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In challenging times, repurposing or reconfiguring facility spaces can help.

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FM Frequency: Cutting Costs And Adding Flexibility

In challenging times, repurposing or reconfiguring facility spaces can help.

FM Frequency: Powerful Realities

Columnist Jeff Crane ponders long-term alternative energy options in response to cap and trade possibilities

FM Frequency: There’s Something In The Air…Or Is There?

In this expanded FM Frequency offering, Jeff Crane explains how an indoor air quality complaint triggered this hypothetical investigation.

FM Frequency: Feverish Forum Recap

In an unprecedented act of humility (and a touch of insanity), FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane interviews...himself!

FM Frequency: Suburban Facilities Need Love Too

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane makes the case for smart economic development in suburbia.

FM Frequency: Lean Budgets = Creative Training…

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: Elementary, My Dear Watson (Part 2)

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane presents this conclusion to his moldy vacation cottage investigation.

FM Frequency: Sustaining Optimism

TFM Columnist Jeff Crane says the best days are ahead

FM Frequency: Elementary, My Dear Watson (Part 1)

In the first part of this facility riddle, Crane challenges readers to don their thinking caps.

FM Frequency: 20 Years—Looking Ahead

In honor of TFM's 20th anniversary, Crane makes some daring predictions for the next two decades.

FM Frequency: Conserving Dollars

As the need to do more with less increases, Crane offers some clever cuts in essential services.

FM Frequency: Asking Tough Questions; Seeking Honest Answers

This month's column from Jeff Crane drifts into the realm of the radical.

FM Frequency: Singing The 1040 Blues…Or Was That A Hymn?

Tax preparation is an unexpected religious experience for FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

FM Frequency: To LEED Or Not To LEED? It All Depends!

Crane shares this interactive session with a thought provoking reader.

FM Frequency: From the Outside Looking In

A peek inside the fictitious life of temporary facility manager, Ms. Y (courtesy of "Dear Diary").

FM Frequency: For The Love Of Buildings

Confessions under the knife: anesthesia exposes the trippy side of Crane's facility sensibilities.

FM Frequency: That’s What I Like About LEED

The new year is revealing an optimistic side of FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane.

FM Frequency: A Few Of My Favorite (Web) Things

They may not be raindrops on roses, but there are some things that make Jeff Crane happy.

FM Frequency: Rolling With The Facilities Budget

There are alternatives to the traditional method of budget preparation.

Green Trends: The Color Of Energy

Before making purchases, facility managers need to define what the use of energy efficient technologies can do for their office building's carbon footprint.

FM Frequency: Relief From Green Fatigue

Crane humorously dissects his latest energy saving project: re-lamping for fun and profit!

FM Frequency: It’s A Special Season!

This month, budget season (no, not football season) is at the center of Crane's fall follies.

FM Frequency: Remembering 9/11 Six Years Later

New tragedies at the former Deutsche Bank building rekindle public emotion at Ground Zero

FM Frequency: Summer School

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane ponders electricity and reliability

FM Frequency: Finding The Glass More Than Half Full

Crane offers a historical perspective to paint the future of facility management in a positive light.

FM Frequency: Who Needs An “Expert” Consultant?

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.

FM Frequency: The Facilities Machine–Master Or Myth?

Urban Legends may (or may not) exist in facilities too!

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.

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?

FM Frequency: Disaster Cometh…Or Not!

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

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!

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!

FM Frequency: The Myth Of Interoperability

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

Conference Room Trends: Room To Grow

For an updated conference room, it is necessary to integrate new technologies with supporting furniture.

FM Frequency: Great Suppliers Can Be Excellent Business Partners

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane feels it's possible to gain significant advantages from outsourcing relationships.

FM Frequency: Business Continuity

The magic formula? Planning + Practice + "Live Fire" Exercises = The Right Approach, according to FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane

FM Frequency: My Own Private Firestorm

In this expanded version of FM Frequency, Crane wakes up in a cold sweat to the realization that truth can be stranger than fiction.

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