TFM-July/Aug-2014

Resource pages for "TFM-July/Aug-2014"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


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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.
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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.

Webinars

The Office Building Of The Future

Did You Miss Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.
FCA Data

Join Us For Our Free “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar

Join us for a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
Operational Efficiency

Did You Miss Our “Achieving Operational Efficiency In An Economic Downturn” Webinar?

View our round-table discussion and learn how can facility managers can achieve operational efficiency when managing complex buildings.

Facility Executive Featured Video

[VIDEO] 3 Reasons You Need to Complete an FCA

Quickly get the current conditions of your facilities, so you can prioritize facilities budgets and secure necessary funding with an Facility Condition Assessment (FCA).