Bonus Features


Bonus Features

These bonus stories are unusual offerings that take a look at facility management from a different or specialized perspective.

Roofing Maintenance, Dollars And Sense

A well-defined proactive roofing maintenance plan delivers value by maximizing roof performance and service life.

Lighting Maintenance: LED Lighting Retrofits

While the benefits are increasingly clear, facilities should note these four tips to avoid LED lighting failure.

FM Issue Bonus: Powering The Evolving Facility

Delivering an infrastructure to meet operational needs calls for a holistic approach and attention to technology trends.

Cyber Security For Buildings

Building automation systems are one avenue for a cyber attack. A recent survey examines perceived roles.

Equipment Leasing And FASB Changes

In early 2016, a long anticipated lease accounting standard revision was approved.

Healthcare Waiting Room Design

Whether in a hospital, medical office building, or urgent care center, healthcare waiting rooms aim to provide comfort and convenience.

Key Survey Findings: Campus Facility Management

Results indicate high customer satisfaction and proper staffing levels are high on the list of campus facility management priorities.

Water Systems Strategies

Over the last two decades, extreme drought events in the U.S. have vividly illustrated the imperative for technologies that increase water usage efficiency as well as strategies and methods to reduce demand.

Physical Security Planning

The planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of physical security—whether for one facility or many—will benefit from facility executives taking the stance of a common sense approach to the task.

Efficiency Award For Colorado Brewery

Energy engineer at the MillerCoors facility recognized for successful initiatives shares five keys to improve energy efficiency.

Teamwork Towards Energy Reductions

With the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Fellows Program, facility leaders execute operational improvements as part of Retrofit Chicago.

Resilient Facilities: Strong And Sustainable

Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.

Streamlining The Facility Management Function

At Broward College in South Florida, dispersed capabilities were brought into a centralized system.

Trends Bonus Article: Effective Exterior Surveillance

When it comes to exterior surveillance, the interaction of lighting and security cameras plays an important role in facility protection.

Renting HVAC And Power Equipment

Whether a resident backup system or on-call emergency plan, these temporary tools should be deployed quickly.

Shaping Disinfection Programs

The planning process can consider these six factors.

Construction Vibrations In Healthcare Settings

Monitoring conditions during work on a site keeps disruptions to patients in check.

ADA Compliance Check: Five Need To Know Updates

It's time for an ADA compliance check as the law's 25th anniversary arrives.

Furniture: A Second Life

Unwanted furniture does not need to go into a landfill.

Ceilings: Optimized Design

Ceilings are significant for both visual and acoustic comfort.

Higher Education Supplement: Facility Condition Assessments

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

Special Feature: Water Conservation – The Rising Tide

Historically, water efficiency has taken a backseat to energy efforts, but this is all changing now.

Special Feature: Forklifts And Freight Terminal Doors

Specialty products can help mitigate door damage, lower repair costs, and reduce downtime.

Special Feature: Reflective Roofs

When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not one-size-fits-all.

Special Feature: Emergency Shower Selection

The newest technologies can elevate worker protection.

From The Business Facilities Archives: Building Inspiration – Over The Years And Into The Future

Ed Coene’s original formula for success guided the development of a dynamic brand with international reach in print, online and unique events that are essential components of successful project development. Coene, founder and president of Group C, publishers of Today's Facility Manager and Business Facilities, passed away on September 17, 2013.

From The Archives: Niels Diffrient — A Balanced Approach To Design

Niels Diffrient died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 84. This Q&A from the Today's Facility Manager archives illustrates how one of the top human factors designers came from humble beginnings to sprout impressive roots. It has been retrieved in his honor. From the October 2002 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Comprehensive Exam

Recent events force K-12 facility managers to evaluate security measures in their schools. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

Strategic Facility Planning Report: Part 3

This is the last article in a three part series examining the concept of strategic facility planning.

Strategic Facility Planning Report: Part 2

Strategic facility planning starts with this single question, but the response relies on understanding both the purpose of the activity and the desired results. So what's the question?

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