Tag: TFM-July/Aug-2014

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July/August 2014 (Volume 27, Number 6)

While the summer months may signify a slower pace for some professions, facility managers keep especially busy with improvements to take them into the harsher months ahead.
Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Lighting ROI Discussions

Facility managers must communicate how much money they will save in order to convince top management that these efforts can fund their lighting maintenance in perpetuity.
Cool Roofs

Special Feature: Reflective Roofs

When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not one-size-fits-all.
Bradley Eye Wash

Special Feature: Emergency Shower Selection

The newest technologies can elevate worker protection.
Sonic repellents

Services & Maintenance: Customized Bird Control

Factors such as setting, occupancy, and specific concerns influence strategy.
Jim Kohl

Technology And FM: Wireless Control For Older Facilities

A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing structures.
Load Bank

FM Issue: Testing Emergency Generators

A panel of experts discusses the role of load banks in assessing system readiness.
Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Getting Up To Speed

TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities management.
Bollards for Security

Exterior Security Trends: The Long View

Protecting people and property requires a risk assessment and relevant strategies.
Biometric hand scanner

Facility Retrofit: Biometric Entry

Students need 24/7 access to their facilities, which involves late nights. They lobbied school administrators for a security solution that would keep them safe. They even funded a project that made the installation a reality.
Grand Valley Exterior

Higher Education Case Study: All About Business

In pursuing LEED certification, Grand Valley State University keeps operational goals at the forefront.
Charles-Carpenter-building-envelope

FM Frequency: In-House Sociologist

Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a necessity.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Learn How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities Management Challenges

Join us for this free webinar and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.
Data-Driven Workplace

Did You Miss Our Future Of The Data-Driven Workplace Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we dive into recent research around collaboration, productivity and the role of the office, and share how workplace data can inform facility decisions.

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