Retired Columnists Articles

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

Facility Fix: Safe Passage

Miami International Airport is experiencing a major expansion. With airport security an increasingly important issue, Ray Davalos needed to find an inventive way to test new security products and systems.... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and... ...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Pew Sprawl

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains everything you ever wanted to know about pew... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: It’s A Special Season!

This month, budget season (no, not football season) is at the center of Crane's fall... ...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Safety In Confined Spaces

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares confined space standards outside of the... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Remembering 9/11 Six Years Later

New tragedies at the former Deutsche Bank building rekindle public emotion at Ground... ...Read More...

Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Management Degrees

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge provides an update on the facility management degree programs (as of September... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: Summer School

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane ponders electricity and... ...Read More...

From Where I Sit: Take Me To Your Leader

Tim Springer explains why there are distinct qualities that separate true leaders from mere... ...Read More...

legal turkey vulture control options.

Tricks Of The Trade: LEGAL Turkey Vulture Deterrents

These birds are known to attack building rooftops and caulking, as well as other exterior surfaces. It all translates into structural damage and costly repairs. As a “bonus” to landlords, all vultures are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Under the Act, taking, killing, or possessing migratory birds is unlawful.Therefore, your only options are humane pest control... ...Read More...