Tricks of the Trade Articles

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.

Tricks Of The Trade: Scope Of Work

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the particulars involved in a SOW for MGE UPS system... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: National Specialty Service Providers

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one multi-site fm consolidate... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: High-Rise Building Evacuations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the rationale behind isolated alarms and evacuations in high-rise... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Definitive Floor Area Measurements

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares the most up to date floor area measurement... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Smart Card 101

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the different smart card... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Trends

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge dissects the nuances of... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Paint Or Laminate?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes a stab at basic woodworking with this practical answer about cabinet... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Staff Allocation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge tries to answer an old question with a new twist: can you allocate staff per square... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Fms Get No Respect!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge answers the question, "Why... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Roofing Insulation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explores the possibility of increasing roof insulation through the application of a special... [...]