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.

FM Frequency: Summer Checklist

Crane hopes to help readers ensure facilities run smoothly during Mother Nature's most extreme season.... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Danger Ahead

In order to function properly, life safety systems must be carefully maintained.... [...]

FM Frequency: Business 101

Crane's goal this month is to seek out and apply successful strategies.... [...]

FM Frequency: On Outsourcing—Do We Sink, Or Do We Swim?

While Crane admits outsourcing is a reality, he acknowledges there are ways to embrace it and at the same time advance your... [...]

FM Frequency: An Update On This Fantastic Journey

An adventure outside of the comfort zone inspires Crane to respond to his own 12-step program.... [...]

FM Frequency: Baptism By Ice Storm

Memories of snowy childhood winters give Crane new respect for those professionals in charge with keeping people safe, informed, and productive.... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Lease Or Buy?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the advantages and disadvantages of these two... [...]

FM Frequency: What In The World Is OJR?

While in the transitional mode, Crane enjoys the luxury of a gracious... [...]

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IP Telephony: Treating Space As Enterprise Applications

If there is a high rate of churn, occupancy information is constantly changing and has an unfortunate habit of being left unreported. Because churn isn't likely to decrease in these type environments, keeping track of space is a big... [...]

FM Frequency: A Shock To The System?

Electricity, as well as other "dangerous" elements in a facility should always be handled with safety in front of mind.... [...]