Facility Management Guru Kevin Folsom is director of campus operations at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, TX. In this column, he fields all kinds of questions from other facility managers around the world. All questions have been submitted via the “Ask The Expert” link.
Facility managers are in the position to provide convenient and accessible tools to help break the chain of germ transmission. These tools can include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, paper towels (drying with towels can reduce the spread of germs up to 77%), soap, and facial... [...]
A global facility manager is looking for assistance with the detailed costs per square foot for renovations in existing office spaces in the U.S. and Latin... [...]
Technology is a key competitive advantage in the real estate industry, but there are too many to choose from and it can be hard to discern which ones are right for a commercial real estate team. To provide insight, Aquicore, a Washington, DC based provider of energy management and tenant billing software for large commercial and industrial portfolios, has created an eBook, titled Adopt Real Estate Technology To Increase Tenant Retention. Divided... [...]
Credit: Museum of the Future The world’s first fully functional 3D printed office is being created in Dubai. “This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors,” said H.E Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi, UAE Minister Of Cabinet Affairs and The Chairman of UAE National Innovation Committee. “We... [...]
Ben Crosby, CCIM, President at Crosby & Associates in Winter Haven, FL recognized that using drones, or small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), would be an inexpensive way to capture aerial video and photos for the thousands of acres of agricultural land that are the backbone of his firm’s commercial real estate business. But he thought the process to gain a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption was too onerous. However, when... [...]