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.

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Question Of The Week: Locating Scouting Priorities

How do facilities management professionals prioritize factors when searching for a new... ...Read More...

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July/August 2014 (Volume 27, Number 6)

While the summer months may signify a slower pace for some professions, facility managers keep especially busy with improvements to take them into the harsher months... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Lighting ROI Discussions

Facility managers must communicate how much money they will save in order to convince top management that these efforts can fund their lighting maintenance in perpetuity.... ...Read More...

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Company Secrets Going Out the Window?

Specialized window film can prevent hackers from obtaining "company secrets" through a facility's windows. Government agencies are already using this defense... ...Read More...

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New High-Performance Sustainable Building Principles Course Now Available

There are no prerequisites for the HP Principles course—industry professionals of all levels are invited to participate.... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Getting Up To Speed

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities... ...Read More...

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Question Of The Week: Favorite Part Of Your Facility?

Is there a place in your facility that you thoroughly appreciate, enjoy, and are altogether proud of? For better or worse, facility managers get to know every square inch of the facilities they... ...Read More...

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OSHA Heat Report: Acclimatization Necessary To Prevent Worker Deaths

CDC report on OSHA’s review of heat-related enforcement cases highlights need for acclimatization to prevent worker... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Plumbing Tune Up

With all of their restroom experience, most facility managers know that their fixtures have hidden talents—some pipes can make music under the right conditions. Toilets have been known to hum when flushed, but those sounds are fairly difficult to manipulate. On the other hand, faucets can do impressive... ...Read More...

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FM Frequency: In-House Sociologist

Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a... ...Read More...