Facility Management Guru Kevin Folsom is director of campus operations at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, TX. In this column, he fields all kinds of questions from other facility managers around the world.
One facility professional asks about calculating pay for maintenance while factoring in types of facilities, individual skills, locations, and costs of living. . Rates vary with location as it pertains to cost of living.,... [...]
While facility managers often institute energy management programs in their buildings, how many actually take the time to survey employees to find out who—if anyone—is actively engaged in the program? One manager is looking for survey... [...]
Real estate and other industries that use aerial photography are leading the way in adopting unmanned aircraft systems, based on the first several hundred exemptions the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted for commercial drone operations, reports Aviation Industry News. R.J. Carney, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation, right, and Mike Kennedy, the general counsel of the Associated General... [...]
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced the India Smart Cities Challenge, a competition designed to inspire and support municipal officials as they develop smart proposals to improve residents’ lives. Ultimately, 100 cities will compete for government funding through program that is being conducted in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Knowledge Partner to the Ministry of Urban Development. The public can... [...]
As recently as 10 years ago, the vast majority of commercial office tenants leased empty office space and had it customized. Then, landlords offered tenants offices that were generic in design and inexpensively pre-built: a series of private offices, an area for cubicles, and a conference room. Over the past several years, a new trend has taken hold: not only are office spaces offered for lease completely pre-built, these days the pre-built... [...]
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By Bob Barnes, CFM, MCRfrom the July/August IssueThe term “polymath” comes from the Greek roots poly-, for “many,” and manthanein, “to learn.” A polymath, in other words, is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of... [...]
By Amy Milshteinfrom the July/August Issue Image: Depositphotos.comWhen it comes to preventing crime, lighting and security cameras work hand in hand. Exterior illumination makes a building’s entry points and grounds look and feel safe while... [...]
By Tom Aspfrom the July/August Issue Photo: wired.co.ukWhether it’s a coffee shop entrepreneur building her business nationally through the addition of locations, a major corporation adding international sites via an acquisition, or a local school... [...]
By Patricia Dameronfrom the July/August Issue Recent findings from the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) Association on retail best practices include the role of developing repeatable practices to standardize workflow and enhance... [...]
Ever since developing the original spot air conditioner in 1982, MovinCool has been redefining the industry by continuing to introduce innovative, cost-effective cooling solutions for a variety of applications. Today, as manufacturing, telecom,... [...]
Posted by Mary Ellen McCandlessThis week's question comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn.I am curious to know if facilities are contracting out fire door inspections, doing them in house, or not even bothering to do them at... [...]
NLand Surf Park Rendering. Credit: NLand Surf ParkAustin, TX is about four hours from the nearest ocean, but local surfers will be able to catch a wave close to home in the not-to-distant future thanks to a project slated for completion in... [...]
A fire occurs every 23 seconds. Every 31 minutes someone is injured in a fire, and every three hours there is a fatally due to a fire. That’s why maintaining your fire life safety systems to help ensure they are ready to respond when a fire... [...]
By Linda MorrowTo build, buy, or lease their next data center is an issue that keeps many C-level executives up at night. The decision may rest on many diverse factors such as available capital, timeline, degree of desired control, and simple... [...]
There's a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving sustainability certification, according to a new study by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University.The 2015 Green Building Adoption Index, a joint project of CBRE and... [...]