Facility Management Articles

Articles in this section provide insight into how facility managers can keep on top of what they need to know to sustain their careers.

Top female owned businesses in the U.S.

DiversityBusiness.com has announced the Div500, the 6th annual listing of the nation’s top 500 women-owned businesses. At the top of 2005’s Div500 is Omega World Travel, based in Fairfax, VA, with $1.2 billion in 2004 revenues. Ranging in revenue size from $20 million to over $1 billion, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the nation’s top women earners and challenge the long-held notion that women-owned businesses are... ...Read More...

Green leadership recognized

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the 2005 recipients of its Fourth Annual Leadership Awards. The awards are presented in six categories including Community, Education, LEED, Organizational Excellence, Research, and Advocacy. The Leadership Awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction. The recipients will be... ...Read More...

Construction finally begins on new World Trade Center in NYC

Work began on this project yesterday (11/3). Read about it on the NYTimes [registration... ...Read More...

Benefits of carpet cushion

A new publication, the Summary Report on the Benefits of Bonded Polyurethane Carpet Cushion in the Workplace, released by the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF), offers research and facts about performance-boosting cushion for commercial carpet. The findings show that bonded polyurethane carpet cushion can preserve the new carpet’s appearance and durability, prolonging its lifetime and saving on replacement costs. The guide... ...Read More...

IREM's latest Income/Expense Analysis

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) recently published its 2005 Income/Expense Analysis reports for key property sectors that reveal 2004 vs. 2003 operating data and cost comparisons. The reports are designed to help property owners, managers, investors, appraisers, lenders, developers and other real estate professionals evaluate their buildings’ performance and prepare budget and revenue projections, feasibility studies, etc.... ...Read More...

IREM’s latest Income/Expense Analysis

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) recently published its 2005 Income/Expense Analysis reports for key property sectors that reveal 2004 vs. 2003 operating data and cost comparisons. The reports are designed to help property owners, managers, investors, appraisers, lenders, developers and other real estate professionals evaluate their buildings’ performance and prepare budget and revenue projections, feasibility studies, etc.... ...Read More...

Company leaders face greater demands

Pressure on the job may be growing for corporate executives, according to a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources. An overwhelming majority (89%) of senior executives polled said they believe it’s more challenging to be a company leader in today’s business environment than it was five years ago. The national poll was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from 150 senior executives—including... ...Read More...

Spike in salaries for architects

According to the 2005 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Compensation Report, average salaries at architecture firms have increased more than 10% between 2002 and 2005, approximately a 3.3% annual compound growth rate. These figures represent a notable increase in compensation considering that professional salaries in the U.S. economy grew by only 2.5% on average over the same period, according to U.S. Department of Labor figures. Trends in... ...Read More...

Web Exclusive: A bridge between government and business

This exclusive article is presented by Michael Chimack, PE, CEM, assistant director of the industrial assessment center at the University of Illinois. What do a University of Illinois undergrad, a printing company, and a malfunctioning air compressor all have in common? In most cases, nothing. If, however, they’re involved in one of 26 Industrial Assessment Centers being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the answer is plenty. These... ...Read More...