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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.

Retired Columnists | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


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The new year is revealing an optimistic side of FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

The new year is revealing an optimistic side of FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

Facility Fix: Reading Light

When the senior property manager of The New York Public Library needed to find new lighting components, he searched for a way to remain true to the city's original vision of the establishment.

FM Frequency: A Few Of My Favorite (Web) Things

They may not be raindrops on roses, but there are some things that make Jeff Crane happy.

From Where I Sit: Hello Columbus!

Tim Springer discovers the best of American urban planning during a recent trip to Columbus.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost To Build Out Raw Space

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader find out if the general contractor's quote is in the right ballpark.

FM Frequency: Rolling With The Facilities Budget

There are alternatives to the traditional method of budget preparation.

Facility Fix: Work Order System Thwarts Campus Tryst!

With new work order management software, Chris Hill brought efficiency to a university's maintenance practices

Tricks Of The Trade: Concrete Crack Up

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets to the bottom of this annoying problem.

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Biomimicry proves that imitation is the highest form of flattery. After all, millions of species can't be wrong.

Sustainable By Design: On The Continuum: Life After LEED-NC

Two years after achieving LEED certification for its original construction, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR pursues LEED for Existing Buildings.

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.

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and profit!

Tricks Of The Trade: Pew Sprawl

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

FM Frequency: It’s A Special Season!

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

Tricks Of The Trade: Safety In Confined Spaces

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares confined space standards outside of the U.S.

FM Frequency: Remembering 9/11 Six Years Later

New tragedies at the former Deutsche Bank building rekindle public emotion at Ground Zero

Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Management Degrees

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge provides an update on the facility management degree programs (as of September 2007).

FM Frequency: Summer School

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane ponders electricity and reliability

From Where I Sit: Take Me To Your Leader

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

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 methods.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cleaning Costs (RSF vs. USF)

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the difference in cleaning cost calculation methods.

FM Frequency: Finding The Glass More Than Half Full

Crane offers a historical perspective to paint the future of facility management in a positive light.

Facility Fix: A Clean Sweep

Roy Campbell is the lead electrician for the DPW Electrical Section, based in Green Bay, WI.

Facility Fix: A Clean Sweep

It is Roy Campbell's job to ensure that the city of Green Bay, WI can enjoy a football game without worrying about sewage issues. With a system to monitor activities remotely, the stadium's management scores a touchdown for efficiency.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hand Drying v.3

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge delves into the details of hand drying the RIGHT way.

FM Frequency: Who Needs An “Expert” Consultant?

There may be times when getting a second opinion makes you look that much better...at least that's what FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane thinks.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost Of Doing Business

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps an international professional with operations costs.

From Where I Sit: KISS My Asset!

Columnist Tim Springer gets feisty when discussing facility management's unnecessary complexities.

FM Frequency: The Facilities Machine–Master Or Myth?

Urban Legends may (or may not) exist in facilities too!

Tricks Of The Trade: “The Juggler”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge searches for a long lost training tool.

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