Professional Development Column

Authored by a different industry member each issue, this column provides insight into how facility managers can keep on top of what they need to know to sustain their careers.



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Professional Development: A Step Above The Rest

Facility professionals with strong leadership skills are increasingly in demand at healthcare and higher education institutions.

Professional Development: Changing Face Of Facility Management

As the profession evolves, more higher education institutions offer formalized instruction.

Professional Development: Reactive, Preventive, Or Predictive

When maintenance “strategies” are unplanned, organizations can experience premature equipment failure, reduction in occupant satisfaction, and higher prices for repairs and equipment replacements.

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.

Professional Development: Leveraging The Aging Worker

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

Professional Development: Lightning Safety Tips

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

Professional Development: Is It Time For The Wrecking Ball?

How can facility managers decide the fate of aging buildings?

Professional Development: Avoiding The Chill Of ICE

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

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

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

Professional Development: Greenhouse Gas Audits

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

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.
Canter

Professional Development: Reinventing The Plan Room Of The Future

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

Professional Development: Revised Regulations

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

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.

Professional Development: Keeping Tabs On Facilities

Guided self assessments are tools to supplement professionally administered data collection.
Tony Rankin

Professional Development: Not Only Money Is Green

Tony Rankin explains how many aspects of sustainable design translate into substantial savings for budgets as well.
Liesman

Professional Development: Getting Your Money’s Worth Out Of Commissioning

In part two of this commissioning feature, find out how savings can come from systems and equipment optimization.
Daniel Krall

BONUS Professional Development: Focus On Large Scale Lamp Recycling

In this final piece in the series, Columnist Krall looks at how recycling programs at large facilities can have big benefits.
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