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The primary disciplines of facility management—building envelope & exteriors, construction & retrofits, energy, environment, facility management, interiors, safety, security, technology—along with other important topics are included in this section.

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...

Sustainable By Design: Solar Photovoltaics

Incentives can help facilities increase their return on investment in solar... ...Read More...

Special Report: Simply Soy

Installing soy bean oil based insulation can change the complexion of... ...Read More...

The Facility Technologist: Cell Phones And Facilities

Various technologies can be used to combat dead zones, holes, espionage, and... ...Read More...

Wireless Trends: The Case For Wireless

By overcoming initial hesitations, facility managers can turn a wireless system into a company... ...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...