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Facility management related issues are often in the news. This monthly feature examines some of the more abstract, non-product concepts and challenges facility managers face in that regard.

FM Issue Contributor at Facility Executive Magazine


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When making the move to a centralized data center, facility managers must ask five important questions. In the end, connectivity is one of the most critical components in data center performance.

FM Issue: Connecting The Dots

FM Issue: Connecting The Dots

When making the move to a centralized data center, facility managers must ask five important questions. In the end, connectivity is one of the most critical components in data center performance.

FM Issue: Severe Weather Watch

Emergency preparedness is crucial all year long, but cold winter months present their own set of concerns.

FM Issue: Evolving With The Smarter Grid

Thinking about taking the plunge into the smart grid? There are four main themes to consider before getting started.

FM Issue: An Online Solution

Standards-based web tools can help facility managers cut costs and drive value.

FM Issue: Comparing Apples To Apples

Sensitivity analyses can be a useful tool for making life cycle cost comparisons.

FM Issue: Cutting Perimeter Security Corners

The decision to scale back protective measures may come at a significant cost to facilities.

FM Issue: Cutting Costs With Monthly Utility Bill Analysis

When budgets are under increased are under increased scrutiny, identifying energy reduction opportunities is a valuable skill.

FM Issue: Building A Better Future

Cohesive automation approaches are sparking energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

FM Issue: HazCom Compliance Made Simple

MSDS management is the most important aspect of this life safety issue.

FM Issue: Bomb Scare

There are many ways to protect facilities from explosive threats.

FM Issue: Today’s Data Center

Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.

FM Issue: Backup Power Design

How these systems are configured depends on what level of defense against an outage is desired.

FM Issue: Manage The Challenge

Two experts from the Disaster Emergency Response Association (DERA) address the keys to maintaining effective emergency preparedness and continuity plans.

FM Issue: Life Cycle Cost Analysis: An Asset Management Strategy

Facility professionals would do well to continue managing their buildings with an eye toward ensuring they are leveraging every aspect in a manner that contributes to the business.

FM Issue: Energy Management 2.0

Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology development.

FM Issue: Vegging Out

Vegetative roofing systems (aka green roofs) are gaining popularity for many reasons.

FM Issue: Demystifying BIM

Data rich modeling tools may translate into dynamic new facility management capabilities.

FM Issue: Effectively Resolving Construction Related Disputes

To encourage a successful outcome, teams should ensure that a construction project contractor exercises best practices.

FM Issue: Safety Pays

Guest Contributor David Casavant outlines the tangible ways to discover the ROI of safety.

FM Issue: The Green Building Landscape

Guest Contributor Kevin Stover explains why this one aspect of the commercial real estate market continues to grow at a rapid pace.

FM Issue: Securing Office Buildings For Special Events

Guest Contributor Richard Purtell shares stories and lessons learned from the trenches of the Obama inauguration.

FM Issue: Improved IQ On IAQ

This often cloudy issue can be tackled with a comprehensive approach, and a soon to be released guide may help.

FM Issue: Survival Of The Fittest Building

It is possible for facility managers to drive value in any economy through energy efficiency efforts in their buildings.

FM Issue Bonus: Maintaining Order When The Power Goes Out

In this Web exclusive, Brian Phelan of ASCO takes a look at power delivery to healthcare facilities,

FM Issue: Power Supply

There is high demand for backup power solutions, and there are many requirements that should be addressed before purchasing decisions are made.

FM Issue: Powering Through The Data Center

Focusing on four major areas can contribute to successful power design in mission critical facilities.

FM Issue: Essential Elements In Outsourcing

Contributor Alex Lam reveals how a new approach to outsourcing is making it a more attractive management option.

FM Issue: Developing A Health And Safety Program

The success of a program is tied to its ability to blend in with an organization's culture.

FM Issue: Emergency Measures In A Post 9/11 World

Survival during disasters is not a matter of luck if appropriate planning measures are in place.

FM Issue: Energy Savings

Conservation can be considered a story in two part harmony.

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