Facility Management

Where Facility Professionals and FMs will find Facilities Management and Building Operations news, tips, best practices and maintenance information. Facility Executive magazine covers all aspects of construction projects, modernization and ongoing operations for commercial buildings.

Next week at Greenbuild: green rebuilding efforts

The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), together with the Enterprise Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Trust for Public Land and others have announced initiatives...

Nov. 2: Carpet & Rug Annual Conference

Next week, the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) will convene its annual conference at the Northwest Georgia Trade Convention Center. The conference will...

Lifesaving tip: ICE

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is joining with rescue personnel in asking people to program on their cell phones’ address book ...

Friday Funny: The consultant and the shepherd

This classic joke hits especially close to home for any facility manager who relates to the shepherd...A shepherd was tending his flock in a...

Flashback to 1993: Jury finds Port Authority negligent in first WTC bombing

This NYTimes article has the full story. (Registration required for NYTimes access.)

FM software supports Patriot Act certification

FM Solutions has announced that its WorkOasis™ facility management technology platform is fully compliant with the new commercial building regulations for Patriot Act certification....

Languishing over LEED

Alternative sustainable design initiatives for those facility managers reluctant to embrace the USGBC's LEED program. Is it possible for USGBC supporters to ignore this issue?

The rebirth of carpooling

Gas prices have motivated some workers and their employers to consider commuting alternatives. Check out this report from NPR's Morning Edition to find out...

FM Frequency: A Disaster Checklist

FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane thinks asking the right questions will help facilities avoid the confusion and destruction just witnessed on the Gulf Coast.

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.
Smart Buildings: Enabling Facility Control And Automation

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