August 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 7)

Today's Facility Manager: August 2013
With a hand in virtually all areas of their sites, facility managers possess a holistic view of their organization' s buildings—equipping them with valuable insight into where and how perimeter security should be implemented. From the August 2013 issue.

August 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 7)


August 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 7)

Today’s Facility Manager: August 2013tfmaugcover

Tricks Of The Trade: Sub-Carpet Discoveries And Continuing Education

Technology and FM: Security Perimeters | Fence mounted sensors, electromagnetic fields, and intelligent cameras are among the tools to consider.

The HVAC Factor: Spiral Round Ductwork | This alternative to rectangular ducting provides increased efficiencies in the right conditions.

Professional Development: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) | The increased use of mobile devices spurs facility managers to introduce formal policies for their staff.

Services & Maintenance: Lighting Retrofits With LEDs | The use of LED technology in a variety of facility applications continues to expand.

FM Issue: Cool Down | Reflective roofing reduces the heat that penetrates into a facility. Plus, at Duke Medicine in Durham, NC, vegetative roofs help stormwater management.

Security Trends: Elevating Safeguards | Near field communications (NFC) provides robust capabilities for access control systems and more. Also, surveillance cameras enhance outdoor security.

Manufacturing Case Study: At A Swift Pace | In Welland, Ontario, a manufacturing plant is brought online in an abbreviated timeline. Plus, the U.S. Department of Energy continues its Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

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