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... [...]
Photo credit: University of Michigan The University of Michigan recently celebrated the opening of Mcity, the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. “We believe that this transformation to connected and automated mobility will be a game changer for safety, for efficiency, for energy, and for... [...]
In June 2015, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced that its 2015 EDF Climate Corps fellows had been deployed to organizations throughout the United States, Mexico, and China to begin the work of cutting costs and carbon emissions through improved energy management. Now in its eighth year, EDF Climate Corps pairs fellows—top graduate students from the nation’s leading universities—with companies, cities, schools,... [...]
Credit: Jupiter Research The number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will reach 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: an increase of more than 285%, according to new data from Juniper Research. While IoT “smart home” based applications are grabbing media headlines, it is the industrial and public services sector – such as retail, agriculture, smart buildings and smart grid applications –... [...]
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Public urinators, beware! In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly. San Francisco, CA and Hamburg, Germany have both applied pee-repellent paint to walls where... [...]
As critical facility systems are put to the test in extreme summer heat, FacilityDude, a Cary, NC based provider of cloud-based operations management solutions, shares advice for facility managers dealing with summer heat related maintenance... [...]
By Charles C. Carpenter, CFMfrom the July/August 2015 issueWarning signs of violence was a topic addressed in this column back in 2013. Since that time, things may not have improved for facility executives as violence in various facility types... [...]
By Robert Greenfrom the July/August 2015 issueOn a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting (e.g.,... [...]
By Skye WitherspoonLEED certification’s drive for energy efficiency and resource conservation has led to high performance, sustainable buildings. However, this transformation hides a more substantive change, one that has come about as our... [...]
Metro Student Union Building (Photo Courtesy Jason Hudson)Prompted by federal lead-free laws that went into effect in January 2014, three separate colleges located on the shared, 150-acre Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, CO chose Zurn... [...]
Photo: Provenance HotelsBy Anne Cosgrove from the July/August 2015 issueLocated in New Orleans’ Warehouse Arts District, blocks from the French Quarter, walking distance to the Superdome, and a short stroll from the city’s Convention Center,... [...]
by Todd Kiehnby July/August 2015 issueWhen the power feed from a utility is interrupted, the lights go out, operations are stalled, and productivity plummets. That’s why many facilities have installed critical power equipment to ensure uptime... [...]
Replacing a facility built in 1954, the new Parkland Hospital opens in August 2015. The 2.1 million square foot facility employs state-of-the-art electrical systems. (Photo: Legrand)By Susan Rochford et al.from the July/August 2015 issueAs the high... [...]
By Facility Executive Stafffrom the July/August 2015 issue The DeTour Reef Light foundation, resting in 23’ of water, is a crib style concrete 20' high, 60' square base that supports the reinforced concrete/steel Classical Revival style square... [...]