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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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FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane feels it's possible to gain significant advantages from outsourcing relationships.

FM Frequency: Great Suppliers Can Be Excellent Business Partners

FM Frequency: Great Suppliers Can Be Excellent Business Partners

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane feels it's possible to gain significant advantages from outsourcing relationships.

From Where I Sit: Office Ergonomics: Top 10 Myths

TFM Columnist Tim Springer says one size fits all is a big problem in offices, where everyone has different needs and responsibilities.

Tricks Of The Trade: Disaster Planning Coordination

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge recommends the following resources to unite emergency officials and facilities professionals.

Tricks Of The Trade: Standard Operating Procedures

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down the steps to creating SOPs for facilities.

Green Solutions: Solar Power Installation Steps Up Energy Strategy

A warehousing operation in California decided to implement solar power at its two locations

FM Frequency: Business Continuity

The magic formula? Planning + Practice + "Live Fire" Exercises = The Right Approach, according to FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane

From Where I Sit: Doing Less Bad Is Not Doing Good

TFM Columnist Tim Springer wonders if sustainability is just an opportunity to be better and get recognized for it.

Tricks Of The Trade: HVAC Purchasing

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps identify the best HVAC system for the job.

Tricks Of The Trade: Job Descriptions

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge exposes the secrets behind the facility management job description.

FM Frequency: My Own Private Firestorm

In this expanded version of FM Frequency, Crane wakes up in a cold sweat to the realization that truth can be stranger than fiction.

Tricks Of The Trade: Water Conservation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives some pointers on starting a water conservation program.

Tricks Of The Trade: Engineering Certifications

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one professional with some questions regarding HVAC non-degree certification programs.

Green Solutions: Combined Heat And Power Helps Fuel Convention Center

Convention center uses on-site power generation to produce clean energy that also reduces utility bills.

FM Frequency: Data Center Planning

Facility management participation in this task can prove valuable for critical facilities according to FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

Tricks Of The Trade: Security Budgets

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives advice on creating a security budget.

FM Frequency: AH-CHOO! Indoor Air Quality Revisited

Spring is in the air, but from Columnist Crane, it isn't such a pleasant time for facilities that suffer from poor ventilation. From the April 2006 issue.

From Where I Sit: Workplace Research

TFM Columnist Tim Springer recalls the words of Jack Nicholson

FM Frequency: Facilities Manager = Corporate Shrink?

Facilities house a cross section of the population, and for Crane, some occupants are more "high maintenance" than others.

Tricks Of The Trade: FM In Legal Terms

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge defines what it means to be a facility manager in a law office.

FM Frequency: Skilled Labor—A New Recipe?

The increasing shortage of qualified facility management staffers has FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane a little concerned.

From Where I Sit: Why Is Air Travel Like Facility Management?

Long time contributor and facilities expert Tim Springer rejoins TFM to share his unusual perspective.

Tricks Of The Trade: Maintenance Manuals

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at the ins and outs of creating a maintenance manual.

FM Frequency: Balancing Act

For FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane, 2006 begins with more advice on keeping your building pressure right where it belongs.

Tricks Of The Trade: Disaster Planning 101

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge follows up on a complex question with a simple answer.

Sustainable By Design: (Don’t) Beware Of The Natives

With proper planning, outdoor landscapes featuring indigenous plants save time and money.

FM Frequency: Hunting Big Game

Revamping the boiler system to maximize BTUs helps FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane take down a moose.

FM Frequency: What It Really Means

Ever wonder what job placement ads are really saying when they describe a job? FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane cuts through the jargon and gets the real answers.

Tricks Of The Trade: FACTA “Facts”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at record retrieval and destruction.

FM Frequency: A Disaster Checklist

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane thinks asking the right questions will help facilities avoid the confusion and destruction just witnessed on the Gulf Coast.

Tricks Of The Trade: Asset Management Ideas

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives some recommendations on basic asset management products.

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