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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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TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes the redundancy question quiz.

Tricks Of The Trade: Mission Critical Quiz

Tricks Of The Trade: Mission Critical Quiz

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes the redundancy question quiz.

FM Frequency: From the Outside Looking In

A peek inside the fictitious life of temporary facility manager, Ms. Y (courtesy of "Dear Diary").

Tricks Of The Trade: Hello, Columbus!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down operations costs for the City of Columbus, OH.

Tricks Of The Trade: Organizational Tools

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets one facility manager on track with a solution to her task management problems.

Tricks Of The Trade: Water In The Lights

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge addresses the safety issue of leaky roofs, water, and light fixtures.

From Where I Sit: Facility Management Is…

Tim Springer challenges fms to define what they do in terminology that's tangible to everyone.

FM Frequency: For The Love Of Buildings

Confessions under the knife: anesthesia exposes the trippy side of Crane's facility sensibilities.

Tricks Of The Trade: Mythbusting the Copper vs. Aluminum Debate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts forth the case for copper wire vs aluminum wire connected to main electrical switch gears.

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

The new year is revealing an optimistic side of FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

FM Frequency: A Few Of My Favorite (Web) Things

They may not be raindrops on roses, but there are some things that make Jeff Crane happy.

From Where I Sit: Hello Columbus!

Tim Springer discovers the best of American urban planning during a recent trip to Columbus.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost To Build Out Raw Space

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader find out if the general contractor's quote is in the right ballpark.

FM Frequency: Rolling With The Facilities Budget

There are alternatives to the traditional method of budget preparation.

Tricks Of The Trade: Concrete Crack Up

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets to the bottom of this annoying problem.

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and profit!

Tricks Of The Trade: Pew Sprawl

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains everything you ever wanted to know about pew sprawl.

FM Frequency: It’s A Special Season!

This month, budget season (no, not football season) is at the center of Crane's fall follies.

From Where I Sit: No One Of Us Is As Smart As All Of Us

Springer gives The Kevin Bacon Game a new facility management spin.

Tricks Of The Trade: Safety In Confined Spaces

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares confined space standards outside of the U.S.

FM Frequency: Remembering 9/11 Six Years Later

New tragedies at the former Deutsche Bank building rekindle public emotion at Ground Zero

Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Management Degrees

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge provides an update on the facility management degree programs (as of September 2007).

FM Frequency: Summer School

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane ponders electricity and reliability

From Where I Sit: Take Me To Your Leader

Tim Springer explains why there are distinct qualities that separate true leaders from mere managers.

Tricks Of The Trade: LEGAL Turkey Vulture Deterrents

These birds are known to attack building rooftops and caulking, as well as other exterior surfaces. It all translates into structural damage and costly repairs. As a “bonus” to landlords, all vultures are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Under the Act, taking, killing, or possessing migratory birds is unlawful.Therefore, your only options are humane pest control methods.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cleaning Costs (RSF vs. USF)

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the difference in cleaning cost calculation methods.

FM Frequency: Finding The Glass More Than Half Full

Crane offers a historical perspective to paint the future of facility management in a positive light.

Facility Fix: A Clean Sweep

It is Roy Campbell's job to ensure that the city of Green Bay, WI can enjoy a football game without worrying about sewage issues. With a system to monitor activities remotely, the stadium's management scores a touchdown for efficiency.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hand Drying v.3

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge delves into the details of hand drying the RIGHT way.

FM Frequency: Who Needs An “Expert” Consultant?

There may be times when getting a second opinion makes you look that much better...at least that's what FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane thinks.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost Of Doing Business

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps an international professional with operations costs.

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