Kevin Folsom makes helpful suggestions to professionals who need to avoid quote burnout syndrome. From the June 2013 issue....Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: When Do Facilities Processes Begin?

While each facility is different, all of the processes have to start somewhere. What is the sequence in your...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: “In Or Out?”

Tricks Of The Trade Columnist Kevin Folsom revisits the age old question about outsourcing and provides some pros and cons. From the May 2013...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How Do You Manage Grease In Buildings?

Commercial kitchens have specific rules for health and safety issues, but when it comes to water code requirements, how do facility professionals deal with grease...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Security–How Much Is Enough?

In terms of physical on site security in facilities, what criteria do professionals use when determining their...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Air Conditioning Systems For Libraries

Libraries are very specialized environments, as all facility managers know. So when it comes time to replace an aging air conditioning system, facility managers in these environments benefit from various sources of...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Temperature Complaints

Facility Management Expert Kevin Folsom talks about the age old issue of dealing with thermal complaints in the workplace. From the April 2013...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Wiping Away Tears In The Workplace

There are times when emotional issues can crop up in the workplace--regardless of whether it's a personal conflict or a professional one. How should facility managers act—if at all—when called upon to console a co-worker or employee under these...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Serial Quote Syndrome

What is the appropriate professional procedure for dealing with RFPs from internal departments that ask for numerous quotes from facilities on work that will more than likely never be completed? How do I keep from alienating my vendors and...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facilities Management Software

Is there any facility management software designed for labs that can handle maintenance, drawings. leases, and all the other necessary...Read More...