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It doesn't take all that much effort for the proactive facility manager to benefit from—rather than panic at the thought of—an OSHA inspection.

FM Frequency: OSHA Does NOT Necessarily Mean Oh Sh–!

FM Frequency: OSHA Does NOT Necessarily Mean Oh Sh–!

It doesn't take all that much effort for the proactive facility manager to benefit from—rather than panic at the thought of—an OSHA inspection.

FM Frequency: How Green Is Green?

Despite sustainability's established foothold, Carpenter has some issues with its definition.

The Facility Technologist: Tech For 2012

Upgraded computerized capabilities in a facility pump up image and productivity.

FM Frequency: Feel Free To Blame Tortilla Chips

The chips will fall where they may, but FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter makes the case for more sustainable corn chip consumption.

FM Frequency: Exit, Stage Right

FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter is all about common sense, not stage directions, with this very practical advice on fire safety in facilities.

Renewable Energy: PACE Financing For Energy Improvements

Still in its early stages, the property assessed clean energy funding model focuses on first cost obstacles.

FM Frequency: Walking In Another Fm’s Shoes

FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter takes a field trip and gains perspective on what it

FM Frequency: Career Day

When FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter makes the lecture circuit at local high schools and colleges, everyone learns a little something about facilities management.

FM Frequency: Don’t Take Your Guns To Work

TFM Columnist Charles Carpenter tackles a controversial topic as he transitions into FM Frequency Columnist.

Professional Development: Greenhouse Gas Audits

EPA's requirement to report emissions may be coming to your facility.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Differences Between Aluminum And Copper

Jim Elledge scrutinizes the essential performance differences of these two materials. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Renewable Energy: Smart Balancing Of Renewable Energy With Green Buildings

Smart grid technology and its associated advancements may create a shift in how facilities consume energy.

The Facility Technologist: Measuring Technology

Using the latest devices, it is possible for fms to measure a space far more accurately, with less disruption to employees, and in a fraction of the time it would have taken with an old fashioned tape measure.

Professional Development: The Demise Of The Cubicle

As work styles are evolving, employees are spending less time in individual offices and more time working together.

Professional Development: Reinventing The Plan Room Of The Future

Building Information Modeling can help facility managers stay up to date.

Tricks Of The Trade: Following Up On HVAC Trends

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge assists a graduate student in need of the latest information on cutting edge HVAC technologies. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

The HVAC Factor: Greening Schools, One HVAC Step At A Time

School districts in Illinois are beginning to embrace the benefits of retrofitting and building new facilities with the most energy efficient HVAC available.

Professional Development: Revised Regulations

Guest Columnist Teresa L. Jakubowski explains how new standards of Titles II and III of the ADA can be decoded.

The Facility Technologist: Seeing Is Believing

Columnist Tom Condon illustrates how the comic book fantasy of x-ray vision may be closer than anyone could have imagined.

Tricks Of The Trade: Canadian Degrees

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge provides an overview of Canadian educational opportunities for facility management. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Tricks Of The Trade: Tech Headcount

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals the best methods of headcount calculation. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Tricks Of The Trade: Maintenance Timetables

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at labor hours per square foot. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Renewable Energy: Think About A Growing Part Of The Future

This month's guest columnist believes it's time for facility managers to invest in renewable energy.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hospital Staffing Support

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps answer questions about staffing requirements for a VA hospital.

Tricks Of The Trade: Asset Management’s Market

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge pinpoints the size and scope of the asset management market in the U.S.

The HVAC Factor: Heading Off Trouble With Technology

Facility management staff can detect HVAC equipment problems sooner using automated tools. Here are five options to consider.

Professional Development: Stay In Shape For Survival

Occupational safety programs are key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce, even in a down economy.

Professional Development: Helpful Hints For Evaluating Contractor Bids

Guest Columnist Bill Garland recommends facility managers look beyond face value when partnering with outside firms.

The Facility Technologist: High Tech Buildings Are Only As Productive As Their Backup Power

Columnist Tom Condon explains how facilities fall dangerously silent during outages if reliable emergency power is not made available.

Renewable Energy: Flywheel Technology For Energy Storage And Backup

This low maintenance mechanical device provides temporary power on demand.

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