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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.

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

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?

Special Feature: Zeftron Nylon Business Leader Timothy Blount

This special feature salutes the 20 year relationship between Zeftron®, fms, and TFM.

Special Report: 20 Years Of TFM

David J. Brady, president and CEO of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) shares his thoughts on two decades of facility management (FM) achievement.

Anniversary Retrospective: 20 Years of Facility Management

This is an extended version of the article that appears in the September 2008 issue, which recognizes TFM's 20th Anniversary.

Strategic Facility Planning Report: Part 1

Springer and Lockwood explain how seemingly unrelated events can link up to create new challenges for facility professionals.

Special Report: The State Of Sustainability

Are facility managers ready to act? Or are they marching to the beat of a different drum?

Special Report: Readers Benchmark Earnings

The first TFM Salary Survey reveals demographic nuances based on key factors.

Special Report: You Can Take It To The Bank

TFM survey examines financial demographics of the profession.

Special Report: William McDonough

Everything and anything is possible for this man whose actions speak louder than words.

Special Report: Lee Evey: The Man And His Mission

As the Pentagon renovation manager, Lee Evey is not only the man responsible for overseeing the Phoenix Project—restoring the area damaged in last September's attacks–but he is also supervising the long-term renovation of one of the largest—and arguably the most famous–buildings in the United States.

Green Solutions: Tragedy Results In Success

One facility professional had to experience disaster in order to take monumental steps towards environmental progress.

Special Feature: Going Directly To The Source

Bolstered by the work of the EMerge Alliance, direct current (DC) is gaining momentum as a potential power distribution option that could help drive microgrid and net zero building initiatives.

Special Feature: Worst Case Scenario

Severe weather tests Gulf Coast facility managers trying to protect

Sustainable By Design: Storm Windows May Address Single Pane Woes

When a full-scale replacement is not feasible, adding secondary glazing is an option.

Special Feature: Reducing Life Cycle Costs

This "apples to apples" approach is gaining clout with facility professionals in charge of project management and product procurement.

Sustainable By Design: When Specifying Insulation, What Should You Know

While insulation is just one part of the building envelope package, knowing this performance characteristic can help in decision making.

Sustainable By Design: Record Year In 2007 For Energy Star Facilities

Among those joining the list was JCPenney, the first big box retailer to earn the designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Special Report: Do You Have A Security Blueprint?

Following a specific process can go a long way towards getting security measures in place.

Directions: Creating The Ideal Workforce

An educational outreach program transforms potential dropouts into successful, skilled graduates.

Special Report: Home Away From Home

Results from TFM's annual survey reveal a cash crop of new and renovation projects. From the September 2007 issue.

Sustainable By Design: Existing Buildings In Cities Focus Of New Program

The Clinton Climate Initiative Is working with locations around the world to increase energy efficiency.

Special Report: Expert Panel Addresses TOP Facility Challenges

How do the top names in the profession answer the question,

Sustainable By Design: LEED-EB Changes On The Horizon

The USGBC's rating system for existing buildings is getting a major overhaul.

Special Report: A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

The 10 year celebration at the TFM Show is a smash hit with everyone involved!

Sustainable By Design: Financial Aid Available For Renewable Energy

Budget restrictions shouldn't curtail consumption control projects.

TFM Show Tour Case Study: Seeing It Through

At this high-rise in Chicago, it has been hands-on management from the start.

Directions: Best Face Forward

There are various reasons an organization might want to purchase artwork for its walls. In order to reap the highest return on this investment, it can be helpful to consider the motivations before embarking on the purchasing process.

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