The SFM Blog
Articles about taking care of your buildings
Seven Observations of Security Consultation from the Perspective of the Facility Department
Because the facilities department has such an intimate understanding of how buildings work they tend to be seen as a natural partner with security. But it can be a tightrope walk for the facility personnel. See how to avoid potential issues.
The Recycling Crisis: Why has there been so many changes?
The global recycling system is in upheaval. Read our take on what's going on, and what you need to know.
Choosing the Right Professional Development Opportunities
There are so many events that you could attend, but how do you know which ones will be worth your precious time?
Severe weather? There's an SOP for that too!
Surviving severe winter weather can be as hard on your building as it is on you. Here is our guide to making sure your buildings are totally prepared for winter weather.
Fresh Perspective Standard Operating Procedure
What's the best way to double check your building's health? Get a facility manager from another facility to review your operations.
Bio-Retention: Are you in compliance?
All commercial buildings have a responsibility to ensure that water runoff from their buildings and parking lots is controlled and managed. Are you doing enough to be in the clear?
When should I replace my building's roof top unit?
Roof top air conditioning systems are a huge investment for your building. How do you know when you really need to replace it, and when you can squeeze some more life out of it?