In-Depth Articles


In-Depth Articles

These feature stories include coverage of the issues faced by facility managers, case studies from the facility manager's perspective, and special reports.

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.

Services & Maintenance: The Green Standard

With CIMS-GB, facility managers can evaluate cleaning services for impact on environmental sustainability and occupant health.

Services & Maintenance: Low Slope Roofs And Energy Efficiency

From targeted repairs to substantial replacements, the condition of a facility's "cover" can improve the bottom line.

Services & Maintenance Bonus Article: Roof Care In A Campus Environment

Facility managers can implement a 10 factor, 10 point scale to allocate maintenance dollars.

IAQ Trends: Clearing The [Indoor] Air On Improving IAQ

A new guide from some of the top experts can help solve one of the most troublesome facility issues.

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.

Services & Maintenance: Gaining From Guard Services

Contributor Carlos Barbosa discusses key factors that should be taken into account when evaluating potential security vendors.

Services & Maintenance: Meeting Needs

Contributor Patrick Britton writes on how facility managers can use available technology to manage and maintain conference rooms.

FM Issue: Energy Management 2.0

Public/private collaboration aims to expedite technology development.

Services & Maintenance: Lighting The Way From Good To Great

Contributor Howard P. Lewis writes on how strategic retrofits and maintenance practices serve facilities departments and occupants alike.

Security Trends: Security In Progress

Despite lax efforts in some corners, ASIS International has set an ambitious agenda in security standards and guidelines development.

FM Issue: Vegging Out

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

Services & Maintenance: Bird Management 101

Contributor Eric Arnold identifies the best strategies for facility managers looking to create proper bird deterrence programs.

FM Issue: Demystifying BIM

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

Power Supply Trends: Powering Up

It may be years away, but smart grid technology should be on the horizon for facility managers now.

Services & Maintenance: Avoiding The Landfill

Contributor Walt Munroe addresses how reuse and recycling are among the disposal strategies for surplus furniture.

FM Issue: Effectively Resolving Construction Related Disputes

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

Building Automation Trends: Integration Revolution

The next wave of building automation systems may help simplify operations while saving energy.

Services & Maintenance: To Perform And Maintain

Contributor Joann Davis Brayman addresses the performance criteria facility managers should evaluate in acoustical ceiling selection.

FM Issue: Safety Pays

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

Furniture Trends: Working The System

As space planning demands evolve, facility managers will find it useful to have a versatile environment.

Services & Maintenance: At The Ready

Contributor Paul Flannigan discusses the components of fire system inspections.

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.

Lighting Upgrades And Facility Management

Increased efficiency in this sphere is more important then ever. Results from a survey sponsored by NEMA/EnLIGHTen America examine facility managers' attitudes on their plans to proceed.

FM Issue: Securing Office Buildings For Special Events

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

Services & Maintenance: Energy Measurement And Verification

Contributor John Schinter discusses how facility management professionals can track and use their data.

ADA Trends: ADA Compliance In Difficult Times

Guest Contributor Katherine McGuinness offers this advice for facility professionals who may struggle when it comes to deciding which standard to use.

Services & Maintenance: Data Center Energy Efficiency

Contributor Steve Yellen writes about how the interconnection of facility and technology concerns in this space require a comprehensive approach.

Roofing Trends: A Shot In The Roof

TFM Editor/Co-Publisher Heidi Schwartz takes a look at how economic stimulus spending may support "shovel-ready" infrastructure improvements that include roofing repairs.

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