Digitizing facilities management is quickly becoming the standard practice. Companies are turning to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription models and web-based controls for their facilities management department. Unfortunately, digitizing facilities management can open the door to cyber-vulnerabilities. However, understanding this risk and using managed services can ensure your improvements do not become […]Read More..
The problems with deferred maintenance are well-documented, and knowing what to do in order to prevent deferred maintenance during the winter is crucial to continued productivity. During the winter, spikes in plumbing repairs or other facility assets that are susceptible to damage from cold temperatures can be mitigated through an effective plan for winter facilities management maintenance. To […]Read More..
Lean Six Sigma is not a new principal, but its application in facilities management is still relatively new. By definition, it can help Facilities Managers reduce spend. Moreover, according to Tracy Carbasho of TradeInc.com, the usefulness of Lean Six Sigma can be applied to any work order process. It provides a data-based approach to identifying […]Read More..
Senior living facilities management faces higher risks and increased scrutiny by both seniors and their family members. A robust facilities maintenance program is essential to maintaining senior health and mobility, not to mention the efficacy of treatment and physical rehabilitation. Facilities Managers need to understand how their activities impact senior housing residents and their well […]Read More..
The use of facilities management big data is an essential step in implementing predictive maintenance and overarching proactive maintenance strategies. Data alone is not enough; Facilities Managers must enact changes in maintenance schedules, refine the use of labor resources and encourage everyone in the facility to do their part to save energy and eliminate waste. […]Read More..
Facility budget management is among the most complex processes today’s Facilities Managers face. It is much more than an annual review of needs and allocation of funds. Depending on company size, managing the budget can be the sole responsibility of dozens of employees, and any deviation from the budget could have catastrophic consequences. Instead of […]Read More..
Facilities managers face a significant problem. The amount of funding available for facilities management improvements is decreasing, and this problem is exemplified by looking at the federal government ownership of lease buildings to the tune of $21.5 billion in annual operating costs, reports Nitin Bangera of Facility Executive. The costs of operating buildings are increasing, […]Read More..
Senior care facilities include: assisted living communities, independent living communities, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities, and long-term acute care facilities. Each type of facility serves a different need, but all focus on reducing the risk of “living alone” as a senior. According to SeniorDirectory.com, even the step-down care facilities, like assisted living, may have a […]Read More..
The Internet of Things (IoT) was and still is a breakthrough for facilities management. The IoT and proactive maintenance have the potential to eradicate most cases of reactive maintenance and save tremendous amounts of time and money. Unfortunately, the promises of automation and lower-cost facilities management have raised fears about potential job loss, reports Janelle […]Read More..
Facilities Managers can track overarching and granular data for all assets, but it creates a sense of information overload. Facilities Managers may just be incapable of making sense of the data. As explained by iOfficeCorp, categorizing facility assets by type can help prevent issues from being overlooked. Facilities Managers that categorize data by asset type can […]Read More..