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.

The future of safety

Compliance should not be the only goal and safety should be viewed as a process and a business core value, not a program, says ASSE member Darryl C. Hill, CSP, of... ...Read More...

Professional Development: Purchasing Habits And Costs

Guest Contributor Laura Brown illustrates how decisions regarding supplier selection can dictate potential... ...Read More...

NIST REPORT: Effective air barriers can reduce energy consumption by 40%

A study released last month by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on HVAC Energy Use,” confirms that continuous air barrier systems can reduce air leakage by up to 83% and energy consumption by up to 40%. The report states that: “Despite common assumptions that envelope air leakage is not significant in office and other commercial... ...Read More...

FM Frequency: What It Really Means

Ever wonder what job placement ads are really saying when they describe a job? FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane cuts through the jargon and gets the real answers.... ...Read More...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone from FacilityBlog wishes you a safe, happy, healthy, and emergency free holiday. Regular comments should resume on December 1, 2005, but we invite you to check back and share your thoughts on any posts that catch your fancy. In the interim, posts from the editors may be sporadic at best….and the Friday Funny will resume on December 2,... ...Read More...

Cable code seminar in Toronto: Nov. 29

Is your building up-to-code? Buildings around the country are being cited every day for National Electrical Code (NEC) violations due to the presence of abandoned cabling in the ceiling and risers. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring this important issue! Learn what you need to do today to be in compliance with the new NEC — and how to avoid paying for cable removal. Realcomm has teamed with legal and industry experts to present an... ...Read More...

WEB EXCLUSIVE CASE STUDY: Security at a small college

For campus security officials, student safety is the number one priority. One of the unique problems in securing the common areas of residence halls is that you don’t want students to have to bring a key or ID card with them every time they go to watch TV or use the bathroom.... ...Read More...

CARE and Tricycle Team Up To Reduce Carpet to Landfills

CARE established an ambitious schedule to divert 40% of carpet landfill waste by the year 2012 by focusing upon post-consumer carpet waste, helping to identify, promote, and develop carpet reclamation and recycling... ...Read More...

Used equipment now on eBay

This service hopes to offer a steady stream of quality used equipment - from skid steer loaders, mini-excavators and aerial lifts, to generators, welders, and... ...Read More...

Improved workplace practices net top talent

Peng shares a few best workplace tips for principals who want to attract and retain top talent. Map out opportunities for growth, emphasize professional development, implement a work-life balance and share the... ...Read More...