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.

In-Depth Articles

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

FM Issue: Power Reliability For Facility Managers

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.

Facility App Trends: Pocket Sized Productivity

From handheld devices to sophisticated field equipment, the latest technologies can help improve operations efficiency. New mobile apps and remote connectivity are reshaping the mindset of today.

Services & Maintenance: The Right Fit

When seeking pre-owned furniture, a little research can go a long way toward finding a suitable dealer.

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.

Building Automation Trends: Beyond The Building

There are many ways managers can facilitate a smarter physical infrastructure. By collecting and analyzing data, managers can discover opportunities for efficiency within and around their facilities.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Across The Board

A global headquarters campus in Glendale, WI undergoes a major overhaul including an expansion that employed technology and sustainability to move operations to the next level.

Furniture Trends: The Green Scene

Carefully selected furnishings have become an essential aspect of sustainable design efforts.

Services & Maintenance: Making Ceilings Count

This building element has an impact on several areas of facility management.

Hospital Case Study: Comfort Level

The design of the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital supports its healthcare mission by soothing patients and their families in a new freestanding facility.

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.

Services & Maintenance: Getting The Message Across

Developing effective facility warning and notification strategies in the post-9/11 era.

Green Design Trends: Raising The Bar

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy efficiency.

Retail Case Study: Purchase Power

In Dedham, MA, energy improvement keep a Stop & Shop supermarket up to date with a company wide store prototype. And the (energy) savings don't stop!

Senior Living Case Study: Phenix City Rising

Canterbury Healthcare Center in Alabama undergoes changes and improves life for its residents.

Hotel Case Study: Bringing The Past Into The Present

A legendary Denver landmark gets a makeover while retaining its historic charm.

LEED Case Study: Pacific Platinum

The Vancouver Convention Centre uses innovative environmental solutions in its award winning expansion.

Manufacturing Case Study: Shape Up

In a new location, an Illinois based manufacturing company optimizes operations in more ways than one.

K-12 Case Study: “A” Is For Agriculture

In Lexington, KY, a new high school widens the field of learning for students pursuing agricultural instruction. The school district is seizing the opportunity to expand a popular area of study.

Retail Case Study: Marketable Investment

With a facility wide remodel, a Connecticut shopping mall ramps up its image along with its "green" quotient.

Headquarters Case Study: Tasty Amenities

A new building at the Campbell Soup Company combines employee services and a new main entrance.

Hospital Case Study: A Holistic Treatment

From the inside out, recent improvements at this New Hampshire hospital were focused on patient care.

Law Firm Case Study: Defining A Practice

In seeking new space, thinking outside the box paid off for a law firm in central New Jersey.

Education Facility Case Study: Urban Learning

A new science education and research center at Georgia State University fosters innovative collaboration.

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!

Government Facility Case Study: All In One

Blue Earth County in Minnesota steps up security, service, and sustainability with its new Justice Center.

Security Trends: Security And Access Control

In today’s changing climate, what’s the new normal in terms of security? Constantly evolving challenges of keeping a building secure are the reality for facility managers.

High-Tech Facility Case Study: High-Tech Housing

This storage facility in southern Florida provides a secure climate for high value items.

Senior Living Case Study: New Lease On Life

A retirement community in Charlotte, NC expands and renovates to remain market competitive.

Hospitality Case Study: Modern Economy

The new Motel 6 in Northlake, TX represents a number of firsts for this lodging brand.

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