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.



Grainger assisting in Gulf Region recovery

TFM FEY sponsor Grainger has pledged more than $1 million in cash and emergency supplies such as tarps, gloves, flashlights, and batteries to the...

Friday Funny!

Be on the lookout for the "work blind." Clever, but deceptive!

Online Response Center for IREM members (and others) impacted by Katrina

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) has created a dedicated online Hurricane Response Center to aid members, their families, and other impacted...

Johns Hopkins Master Plan…impressive!

Members of the TFM staff are just back from a visit to Baltimore, where we took a group of professionals (pictured, left) on a...

Small business makeover, courtesy of HON

The HON Company recently awarded Wisconsin-based Sprecher Brewing Co. with a full line of new office furniture as the winner of “The Most Deserving...

Who needs terrorism when you’ve got incompetence?

A sudden power outage hit Los Angeles and its environs on 9/12/05. Laura Wides of the Associated Press reports,An error by utility workers caused...

Who needs terrorism when you've got incompetence?

A sudden power outage hit Los Angeles and its environs on 9/12/05. Laura Wides of the Associated Press reports,An error by utility workers caused...

Video on non-chemical pest prevention

To help commercial facility managers in the ongoing battle against pests, Orkin Commercial Services is offering a series of free training videos in the...

Must read for all facility professionals…

Registration required, but well worth it.Superdome Had an Hour of Fuel Before Panic, By SEWELL CHAN, New York Times.Interesting follow up:Superdome laid waste by...

Not prepared

Four years after terrorist attacks on the United States, about 46% of respondents (representing a cross-section of the country), say their organizations have...

Safety first (especially when dealing with electricity)

Schneider Electric's North American Operating Division has released a video titled, It's a Matter of Your Safety, and is distributing it to plant facility...

Debunking the myth about green building costs

A new report from Air Quality Sciences, entitled If You Build It Green, They Will Come, provides evidence that building green is not...

Professional Development: IFMA’s Strategic Management Planning Process

Guest Columnist Don Young shares new approaches that may help facility managers reach higher levels of achievement.

Behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins

Participants in the tour will learn first hand how this major institution anticipates future capital improvements using a comprehensive master plan (much like the one featured in TFM's July Showcase.

Facility management nightmare: the fate of the Louisiana Superdome

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, some reports say the Superdome will be knocked down.This message comes from CNN:The Louisiana Superdome was so heavily...

USGBC to streamline LEED process

After offering many "suggestions" regarding the LEED program (including criticism of the paperwork-laden documentation process), environmentally minded facility managers should appreciate these developments, recently...

Paper bags and lit candles…not a good combo

Beni Suef, Egypt, more than 30 people were killed and another 60 injured in an accidental fire. The blaze started when an actor in an experimental play knocked over a candle on a set made entirely out of paper bags, while the play was being performed.

A special message about Katrina relief

TFM editors have received numerous announcements about generous and charitable donations being made by businesses across the country. However, this request for accommodation goes...

Free humidity guide

Building managers hoping to control HVAC costs and maximize comfort and safety can now access a free-of-charge “Temperature and Temperature/Humidity Mapping Guide” from Dickson...

California Energy Commission offers guide for testing air handling systems

Other briefs available from PIER at the esource Web site include topics of classroom lighting, small HVAC savings, and hybrid lighting fixtures.
facility resilience

From Prevention To Action: The Role Of Facilities Management In Handling Emergencies And Maintenance

This webinar will provide actionable strategies to safeguard your assets, protect lives, and ensure operational continuity.
Facilities Management Challenges, Budget Cuts

Did You Miss Our Webinar On Learning How To Solve The Top 5 Facilities...

View the archived recording and learn about the five facilities management challenges that are bleeding facilities budgets dry, and how to solve them.

[VIDEO] Job Order Contracting: Accelerating the Projects that Matter

This proven single-solicitation process accelerates project delivery while satisfying local bidding requirements. Learn all about Gordian’s JOC solutions .