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

Tricks Of The Trade: Safety In Confined Spaces

Tricks Of The Trade: Safety In Confined Spaces

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

Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Management Degrees

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

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.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hand Drying v.3

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

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost Of Doing Business

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

Tricks Of The Trade: “The Juggler”

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

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Ups And Downs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the pros and cons of this controversial facility management option.

Tricks Of The Trade: Clean Desk Policies

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge sets down some basics on how to get employees to join the "clean desk club."

Tricks Of The Trade: The Role Of The DIMWIT

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals his true feelings about the IT department (just kidding).

Tricks Of The Trade: Used Furniture

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals how to get rid of unwanted assets.

Tricks Of The Trade: Global FM Consolidation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge shares suggestions for international FM options.

Tricks Of The Trade: Salary “Comps”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader determine salary baselines.

Tricks Of The Trade: FM Manual

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains how to set up a facilities maintenance manual.

Tricks Of The Trade: Curtailing Energy Costs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the benefits of setback thermostats.

Tricks Of The Trade: Business Process Outsourcing

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the basics behind BPO.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Complaint Department

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps set up a customer survey standard.

Tricks Of The Trade: Manuals

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge discusses facilities operations manuals.

Tricks Of The Trade: FM Consultants

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge defines the differences between facility managers and operations managers.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost Savings For Services

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one professional weed through the hype.

Tricks Of The Trade: Non-IFMA Benchmarks

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge assists one professional with research on space planning benchmarks.

Tricks Of The Trade: UPS Precautions

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge provides insight on UPS support options.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Designation Debate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the differences in FM designations.

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.

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.

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.

Tricks Of The Trade: Security Budgets

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

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