Slips, trips, falls, sprains and strains are a significant risk for businesses, and the burden of preventing these issues rests on the shoulders of all team and Facilities Managers. According to FacilitiesNet, the average cost of these injuries rose $2 billion between 1998 and 2010 for businesses. Businesses spend more than $11 billion per year […]Read More..
From office space to restaurants, the importance of facilities management cannot be overstated. Facilities managers are responsible for overseeing the overall upkeep of your facility, and when it comes to maintenance, these facilities management trends show a renewed interest in keeping your facility in tip-top shape.Read More..
The days of regulated energy are numbered. Special rates and economic development are moving the industry in the path of deregulation, which is a significant opportunity for Facilities Managers, explains Rita Tatum of FacilitiesNet. Those seeking to do more with less need to know a few things about utility deregulation and its potential implications for capital planning […]Read More..
Business continuity planning is a fundamental concept and process for Facilities Managers, reports Buildings.com. It entails the plan for how a facility will respond and ensure continued productivity instead of natural or manmade disasters, as well as facility-specific disasters, like malfunctioning freezers and refrigeration cases for perishable food items. This is facility integrity, but as noted by FacilitiesNet, facility […]Read More..
Maintenance strategies have always been a topic of discussion for Facilities Managers. No matter what happens, the vast majority of facility managers live in a reactionary world – always chase fires. The endless barrage of reactive maintenance makes it almost impossible to focus on proactive maintenance strategies, including predictive and preventative maintenance strategies. Since reactive maintenance […]Read More..
Weather-related disruption sits on the top 10 list of major disruptions to business. Depending on the average number of customers visiting a location per day, the impact from weather-related disruptions can be severe. In cases of extreme weather, disruptions may last days, if not weeks, and Facilities Managers need to understand how predictive maintenance can aid in […]Read More..
The idea behind proactive maintenance is simple; fix things before they break and become an unnecessary expense. However, the path to predictive maintenance is not always clear. Facilities Managers need to understand the pitfalls of using data for real-world predictive maintenance, how predictive maintenance streamlines facilities management, and a few best practices for tracking the […]Read More..
Deciding to implement a predictive maintenance program can be stressful, and Facilities Managers are likely to back away when presented with several issues that seem to permeate certain technology. Facilities Managers need to know the top predictive maintenance myths they will face, what reality says about them, and how to demistify these myths with a […]Read More..
Senior living care facilities face insurmountable pressure to reduce overhead expenses, improve quality of care and streamline business processes. According to AARP, average costs for senior living care expense range from $2100-$2900 per month, but that rate was identified in 2004. Today’s health care expenses for seniors may easily be more than double that fact, […]Read More..
Artificial Intelligence (AI) extends into the lives of millions of people. It exists in smartphones, on factory floors, and anywhere else connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). However, applying AI in retail facilities management can optimize processes and enhance operations in profound ways. Facilities Managers seeking to take advantage of automation and AI need to know a few […]Read More..