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  • Advice for Implementing a Mobile FM Solution

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    • Marte Byrne, Boston Scientific
    • | Apr 24, 2014

    When word gets out that you’ve accomplished a successful deployment of a mobile FM solution, you may find yourself being asked for advice from others. The idea of providing mobile access to an FM solution is so logical, that just about everyone I encounter in the profession wants to do this (if they haven’t already), but some are still not quite ready to take the plunge.

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  • Modeling and Optimization in Strategic Space Management

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    • Michael May, University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin
    • | Apr 03, 2014

    Cost reduction in estate and space management is a hot topic. While energy consumption is a major focus, it is often overlooked that a much larger potential lies in an efficient use of the available space. Space allocation is a tedious work and a great challenge for space and facility managers with considerable economic impact on the entire organization.

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  • Is FM Doomed as a Profession?

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    • Eric Teicholz, Graphic Systems, Inc.
    • | Mar 31, 2014

    In general, the millennial generation tends to be collaborative, open-minded, highly educated and ambitious. We must ask ourselves why facility managers have not yet realized the importance of embracing this demographic cohort — especially in the context of there being a shortage of skilled FMs.

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  • Data Centers: Key Variables That Influence Overall Costs

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    • Chris Read, McKinstry
    • | Mar 26, 2014

    When expanding server hall capacity or building a new data center, several common variables have a significant impact on overall operating costs. Awareness of how these interact and change based on the realities on the ground allows a data center management team to make effective business decisions without endangering uptime or jeopardizing business operations.

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  • What Does the Future Hold? A Future Vision of BIM for FM

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    • Angela Lewis & Jim Whittaker, Facility Engineering Associates
    • | Mar 17, 2014

    Nobody can predict the future, but the unique experiences of each person have the ability to shape it. The authors of the article "BIM and a Future Vision for FM" in the March/April 2013 issue of FMJ suggest the following may be possible.

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  • Coming Clean: Restrooms Impact Perception of Facility Condition

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    • Jon Dommisse, Bradley Corporation
    • | Feb 24, 2014

    As Americans increasingly report messy restrooms, facility managers can use intelligent restroom design to rejuvenate restroom environment and performance.

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  • Start Small to Foster Innovation

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    • Brady Mick, BHDP Architecture
    • | Jan 20, 2014

    Today is an age of innovation. If asked to name a favorite celebrity innovator, names like Steve Jobs, Henry Ford and CEO of IDEO Tim Brown come up. Yet not all innovation has to represent life-changing concepts, products and services.

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  • Selecting the ideal entryway system

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    • | Jan 08, 2013

    Entryway systems can be one of the most important decisions a facility manager makes to ensure a great first impression and maximize safety for a building

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  • Implementing a successful sustainability plan

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    • | Nov 19, 2012

    Many FM organizations talk about sustainability; and some have a sustainability plan. Although commendable, the key to a successful sustainability plan is the implementation of the plan.

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  • Enrich your career through IFMA

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    • Andrea
    • | Oct 18, 2012

    How can you make time for IFMA and what can IFMA do to help further your career.

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  • Lighting the path to the C-suite

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    • Andrea
    • | Oct 08, 2012
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  • The evolution of facility management

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    • Andrea
    • | Sep 26, 2012

    It is up to the facility professional to engage in impression management as an ongoing effort. Impression management is defined as the ability to control the perceptions or impressions of others, especially when interacting with those perceivers who hold power.

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  • Four of today's top careers in facility management

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    • Andrea
    • | Sep 21, 2012

    With more than 7,000 unique job titles within facility management (according to an IFMA report), it's no surprise that Jeffrey W. Rogers, Ph.D. from Rochester Institute of Technology, says, "Facility management, as a profession is a recession-proof profession.

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  • There's a new type of worker in town

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    • Heather
    • | Sep 13, 2012

    There’s a new breed of worker in the workforce.

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  • Don't let writing get in the way of a good story

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    • Andrea
    • | Jul 27, 2012

    As an editor, I appreciate good writing but at the same time, I will never pass up a good story. I've been asked many times, "Where do you find the stories for each issue of the magazine?" My answer is never the same.

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  • How's your company morale?

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    • Ryan
    • | May 26, 2012

    Of all the challenges a facility manager has to face in a day, employee morale probably doesn't often surface at the top of a list.

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  • Paying for an FM education

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    • Heather
    • | May 15, 2012

    Any college student or their parent can tell you that paying for that education is not an easy task. For some, the cost can put a post high school education out of reach.

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  • New campaign targets construction fall prevention

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    • Heather
    • | May 10, 2012

    Every year, more than 200 construction workers are killed as a result of a construction site fall and more than 10,000 are seriously injured. Worker falls are the top cause of construction-related fatalities and currently account for more than 30 percent of on-the-job deaths in this industry.

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  • There always will be facilities

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    • Ryan
    • | Dec 19, 2011

    The challenging economic times of the past decade have left many to wonder what professions will truly need employees in the future. As can be expected, many look for the new cutting-edge job or the one that offers some security.

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  • World Workplace Invades Phoenix!

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    • Andrea
    • | Oct 26, 2011

    Today marks the first day of IFMA's World Workplace 2011 Conference & Expo, an annual three-day educational and networking event focused on the future of the built environment.

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