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Are there basic differences in service requirements for facilities management based on urban vs. suburban demands? Corporate vs. manufacturing environmens?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facility Management Nuances

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facility Management Nuances

Are there basic differences in service requirements for facilities management based on urban vs. suburban demands? Corporate vs. manufacturing environmens?


How should a Los Angeles-based facility deal with space heaters when safety inspectors visit?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Tracking Employees

What is the best way to track the quantity of employees in each building and on each floor in an environment of partial hot desking, and where cell phones, VPN phones, and wireless technology are prevalent?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Getting Motivated!

What motivational quote have you used to get your team ready to face facilities management challenges?


What can facilities management in house staff members do in order to raise awareness among co-workers?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Incentives For Results

What are the pros and cons of incentives on outcomes?


Is it feasible to apply lean practices to cleaning and maintenance in facilities?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Contract Consolidation

When considering outsourcing, how do you determine which contractors can—or SHOULD—be consolidated (if any)?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Not All Techs Are Created Equal

Where can I find data on the prevailing wage rates for facilities technicians (preferably adjusted for remote locations)?

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Color Temp For Fluorescent Lights

How can the most suitable lighting for mechanical rooms be determined?

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.


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.


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?

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