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.
Trends: 2005 In ReviewDecember 25th, 2005
From uncertainty in 2005 toward new technologies and a rebounding furniture market in
The Facility Technologist: Cell Phones And FacilitiesNovember 25th, 2005
Various technologies can be used to combat dead zones, holes, espionage, and
Wireless Trends: The Case For WirelessNovember 25th, 2005
By overcoming initial hesitations, facility managers can turn a wireless system into a company
Look out education FMs: MIT presents the $100 laptopNovember 18th, 2005
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan unveiled the first working prototype of the $100 laptop Nov. 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia. Annan was joined by Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and co-founder of the Media Lab at MIT, in presenting the laptop to the gathering. The $100 laptop, first announced by Negroponte at the World Economic Forum in January 2005, is an ultra-low-cost,
FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy CostsNovember 1st, 2005
What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available.
The Facility Technologist: Planning For DisastersOctober 25th, 2005
From site selection to data protection, a variety of technologies can help facilities
Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine InOctober 1st, 2005
A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity.
FM Frequency: Big Swings At Budget Time!September 26th, 2005
Crane's tongue-in-cheek perspective explains how to maintain facilities and lower budget costs at the same time. From the September 2005 issue.
Technology Trends: Perfecting The SystemSeptember 25th, 2005
Recent software advances allow facility manager to update building information more quickly and