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Retired Columnists

These experts formerly served as regular contributors to Today's Facility Manager and Facility Executive magazine. Their vast knowledge of the facility management profession continues to provide a rich resource for facility managers by way of this online archive.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tricks Of The Trade: Achieving CFM Status

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

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

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

Tricks Of The Trade: Call Center Characteristics

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge goes through the basic requirements for call centers.

Tricks Of The Trade: Meeting Room Scheduling Signage

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge recommends a few solutions for creating customized signs from existing scheduling programs.

Tricks Of The Trade: Building Information Modeling Under The Microscope

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes an in depth look at BIM.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Drawbacks Of “Free”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains how "free" usually isn't such a bargain in the end.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Management For Churches

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives advice on finding energy management solutions for multi-purpose facilities

Tricks Of The Trade: Remote Monitoring

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains options for remote monitoring.

Tricks Of The Trade: Putting A Sock In It!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reviews the pitfalls of D-I-Y dryer filtration techniques.

Tricks Of The Trade: Property Manager Or Facility Manager

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge walks professionals through the distinctions that define these two very different management functions.

Tricks Of The Trade: Who Is Responsible For Code Violations?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge unravels the riddle of code violation accountability.

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities And Design

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the importance of the facilities management team and its role in the design process.

Tricks Of The Trade: Continuing Education

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge offers advice to those with healthcare/design experience who are interested in facilities management.

Tricks Of The Trade: Winning Welcome Letters

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge offers advice on tenant welcome packages.

Tricks Of The Trade: Beating Bed Bugs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one facility manager get up to speed on this topical problem that has been in the news lately.

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing In India

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge discusses leaders in the FM industry

Tricks Of The Trade: Lighting As Part Of O&M Budgets

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives the breakdown on lighting costs.

Tricks Of The Trade: Evaluating Labor Costs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at estimates for custodial labor costs.

Tricks Of The Trade: Economic Issues

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines how economic issues are having an impact in today's climate.

Tricks Of The Trade: Disease Free Elms

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts on his horticultural hat.

Tricks Of The Trade: Color Temperature Recommendations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes a look at light temperatures.

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