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Trends

"Trends" takes a detailed look at some of the significant product related news that will be shaping the selection process for facility managers in the future.

Security Trends: Keeping Watch

New technologies open the door to the future of security: ubiquitous and powerful surveillance.

Fire Management Trends: The Necessary Spark

Facility managers can have a difficult time motivating occupants to evacuate buildings during a fire.

Outsourcing Trends: Help Wanted

More facility managers are turning to outsourcing and offshoring to increase time and cost efficiency.

Lighting Trends: Brighter Days Ahead

Lighting upgrades can help facility managers address occupant needs and reduce energy costs.

ADA Trends: The New Face Of The ADA

Facility managers must prepare to be in compliance with new guidelines before they become law.

Roofing Trends: Shelter From The Storm

Rethinking installation and maintenance practices can help safeguard roofs against increasingly severe weather.

Trends Recap: Looking Back On 2006

Contributor Jillian Ruffino reflects on the significant trends that developed over the past 12 months.

Wireless Trends: Generation Next

As wireless sensor networks evolve, the potential benefits for facility management operations are increasing.

Green Trends: A Time Of Bold Opportunity

With green issues coming to the forefront, it is time for facility managers to make changes in existing buildings and carefully plan new construction.

Conference Room Trends: Room To Grow

For an updated conference room, it is necessary to integrate new technologies with supporting furniture.

Security Trends: One Step Ahead

Working with information technologists to integrate physical and electronic security measures can help protect a facility.

IAQ Trends: Danger In The Air

Harmful VOCs may be endangering the health of building occupants. Find out the latest VOC that has experts concerned and the best ways to lessen its impact.

Furniture Trends: Sizing Up 2006

Are furniture companies really giving facility managers what they need to solve shrinking space problems?

Safety Trends: Holding Down The Fort

Disaster planning requires a straightforward approach to the threats a building faces.

ADA Trends: Fifteen Years And Counting

Facility professionals gain a fresh perspective on possible changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Ergonomic Trends: Ergonomics Know How

As employees expect more, facility managers must be prepared to provide safe, comfortable furnishings.

HVAC Trends: Rejuvenating HVAC

By integrating and updating existing HVAC systems, facility managers can realize energy savings and make better use of their facilities

Trends: 2005 In Review

From uncertainty in 2005 toward new technologies and a rebounding furniture market in 2006.

Trends: 2005 In Review

From uncertainty in 2005 toward new technologies and a rebounding furniture market in 2006. By Brian Kraemer Published in the December 2005 issue of Today's...

Wireless Trends: The Case For Wireless

By overcoming initial hesitations, facility managers can turn a wireless system into a company asset.

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue.

Technology Trends: Perfecting The System

Recent software advances allow facility manager to update building information more quickly and accurately.

Security Trends: The Path of Most Resistance

Installing security systems in layers around the facility will decrease chances of a major security breach.

IAQ Trends: The Invisible Menace

Nanoparticles in the airstream can contribute to bad IAQ and health problems in facilities.

Life Cycle Management Trends Bonus: An Overview

How do facilities benefit from a systematic approach?

Life Cycle Management Trends: The FM And The Environment

By incorporating life cycle assessment into buildings, facility managers can lower their environmental footprint.

HVAC Trends: Filtering Out The Rest

Advances in filter media and duct insulation help facility managers create productive, efficient work space.

Security Trends: Changing Security Gears

Sophisticated risk assessments and productive business plans are driving outsourcing and technology.

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