The Five Ws (and one H) of Every Work Order

Who, What, Where, When, What and How! The Five Ws and one H. From elementary school we are told to ask these questions. When we step back and ask these questions about the work orders we’re completing for our facility it looks something like…

Your CMMS just got a new best friend...

A CMMS is software that helps facility and maintenance teams keep a record of all assets they are responsible for, schedule and track maintenance tasks, and provide a paper trail of work they perform. This works great as a work order management…

How Much Work Did Your Facility REALLY Do In 2016?

As the year comes to an end you want to relax over the holidays, but, as a facilities manager, there’s a good chance you’ll spend some of your time off creating a mental to-do list of all the work orders that are going to carry over into…

6 Blogs Every Facility Manager Should Read

Blogs are a great resource for dynamic and up to date content that can help you deal with some of the challenges you face as a Facility Manager. The list below are some of our favorite facility management blogs, all containing great content…

The Facility Managers Guide to Budget Management

Saving money is always a goal for facility managers, and sometimes, it's more than just a goal, it’s a necessity. So how do you manage a tight budget? Unplanned Service Calls Avoiding unplanned service calls saves big dollars, because…

3 Things Facility Managers Should Look for in New Construction Projects

Not all facility managers have a background in construction, but odds are that you’ve have dealt with (or will deal with) a big construction project at your facility at some point. Knowing what to look for in the Project Manual can help ensure…

Facility Managers Are In the Clouds

Well, they aren't literally in the clouds, however, in terms of how they use the technology they are "in the cloud". What's the cloud? In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead…

3 Challenges That Every Facility Manager Faces

Facility managers face significant hurdles every single day. From maintenance issues to working on long-term energy efficiency goals, there is a lot to worry about when your job title is Facility Manager. So what are some of the most common…

The Financial Challenge of Higher Education Facility Management

Campus facilities are an important part of any college and university experience, but in recent years higher education has been faced with shrinking budgets, smaller grants, and fighting to keep tuition increases at a minimum – meaning that…

3 Ways Facilities Managers Can Save Money In Healthcare Facilities

As a facility manger you can make decisions that can save your healthcare facility a significant amount of money - helping you lower your operating costs and giving you the ability to use that money on other areas of the facility. Ultimately…