Guest Contributor Archives

Friday Funny: Frosty the FM

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Facility manager and FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with his take on the classic Winter holiday story. Dedicated to those who have to wear parkas at their desks year-round.



Building Envelope: Energy Use And IAQ

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Building envelope improvements often rank at or near the top of the facility team’s to-do list, since they generally provide an attractive return on investment.


Tapered Insulation For Low Slope Roofing

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When designing a low-slope roof system over a substrate that is less than ¼:12, a properly designed tapered insulation system becomes the foundation for a sound roofing system




Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

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Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?