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Selecting a cleaning contractor goes well beyond creating a spotless facility.
Selecting a cleaning contractor goes well beyond creating a spotless facility.



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Services & Maintenance: Janitorial Service Providers

Selecting a cleaning contractor goes well beyond creating a spotless facility.

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.

Professional Development: Cultivating The Sustainable Career

Guest Contributor Victoria Hardy says the career jungle isn't getting any easier, but with the right tools, facility professionals will be better poised to bag the big prize.

The Facility Technologist: Smart Cards – More Than Just Access Control

Move over magnetic stripe cards, smart cards gain ground, thanks to the open-source Java Card standard.

Services & Maintenance: Reducing Mold Concerns

Products such as mold-resistant interior panels can alleviate potential problems.

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.

Professional Development: The Reality Of Outsourcing

Guest Contributor Maria Vickers takes a hard look at a management approach with mixed reviews.

TFM Names Charles Ayoub Facility Executive Of The Year

A no nonsense leader gets things done at a growing Houston hospital-in spite of obstacles and disasters.

Services & Maintenance: Window Dressing

Glazing contractors help achieve ROI throughout windows' lifecycles.

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.

Conveying Corporate Continuity

A standards program can help facility executives maintain uniform policies and aesthetics.

Essential Winter Maintenance

Something as seemingly innocent as a snowy walkway that has not been cleared can result in serious injury or fatality. It is a little known fact in this country that slip and fall accidents—which cause 15% of all accidental deaths—are second only to motor vehicle accidents as a leading cause of accidental deaths.

Services & Maintenance: Sustaining Carpet Is A Journey

Selecting green carpet is only part of the sustainable equation.

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!

Directions: Zen And The Art Of FM (Part 1)

In the first part of this series, Bill Hibbard explains how the facilities operations audit can be an essential tool.

Holding Educational Facility Professionals To A Higher Standard

Having an edge in the complex arena of educational facilities starts with a standards program.

Industry Interview: Conduit Of Communication

Karl Borgstrom is charged with bringing the message of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to its constituency as well as outside organizations.

Services & Maintenance: Landscaping – Not Just A Warm Weather Friend

The development of a beautiful landscape can add aesthetics and other values to the interior and exterior of any company.

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 Issue: If They Build It, Facility Managers Will Inspect It

Facility managers' are taking a greater stake in the construction and renovation processes by commissioning such projects. From the August 2003 issue.

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.

Special Report: Total Facility Management Hits Chicago!

The TFM Show at Construct America offers attendees even more than ever before.

Beyond Facility Management: Taking The Satellite View

Taking the satellite view with a customer service attitude can make a big difference.

Bonus Feature: Two Heads Are Better Than One

Imagine for a moment an employee or tenant who suddenly collapses from cardiac arrest and needs medical attention immediately. From the March 2003 issue.

Bonus Feature: The Handbook To Building – MasterFormat

This standard, used traditionally for the construction industry, is expanding to include facility management responsibilities. From the March 2003 issue.

FM Issue: Information Security

The president of Digital Data Trust describes the tools and techniques fms need to protect their confidential information.

FM Frequency: Water Plus Electricity Equals BIG Problems: The Shocking Conclusion

Crane is victorious in battle, but do the spoils go to his contractors and vendors?

FM Issue: The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Following a protracted campaign to achieve Congressional passage of legislation on this critical initiative, the "Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002" was signed into law at the White House on November 26, 2002. From the February 2003 issue.

FM Frequency: The “Other Woman” Is A Building

Crane speaks of how his building turns temperamental when he tries to take a few days off.

TFM Names Kelly Olds Facility Executive Of The Year

In its premier year, TFM's Facility Executive Of The Year Award is a distinct accolade. It recognizes the outstanding work done by a facility professional on a single project, making it the only award of its kind. One nominee was particularly outstanding, and that was the entry submitted on behalf of Kelly Olds.

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