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.

The Facility Technologist: Coming To Facilities Soon…

Thinking Cameras, IP Everywhere, Mini Data Centers, And Compatible... ...Read More...

Professional Development: The Benefits Of Integration

Contributor Mike DeNamur explains how the removal of crossed signals may ease communications problems.... ...Read More...

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their... ...Read More...

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

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

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

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, full-featured computer designed to... ...Read More...

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

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

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...