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As the need to do more with less increases, Crane offers some clever cuts in essential services.


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As the need to do more with less increases, Crane offers some clever cuts in essential services.

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FM Frequency: Conserving Dollars

As the need to do more with less increases, Crane offers some clever cuts in essential services.

Tricks Of The Trade: Reducing Energy Consumption

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the topic of occupancy sensors.

FM Frequency: The Sales Rep’s Guide To Facility Managers

Crane gives away the secret to getting the attention of this powerful purchasing audience.

Web Based FM Trends: Decoding The Acronym Puzzle

Web based facility management offerings are becoming easier to decipher.

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the radical.

Tricks Of The Trade: Super Smart Cards

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets help from TFM Facility Technologist Tom Condon and reviews the limitless possibilities of today's technology.

Tricks Of The Trade: Standardized Cleaning Documents

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at the audit process in an attempt to standardize housekeeping reports.

Tricks Of The Trade: Capital Equipment Replacement Program

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader create a capital equipment replacement program.

FM Frequency: Singing The 1040 Blues…Or Was That A Hymn?

Tax preparation is an unexpected religious experience for FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

Tricks Of The Trade: Prepping For An Interview

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one hopeful fm prepare for his first "imaginary" week on the job.

Tricks Of The Trade: Structural Construction Documents

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge finds a guideline addressing coordination and completeness of structural construction documents.

Tricks Of The Trade: Meat Locker Sheets (!?)

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge figures out where to get soft walls for a data center.

Tricks Of The Trade: Green Building Basics

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps on facility professional find out about green building certification options.

Tricks Of The Trade: Mission Critical Quiz

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes the redundancy question quiz.

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

This Q&A with Peter Whiteman illustrates how new chillers provide an energy efficient solution for a healthcare facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.

FM Frequency: From the Outside Looking In

A peek inside the fictitious life of temporary facility manager, Ms. Y (courtesy of "Dear Diary").

Tricks Of The Trade: Hello, Columbus!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down operations costs for the City of Columbus, OH.

Tricks Of The Trade: Organizational Tools

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets one facility manager on track with a solution to her task management problems.

Tricks Of The Trade: Water In The Lights

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge addresses the safety issue of leaky roofs, water, and light fixtures.

From Where I Sit: Facility Management Is…

Tim Springer challenges fms to define what they do in terminology that's tangible to everyone.

FM Frequency: For The Love Of Buildings

Confessions under the knife: anesthesia exposes the trippy side of Crane's facility sensibilities.

Tricks Of The Trade: Mythbusting the Copper vs. Aluminum Debate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts forth the case for copper wire vs aluminum wire connected to main electrical switch gears.

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

The new year is revealing an optimistic side of FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

Facility Fix: Reading Light

When the senior property manager of The New York Public Library needed to find new lighting components, he searched for a way to remain true to the city's original vision of the establishment.

FM Frequency: A Few Of My Favorite (Web) Things

They may not be raindrops on roses, but there are some things that make Jeff Crane happy.

From Where I Sit: Hello Columbus!

Tim Springer discovers the best of American urban planning during a recent trip to Columbus.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost To Build Out Raw Space

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader find out if the general contractor's quote is in the right ballpark.

FM Frequency: Rolling With The Facilities Budget

There are alternatives to the traditional method of budget preparation.

Facility Fix: Work Order System Thwarts Campus Tryst!

With new work order management software, Chris Hill brought efficiency to a university's maintenance practices

Tricks Of The Trade: Concrete Crack Up

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets to the bottom of this annoying problem.

Sustainable By Design: Nature’s Best Ideas For Buildings

Biomimicry proves that imitation is the highest form of flattery. After all, millions of species can't be wrong.

Sustainable By Design: On The Continuum: Life After LEED-NC

Two years after achieving LEED certification for its original construction, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR pursues LEED for Existing Buildings.

Facility Fix: Safe Passage

Miami International Airport is experiencing a major expansion. With airport security an increasingly important issue, Ray Davalos needed to find an inventive way to test new security products and systems.

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and profit!

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