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Long time contributor and facilities expert Tim Springer rejoins TFM to share his unusual perspective.


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Long time contributor and facilities expert Tim Springer rejoins TFM to share his unusual perspective.

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From Where I Sit: Why Is Air Travel Like Facility Management?

Long time contributor and facilities expert Tim Springer rejoins TFM to share his unusual perspective.

Tricks Of The Trade: Maintenance Manuals

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at the ins and outs of creating a maintenance manual.

FM Frequency: Balancing Act

For FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane, 2006 begins with more advice on keeping your building pressure right where it belongs.

Tricks Of The Trade: Disaster Planning 101

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge follows up on a complex question with a simple answer.

Sustainable By Design: (Don’t) Beware Of The Natives

With proper planning, outdoor landscapes featuring indigenous plants save time and money.

FM Frequency: Hunting Big Game

Revamping the boiler system to maximize BTUs helps FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane take down a moose.

FM Frequency: What It Really Means

Ever wonder what job placement ads are really saying when they describe a job? FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane cuts through the jargon and gets the real answers.

Tricks Of The Trade: FACTA “Facts”

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at record retrieval and destruction.

FM Frequency: A Disaster Checklist

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane thinks asking the right questions will help facilities avoid the confusion and destruction just witnessed on the Gulf Coast.

Tricks Of The Trade: Asset Management Ideas

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives some recommendations on basic asset management products.

FM Frequency: Big Swings At Budget Time!

Crane's tongue-in-cheek perspective explains how to maintain facilities and lower budget costs at the same time. From the September 2005 issue.

Tricks Of The Trade: Training Facility Infrastructure

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge points to some resources regarding staffing levels.

FM Frequency: Facility Assessments and Project/Budget Planning

A look at a residential facility can offer some much needed perspective on running a commercial facility.

FM Frequency: Staying In Touch To Keep Facilities Running Smoothly

Crane offers some practical advice to keep your hardware from shutting down at the worst time.

FM Frequency: Introducing The Department Of Homeland Facilities

In a “Walter Mitty” moment, Crane imagines what it would be like to handle certain facilities management responsibilities for the new administration.

FM Frequency: Are You Lucky?

For FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane, this year's relentless hurricane season underscores the importance of disaster planning.

Tricks Of The Trade: Hand Drying v.2

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes another look at the debate over towels v. dryers.

FM Frequency: The Games Of The Facility Management Olympiad

Savoring the spirit of the 2004 Summer Olympics, Crane proposes some humorous events that will resonate with his peers.

FM Frequency: We Have The Power

As the political season heats up, Crane suggests new energy policies for any building in need of a tune up.

FM Frequency: TMI—Too Much Information

The crush of the media is overwhelming to Crane. How should he manage his case of information overload?

FM Frequency: Summer Checklist

Crane hopes to help readers ensure facilities run smoothly during Mother Nature's most extreme season.

The Facility Technologist: Danger Ahead

In order to function properly, life safety systems must be carefully maintained.

FM Frequency: Business 101

Crane's goal this month is to seek out and apply successful strategies.

FM Frequency: On Outsourcing—Do We Sink, Or Do We Swim?

While Crane admits outsourcing is a reality, he acknowledges there are ways to embrace it and at the same time advance your career.

FM Frequency: An Update On This Fantastic Journey

An adventure outside of the comfort zone inspires Crane to respond to his own 12-step program.

FM Frequency: Baptism By Ice Storm

Memories of snowy childhood winters give Crane new respect for those professionals in charge with keeping people safe, informed, and productive.

Tricks Of The Trade: Lease Or Buy?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the advantages and disadvantages of these two options.

FM Frequency: What In The World Is OJR?

While in the transitional mode, Crane enjoys the luxury of a gracious exit.

IP Telephony: Treating Space As Enterprise Applications

If there is a high rate of churn, occupancy information is constantly changing and has an unfortunate habit of being left unreported. Because churn isn't likely to decrease in these type environments, keeping track of space is a big problem.

FM Frequency: A Shock To The System?

Electricity, as well as other "dangerous" elements in a facility should always be handled with safety in front of mind.

FM Frequency: Clean Up Your Act, Then Go And Give Thanks

Crane thinks the best way to enjoy the festive season is to check troubled areas before heading out of town.

FM Frequency: Crane’s Eight Wonders Of The Facility Management World

Think of all the places you'd go if you could take an adventure back in time!

FM Frequency: What I Did Over My Summer Vacation

A dash of facility management common sense turns challenges into triumphs during a family vacation for Jeff Crane.

FM Frequency: Commissioning, Shmishioning….Who Needs It? We All Do!

Regular check ups aren't only good for people, they're good for buildings too, according to Jeff Crane.

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