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... [...]
Credit: DocuSign, Inc. DocuSign, Inc. has released the latest version of its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform and eSignature solution for real estate brokerages. Enhancements to DocuSign for Real Estate Plus, Broker Edition further position brokerages to improve agent performance, ensure compliance and data protection, and deliver a world-class client experience. The addition of new task management capabilities provides the... [...]
CBRE Group, Inc. has announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Johnson Controls, Inc.’s Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business. GWS is a provider of enterprise facilities management solutions for global corporations and other large occupiers of commercial real estate. GWS had revenue of more than $3 billion in calendar year 2014. “This is a very exciting step for CBRE,” said Bob Sulentic, the... [...]
Commercial construction activity in California has risen to its highest level since 2001. Available financing, low cap rates, an increasingly high demand from technology, advertising, media and information companies, and a shortage of multi-family housing have sparked the industry boom. The outlook for the next three years, based on the most recent Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey, is for continued... [...]
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With hurricane season in full swing, elevator safety is one of the aspects facility management teams should be examining. If your building is in the hurricane danger zone along the Pacific Coast, you don’t want to put passengers in unnecessary... [...]
Environmental cleaning to prevent healthcare-associated infections and future research needs in this area are the focus of a new report, “Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.” Credit: JupiterimagesThe... [...]
Enlighted, Inc., a provider of an advanced digital sensor and analytics platform to further smart building evolution, has introduced its new Plug Load Controller, designed to reduce unnecessary outlet energy use in facilities through intelligent... [...]
George Graves (1924-2015). Credit: IFMAThe International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the passing of its first president and one of its original founders, George Graves, IFMA Fellow. Graves was an integral part of the birth... [...]
Credit: KISI, Inc. For a workforce that is becoming more globalized and transient, traditional access cards and delays at reception can become burdensome. With this in mind, Cushman & Wakefield partnered with KISI Inc., a developer of a... [...]
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,... [...]
If you wish to transition to a more environmentally friendly cleaning program, what barriers (real or perceived) are you facing? And if you have implemented green cleaning—or are on your way, please share the strategies that you've learned... [...]
With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina arriving this week, The Data Center, a research organization focused on helping to build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities released an analysis of the New Orleans recovery since August... [...]
What if cars could spread the benefits of education, alter the surrounding environment on an atomic level, or even break down language barriers? Most adults would dismiss such notions as wishful thinking, but sometimes it pays to think with the... [...]
A recent Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 15 leading project developers/integrators of microgrid controls platforms, including vendor profiles and rankings, providing an objective assessment of these... [...]