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Retired Columnists

These experts formerly served as regular contributors to Today's Facility Manager and Facility Executive magazine. Their vast knowledge of the facility management profession continues to provide a rich resource for facility managers by way of this online archive.

Retired Columnists | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


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TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the pros and cons of this controversial facility management option.

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Ups And Downs

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Ups And Downs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the pros and cons of this controversial facility management option.

Tricks Of The Trade: Clean Desk Policies

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge sets down some basics on how to get employees to join the "clean desk club."

Facility Fix: Chemical Free Water Treatment

With conservation at the heart of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL, Brad Popovich was searching for a way to eliminate waste and save on energy costs. The system he found accomplished both goals.

FM Frequency: Did He Say Pedal Power?!

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane says there are hidden energy savings in every facility...sometimes you just have to look for them.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Role Of The DIMWIT

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals his true feelings about the IT department (just kidding).

Tricks Of The Trade: Used Furniture

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge reveals how to get rid of unwanted assets.

FM Frequency: Questioning Boston’s “LEED”-ership

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders if facility managers in Beantown will throw Code 37 requirements into the harbor?

FM Frequency: Recipe For Success

Think you have what it takes to be a facility manager in today's demanding times?

Facility Fix: A Modern Solution For An Old-Fashioned School

In the small community of Shungnak, AK, this Northwest Arctic Borough School District needed to find a way to reconfigure classroom spaces to accommodate the changing needs of students. This Q&A with Kathy Christy, REFP, explains how it was done.

Tricks Of The Trade: Global FM Consolidation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge shares suggestions for international FM options.

Tricks Of The Trade: Salary “Comps”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one reader determine salary baselines.

FM Frequency: Disaster Cometh…Or Not!

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane proclaims it's the end of the world as we know it, again!

From Where I Sit: Are You Invisible?

Columnist Tim Springer explains why facility professionals need to be their own best cheerleading section.

Tricks Of The Trade: FM Manual

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains how to set up a facilities maintenance manual.

Tricks Of The Trade: Curtailing Energy Costs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the benefits of setback thermostats.

Tricks Of The Trade: Business Process Outsourcing

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the basics behind BPO.

FM Frequency: Lean Or Green?

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders, do facility managers really have to make a choice when trying to reconcile budgets with sustainability goals?

FM Frequency: Bridging The Gap

Closing the divide between the design process and long-term operations and maintenance is the topic this month from FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

FM Frequency: Giving Thanks!

Want an excuse to deny wacky requests? FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane suggests you just thank your insurance and liability teams!

Tricks Of The Trade: The Complaint Department

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps set up a customer survey standard.

Tricks Of The Trade: Manuals

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge discusses facilities operations manuals.

Tricks Of The Trade: FM Consultants

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge defines the differences between facility managers and operations managers.

FM Frequency: Real People, Real Stories

If you think you've heard it all when it comes to interviewing antics, FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane suggests you keep reading!

From Where I Sit: FM And The Language Of Business

TFM Columnist Tim Springer debates the logistics of going from the boiler room to the board room.

Tricks Of The Trade: Cost Savings For Services

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one professional weed through the hype.

Tricks Of The Trade: Non-IFMA Benchmarks

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge assists one professional with research on space planning benchmarks.

FM Frequency: The Myth Of Interoperability

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane asks, "When will systems really start speaking the same language?"

Tricks Of The Trade: UPS Precautions

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge provides insight on UPS support options.

Tricks Of The Trade: The Designation Debate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the differences in FM designations.

Green Solutions: Energy Savings Across The Board

Since 2000, a comprehensive conservation approach has resulted in millions of dollars in savings for Trizec Properties.

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