Facility Management Articles
Articles in this section provide insight into how facility managers can keep on top of what they need to know to sustain their careers.
IFMA survey finds “green” building practices growingAugust 26th, 2005
Earlier this year, TFM and Allsteel conducted a survey of facility managers to find out about their attitudes with regard to the sustainability movement. Just this past week, the International Facility Management Association released the results of another survey on this topic. According to IFMA’s survey, facility management professionals report a continued increase in the use of green building practices. The
IFMA survey finds "green" building practices growingAugust 26th, 2005
According to IFMA's survey, facility management professionals report a continued increase in the use of green building practices. The vast majority, 70% of those responding to the online survey, reported implementing green concepts within their organization's
Smithsonian Institute buildings deteriorating rapidlyAugust 26th, 2005
Imagine having to patrol your facility with a wet vac every time it rained looking for pools of water. That’s exactly what staff members at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC do in an effort to protect the treasured collections housed in the museum. Strained expansion joints, an aged steam heating system, and other plumbing problems are causing increased and immediate concern. Other maintenance issues add
Base closings, round twoAugust 25th, 2005
Yesterday, FacilityBlog mentioned the closure of several military bases around the country; today, more announcements have already been made—the most notable being the closure of Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. The hospital has been treating military personnel along with top executives from around the world for nearly 100 years, but its facilities are in serious need of an overhaul, making it more expensive to
Katrina [and her waves] hit FloridaAugust 25th, 2005
August is considered by some to be the beginning of the busiest part of the hurricane season, and yet, it's old news in Florida and other states in along the East Coast.
NYC finally gets serious about subway securityAugust 24th, 2005
In the aftermath of last month’s bombings in the London Underground, New York City has finally announced an aggressive plan to deal with terrorist acts on public transportation. Commuters have complied with added security checks, but these efforts will now be supported by the latest technological devices as well. Sewell Chan of the New York Times writes, Officials unveiled the high-tech future of transit
Professional Development: Project Cost Saving StrategiesAugust 18th, 2005
Guest Contributor Carl Haines says certain approaches may make it easier to keep construction
Professional Development: Combining Facility And Project ManagementJuly 26th, 2005
Contributor John Bodrozic shares communal software approaches that keep fms on top of construction projects.
FM Issue: Fire Management and Building CodesJuly 18th, 2005
In providing an effective fire safety system, building codes are a significant part of the