Magazine Articles

Since 1988, Facility Executive (formerly Today’s Facility Manager) has been covering the key disciplines of facility executives in print. This area of the site is where all magazine articles are archived.

Refurbished table and two side chairs.

Furniture: A Second Life

Unwanted furniture does not need to go into a landfill.... ...Read More...

Public space highlights ceiling options.

Ceilings: Optimized Design

Ceilings are significant for both visual and acoustic... ...Read More...

Office configured into the word open.

Furniture Trends: The Open Office Puzzle

The communal layout is a staple in many facility planners’ playbooks, but is it right for all... ...Read More...

The central atrium in Johnson Center not only provides natural daylight to occupants, but also creates a generous space for interaction.

Higher Education Case Study: Campus Capstone

At North Park University in Chicago, a 20 year master plan is capped with an efficient and essential... ...Read More...

Ziolkowski.

Lighting Trends: Quality Illumination

Achieving an ideal lighting scenario with LEDs calls for consideration of myriad... ...Read More...

Sinclair Community College.

Higher Education Supplement: Facility Condition Assessments

At Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, leveraging technology clarified priorities for informed... ...Read More...

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HVAC Factor: Data Center Operations

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a metric for tracking systems efficiency. But, there’s more to measure in the data... ...Read More...

This fire in an abandoned convent in Massueville, Quebec, Canada was so aggressive that firefighters focused their efforts on saving an adjacent church.

Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire... ...Read More...

Charles Carpenter

FM Frequency: The Free Range Office

Is the heightened focus on collaboration and interaction in the workplace causing occupants to lose their... ...Read More...

Native grasses planted in a retention basin serve as a filter for rainwater before it enters the UC Davis campus stormwater system.

Facility Retrofit: Campus Groundskeeping

A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers... ...Read More...