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.
Tricks Of The Trade: WiFi ThermostatsJune 26th, 2014
There are many WiFi stats that have come on the market in recent years with a varying degree of cost and capabilities. The question comes down to what you are looking to accomplish, and the user interface can be key.
Commentary: Why Climate Change MattersJune 26th, 2014
Jeff Johnson, chief science officer at Schneider Electric, notes that quantifying the forces at play, both man-made and natural, is still a work in progress—as is accurately projecting future
A Failure To Communicate: Disconnect Between Purchasers And Operators Costs BillionsJune 26th, 2014
To help lower operating expenses, companies must consider the total cost of ownership when purchasing new equipment. By purchasing slightly more expensive gear that is more efficient, manufacturers can save massively on electricity costs over the
FM Alert: Revisiting TFM Facility Executive Of The Year WinnersJune 25th, 2014
This first in the series is from the winner of the 2013 Award, J.B. Messer, director of facilities management at Oklahoma City Community College.
Water-Rest-Shade: Safe Summer Working PracticesJune 25th, 2014
U.S. Labor Department launches its annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and
New Product Flash: Gridlock Glass Block System by EXTECHJune 24th, 2014
This patented system allows for in-house staff to perform quick repairs in the event of block
CMMS: Trends And AttitudesJune 24th, 2014
The survey found that 48% of prospective buyers were currently using manual methods such as paper and spreadsheets to track their maintenance management, rather than using a formal software
Technology And FM: Communications CentralJune 24th, 2014
Facility command centers are becoming more valuable, not only for day to day operations but in emergency
May 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 4)June 23rd, 2014
This issue of Today's Facility Manager looks at how technology delivers primarily positive results in most operational