Technicians are spending a significant amount of time each season releasing "stuck" radiator valves for occupants, and one manager is looking for ways to resolve the situation permanently.
A reader recently shared his thoughts on automatic faucets in public restrooms, noting that these plumbing fixtures dictate the temperature of water he uses to wash his hands, which is often not hot enough for his liking.
One facility manager is looking for feedback on cogeneration (combined heat and power) compared to trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) to generate electricity efficiently.
Facility cleaning procedures play a part in preventing the spread of Ebola. Are yours addressing the threat?
One tech facility manager is trying to determine budgetary benchmarking policies for procuring maintenance and toiletry products.
One tech expert floats the idea of using Microsoft's recent acquisition, Minecraft, for practical 3D facilities management floor plan layout applications.
Over the next 15 years, a high proportion of seasoned members of the facility management profession will be leaving the workforce as they reach retirement age.
Increasingly, water shortages and quality are an important facility management issue.
How do facilities management professionals prioritize factors when searching for a new location?
Is there a place in your facility that you thoroughly appreciate, enjoy, and are altogether proud of? For better or worse, facility managers get to know every square inch of the facilities they oversee.
A facility management professional seeks a Microsoft Office based solution to his space planning needs.
In construction projects you have overseen in recent years, what has been the biggest challenge and how did you and your team overcome the issue?
What do I do if my plant wants to reclaim cooling tower blowdown water and use it for the purposes of landscape irrigation?
Facility managers and others who create emergency preparedness plans know that periodic testing and updates are crucial to protecting people, property, and operations in the event of a disaster.
Execution of energy management programs is typically a shared responsibility, but what can be done when the facilities department is reluctant to take charge?
Everyone seems to have a different career path in the facilities profession; how would you describe yours?
A pharmaceutical facility manager is seeking input on mobile solutions that will help him tackle his maintenance checklists.
Now that cellphones have become ubiquitous, employers have started implementing Bring Your Own Device policies in the workplace. This is creating challenges for a facility professional who is seeking feedback from others who have been through the experience.