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Facility management is about the men and women in the trenches, and the magazine's columnist are some of the most experienced professionals out there. Find out about how they deal with the challenges in the field.

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Prioritizing facility management requests can be challenging if professionals don't have an effective help desk approach. Quick advice? The human touch works best.

Tricks Of The Trade: Help Desk Help!

Tricks Of The Trade: Help Desk Help!

Prioritizing facility management requests can be challenging if professionals don't have an effective help desk approach. Quick advice? The human touch works best.

Tricks Of The Trade: Tracking Maintenance

Columnist Kevin Folsom provides both a long and short answer to this question about keeping ahead of maintenance schedules.

Professional Development: Cooperative Purchasing

Facility managers at eligible organizations can leverage the power of this procurement method.

Renewable Energy: Combined Heat And Power

The cogeneration (combined heat and power) approach to energy has been employed at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Tricks Of The Trade: Per Square Foot Costs For Renovations

A global facility manager is looking for assistance with the detailed costs per square foot for renovations in existing office spaces in the U.S. and Latin America.

The HVAC Factor: Keeping Cool, Safely

For facilities that handle hazardous items, indoor air quality and comfort are challenges.

Tricks Of The Trade: Best Practices Pursuits

Creating facility management standards is a challenge that many professionals face. Folsom offers some assistance.

FM Frequency: Occupant Well-Being

Cleaning policies are paramount, but other aspects impact the health quotient of a facility.

Technology and FM: Building A Green Data Center

Whether or not the organization is pursuing LEED certification, setting a clear path to sustainable goals is key.

Tricks Of The Trade: Transitioning To Facility Management

One reader writes to TFM Guru Folsom and asks, "What advice would you have regarding how to begin the transition from a construction career into facility management?"

Facility Retrofit: Delivering Daylighting

NEW COLUMN! In this new Facility Retrofit Column, find out how the Douglas County School District in Colorado brings in natural light to classrooms and common spaces.

Tricks Of The Trade: Furthering Facilities Careers

While many facility management professionals have substantial "hands on" experience, certifications and accreditation advice is often appreciated.

Renewable Energy: Solar Power And Life Safety

Facilities with photovoltaic installations can pose additional challenges to firefighting efforts, and planning is key.

Professional Development: Follow The Leader

Embracing five central qualities will help facility managers motivate their employees.

The HVAC Factor: Standard Maintenance

The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best practices.

Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher Codes

Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are vacant.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Usage Patterns

Kevin Folsom makes energy management recommendations based on consumption, efficiency, and unit cost.

Professional Development: Effective Tech Infrastructure

Avoid these mistakes when creating and updating network corporate standards.

Renewable Energy: From Pipe Dream To Mainstream

How feasible is it for facilities to achieve 100% renewable energy use?

Tricks Of The Trade: Gauging Customer Service

Facilities Management Guru Kevin Folsom introduces the concept of "servant leadership" to managers who are seeking ways to rate those in the profession.

FM Frequency: Taking Care Of Business

In this discussion of trimming costs, paying homage to Elvis Presley tunes seems fitting.

Professional Development: What The People Want

With the demand for wireless connectivity in large facilities, DAS technology is an option. From the October 2013 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: Roofing Research

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom helps out one facility management professional who is struggling with roofing decisions. From the October 2013 issue.

The HVAC Factor: Keeping Steady With Geothermal

Temperature control was crucial for a research facility in North Carolina. From the October 2013 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: Tackling Sewage Odors

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom gives some suggestions to a facility manager who is dealing with sewage odors in several buildings. From the October 2013 issue.

Technology and FM: Disaster Tech

When planning for possible threats, don’t forget this aspect of your facility workings. From the October 2013 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: FM Licensing Requirements

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom goes over the requirements for facility management licenses. From the September 2013 issue.

Professional Development: Open Dialogue

By tackling inefficiencies in construction communication practices, facility managers improve project outcomes. From the September 2013 issue.

Renewable Energy: Sizing Up Solar PV

Facility managers can begin evaluating this energy source by looking at a few key factors. From the September 2013 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: Forklift Damage Issues

Is it possible to protect facilities when forklift operators treat their equipment like bumper cars? From the September 2013 issue.

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