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.

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Credential Management

Facility Management Expert Kevin Folsom shares some career tips regarding professional designations. From the April 2013...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: BYOD Policy Challenges

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom gets imaginative and invites other fms to share stories on BYOD and proprietary information issues. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Hiring An Outside Facility Auditor

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Renewal Planning

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom shares some helpful advice on one of his favorite topics: facility renewal planning!...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Door Tags

What's the easiest way to deal with missing fire door tags? How do we address it? Do we have to replace the door, or can we just replace the...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Roof Leaks

Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Overhead Lighting Changes

Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Fan Belts

How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Healthcare Housekeeping

Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Evac Plans

Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac...Read More...