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.

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FM Issue: Safer And Stronger

As part of a campus-wide risk management initiative, the University of Iowa focuses on fire... [...]

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Data Center Trends: Monitoring Data Centers

Paramount to their operation is keeping tabs on power... [...]

The City of Philadelphia stepped up its composting efforts during its city marathon in November 2012. (Photo: SCA.)

Services & Maintenance: Composting Programs

Processing organic waste for a second purpose can significantly reduce what goes to... [...]

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FM Issue: Withstand The Weather

Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is... [...]

Data made available through a digital automation system may be used for both informational purposes (such as to facility guests) or as actionable data for the facility management staff. (Photo: KMC Controls.)

HVAC Trends: Controls Conversion

For HVAC systems, moving from pneumatic to digital streamlines operations and... [...]

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High Tech Case Study: Fitting In

Bringing a new data center online in less than three months called for a coordinated, creative... [...]

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2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in... [...]

An imbalanced HVAC system led to mold growth in this facility. The mold became apparent on the ceiling around the ceiling supply air diffuser. (Photo: Michael P. Menz, CET.)

Services & Maintenance: Indoor Air Concerns

Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection.... [...]

Senior Living Case Study: Active Enhancements

In Wichita Falls, TX, a new gathering space has enlivened a nursing and rehab... [...]

FM Issue: Brawn Over Buzz

In cultivating a smart building with integrated systems, facility managers can “show, share, and... [...]