Today’s Facilities Managers face many challenges. They must continuously address the growing maintenance backlog, meet increasing government regulations, work with dozens, if not hundreds, of service providers, gain end-to-end visibility in multi-site portfolios, and much more. Unfortunately, Facilities Managers are stretched too thin, and developing a robust capital planning process is challenging at best. However, […]Read More..
In 2017, The Economist published an article detailing the data’s role in today’s society and its value. While oil remained the most valuable resource on earth for more than a century, evolution led to a new resource—data. As facility budget cuts continue, Facilities Professionals are scrambling to tap into this new resource. Data enables continuous […]Read More..
Retrofitting your facility with automated lighting capabilities is one of the first measures companies undertake when attempting to reduce energy use. On the surface, automated lighting is easy, requires little downtime and produces immediate results. Unfortunately, problems can still arise, and Facilities Managers may not be leveraging the benefits of automated lighting to their fullest […]Read More..
Traditional retailers and other businesses followed a top-down approach to giving customers products. While this process worked great for decades, it left a hole in customer engagement. The well-established standards have given way to the experience-centered approach to customer engagement. The blending of facilities management and customer experience will continue to augment engagement and derive […]Read More..
As explained by IoT For All, today’s Facilities Managers have a wealth of information and technology at their fingertips. Smart sensors can track virtually anything, and the information gathered from sensors can be applied through automated demand response to optimize conditions and control. The same process applies to facilities asset maintenance. Facilities Managers need to […]Read More..
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..