Special Reports


Special Reports

Bonus articles and features that cover industry events and issues.

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.

2013 TFM Readers’ Choice Awards

Numerous companies offer products and services to members of the facility management (FM) profession. And each year, Today’s Facility Manager (TFM) asks its readers to vote for their preferred vendors in a variety of categories.

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?

2012 TFM Readers’ Choice Awards

For this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the survey included 47 categories, and FM professionals were asked to indicate what company they rated highest based on product aesthetics, product reliability, value, and customer service.

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.

TFM Names Todd Finders Facility Executive of the Year

Broad minded and methodical, this IT professional brings a fresh approach to facilities.

TFM Names David Lenart Facility Executive Of The Year

For this professional, adopting a proactive and clearheaded approach has saved many things—including lives.

TFM Names Jim Driessen Facility Executive of the Year

This professional's career has developed right along with his employer's growth.

TFM Names Neal Angrisano Facility Executive of the Year

This natural born leader has just what it takes to advocate excellence, professionalism, and class.

TFM Names William Coleman Facility Executive Of The Year

The core values of facility management excellence are exemplified by a man who achieves a perfect balance.

Special Report: William McDonough

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

TFM Names Stu Carron Facility Executive Of The Year

Inspired by the challenge, this steady leader learns what he can from each milestone he achieves.

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 Report: The Value Illumination Offers

This year's TFM/NEMA survey reflects facility managers' collective desires to find value when considering lighting upgrades.

2011 TFM Readers’ Choice Awards

Resulting from TFM reader votes, more than 40 industry suppliers have been recognized as top product and service providers.

Special Feature: Worst Case Scenario

Severe weather tests Gulf Coast facility managers trying to protect

Special Feature: The Next Wave

EnOcean technology pairs wireless building automation with an energy saving strategy.

Special Roofing Report: Taking Cover

Whether new or rehabbed, roofs providing durability and energy efficiency are the name of the game for facility managers.

Special Report: Seeing The Light

Results from a survey conducted by TFM and NEMA EnLIGHTen America reveal perspectives and plans on lighting system upgrades.

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