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Retired Columnist

This expert formerly served as a regular contributor to Facility Executive (formerly Today’s Facility Manager) magazine. His vast knowledge of the facility management profession continues to provide a rich resource for facility managers by way of this online archive.

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Springer investigates how many noise problems can be resolved by an easy "ABC" approach.

From Where I Sit: What’s Up With Workplace Acoustics?

From Where I Sit: What’s Up With Workplace Acoustics?

Springer investigates how many noise problems can be resolved by an easy "ABC" approach.

Tricks Of The Trade: Roofing Insulation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explores the possibility of increasing roof insulation through the application of a special paint.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Expansion Staffing Requirements

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge tries to help determine appropriate maintenance staffing for a hospital.

FM Frequency: Elementary, My Dear Watson (Part 2)

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane presents this conclusion to his moldy vacation cottage investigation.

From Where I Sit: Kazam! It’s Magic!

TFM Columnist Tim Springer feels Santa Claus has got nothing on facility managers when it comes to granting wishes, seemingly out of thin air.

FM Frequency: Sustaining Optimism

TFM Columnist Jeff Crane says the best days are ahead

FM Frequency: Elementary, My Dear Watson (Part 1)

In the first part of this facility riddle, Crane challenges readers to don their thinking caps.

Tricks Of The Trade: Freedom Of Worship

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one professional look into accommodating the daily prayer requirements of Muslim employees.

From Where I Sit: FM, AM, And IM

With so much attention on speech giving and politics, Springer encourages facility professionals to spread the good word about the importance of what they do and how they do it.

Keeping things in perspective…

Markets rise and crash like the waves. Financial giants melt like ice cream on hot asphalt. But cherishing and loving friends and family and keeping their memories alive - THOSE are eternal gifts that can't be bought or sold.

FM Frequency: 20 Years—Looking Ahead

In honor of TFM's 20th anniversary, Crane makes some daring predictions for the next two decades.

FM Frequency: 20 Years–Looking Ahead

In honor of TFM's 20th anniversary, Crane makes some daring predictions for the next two decades.

Tricks Of The Trade: Design/Build Data Centers

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge points the way to better data center design/build skills.

From Where I Sit: Measure What You Manage

Springer wonders if it makes sense to measure performance based on cost psf instead of results.

FM Frequency: Conserving Dollars

As the need to do more with less increases, Crane offers some clever cuts in essential services.

Tricks Of The Trade: Reducing Energy Consumption

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the topic of occupancy sensors.

FM Frequency: The Sales Rep’s Guide To Facility Managers

Crane gives away the secret to getting the attention of this powerful purchasing audience.

Web Based FM Trends: Decoding The Acronym Puzzle

Web based facility management offerings are becoming easier to decipher.

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the radical.

From Where I Sit: How Does Your Garden Grow?

The end of a long, dreary winter has TFM Columnist Dr. Tim Springer in an agricultural mood.

Tricks Of The Trade: Super Smart Cards

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets help from TFM Facility Technologist Tom Condon and reviews the limitless possibilities of today's technology.

Tricks Of The Trade: Standardized Cleaning Documents

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at the audit process in an attempt to standardize housekeeping reports.

Tricks Of The Trade: Capital Equipment Replacement Program

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader create a capital equipment replacement program.

FM Frequency: Singing The 1040 Blues…Or Was That A Hymn?

Tax preparation is an unexpected religious experience for FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

Tricks Of The Trade: Prepping For An Interview

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one hopeful fm prepare for his first "imaginary" week on the job.

Tricks Of The Trade: Structural Construction Documents

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge finds a guideline addressing coordination and completeness of structural construction documents.

FM Frequency: To LEED Or Not To LEED? It All Depends!

Crane shares this interactive session with a thought provoking reader.

From Where I Sit: Messy Desk=Messy Mind? Not So Fast!

The study of cognitive ergonomics can

Tricks Of The Trade: Meat Locker Sheets (!?)

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge figures out where to get soft walls for a data center.

Tricks Of The Trade: Green Building Basics

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps on facility professional find out about green building certification options.

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