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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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The Gaylord Palms Resort And Convention Center, a 2.1 million square foot, $450 million landmark, situated on 63 acres, houses 400,000 square feet of convention space and a 178,000-square foot exhibition hall.

Hospitality Case Study: From Swim Suits To Business Suits

Hospitality Case Study: From Swim Suits To Business Suits

The Gaylord Palms Resort And Convention Center, a 2.1 million square foot, $450 million landmark, situated on 63 acres, houses 400,000 square feet of convention space and a 178,000-square foot exhibition hall.

High-Tech Case Study: Tools For Learning

At Loma Linda University in Southern California, a recently completed high-tech medical instruction building takes teaching to the next level.

Financial Services Case Study: Right On The Money

Restructuring and renovating at XL America is a flawless transaction.

HQ Case Study: Mastering Its New Manor

While one of the largest credit card companies in the world continued to handle it's millions of business transactions successfully, MasterCard's personnel languished due to its numerous office spaces spread throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. From the February 2003 issue.

Higher Education Case Study: The Tip Of The Iceberg

Begun in January of 1998 and completed in April of 2001, the five story, 106,000 square foot Chemical Sciences Laboratory of San Diego State University (SDSU) was a $29.5 million project. From the October 2002 issue.

Lab Case Study: Resurrection Of A Relic

Dow Corning upgrades its old laboratory facility to a new "people hub."

FM Issue: Evolving With The Smarter Grid

Thinking about taking the plunge into the smart grid? There are four main themes to consider before getting started.

Indoor Air Quality Trends: Take A Deep Breath

There are many benefits to improving facility indoor air quality (IAQ). But how can facility managers get it done?

Services & Maintenance: The Best Time Is Now

Before winter and its harsh weather arrive, a complete roof inspection should be in order.

FM Issue: An Online Solution

Standards-based web tools can help facility managers cut costs and drive value.

Water Conservation Trends: Sustainable Water Management

There are opportunities for facilities professionals to take an active approach to conservation matters.

Services & Maintenance: Star Power

Facility managers can use an EPA program to benchmark and manage energy.

FM Issue: Comparing Apples To Apples

Sensitivity analyses can be a useful tool for making life cycle cost comparisons.

Alternative Energy Trends: Follow The Sun

Is solar power the most promising alternative energy option for commercial buildings?

Services & Maintenance: Together As One

Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits, but steps need to be taken before implementation.

Services & Maintenance: Incandescent Lamp Phase Out

A 2007 federal law calls for manufacturers to cease making these products beginning January 1, 2012.

Green Roofing Trends: Turning Up The Heat On COOL Roofs

Momentum is gathering for the elastomeric roof coatings movement.

FM Issue: Cutting Perimeter Security Corners

The decision to scale back protective measures may come at a significant cost to facilities.

Services & Maintenance: Solutions For Pest Birds

Finding an effective cure for this nuisance involves evaluating specific factors.

FM Issue: Cutting Costs With Monthly Utility Bill Analysis

When budgets are under increased are under increased scrutiny, identifying energy reduction opportunities is a valuable skill.

Technology Trends: What’s Up With Apps?

Communication between mobile devices used in facility management sometimes faces obstacles, but an emerging web language may help bridge the gap.

FM Issue: Building A Better Future

Cohesive automation approaches are sparking energy efficiency in commercial buildings.

Services & Maintenance: Have A Seat

When considering purchasing pre-owned furniture or reusing existing items, there are pros and cons.

Project Management Trends: Enhancing Value

Facility managers optimize the data they gather by integrating the information systems that manage it.

FM Issue: HazCom Compliance Made Simple

MSDS management is the most important aspect of this life safety issue.

Services & Maintenance: Options Abound Above

Choosing the best ceiling materials for a space should consider appearance and performance.

Furniture Trends: Green Certifications Get More Comprehensive

Changes are on the horizon for third-party green product certification initiatives.

Green Design Trends: Facility Managers As Keepers Of The Flame

Institutional memory is an essential component in sustainable system management.

Services & Maintenance: Fire Safety Check

Facility managers can assure the success of their building protection systems with a consistent inspection, testing, and maintenance program.

Safety Trends: Mass Notification Decoded

How to decipher new codes and track the latest trends for effective emergency communications.

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