Data for data’s sake is useless but actionable data is the facilities management world’s most valuable resource. Unlike humans and machinery, actionable data in facilities management is an endless treasure trove of information and insights. The proper use of data and making it “actionable” can mean the difference between avoiding extra costs on assets or […]Read More..
Smart work order management means utilizing technology to reduce the hassle of handling large volumes of work order requests. Since today’s requests go far beyond maintenance and may include tenant-requested help, assistance with using advanced HVAC controls, reactive needs following adverse weather or even having the trash picked up, manual processes are inefficient. Unfortunately, the […]Read More..
Modern facilities management is about offering a strategic and integrated approach to handling the needs of a given facility. Unfortunately, many organizations continue operating on a “run until it breaks” strategy, which will further cause additional costs as the company expands. According to the Federal Facilities Council, maintenance and repair spending is a normal part of any organization, but […]Read More..
Facilities Managers face a budget crisis. The energy portion of the facilities management budget is shrinking year after year, and the average costs of energy, maintenance, and facility amenities are steadily increasing. Instead of trying to endure shrinking budgets, Facilities Managers should take steps now to evaluate and set a practical, workable energy and facilities […]Read More..
Facilities management is evolving. The days of merely controlling facility assets with a manual thermostat or panel on a wall are over. As explained by Energy Manager Today, this evolution from manual to automation is driven by the notion of thermal comfort for building occupants, and it extends across commercial and private facilities. As people […]Read More..
Energy management purchase decisions are at the heart of every facility and energy management program. According to Buildings.com, today’s level of energy consumption comes with both challenges and advantages, and failure to recognize these factors may lead to lost profitability and higher costs. At the same time, protecting against the risks and enhancing the likelihood […]Read More..
Keeping costs down is the hallmark of all good facilities management teams, and using predictive maintenance in facilities management can help achieve this goal. Unlike deferred maintenance, predictive maintenance in facilities management maximizes value by identifying opportunities, reducing risks, and proactively addressing maintenance concerns, explains Rebecca Kim of Buildings.com.Read More..
Blockchain is all the buzz these days and the technology has been widely discussed in recent months, especially as the value of bitcoin has risen, plunged and risen again. Blockchain technology is still in infancy, and companies across the globe are looking at it with intrigue for its potential value, but also with some skepticism […]Read More..
Failure to integrate facilities management systems is a common problem for organizations today who manage large distributed facilities. As the types of systems and their capabilities have grown, many organizations have implemented dozens of systems to serve a given purpose. These systems are generating countless terabytes of data that, without integration, have facilities managers struggling […]Read More..
Digital transformation is nothing new, and companies across the globe are looking toward digital technology to gain new insights and improve profitability. In facilities management, the idea of digital energy management or digitized facilities management holds equally promising potential. Unfortunately, digital energy management may be seen as overwhelming and approached with some level of trepidation […]Read More..