FM (Facility Management) Issue


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 Issue: Airing It All Out

The relentless demands of technology have created workplace conditions that can literally be sweating for employees. Filled with monitors, servers, and other heat producing technology, these cluster computing environments—particularly in manned situations like trading floors, emergency command and control centers, broadcast studios, and industrial control terminals—must comply with design requirements and ASHRAE standards that govern both human comfort and equipment cooling.

FM Issue: Manage The Challenge

Two experts from the Disaster Emergency Response Association (DERA) address the keys to maintaining effective emergency preparedness and continuity plans.

FM Issue: Life Cycle Cost Analysis: An Asset Management Strategy

Facility professionals would do well to continue managing their buildings with an eye toward ensuring they are leveraging every aspect in a manner that contributes to the business.

FM Issue: Energy Management 2.0

Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology development.

FM Issue: Vegging Out

Vegetative roofing systems (aka green roofs) are gaining popularity for many reasons.

FM Issue: Demystifying BIM

Data rich modeling tools may translate into dynamic new facility management capabilities.

FM Issue: Effectively Resolving Construction Related Disputes

To encourage a successful outcome, teams should ensure that a construction project contractor exercises best practices.

FM Issue: Safety Pays

Guest Contributor David Casavant outlines the tangible ways to discover the ROI of safety.

FM Issue: The Green Building Landscape

Guest Contributor Kevin Stover explains why this one aspect of the commercial real estate market continues to grow at a rapid pace.

FM Issue: Securing Office Buildings For Special Events

Guest Contributor Richard Purtell shares stories and lessons learned from the trenches of the Obama inauguration.

FM Issue: Improved IQ On IAQ

This often cloudy issue can be tackled with a comprehensive approach, and a soon to be released guide may help.

FM Issue: Survival Of The Fittest Building

It is possible for facility managers to drive value in any economy through energy efficiency efforts in their buildings.

FM Issue: Power Supply

There is high demand for backup power solutions, and there are many requirements that should be addressed before purchasing decisions are made.

FM Issue: A Garden Grows Above

Green roofs are an emerging trend for facilities seeking a way to help the environment.

FM Issue: Powering Through The Data Center

Focusing on four major areas can contribute to successful power design in mission critical facilities.

FM Issue: Essential Elements In Outsourcing

Contributor Alex Lam reveals how a new approach to outsourcing is making it a more attractive management option.

FM Issue: Developing A Health And Safety Program

The success of a program is tied to its ability to blend in with an organization's culture.

FM Issue: A New Perspective On Green Design

Insights from the architect's side of the equation may help fms through green implementations

FM Issue: Just The Right Fit

Flexible options for display monitors can help to improve user comfort and productivity.

FM Issue: Emergency Measures In A Post 9/11 World

Survival during disasters is not a matter of luck if appropriate planning measures are in place.

FM Issue: Deconstructing IAQ

Facilities can benefit from a holistic approach to improving the indoor environment.

FM Issue: Energy Savings

Conservation can be considered a story in two part harmony.

FM Issue: Fuel Trends In Standby Power Generation

Gaseous and bi-fuel gensets offer alternatives to diesel.

FM Issue: The Right Overhead

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Americans spent $1.03 trillion on energy in 2005, more than $200 billion (or 24%) more than they did in 2004.

FM Issue Bonus: Your Building Will Tell You What Kind Of Roof You Need

As society has evolved from a pre-industrial revolution era to the modern day business climate, so have people evolved the way they construct buildings to meet their needs.

FM Issue: Power Up

How are facility managers meeting mission critical power demands?

FM Issue: What The Web Has To Offer

CAFM's latest upgrades will give users universal access.

FM Issue: Preparing For An OSHA Inspection

Company representatives should tell inspectors what they want to hear

FM Issue: Green Payback

Facility professionals around the country are making the business case for green design and operations.

FM Issue: Office Design, Ergonomics, And The New Normal

The aging process and hidden disabilities challenge facility professionals on the quest for comfort.

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