In-Depth Articles Articles

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

Fire Management Trends: Escaping The Ring of Fire

During a fire, facility managers need to evacuate employees and protect the building's... ...Read More...

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FM Issue: Essential Elements In Outsourcing

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

Services & Maintenance: Curtain Walls and Facades

Before making repairs it is important to know the conditions behind the... ...Read More...

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... ...Read More...

Furniture Trends: Horse Before Cart

Rather than forcing users to adapt, furniture is finally presenting practical, yet creative,... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Suspended Ceiling Or An Open Plenum?

Recent studies illustrate the impact of both on life cycle costs, fire safety, and... ...Read More...

Lighting Trends: Reinventing Light

New economic and environmental realities are pushing lighting technology into the next... ...Read More...

FM Issue: A New Perspective On Green Design

Insights from the architect's side of the equation may help fms through green... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Leaner, Greener Restrooms

No matter the facility, the "3Rs" can serve as a universal guideline for conserving... ...Read More...

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

This Q&A with Peter Whiteman illustrates how new chillers provide an energy efficient solution for a healthcare facility in Saskatchewan,... ...Read More...