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Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this situation?


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Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this situation?

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Tricks Of The Trade: Roof Leaks

Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this situation?

Tricks Of The Trade: Overhead Lighting Changes

Is there a common practice for changing light bulbs and ballasts located above cubicle office furniture? Many of our fixtures are above cubicles in such a way that “hanging” off of a ladder becomes a dangerous proposition.

Tricks Of The Trade: Fan Belts

How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?

Tricks Of The Trade: Healthcare Housekeeping

Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare facilities?

Tricks Of The Trade: Evac Plans

Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac plans?

Tricks Of The Trade: Demand Response

What is it like to participate in a demand response program? Should facility managers prepare for any unwanted challenges or surprises?

Tricks Of The Trade: Career Advice In A Difficult Employment Climate

When the opportunity to transition from maintenance to management presents itself, what steps should a person take to be best prepared?

Tricks Of The Trade: Global Trends In Integrated Facilities Management

IFM is a very respected process; its practices and techniques should be learned fully. There is no short cut, and in most cases, an fm is simply passing through in the life of an organization; the person’s legacy is what is left behind for the next generation of career fm. So why isn't it widely practiced around the world?

Tricks Of The Trade: Vibration Analysis

Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate input.

Tricks Of The Trade: Pond Marshes

How do facility management professionals address specific landscaping issues that deal with ponds and marshes?

Tricks Of The Trade: Data Management

Ideally, I would like to create a central deposit center to manage these systems with easy access. Do you know of a resource that would work with our many different operating systems (building and equipment) and compile this information in a central point for viewing and alarm conditions?

Tricks Of The Trade: Battery Operated Faucets

When making a decision regarding faucet selection for his facility, one manager struggles with battery life and maintenance questions. New "Tricks" Columnist Kevin Folsom helps out.

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.

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: Evaluating Labor Costs

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at estimates for custodial labor costs.

Tricks Of The Trade: Economic Issues

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines how economic issues are having an impact in today's climate.

Tricks Of The Trade: Disease Free Elms

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts on his horticultural hat.

Tricks Of The Trade: Color Temperature Recommendations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes a look at light temperatures.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Costs For Gas Dryers

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge estimates energy costs for commercial grade laundry operations.

Tricks Of The Trade: Asset Tracking Recommendations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge suggests some software for tracking certain facility assets.

Tricks Of The Trade: The War Of The Thermostats

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one building occupant get to the bottom of some temperature problems.

Tricks Of The Trade: Stretched Resources

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge attempts to level the playing field.

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Vs. Real Estate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down the differences between these key operational departments.

Tricks Of The Trade: Data Rich BIM

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explores the BIM revolution.

Tricks Of The Trade: Staffing Demands

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge answers questions about staffing demands.

Tricks Of The Trade: Scope Of Work

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the particulars involved in a SOW for MGE UPS system upkeep.

Tricks Of The Trade: National Specialty Service Providers

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps one multi-site fm consolidate vendors.

Tricks Of The Trade: High-Rise Building Evacuations

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge explains the rationale behind isolated alarms and evacuations in high-rise facilities.

Tricks Of The Trade: Definitive Floor Area Measurements

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge compares the most up to date floor area measurement tools.

Tricks Of The Trade: Smart Card 101

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge examines the different smart card technologies.

Tricks Of The Trade: Outsourcing Trends

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge dissects the nuances of outsourcing.

Tricks Of The Trade: Paint Or Laminate?

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes a stab at basic woodworking with this practical answer about cabinet renewal.

Tricks Of The Trade: Facilities Staff Allocation

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge tries to answer an old question with a new twist: can you allocate staff per square foot?

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