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With Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms to ever hit the US mainland, leaving billions of dollars in property damage in her wake, many property owners are asking “What could I have done to prepare better before it hit?” And even those who did prepare as best they could are asking the now more […]


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With Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms to ever hit the US mainland, leaving billions of dollars in property damage in her wake, many property owners are asking “What could I have done to prepare better before it hit?” And even those who did prepare as best they could are asking the now more […]

Hurricane follow up

With Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms to ever hit the US mainland, leaving billions of dollars in property damage in her wake,...

9/13/05: Free Web seminar on new National Energy Policy Act

With the recent signing of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Itron Inc. will host two online seminars to help understand some of the...

Corporate citizenship gaining ground

Successful global companies are integrating the reporting of their corporate citizenship activities into their firms’ basic business missions, according to a recent report released...

CRI partners with Florida DEP's Green Lodging Initiative

Last week, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) announced it has joined forces with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help Florida’s...

All about Hurricane Katrina

As of early August 29, approximately 52,000 people were in 240 shelters throughout the Gulf Coast area, with the majority in the New Orleans Superdome. In Mississippi streets and homes were flooded as far as six miles inland.

FM Frequency: Facility Assessments and Project/Budget Planning

A look at a residential facility can offer some much needed perspective on running a commercial facility.

Manufacturing job creation slows, but salaries for new hires climb

Although growth in manufacturing employment slowed this month, increasing difficulty in recruiting skilled workers to fill key positions is leading some employers to offer...

IFMA survey finds “green” building practices growing

Earlier this year, TFM and Allsteel conducted a survey of facility managers to find out about their attitudes with regard to the sustainability movement....

IFMA survey finds "green" building practices growing

According to IFMA's survey, facility management professionals report a continued increase in the use of green building practices. The vast majority, 70% of those responding to the online survey, reported implementing green concepts within their organization's facility.

Smithsonian Institute buildings deteriorating rapidly

Imagine having to patrol your facility with a wet vac every time it rained looking for pools of water. That’s exactly what staff members...

Special Report: Broken Bottle Flooring

An old process using recent technology can change the way flooring is thought about.

Base closings, round two

Yesterday, FacilityBlog mentioned the closure of several military bases around the country; today, more announcements have already been made—the most notable being the closure...

Katrina [and her waves] hit Florida

August is considered by some to be the beginning of the busiest part of the hurricane season, and yet, it's old news in Florida and other states in along the East Coast.

NYC finally gets serious about subway security

In the aftermath of last month's bombings in the London Underground, New York City has finally announced an aggressive plan to deal with terrorist...

Professional Development: Project Cost Saving Strategies

Guest Contributor Carl Haines says certain approaches may make it easier to keep construction affordable.

Security Trends: The Path of Most Resistance

Installing security systems in layers around the facility will decrease chances of a major security breach.

FM Issue: Cool Roofing

This green approach is one way to reduce the environmental impact of a building.

Directions: Surviving A Rough Hurricane Season

Hurricanes have always been deadly, and facility managers in their path have no choice but to prepare.

Services & Maintenance: Keep It Clean

Germ concerns boost restroom automation in some facilities.

The Facility Technologist: Data Centers Heating Up

Facility managers need to know which cooling system technologies can keep up with their equipment needs.

Sustainable By Design: Keeping E-Waste Out Of The Landfill

Facility managers can help the environment

Green Solutions: Cooling System Cuts Costs And Consumption

Thermal energy storage is helping to reduce energy costs for one Colorado school district.

Directions: Ensuring The Data Center

Commissioning and conducting regular testing to identify problems ahead of time are key to reliable operations.

Professional Development: Combining Facility And Project Management

Contributor John Bodrozic shares communal software approaches that keep fms on top of construction projects.

Special Report: Picking The Fluff Off A Heap

Throwing away garbage doesn't mean it will never turn up in a building again.

FM Issue: Fire Management and Building Codes

In providing an effective fire safety system, building codes are a significant part of the equation.

The Facility Technologist: Asset Tagging

From simple bar codes to far reaching radio signals, this electronic management strategy can put facility managers in control.

IAQ Trends: The Invisible Menace

Nanoparticles in the airstream can contribute to bad IAQ and health problems in facilities.

Green Solutions: Dimming The Lights

Lighting with individual controls is saving energy and money in a multi-function data center.

Sustainable By Design: A Look Into Wind Energy

With renewable energy sources gaining more attention, power from the wind is one to consider.

FM Frequency: My First Five Years With The TFM Show

In five years, FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane goes from attendee to presenter at The TFM Show. Here's his report.

Special Report: Hops, Barley, And Tropical Wood

A new tropical hardwood can make lush looking wood affordable for facility managers.

FM Issue: Dual Sourcing

It is possible to unlock the chains that bind a building automation system.

Green Solutions: Water Treatment An All-Around Performer

The installation of a dealkalyzer system at a manufacturing plant saves more than one million gallons of water annually.

Professional Development: The European Facility Manager

Guest Contributor Fred Kloet feels the groundwork for a global interpretation of the profession is being prepared now.

Services & Maintenance: Outer Limits

Assessing the condition of the exterior elements of a facility on a regular basis helps to maximize value.

Life Cycle Management Trends Bonus: An Overview

How do facilities benefit from a systematic approach?

The Facility Technologist: Full Speed Ahead

Facility management trends are increasingly driven by technology.

Life Cycle Management Trends: The FM And The Environment

By incorporating life cycle assessment into buildings, facility managers can lower their environmental footprint.

Sustainable By Design: Lessons for FMs, From The Halls Of Academia

On many college campuses, facility managers and students are working together to further environmental action.

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