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In challenging times, repurposing or reconfiguring facility spaces can help.
Columnist Jeff Crane ponders long-term alternative energy options in response to cap and trade possibilities
In this expanded FM Frequency offering, Jeff Crane explains how an indoor air quality complaint triggered this hypothetical investigation.
In an unprecedented act of humility (and a touch of insanity), FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane interviews...himself!
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane makes the case for smart economic development in suburbia.
TFM Columnist Jeff Crane argues that professional development shouldn't come to a screeching halt when there's no money to participate in far flung conferences.
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane presents this conclusion to his moldy vacation cottage investigation.
TFM Columnist Jeff Crane says the best days are ahead
In the first part of this facility riddle, Crane challenges readers to don their thinking caps.
In honor of TFM's 20th anniversary, Crane makes some daring predictions for the next two decades.
As the need to do more with less increases, Crane offers some clever cuts in essential services.
This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the radical.
Tax preparation is an unexpected religious experience for FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.
Crane shares this interactive session with a thought provoking reader.
A peek inside the fictitious life of temporary facility manager, Ms. Y (courtesy of "Dear Diary").
Confessions under the knife: anesthesia exposes the trippy side of Crane's facility sensibilities.
The new year is revealing an optimistic side of FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.
They may not be raindrops on roses, but there are some things that make Jeff Crane happy.
There are alternatives to the traditional method of budget preparation.
Before making purchases, facility managers need to define what the use of energy efficient technologies can do for their office building's carbon footprint.
Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and profit!
This month, budget season (no, not football season) is at the center of Crane's fall follies.
New tragedies at the former Deutsche Bank building rekindle public emotion at Ground Zero
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane ponders electricity and reliability
Crane offers a historical perspective to paint the future of facility management in a positive light.
There may be times when getting a second opinion makes you look that much better...at least that's what FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane thinks.
Urban Legends may (or may not) exist in facilities too!
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane says there are hidden energy savings in every facility...sometimes you just have to look for them.
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders if facility managers in Beantown will throw Code 37 requirements into the harbor?
Think you have what it takes to be a facility manager in today's demanding times?
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane proclaims it's the end of the world as we know it, again!
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane wonders, do facility managers really have to make a choice when trying to reconcile budgets with sustainability goals?
Closing the divide between the design process and long-term operations and maintenance is the topic this month from FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.
Want an excuse to deny wacky requests? FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane suggests you just thank your insurance and liability teams!
If you think you've heard it all when it comes to interviewing antics, FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane suggests you keep reading!
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane asks, "When will systems really start speaking the same language?"
For an updated conference room, it is necessary to integrate new technologies with supporting furniture.
FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane feels it's possible to gain significant advantages from outsourcing relationships.
The magic formula? Planning + Practice + "Live Fire" Exercises = The Right Approach, according to FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane
In this expanded version of FM Frequency, Crane wakes up in a cold sweat to the realization that truth can be stranger than fiction.