Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. TFM-July/Aug-2014 articles below.
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.
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.
When lowering HVAC energy demands is a goal, the most effective choice is not one-size-fits-all.
The newest technologies can elevate worker protection.
Factors such as setting, occupancy, and specific concerns influence strategy.
A lighter footprint makes this approach an attractive one for controlling building systems in existing structures.
A panel of experts discusses the role of load banks in assessing system readiness.
TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom provides advice on how to get started in the field of facilities management.
Protecting people and property requires a risk assessment and relevant strategies.
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.
In pursuing LEED certification, Grand Valley State University keeps operational goals at the forefront.
Among the many hats facility managers wear, the ability to field odd requests and mediate occupant disputes is a necessity.