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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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An Editor's View of NFMT Baltimore

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IT and Facilities Management: Case Study In How To Collaborate Successfully

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FM Pulse Salary Survey: How Much Do Facilities Managers Make?

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Commitment to Sustainability Drives Arizona State Facilities Maintenance Director

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Sustainable FM: Peter Strazdas Helps Train a New Generation of FMs To Lead the Profession

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Listening an Important Trait for Managers

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Moving History: Smithsonian To Relocate Headquarters

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Moving History: Smithsonian To Relocate Headquarters

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Creating Campus Buzz Between Maintenance and Occupants

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Vested Approach to Outsourcing Creates Long-Term Value

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Dan Hounsell: In-House Intelligence a Valuable Asset

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Talking Points: Protecting Maintenance as Facilities Shrink

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In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona State

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Facilities Management's Role in ASU Emergency Response and Recovery Planning

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Arizona State Benefits from Emergency Planning Process

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Solar Market Growing, but Challenges do Exist

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Developments on Solar-Technology Front for Maintenance Managers

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Personnel Management

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No 'Easy' Button for Managers When Gathering, Analyzing Data

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Turning Data Concepts Into Practice Often Challenging

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Facility Maintenance Achievement Awards Recipients Announced

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Deferred Maintenance: Survey Says Managers Confident About Overcoming Backlog

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Survey Says: Managers Sound Off on Outsourcing

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Three Secrets of Successful Team Building

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When Building a Team, Identify Strong and Weak Points

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The struggle for deferred maintenance goes on. Consultants offer insights to turn the tide

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GM's FM Coach: Mari Kay Scott

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Achieving Economic Efficiencies At General Motors Facilities

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Toolkit Of Leadership Skills For Facilities Managers

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FMXcellence: See Videos Of The Winners

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FMXcellence Winners Make A Big Impact By Tackling Business Priorities

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Advance Work Critical To Successful Delivery Of Leon County Public Safety Complex

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'Students First' Program Shapes Des Moines Public Schools' Facility Management

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Meets Multiple Objectives With Modernization Project

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Keeping George Washington University's Core Mission In Mind Helps Facility Department Meet Green Goals

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Westminster Schools' Energy Efficiency Efforts Are Born From Successful Water Project

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2014 FMD Achievement Awards Winners Named

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Managers Indicate Outsourcing Provides Sense of Satisfaction

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Managers Express Outsourcing Concerns

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Work Quality Common Outsourcing Survey Theme

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Outsourcing Not Going Away

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FM Training Budgets: Survey Offers Benchmarks

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Training Survey: Facility Department Needs and Benefits

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FM Survey: Training Benefits And Needs

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Dave Lubach: Make Mom Proud. Win an FMD Achievement Award

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Talking Points Column: Maximizing CMMS Technology, Expecting the Unexpected

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How Facility Managers Can Handle Occupant Complaints

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Wildlife Can Be Popular Or Pests, But Either Can Cause Occupant Complaints

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Survey: Temperature Complaints Are Most Common, Restroom Complaints A Distant Second

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Successfully Managing Occupant Complaints Often Involves Determining Underlying Reasons For Complaints

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Ignoring Occupant Complaints Can Be Tempting, But Often Leads To Further Problems

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Survey Results: How Facility Managers Handle Occupant Complaints

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How General Motors maintenance manager identifies, prioritizes hundreds of projects

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Sustainability: Cherokee County (N.C.) School District

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Sustainability: Leon County, Fla.

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Renovations & Retrofits: Mississippi State University

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Renovations & Retrofits: Orlando Health

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Financial Management: Lee Cty. Port Authority/SW Fla. International Airport

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Financial Management: Stony Brook (N.Y.) University

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Personnel Management: University of Michigan

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Personnel Management: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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All 2013 FMD Achievement Award Entries

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Facility Condition Index, Other Metrics, Improve Asset Management at National Park Service

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National Park Service's Asset Priority Index Helps Guide Maintenance, Operations

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Standardized Current Replacement Value Calculations Make Facility Condition Index More Effective

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Diverse National Park Service Portfolio Complicates Facility And Maintenance Decisions

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Prioritization System Helps National Park Service Manage Assets, Maintenance and Operations

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FM Pulse: Despite Challenges, Job Satisfaction Stays High For Facilities Managers

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Tighter Budgets, Increased Connectivity Lead To Longer Hours For Facility Managers

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FM Pulse: Staff Reductions Affect Not Just Facilities Management, But Also Internal, External Support Systems

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Stress Reduction, Morale Boosts Are Areas Of Focus For Facilities Managers

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FM Pulse: Developing Coping Strategies Helps Facilities Managers Handle Stress Of New Demands

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FM Salaries and Job Satisfaction: Survey Results

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FM Career Opportunities, Concerns: Survey Results

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2014 Facility Budget and Staffing Plans: Survey Results

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Microsoft Uses Fault Detection And Diagnostics To Transform Facilities Management

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Microsoft Uses Big Data To Manage Buildings

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As Microsoft Has Brought Fault Detection And Diagnostics Online, Management Of Assets Has Improved

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Unified Reporting Helps Microsoft's Facilities Management Team Measure And Manage Energy Use

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Microsoft's 'Analytics Blanket' Is Changing How Facilities Are Managed

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HEI's Bob Holesko, Other FMXcellence Winners Share How They Made A Big Impact On A Large Portfolio

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At BAE Systems, Sustainability Program Grew From Single Chiller Project

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New York City Department Of Education's SchoolStat Program Helps Show Value Of FM

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Georgia Tech's Culture Of Sustainability Helps Attract Students

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Sustainability Is Cornerstone Of Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Culture, Research

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TD Bank Spreads Sustainability Across Multi-National Portfolio

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Video: How to Engage Occupants in Sustainability Strategies

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Video: Communications Strategies for FM Success

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Uncertain Business Climate Makes Strategic Facility Planning More Important Than Ever

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Key Concepts Of Facility Strategic Planning For Facility Managers

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Strategic Facility Planning Success Hinges On Taking It Seriously

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Avoiding Facility Strategic Planning Pitfalls: Timeframes, Goal Setting And Outcome Measurement

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To Avoid Problems With Strategic Facility Management Plans, Focus On Involvement, Clarity, Staff Performance, And Ongoing Review

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Understanding Key Management Systems

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Important Features Of Key Management Systems

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Los Angeles Convention Center Uses Outsourcing To Save Energy, Earn LEED Certification

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Facility Managers Use Outsourcing Providers For Core Competency In Energy Efficiency

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Outsourcing Helps KeyBank Gain LEED-EBOM Platinum Certification

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State Your Case for the 2013 Maintenance Solutions Achievement Awards

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Preparations Before Hurricane Sandy Helped Cushman & Wakefield Quickly Bring Buildings Back Online

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New York City Public Schools Rethinking Emergency Plans After Sandy-driven Flooding

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Even if Code Doesn't Require Generator, HEI Hotels is Exploring Options in Wake of Power Outage

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EMD Serono Focuses on Details, Communication After Challenges of Hurricane Sandy

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Rockefeller University Finds That Mother Nature Always Wins

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Katrina Experiences Helped Shape Marriott's Hurricane Sandy Plans

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For Newark Public Schools, Fuel Supply Challenges Complicated Recovery From Hurricane Sandy

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Flooding From Sandy Raises Questions About Location of Electrical Gear

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At Crozer-Keystone, Better Safe Than Sorry Was Key To Sandy Plans

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FMXcellence Winners Share How to Do Big Things With Limited Resources

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How Crouse Hospital Upgraded Its Chilled Water and Emergency Power Systems

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Munich RE Meets Carbon Reduction Goals

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Architect Of The Capitol Streamlines Work Orders To Cut Weeks Off Completion Times

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EMD Serono's Focus On Project Safety Culture Extends Beyond Construction To Operations

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With HVAC Upgrades, Look at the Entire System

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Good Communication Is Essential to Facility Management Success

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How Facility Managers Can Effectively Use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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Why Facility Managers Are Not Adopting Social Media

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How Facility Managers Can Benefit From Using Social Media

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How Facility Management Can Use Social Media in Emergency Situations

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How Facility Managers Can Avoid Social Media Traps

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Facility Managers Explain How They Minimize Risks and Maximize Rewards of New Technology

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Evaluating New Technology: Business Analysis, Third-Party Tests Can Prevent Problems

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Where Facility Managers Can Find Information, Guidance on Evaluating New Technology

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New Building Technology: How Facility Managers Can Insulate Their Organizations From Risks

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Facility Manager Do's and Don'ts for Email Communication

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When Facility Staff Is Cut, Reduce Facility Services Carefully

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Allan Skodowski on LEED 2012

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Power and Gas Prices: Time for Long Term Contracts?

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LEED 2012 Will Emphasize Operating Performance; ADA Deadline

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NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 Cover Commissioning, Testing of Building Fire Systems

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Federal Regulations for T12 Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescents, and EPAct Tax Deductions

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Peter Strazdas on Measuring Results and Changing Behavior

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Nancy Bechtol on the Importance of Communication

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How to Create a Two Way Facility Management Communication Strategy

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Commissioning HVAC Equipment

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Brian Crimmins on the Evolution of Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Brian Crimmins Uses Facilities to Help Crozer-Keystone Health System Increase Market Share

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Health Care Facilities Strategy: Ambulatory Care at Crozer-Keystone

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Health Care Facilities Management Team Runs Lean at Crozer-Keystone

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Tips for Facility Service Contracts for Large Health Care Organizations

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For Good Facility Management Communication, Keep Three Points in Mind

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How Five Steps Can Help Facility Managers Improve Communication

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How Health Care Facility Managers Cure Four Acoustical Challenges

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Health Care FMs Have to Protect Privacy and Intelligibility

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Vibration, Other Noises Cause Health Care Acoustical Problems

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Find Out How the Facility Staff Can Help Other Departments

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Proven Tactics Facility Managers Use to Get Funding Approved

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Working With Financial Department Will Show How to Get Funding Approved

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Emphasize Benefits When Making Pitch for Facility Projects

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How to Prepare Better Proposals for Facility Projects

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Everyday Heroes

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Calling in the Experts

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Double-Dipping Pays Off

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ROI? NPV? FMs Who Know Which Method to Use Boost Odds of Project Approval

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More Advanced Tools Can Help Sell Projects

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Facilities Management: Implement a Bottom-Up Approach

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Rob Pearlman's Facility Management Team at International Finance Corp. Relies on Data

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Increasing Density Helps Manage Space

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How IFC Tracks Energy Usage and Efficiency

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For Facility Managers, Gaining Influence Means Communicating Effectively

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Effective Communication Takes More Than the Loudest Voice

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Best Practices for Good Communications

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Finding the Right Communication Channel

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Cooperation in the Data Center Can Reduce Costs, Increase Reliability

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Managing Common Disagreements Between FM and IT

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Trends in Data Centers

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Making the Business Case: Assess Your Options

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Making the Business Case: Identify the Solution

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Making the Business Case: Define the ROI

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Outsourced Facilities Management Survey Data

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What Comes After LEED Certification?

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Getting Good Carpet Specifications

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Maintenance Staff Influences Building Design, Product Specification

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Hospital Facility Management in a War Zone

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Hospital Construction and Maintenance in Baghdad

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Hospital Security in a War Zone

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Take Care of Your Team

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Take Care of Your Team

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NSF International Releases Carpet Standard

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AASHE Seeks Feedback on STARS

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Representatives Form Green Schools Caucus

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DHS Creates Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

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NIOSH Recommends Ways to Prevent MRSA Risks at Work

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Jail Water Spurs Lawsuit Over Arsenic

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Making Buildings Count