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.

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Ups And Downs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the pros and cons of this controversial facility management... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Clean Desk Policies

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge sets down some basics on how to get employees to join the "clean desk... [...]

Facility Fix: Chemical Free Water Treatment

With conservation at the heart of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL, Brad Popovich was searching for a way to eliminate waste and save on energy costs. The system he found accomplished both... [...]

FM Frequency: Did He Say Pedal Power?!

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane says there are hidden energy savings in every facility...sometimes you just have to look for... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: The Role Of The DIMWIT

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals his true feelings about the IT department (just... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Used Furniture

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals how to get rid of unwanted... [...]

FM Frequency: Questioning Boston’s “LEED”-ership

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders if facility managers in Beantown will throw Code 37 requirements into the... [...]

FM Frequency: Recipe For Success

Think you have what it takes to be a facility manager in today's demanding... [...]

Facility Fix: A Modern Solution For An Old-Fashioned School

In the small community of Shungnak, AK, this Northwest Arctic Borough School District needed to find a way to reconfigure classroom spaces to accommodate the changing needs of students. This Q&A with Kathy Christy, REFP, explains how it was... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Global FM Consolidation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge shares suggestions for international FM... [...]