FM Issue

Facility management related issues are often in the news. This monthly feature examines some of the more abstract, non-product concepts and challenges facility managers face in that regard.

FM (Facility Management) Issue

OSHA’s HazCom 2012 Standard revises how certain substances should be labeled. From the May 2013 issue.

FM Issue: Chemical Safety Changes

FM Issue: Chemical Safety Changes

OSHA’s HazCom 2012 Standard revises how certain substances should be labeled. From the May 2013 issue.

FM Issue: Moving Target

In order to optimize a security plan, facility managers should take a dynamic approach. From the April 2013 issue.

FM Issue: Safeguarding Fire Systems

Remote monitoring and automation capabilities ease maintenance. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

FM Issue: Recipe For Roof Coatings

Ensuring optimal results from this improvement project requires a holistic view. Rooftop coating and restoration solutions require proper planning and execution to deliver maximum performance.

FM Issue: Integrated Systems, Effective Operations

Technology makes it possible for facility systems to work together and increase productivity. An ICT approach can help give facility managers additional oversight and control.

FM Issue: Eyeing The End Result

An integrated project delivery approach to facility projects—during the construction phase—works to reduce life cycle costs.

FM Issue: Access To Data: Anytime, Anywhere

Cloud and mobile technologies help facility professionals keep track of the ever increasing amount of data they manage, and some are using specific tools to help keep important data better organized.

FM Issue: Signature Perimeter Security

Security directors from two signature buildings (one in Chicago and another in Philadelphia) explain how they secure their buildings’ perimeters. A bonus article explains the important role of lighting in perimeter security.

FM Issue: Power Reliability For Facility Managers

Keeping electricity demands "current" can be a challenge. A sound strategy wil go beyond making sure the lights stay on.

FM Issue: Say What You Mean!

A facility management strategy that aligns with the broader organization vision is increasingly important. It is possible to develop and articulate a workplace approach that is aligned with technology.

FM Issue: Sounds Great

Directional sound is the latest life safety technology to be added to the disaster planning toolbox.

FM Issue: Lighting Boost

With technology improvements, there is continued opportunity for facility managers to upgrade their systems to reduce energy consumption and costs. Renovating this system could provide a fast track to savings.

FM Issue: Playing With Fire

Safe egress for building occupants is paramount, and existing and just released standards help guide the way. Accessibility isn't just the law; it's very, very good business!

FM Issue: Connecting The Dots

When making the move to a centralized data center, facility managers must ask five important questions. In the end, connectivity is one of the most critical components in data center performance.

FM Issue: Severe Weather Watch

Emergency preparedness is crucial all year long, but cold winter months present their own set of concerns.

FM Issue: Evolving With The Smarter Grid

Thinking about taking the plunge into the smart grid? There are four main themes to consider before getting started.

FM Issue: An Online Solution

Standards-based web tools can help facility managers cut costs and drive value.

FM Issue: Comparing Apples To Apples

Sensitivity analyses can be a useful tool for making life cycle cost comparisons.

FM Issue: Cutting Perimeter Security Corners

The decision to scale back protective measures may come at a significant cost to facilities.

FM Issue: Cutting Costs With Monthly Utility Bill Analysis

When budgets are under increased are under increased scrutiny, identifying energy reduction opportunities is a valuable skill.

FM Issue: Building A Better Future

Cohesive automation approaches are sparking energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

FM Issue: HazCom Compliance Made Simple

MSDS management is the most important aspect of this life safety issue.

FM Issue: Bomb Scare

There are many ways to protect facilities from explosive threats.

FM Issue: Today’s Data Center

Power, HVAC, and access control are vital to a data center, and the fm has responsibility for all of these areas.

FM Issue: Harnessing The Power Of BIM

Building information modeling can help facility managers integrate all systems more easily.

FM Issue: Beyond Initial Price

Creating a relevant formula for life cycle costing is key to reaping benefits from this purchasing strategy.

FM Issue: Transforming Technologies

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the latest tools to be optimized for maintenance and operations applications.

FM Issue: Copper Theft

A few hundred dollars worth of material often costs several thousands more to replace.

FM Issue: Backup Power Design

How these systems are configured depends on what level of defense against an outage is desired.

FM Issue: An Early Look

Building automation is coming soon to a smart grid near you.

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