Technology and FM Articles

In this column, experts explore how technology permeates the facility management (FM) domain. Formerly “The Facility Technologist,” this column provides insight into how the interaction of “Technology and FM” continues to expand.

Technology and FM: Integrating Security Systems

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) connects facility resources into a common platform to deliver unified... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Video Beyond Borders

The use of this expanded format imagery in facilities is no longer confined to traditional monitors.... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Data Center Evolution

From “chicken coops” to cathedrals, today’s data centers come in new shapes and... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Social Media And Facility Management

From fad to standard operating procedure, social media can be a facility manager's... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Cloud Era Buildings

What opportunities will cloud computing present to facility operations? It's now possible for facility professionals to oversee structures any time and... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Larger Than Life

From projectors to flat panel displays to video cubes, large format video screen provide visual solutions for many facility needs. Find out why large format displays are becoming more... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Tech For 2012

Upgraded computerized capabilities in a facility pump up image and... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Measuring Technology

Using the latest devices, it is possible for fms to measure a space far more accurately, with less disruption to employees, and in a fraction of the time it would have taken with an old fashioned tape... [...]

The Facility Technologist: Seeing Is Believing

Columnist Tom Condon illustrates how the comic book fantasy of x-ray vision may be closer than anyone could have... [...]

The Facility Technologist: High Tech Buildings Are Only As Productive As Their Backup Power

Columnist Tom Condon explains how facilities fall dangerously silent during outages if reliable emergency power is not made... [...]