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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance Calculations

What is the best way to calculate maintenance staffing requirements?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance Apps for PDAs

What kinds of maintenance programs or apps are available for use with PDAs?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Airblades vs. Conventional Dryers

Does anyone have supporting data to show the performance benefits and drawbacks to Dyson Airblades vs. conventional hand dryers?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Tiger Teeth and Winter Weather

Can Tiger Teeth parking lot security devices be compromised by winter conditions?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Cleaning Benchmarks

What kinds of cleaning benchmarks are available for office areas of all kinds?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Asset Management

I have been tasked with implementing a solid, yet flexible and functional asset/inventory tracking system for all of the company assets.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Landscaping Guidelines

I am working on a project that involves a constructed wetland for effluents, and I am in need of assistance with regard to pond or marsh landscaping.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What IS Up With Apps?

Is there a resource that would work with our many different operating systems (building and equipment) to compile information to a central point for viewing and alarms conditions?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Remote HVAC Alarm Monitoring

Is there HVAC alarm monitoring and collection software out there? The goal is not only to react to the alarms as they occur, but to report on the data collected.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The Case For Hiring

What details should I pull together to show our CEO we need to hire a full time facility manager?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Time And Efficiency Template

Is there any kind of template that I can use to design and construct a time and efficiency study of my maintenance department?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Spare Parts Expense Allocation

What is the standard practice of budget allocation towards spare parts expenses?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Call Center Characteristics

What are the basic facilities management requirements for call centers?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The Complaint Department

How can #facilitiesmanagement professionals set up complaint departments? What should be included?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Paint Or Laminate?

What is the best way to spruce up laminated casegoods that start to show their age?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Roofing Insulation

Is there a way to increase roof insulation through the application of a special paint?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Organizational Tools

I’ve tried Outlook, calendars, and traditional notebooks, but I need advice. We already use a third party call center for the daily issues. Does anyone have a recommendation based on personal experience?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Clean Desk Policies

Where can I find out more about these policies, particularly with regard to the change management process?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Lease Agreements

Any discussions regarding the charging of a fee for capital reserves and various landlord/tenant issues or concerns would be extremely helpful.

Question Of The Week: Cost To Build Out Raw Space

How do facility managers weigh a general contractor's proposal if they are not sure of the exact costs?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Outsourcing Ups And Downs

Ever toy with the idea of outsourcing certain facility management services? If so, which ones? What was the outcome? Share your thoughts here.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Safety In Confined Spaces

What are the confined space standards for the European Union, Canada, Asia, or any other region of the world?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: UPS Precautions

What precautionary measures can be put in place to minimize data loss when UPS systems trip?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Disaster Planning Coordination

Are there any resources, organizations, or groups that unite emergency officials (municipal, state, and federal) with corporate facility professionals?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Recapitalization

One facility manager asks, "Where can I find actual sources that have information regarding expected facility service life for various facility types?"

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Data Rich BIM

Are there any facility management (FM) software packages that read BIM models that are rich in data?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Meeting Room Scheduling And Signage

One facility management professional struggles with the problem of finding the right tool to help with scheduling and signage for meeting rooms.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Mixed Use Utility Conservation Strategies

An all electric church that doubles as a school looks for ways to solve energy tracking and usage issues.

Question Of The Week: FACTA Facts

How should facility managers deal with record retrieval and destruction under the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA)?

Question Of The Week: Used Furniture

I am dealing with the problem of unwanted office furniture. What options do we have?

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