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Guest Columnist Michael Redding investigates how to develop a facilities management strategy for the long haul.

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Professional Development: Checkup And Tune-Up

Guest Columnist Michael Redding investigates how to develop a facilities management strategy for the long haul.

Mature employees present opportunities and challenges

The rapidly aging global workforce – caused mainly by the number of retirement-eligible employees continuing to work – is both a challenge and major...

Permanent staff superior to consultants

Hiring managers nationwide believe the quality of their permanent staffs to be significantly higher than the quality of their consulting staffs, according to the...

Facility managers allocating more $ for janitorial services

A slight trend toward increased janitorial budgets is underway in 2005, as facility managers across America acknowledge the importance of effective cleaning for occupant...

Tips for eyesight conservation

The average business professional spends 40-50 hours a week in front of a computer screen. Teachers are beginning to use the computer more...

News from IFMA Foundation and Board

The IFMA Foundation, a non-profit corporation providing education, research and scholarships for the benefit of facility management professionals and students, recently selected five new...

15 product standards updated

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has issued revised editions of Standards-at-a-Glance, offering free-of-charge, uniform versions of 15 product standards. ANSI/BHMA standards establish requirements...

Implications of indoor airborne contaminants

InformeDesign® has launched Implications, a newsletter that investigates the effect of construction-based indoor airborne contaminants on occupant health, comfort, and productivity. This report was...

Wearily waiting for Wilma

Florida is bracing itself for Hurricane Wilma, predicted to make landfall on Sunday (10/23). Facility professionals in the area have a significant amount of...

Friday Funny: How many electricians does it take to change a lightbulb?

Yes, the old joke has a new twist, thanks to a safety ruling from the European Union. As a result of the EU's Working...

Sustainable Design Trends: Green Wants You

New environmental solutions help transition buildings into sustainability. From the October 2005 issue.

New interoperability guidelines from LONMARK International

Earlier this month, LONMARK International announced the release of Version 3.4 of the LONMARK Interoperability Guidelines, making it easier to install open, interoperable...

Tax deductions awarded for energy efficient lighting upgrades

Check out this interesting article on the financial incentives created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This information comes to facility managers courtesy...

Web Exclusive: The necessity of fire sprinkler upgrades (CASE STUDY INCLUDED)

This exclusive article was submitted by SimplexGrinnellCompliance with Nursing Home Sprinkler Law AchievedIn 2003, fire safety in nursing homes came to the forefront as...

Five "Fellows" from IFMA

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has selected five members for its 2005 Class of IFMA Fellows. This year Jeffery L. Campbell, Ph.D., IFMA...

Five “Fellows” from IFMA

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has selected five members for its 2005 Class of IFMA Fellows. This year Jeffery L. Campbell, Ph.D., IFMA...

November 1 SMART© Public Meeting in Dallas

Interested flooring purchasers are invited to attend the November 1 SMART© Public Meeting, which will be held from 2:00 - 5:00. The goal of...

Domestic violence in the workplace–reaching epidemic proportions?

An interesting commentary aired this morning on the radio program, Marketplace. In it, Commentator Brooke McMurray spelled out how domestic violence disrupts the workplace...

Looking for a designer?

The American Society of Interior Designers - Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) has launched its online Find A Designer referral service. This is a free, convenient,...

November 10 security event in Seattle

The fifth annual ASG Security Expo will be held at Seattle's SAFECO Field on November 10. Industry speakers will address the business, security, and...

Increase in workplace fatalities in 2004

On August 25, 2005, the Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary for 2004 reported a total of 5,703 fatal work injuries in the U.S.—an...

Web Exclusive: How to improve custodial services in schools

This exclusive article was submitted by Alan Knopp, Deputy Director, Facilities Management Department Custodial Services Division, County of Riverside, CaliforniaHere are a few basic...

Web Exclusive: portable lighting during emergencies

This exclusive article has been provided by StreamlightWhether the cause is natural or man-made, for emergencies that result in major power loss, it’s wise...

Architects praise Mississippi rebuilding effort

As Governor Haley Barbour’s Commission on Recovery, Renewal, and Rebuilding wraps up, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) praised the Governor’s efforts, especially the...

College courses in fire prevention

Each year in the U.S., there are enormous economic losses as a result of fire. According to federal statistics, almost 1.6 million fires...

Friday Funny: innovative mobile device protection

To borrow a phrase from the Beatles, "something in the way you move...." will prevent your laptop or cell phone from being stolen? This...

Energy savings and lighting upgrades

Calling lighting “unique, because it is an energy affective building system,” National Lighting Bureau Communications Director John Bachner cautioned that designers “need to consider...

The lethal workplace

Some 2.2 million people worldwide die of work-related accidents and occupational diseases each year, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations’...

Final call: FACILITY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR 2006

Just a reminder to all of you...NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL 10/17/05!Who is the best facility manager you know? Is it you? Is it someone...

Sarbanes-Oxley Act and building operations

Many companies are looking for solutions to help them comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Building automation may be one consideration for organizations...

Copper cable recyclers…start your engines!

Building contractors who recycle end-of-life copper cable through DuPont™ Abandoned Cable Services are eligible to win a trip to the 2006 NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup...

MSDS compliance requirements simplified

MSDSonline has announced the availability of a new, easy-to-use, on-demand training center designed to help companies meet the performance-based standards of employee training enforced...

More post-Katrina (non-residential) construction forecasts

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released a report on the impact of Katrina on the construction markets and the economy in the...

Lethal impact of Hurricane Stan

Rains across Central America have aggravated conditions in areas hit by Hurricane Stan and its remnants, causing fatal mudslides in Guatemala. According to reports,...

Massive earthquake (7.6) hits Pakistan and surrounding area

More than 40,000 people are feared dead after an earthquake and its numerous aftershocks hit 60 miles north of the Pakistani city of Islamabad....

Plant explosion in Galveston/Corpus Christi area

Yesterday (10/6), there was an explosion at a plastics plant in the already shattered Gulf Coast region of Texas. For an update on the...

Friday Funny: what a difference a typo makes

I don't know how many of you saw this Oct. 5 blurb from Reuters, but for some reason, it struck me as amusing (in...

The pitfalls of homeland security on the cheap: pay more, waste more

Good update on this story (10/6) from the New York Times (registration required).>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>With more than $2 billion already spent on Katrina aid, FEMA procurement...

Op-Ed from George H. Russell

The following piece does not reflect the views of the editors of Today's Facility Manager or Facility Blog; it is merely the presentation of...

Katrina's impact on employment numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to report on the September employment situation tomorrow (10/7). Jim Lanzalotto from Yoh, says, “Hurricane Katrina has...

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