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Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate input.

Tricks Of The Trade: Vibration Analysis

Tricks Of The Trade: Vibration Analysis

Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate input.

The Facility Technologist: Data Center Evolution

From “chicken coops” to cathedrals, today’s data centers come in new shapes and sizes.

Professional Development: Navigating Job Order Contracting

A tried and true procurement method gets a fresh look. This procurement method enables facility managers to complete numerous projects with one contract.

Tricks Of The Trade: Pond Marshes

How do facility management professionals address specific landscaping issues that deal with ponds and marshes?

The HVAC Factor: Energy Recovery Ventilation

By installing this type of equipment, facility managers can meet (or exceed) required outdoor air ventilation rates without increasing energy consumption.

FM Frequency: Handling A Delicate Subject

For facility management professionals, establishing a protocol for breastfeeding in the workplace presents its share of very practical challenges. An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires workplaces to provide reasonable accommodations for nursing mothers.

Tricks Of The Trade: Data Management

Ideally, I would like to create a central deposit center to manage these systems with easy access. Do you know of a resource that would work with our many different operating systems (building and equipment) and compile this information in a central point for viewing and alarm conditions?

Tricks Of The Trade: Battery Operated Faucets

When making a decision regarding faucet selection for his facility, one manager struggles with battery life and maintenance questions. New "Tricks" Columnist Kevin Folsom helps out.

Renewable Energy: How Low Can You Go?

A net zero energy facility, or close to it, can be a reality for an increasing number of organizations. A recent report on the state of zero energy buildings explores the mainstream potential of this concept.

The Facility Technologist: Social Media And Facility Management

From fad to standard operating procedure, social media can be a facility manager's "BFF."

Professional Development: Leveraging The Aging Worker

Veterans and rookies bridge the gap between the experienced technician and the new recruit.

The HVAC Factor: How Does That Sound?

In education facilities, acoustical considerations can impact learning.

Professional Development: Lightning Safety Tips

On average, lightning kills more people than hurricanes and tornadoes combined every year.

FM Frequency: Machines Don’t Clean Buildings…People Do: Part 2

In the second part of this examination, Carpenter breaks down the realities of finding the right player for the cleaning game in your facility.

Renewable Energy: The Power Of Reclaimed Cooking Oil

Making biodiesel for vehicles has been a focus for this material, but when properly treated, this waste product can be used to fuel a facility’s boilers.

The Facility Technologist: Cloud Era Buildings

What opportunities will cloud computing present to facility operations? It's now possible for facility professionals to oversee structures any time and anywhere.

Professional Development: Is It Time For The Wrecking Ball?

How can facility managers decide the fate of aging buildings?

The HVAC Factor: Reducing Water Consumption

Changes to cooling tower operation and maintenance are one way to conserve this resource.

FM Frequency: Machines Don’t Clean Buildings…People Do: Part 1

In part one of this series, Carpenter explains how providing janitorial services to facilities can be a truly thankless task, but it doesn't have to be.

The Facility Technologist: Larger Than Life

From projectors to flat panel displays to video cubes, large format video screen provide visual solutions for many facility needs. Find out why large format displays are becoming more common.

Renewable Energy: Integrating Into The Smart Grid

Pilot programs going on now aim to address how renewable energy can contribute to reducing demand on utility infrastructures.

Professional Development: Avoiding The Chill Of ICE

What do facility managers need to know about the government crackdown on I-9s?

FM Frequency: Who Wrote The “Book” On Facility Management?

Keeping vital information up to date may seem like a tedious task, but it's one of the most essential aspects of successful operations.

The HVAC Factor: Solar Hot Air

This technology reduces the energy other facility systems must expend for space heating.

Professional Development: “If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, Any Road Will Do.”

Vision, strategy, and roadmap create an enterprise wide strategy.

FM Frequency: Don’t Be A Lighthouse Keeper

When working with a multi-generational staff, facility managers must understand why employees behave in certain ways.

FM Frequency: The Facility Manager In The Gray Flannel Suit

Carpenter makes reference to a classic 1956 Gregory Peck film to illustrate the facility professional's struggle with duality.

FM Frequency: Pinching Pennies; Counting Quarters

Think it's impossible to justify your own salary by scrimping and saving? FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter suggests you think again.

FM Frequency: An Argument In Favor Of Human Cloning

Columnist Carpenter makes the humorous—yet credible—case for facility management doppelgängers.

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