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At Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, a vegetative roof is thriving after more than a decade in place.

Facility Retrofit: Green Roof Revisit

Facility Retrofit: Green Roof Revisit

At Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, a vegetative roof is thriving after more than a decade in place.

Did You Miss The Change Orders: Reduce Their Impact With A Streamlined Approach Webinar?

This webinar from the Gordian Group examined the impact of change orders on construction projects from the perspectives of a solution provider and an owner. It is available to view on demand now.

Technology And FM: The Enernet – The Next Frontier?

The creation of smart energy infrastructure may borrow from principles from the architecture of the Internet.

October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This web exclusive article looks at the vulnerability of smart building systems and provides a checklist of cybersecurity measures to help minimize hack attempts.

Today’s Facility Manager | September 2014 Issue

This issue looks at the future of facility management in both technical and human terms. The HVAC Factor: Hybrid Operating Rooms, Professional Development: Finding Future Facility Managers, Services & Maintenance: For Safety's Sake, Energy Management Trends: Stepping Up Energy Management, FM Issue: Mission Critical Training, Hospital Case Study: Rebirth In New Orleans, Special Feature: Forklifts And Freight Terminal Doors, Renewable Energy: The Role Of Demand Response.

Special Feature: Forklifts And Freight Terminal Doors

Specialty products can help mitigate door damage, lower repair costs, and reduce downtime.

Maximize Machinery Life With De-costing

With a laser-like focus on total cost of ownership, facility managers can yield improvements in several areas of machine operations.

Top 10 Tips For A Greener, Cleaner Workplace

A cleaning expert provide tips to help businesses create healthier work environments.

Free White Paper: Improving the Energy Efficiency Of Aging Commercial Buildings through Window Retrofits

Find out how the Renovate system can offer energy savings of up to 25%, provide consistent indoor thermal comfort, reduce outside noise transmission, contribute points towards LEED certification, and more at a lower cost than a traditional window replacement.

Gesture Technology For Access Control

Just as mouse technology revolutionized the computer interface, gesture technology is expected to change how users interact with access control systems.

July/August 2014 (Volume 27, Number 6)

While the summer months may signify a slower pace for some professions, facility managers keep especially busy with improvements to take them into the harsher months ahead.

Company Secrets Going Out the Window?

Specialized window film can prevent hackers from obtaining "company secrets" through a facility's windows. Government agencies are already using this defense tactic.

Special Feature: Reflective Roofs

When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not one-size-fits-all.

Special Feature: Emergency Shower Selection

The newest technologies can elevate worker protection.

Technology And FM: Wireless Control For Older Facilities

A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing structures.

Higher Education Case Study: All About Business

In pursuing LEED certification, Grand Valley State University keeps operational goals at the forefront.

Managing Multi-Site Retail Bank Facilities

This article by experts at DTZ recognizes that no matter the industry, facility managers are faced with diverse issues, particularly as the number of locations they’re responsible for increases.

Transformation Management

This strategic planning term may not be as familiar to facility managers as its more commonly used cousin: Change Management.

Cloud-Ready Office Space A Key Criterion?

Global IT traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years and will increase threefold over the next five years, according to a 2013 report from Cisco.

Did You Miss The Best Practices For Efficient Energy Management Webinar?

View a video of this webinar and find out how to avoid peak demand costs and to create the best schedule for buildings by considering occupancy, time, and weather conditions.

FM Alert: Planning To Fail

The value of good as-builts for daily operations is widely recognized. After a flood at Columbus Regional Hospital, these plans were crucial to disaster recovery.

Featured Video: Legrand Reenergize

Find out how to breathe new life into your building with Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.

FM Alert: Making Waves At Shedd Aquarium

Bob Wengel, vice president of facilities at the John G. Shedd Aquarium and 2012 TFM Facility Executive of the Year, writes on the strides the facility is making in sustainability.

Vertical Planes Are The Future Of The Office

In considering the future of the office, vertical planes—or walls—are one of the most under-used surfaces. Conceptual applications incorporate V.I.A.—or vertical intelligent architecture—as a way to create intelligent rooms.

June 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 5)

The articles in this issue address the broad overlapping aspects of operations, with a focus on the role facility managers can play in advancing organizational goals.

Commentary: Why Climate Change Matters

Jeff Johnson, chief science officer at Schneider Electric, notes that quantifying the forces at play, both man-made and natural, is still a work in progress—as is accurately projecting future events.

FM Alert: Revisiting TFM Facility Executive Of The Year Winners

This first in the series is from the winner of the 2013 Award, J.B. Messer, director of facilities management at Oklahoma City Community College.

May 2014 Issue (Volume 27, Number 4)

This issue of Today's Facility Manager looks at how technology delivers primarily positive results in most operational matters.

The ABCs Of VOCs In Facilities

There are thousands of different VOCs and they have two things in common—they contain carbon, and they evaporate quickly.

Missed The Trends In Energy Management: Where Should Your Next Investment Be Webinar?

Presented by TFM and Schneider Electric, this June 11 webinar focused on the budgetary matters caused by energy related missed opportunities and inefficiencies. Four experts provided insight into where an organization’s next investments should be.

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