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The Power of Networking

The power of networking people together, that is. When two individuals get together to discuss a problem, issue, or topic, they create a third intangible force. This results in solutions and ideas that could never have been obtained by either person individually.

Now imagine, how powerful it would be to brainstorm with 10 individuals.

With Facilities Managers being faced with issues that can cost them thousands of dollars, they have to network, just to remain competitive. This page is designed to be your online guide to discussion groups related to Facilities Engineering and Management.

Granted, you can spend hours- even days searching through or waiting for answers from discussion groups. To help you get to the topic of choice, we have indexed all the quality groups. Try our "Jump to Topic" tool, to skip all the nested pages you would normally go through to find your topic.

The featured discussion sites below, have been surveyed for recent postings and number of postings. Click on their graphic or title to view the main area related to your industry.

FM Forum is managed by FMLink and is sponsored by the following organizations and publications: the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE), the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), Buildings Magazine, Facilities Design & Management, the International Society of Facilities Executives (ISFE), and Today's Facility Manager. Facilities Management  Forum, the largest discussion group on the Net sponsored by many FM associations (AFE being one of them) and other industry professional organizations. FM Forum is oriented toward all facilities professionals and those that conduct business with them.

The more that FMs participate in the discussions in FM Forum, the more successful it will be, so please feel free to join in!

Downtime cost thousands, let's look closer.Downtime: All topics related to manufacturing machine downtime. Some have problems, others solutions. What are the cost associated with downtime? etc.


Reliability Center, Inc. works with clients in four main areas: Process, Equipment, Human, and Maintenance Reliability. It does this through a wide range of services, seminars, and information transfers.



Ask engineers and other leading professionals in all industries, internationally.Ask Me: Yet another example of a great service to the community going all pay, leaving us stranded by the wayside. Sorry, no longer available. Inc: 

... is a global community of people working in the control field. This is a place to discuss your interests, find solutions, keep up to date, and help others facing problems similar to ones you've already solved.                                                            TOP

The most Engineering discussion categories we've seen.Engineering Tips:

A technical support forum and mutual help system for engineering professionals. Messages posted can appear in many categories, as they are interlinked. (this makes it impossible to determine actual number of post and members. :>)       TOP

Mr. PLC - An Automation Help Site. Download Sample PLC Code. Submit your own code to share with everyone else. Last we checked, Mr. PLC automation forums had a total of 217 replies to 82 Topics!

1000 of messages related to facility reliabilityReliability Mag:


Big on Alignment/Balancing/Vibration (Over 5,000 post. Also has Infrared Thermography, used Equipment, etc. forums.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers:

A collection of mechanical engineering-related forums, otherwise known as discussion groups.

Your Gateway to the news groups!News Groups:

A powerful new Usenet search feature enables Google users to access the wealth of information contained in more than six months of Usenet newsgroup postings and message threads. Once the full Deja Usenet archive is added, users will be able to search and browse more than 500 million archived messages with the speed and efficiency of a Google search.

Industry Community: Message boards and marketplace for manufacturers, machinists and engineers.                                TOP



Other Mentionable Communities

Facility City

Reliability web Community Message Forum

ISA-The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society

Vibration Institute - Discussion Zone

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation

Plant Services

Ask the Experts Metallography Forum

American Welding Society

Industrial Web News Forums ***

Forums at Engineers International

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FM Forum

Equipment Downtime

My Communities

Ask Me

Industrial Control

Engineering Tips


Reliability Magazine

Society of Mechanical Engineers

News Groups

Industry Community

Other Mentionable Communities


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