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Jim Elledge scrutinizes the essential performance differences of these two materials. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Differences Between Aluminum And Copper

Tricks Of The Trade: The Differences Between Aluminum And Copper

Jim Elledge scrutinizes the essential performance differences of these two materials. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Renewable Energy: Smart Balancing Of Renewable Energy With Green Buildings

Smart grid technology and its associated advancements may create a shift in how facilities consume energy.

The Facility Technologist: Measuring Technology

Using the latest devices, it is possible for fms to measure a space far more accurately, with less disruption to employees, and in a fraction of the time it would have taken with an old fashioned tape measure.

Professional Development: The Demise Of The Cubicle

As work styles are evolving, employees are spending less time in individual offices and more time working together.

Professional Development: Reinventing The Plan Room Of The Future

Building Information Modeling can help facility managers stay up to date.

Tricks Of The Trade: Following Up On HVAC Trends

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge assists a graduate student in need of the latest information on cutting edge HVAC technologies. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

The HVAC Factor: Greening Schools, One HVAC Step At A Time

School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC available.

Professional Development: Revised Regulations

Guest Columnist Teresa L. Jakubowski explains how new standards of Titles II and III of the ADA can be decoded.

The Facility Technologist: Seeing Is Believing

Columnist Tom Condon illustrates how the comic book fantasy of x-ray vision may be closer than anyone could have imagined.

Tricks Of The Trade: Canadian Degrees

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge provides an overview of Canadian educational opportunities for facility management. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Tricks Of The Trade: Tech Headcount

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals the best methods of headcount calculation. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Tricks Of The Trade: Maintenance Timetables

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at labor hours per square foot. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The Future

This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable energy.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Staffing Support

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps answer questions about staffing requirements for a VA hospital.

Tricks Of The Trade: Asset Management’s Market

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge pinpoints the size and scope of the asset management market in the U.S.

The HVAC Factor: Heading Off Trouble With Technology

Facility management staff can detect HVAC equipment problems sooner using automated tools. Here are five options to consider.

Professional Development: Stay In Shape For Survival

Occupational safety programs are key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce, even in a down economy.

Professional Development: Helpful Hints For Evaluating Contractor Bids

Guest Columnist Bill Garland recommends facility managers look beyond face value when partnering with outside firms.

The Facility Technologist: High Tech Buildings Are Only As Productive As Their Backup Power

Columnist Tom Condon explains how facilities fall dangerously silent during outages if reliable emergency power is not made available.

Renewable Energy: Flywheel Technology For Energy Storage And Backup

This low maintenance mechanical device provides temporary power on demand.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Power Of Energy Data

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge extols the virtues of energy data.

Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Management In Nigeria

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge outlines the various international offerings for one facility management professional in Nigeria.

Professional Development: Keeping Tabs On Facilities

Guided self assessments are tools to supplement professionally administered data collection.

Tricks Of The Trade: Achieving CFM Status

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge maps out the various ways for facility managers to become CFMs.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Legionella

An upcoming ASHRAE Standard will require facilities to create an HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) plan.

Renewable Energy: Evaluating A Third-Party Financing Option

Bringing "greener" energy to a facility can be made easier with energy performance contracting, if the scenario works for the organization's specific situation.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Ins And Outs Of Asset Management

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares the various asset tagging options on the market.

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green

Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as well.

The Facility Technologist: Tablet Frenzy!

Columnist Tom Condon has the following Rx when it comes to cutting edge gadgets: take two tablets and call me in the morning...

The HVAC Factor: High Volume, Low Speed Fans

Throughout the year, this ceiling mounted equipment can take a load off a facility's other mechanical equipment.

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