Kevin Folsom

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Kevin Folsom articles.


Tricks Of The Trade: BYOD Policy Challenges

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom gets imaginative and invites other fms to share stories on BYOD and proprietary information issues. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hiring An Outside Facility Auditor

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.

Tricks Of The Trade: Facility Renewal Planning

Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom shares some helpful advice on one of his favorite topics: facility renewal planning!

Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Door Tags

What's the easiest way to deal with missing fire door tags? How do we address it? Do we have to replace the door, or can we just replace the tag?

Tricks Of The Trade: Roof Leaks

Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this situation?

Tricks Of The Trade: Overhead Lighting Changes

Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous proposition.

Tricks Of The Trade: Fan Belts

How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?

Tricks Of The Trade: Healthcare Housekeeping

Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare facilities?

Tricks Of The Trade: Evac Plans

Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac plans?

Tricks Of The Trade: Demand Response

What is it like to participate in a demand response program? Should facility managers prepare for any unwanted challenges or surprises?

Tricks Of The Trade: Career Advice In A Difficult Employment Climate

When the opportunity to transition from maintenance to management presents itself, what steps should a person take to be best prepared?

Tricks Of The Trade: Global Trends In Integrated Facilities Management

IFM is a very respected process; its practices and techniques should be learned fully. There is no short cut, and in most cases, an fm is simply passing through in the life of an organization; the person’s legacy is what is left behind for the next generation of career fm. So why isn't it widely practiced around the world?

Tricks Of The Trade: Vibration Analysis

Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate input.

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