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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 Review

Trends: 2005 In Review

From uncertainty in 2005 toward new technologies and a rebounding furniture market in...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Cell Phones And Facilities

The Facility Technologist: Cell Phones And Facilities

Various technologies can be used to combat dead zones, holes, espionage, and...Read More...

Wireless Trends: The Case For Wireless

Wireless Trends: The Case For Wireless

By overcoming initial hesitations, facility managers can turn a wireless system into a company...Read More...

Look out education FMs: MIT presents the $100 laptop

Look out education FMs: MIT presents the $100 laptop

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,...Read More...

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

FM Issue: Getting A Handle On Energy Costs

What can facility managers do about rising prices? One solution is to purchase their energy with the most cost effective strategy available....Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Planning For Disasters

The Facility Technologist: Planning For Disasters

From site selection to data protection, a variety of technologies can help facilities...Read More...

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

Green Solutions: Let The Sun Shine In

A daylighting system installed at a Patagonia warehouse and distribution center in Reno, NV reduces energy bills and increases productivity....Read More...

FM Frequency: Big Swings At Budget Time!

Crane's tongue-in-cheek perspective explains how to maintain facilities and lower budget costs at the same time. From the September 2005 issue....Read More...

Technology Trends: Perfecting The System

Technology Trends: Perfecting The System

Recent software advances allow facility manager to update building information more quickly and...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Managing Facility Information – From Cradle To Grave

The Facility Technologist: Managing Facility Information – From Cradle To Grave

Crucial information is often lost during facility life cycle transitions....Read More...