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Columnists | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

Sarcasm is hip deep this month as FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane vents his budget cutting spleen.

FM Frequency: Reducing Expenses In 2010? Thanks Uncle Sam!

FM Frequency: Reducing Expenses In 2010? Thanks Uncle Sam!

Sarcasm is hip deep this month as FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane vents his budget cutting spleen.

Professional Development: Embrace Sustainability For The Bottom Line

Guest Contributor Lee Kaufman examines the total site portfolio to consolidate sustainability investments.

The HVAC Factor: Remote Monitoring Services

Depending on in-house resources, hiring an outside firm to track HVAC systems can be useful.

Tricks Of The Trade: Stretched Resources

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge attempts to level the playing field.

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Vs. Real Estate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down the differences between these key operational departments.

FM Frequency: Cutting Costs And Adding Flexibility

In challenging times, repurposing or reconfiguring facility spaces can help.

The Facility Technologist: The Wonderful World Of Wireless

It has been a while since we took a look at developments in this realm.

Professional Development: The Value Of A Safety Conscious Builder

Guest Contributor Jerry Kingwill explains how extensive safety programs can encourage a healthy workforce.

Tricks Of The Trade: Data Rich BIM

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explores the BIM revolution.

Tricks Of The Trade: Staffing Demands

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge answers questions about staffing demands.

Professional Development: Command Presence

Guest Contributor Timothy Cummings feels fms must exhibit leadership qualities during emergency situations.

From Where I Sit: Learning Is The Work That Children Do

TFM Columnist Dr. Tim Springer explains the importance of environment in the learning process.

The HVAC Factor: The ABCs Of UVC

This technology works to keep HVAC systems clean from the inside out.

Tricks Of The Trade: Scope Of Work

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the particulars involved in a SOW for MGE UPS system upkeep.

Tricks Of The Trade: National Specialty Service Providers

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one multi-site fm consolidate vendors.

FM Frequency: Powerful Realities

Columnist Jeff Crane ponders long-term alternative energy options in response to cap and trade possibilities

Professional Development: Creating A Plan For Disaster

Having guidelines in place helps mitigate losses. Guest Contributor Tony Rankin outlines a plan.

The Facility Technologist: High Definition Video

Can high definition CCTV leapfrog over traditional digital security cameras?

Tricks Of The Trade: High-Rise Building Evacuations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the rationale behind isolated alarms and evacuations in high-rise facilities.

Tricks Of The Trade: Definitive Floor Area Measurements

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares the most up to date floor area measurement tools.

From Where I Sit: RIP Dilbert

TFM Columnist Dr. Tim Springer makes the case for eliminating Dilbert and Dilbertvilles.

The HVAC Factor: Ductless Mini-Splits

In certain spaces, this type of system can ease the demand on a facility manager

FM Frequency: There’s Something In The Air…Or Is There?

In this expanded FM Frequency offering, Jeff Crane explains how an indoor air quality complaint triggered this hypothetical investigation.

Tricks Of The Trade: Smart Card 101

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the different smart card technologies.

FM Frequency: Feverish Forum Recap

In an unprecedented act of humility (and a touch of insanity), FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane interviews...himself!

Professional Development: Maintenance In A Tough Economy

Guest Contributor Rick Stathis illustrates how being penny wise and pound foolish with maintenance can be costly.

The Facility Technologist: Getting Smart With Energy

The development of smart power grids is underway.

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Trends

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge dissects the nuances of outsourcing.

FM Frequency: Suburban Facilities Need Love Too

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane makes the case for smart economic development in suburbia.

Professional Development: OBCs In A Struggling Economy

Guest Contributor George Russell looks at ways for facility professionals to address real estate issues with flex space.

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