Deferred HVAC maintenance is a common problem in facilities management. While deferred maintenance may be necessary while waiting on parts or scheduling a field service technician to correct the issue, extensive delays can have serious financial consequences. However, these costs are not limited to spending more on a repair due to rising component or labor costs, and facilities […]Read More..
Analytics can have a profound impact on facilities management by reducing the burden of funding and creating a productive learning environment. facilities house the hope for a better future, and therefore, the learning environment must be conducive to active, engaged students and efficiently use all existing resources. Unfortunately, constraints in federal, state and local budgets […]Read More..
Understanding your facility critical assets is useless if you do not consider their current condition and perform and follow these proven steps. Getting the most from your facility’s assets is not a small task, and not knowing the status and condition of your asset can lead to increase costs and poor decisions when it comes […]Read More..
From analytics to interactive environments, smart building tech will make the holiday shopping season more enjoyable for facilities managers and consumers alike. The holiday shopping season is already underway, and retailers have already seen an uptick the number of containers. Although Amazon is expecting to be a dominating force this year, Brock and mortar retailers […]Read More..
Energy prices expected to climb, if not hold steady, but anything could push costs upward. Facilities managers need to prepare now. The changing of the seasons is an excellent time for the facility manager to think about how the upcoming weather will affect costs and facilities management processes. Since knowledge is power in facilities management, […]Read More..
Analytics and smart building systems play a vital role in reducing disease transmission, especially during high-illness periods, like flu season. Facility managers have an opportunity to revolutionize standard operations through new technology, including analytics and smart building solutions. While beneficial to all facilities managers, few industries are poised to reap greater rewards from analytics than […]Read More..
Predictive maintenance focuses on identifying problems likely to develop, reducing total cost ownership by helping facilities managers “see” beneath the surface. Facilities management focuses on ensuring the optimum presentation of your company’s buildings to consumers and users. In other words, facilities management is about overall maintenance and management of occupant experiences. As explained by the […]Read More..
Take a moment to think about the existing maintenance needs of your facility. Paint may chip, plumbing leaks may occur and lights may go out. While these may seem like minor issues, do you really want your managers standing atop a ladder? Can you afford the added costs if an injury occurs? What happens if […]Read More..
Sandbox testing in multi-site portfolio facilities management is essential to streamlining rollout of new systems and attaining return on investment. Multi-site portfolio facilities management is an inherently complex topic, and the ever-growing number of devices using the Internet of Things (IoT) intensifies multi-site portfolio management complexity. Furthermore, an IoT-based building system may not fit into […]Read More..
Open-standard infrastructure platforms are key to successful integration of facilities management systems. Establishing a smart, preventative maintenance program and keeping up with technology are challenging topics in facilities management. However, newer systems are evolving, and facilities managers must weigh the pros and cons of working with newer platforms or sticking with legacy systems. Meanwhile, newer […]Read More..