Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Kevin Folsom articles below.
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom gets imaginative and invites other fms to share stories on BYOD and proprietary information issues. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom provides pointers on how to select an outside auditor. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom shares some helpful advice on one of his favorite topics: facility renewal planning!
What's the easiest way to deal with missing fire door tags? How do we address it? Do we have to replace the door, or can we just replace the tag?
Do you have any recommendations for flashing this HVAC unit? Is a double curb the only way to approach this situation?
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.
How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?
Is there an industry standard for housekeepers and maintenance technicians per square foot of healthcare facilities?
Can you tell me what the general requirements or accepted practices are for locating evac plans?
What is it like to participate in a demand response program? Should facility managers prepare for any unwanted challenges or surprises?
When the opportunity to transition from maintenance to management presents itself, what steps should a person take to be best prepared?
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?
Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate input.