Technology Articles

Buildings aren’t just brick and mortar anymore; some can be as technologically complex as computers, due to building automation, interoperability, wifi, HVAC, and other high tech components.

Cover of the November/December 2014 issue.

Today’s Facility Manager | November/December 2014 Issue

The year draws to a close, and this issue of the magazine once again covers every aspect of the facility management profession along with special year end... ...Read More...

This University of Baltimore facility includes 15 classrooms, 29 large- and small-group study spaces, a 32,000 square-foot library, and a 300 seat moot courtroom and event space.

The HVAC Factor: Systems Get A Break

At the University of Baltimore, a new facility features passive heating and cooling, and natural... ...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Flywheels For Backup Power

An alternative to lead-acid batteries, this type of energy storage system has been adopted by a Dallas, TX healthcare... ...Read More...

January 2015 goals on calendar.

Workers Want Promotions, Work-Life Balance, New Tech In 2015

Most desired 2015 workplace perks are team collaboration apps and flexible work... ...Read More...

Larry Schoen.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Sustaining Healthy Air

HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne... ...Read More...

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Modular Data Center Infrastructure: Part 2

This second half of this two-part article addresses site prep, procurement, and installation for prefabricated data... ...Read More...

Frank Rotello.

FM Issue: When Open Isn’t So Open

Resolving the challenges of facility systems integration requires a clear look at how building automation protocols... ...Read More...

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Modular Data Center Infrastructure: Part 1

This first of a two-part article describes how prefabricated data centers help speed deployment and lower life cycle costs.... ...Read More...

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Friday Funny: Wasting Time Making Copies

New survey from Brother International Corporation reveals that companies with centralized copiers and printers can waste thousands of hours a... ...Read More...

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Energy Management Systems (EMS) 2.0?

In an apparent paradigm shift, increased and broader functionality is changing what defines an... ...Read More...