Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. TFM-Sept-2012 articles below.
The relationship between the chemical content of building materials and occupant health is gaining renewed attention. This installment of "Renewable Energy" shifts its focus from alternative power to conversations about "chemicals of concern."
When the opportunity to transition from maintenance to management presents itself, what steps should a person take to be best prepared?
Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption.
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?
Hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the recently reopened Hyatt Regency New Orleans—revamped and reconfigured—provides a place for both business and pleasure.
Cloud and mobile technologies help facility professionals keep track of the ever increasing amount of data they manage, and some are using specific tools to help keep important data better organized.
Access to real-time and historical information on usage leads to more efficient operations. Also featured is a look into the lighting controls retrofit at the Empire State Building. Find out how intelligent energy management tools can help facility managers track power usage and gather actionable data.
When maintenance “strategies” are unplanned, organizations can experience premature equipment failure, reduction in occupant satisfaction, and higher prices for repairs and equipment replacements.
Are there any existing studies that examine the issue of vibration analysis? I'm thinking about adopting a program and would appreciate input.
From “chicken coops” to cathedrals, today’s data centers come in new shapes and sizes.