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The primary disciplines of facility management—building envelope & exteriors, construction & retrofits, energy, environment, facility management, interiors, safety, security, technology—along with other important topics are included in this section.

Professional Development: Cultivating The Sustainable Career

Professional Development: Cultivating The Sustainable Career

Guest Contributor Victoria Hardy says the career jungle isn't getting any easier, but with the right tools, facility professionals will be better poised to bag the big...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Smart Cards – More Than Just Access Control

The Facility Technologist: Smart Cards – More Than Just Access Control

Move over magnetic stripe cards, smart cards gain ground, thanks to the open-source Java Card standard....Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Lease Or Buy?

Tricks Of The Trade: Lease Or Buy?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the advantages and disadvantages of these two...Read More...

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IP Telephony: Treating Space As Enterprise Applications

If there is a high rate of churn, occupancy information is constantly changing and has an unfortunate habit of being left unreported. Because churn isn't likely to decrease in these type environments, keeping track of space is a big...Read More...

Professional Development: The Reality Of Outsourcing

Professional Development: The Reality Of Outsourcing

Guest Contributor Maria Vickers takes a hard look at a management approach with mixed...Read More...

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TFM Names Charles Ayoub Facility Executive Of The Year

A no nonsense leader gets things done at a growing Houston hospital-in spite of obstacles and...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Window Dressing

Services & Maintenance: Window Dressing

Glazing contractors help achieve ROI throughout windows'...Read More...

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Conveying Corporate Continuity

A standards program can help facility executives maintain uniform policies and...Read More...

Essential Winter Maintenance

Essential Winter Maintenance

Something as seemingly innocent as a snowy walkway that has not been cleared can result in serious injury or fatality. It is a little known fact in this country that slip and fall accidents—which cause 15% of all accidental deaths—are second only to motor vehicle accidents as a leading cause of accidental...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Sustaining Carpet Is A Journey

Services & Maintenance: Sustaining Carpet Is A Journey

Selecting green carpet is only part of the sustainable...Read More...