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How To Reduce Stress For The Facilities Pro

On October 12, 2018, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on How To Reduce Stress For The Facilities Pro

As a facilities manager, the boundary between your work and private life can get pretty thin. Issues happen on their own schedule, not yours, and when they come up, a lot of people look to you. We were recently at a retirement party for a resident manager when he got…

The FM product making happier tenants and owners: Reliability

On September 19, 2018, Posted by , In Property Management, With Comments Off on The FM product making happier tenants and owners: Reliability

Reliability is the most important deliverable for your facilities maintenance team. It’s your product: the resulting state of your building after everyone has done their jobs right. Once you start thinking about reliability as your service or product, you’ll unlock ways to improve it, making you more valuable to your…

Implementation Stress Is No Issue With New FM Tech

On August 29, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With Comments Off on Implementation Stress Is No Issue With New FM Tech

FM professionals tell us all the time that they “don’t want to deal with implementing software for some new system.” Having been through FM software implementation on the client side…I don’t blame them. It’s downright traumatic. I’ve been on facilities teams dealing with this kind of ordeal on more than…

How To Build A Maintenance Rounds Routine (log sheet template inside)

On August 22, 2018, Posted by , In Routine Inspections, With Comments Off on How To Build A Maintenance Rounds Routine (log sheet template inside)

Over my years working on LogCheck’s setup team, I’ve helped create hundreds of digital logbooks for facilities to use during routine inspections and maintenance checks. Along the way, I’ve seen a clear divide: some teams are really on top of their rounds routine and some just aren’t. If your team…

Why Your FM Team Needs A Strong Maintenance “Blueprint”

On July 27, 2018, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With Comments Off on Why Your FM Team Needs A Strong Maintenance “Blueprint”

With O&M as the greatest expense over the lifetime of a building, the “blueprint” of your routine maintenance plan should be as thorough as your architectural blueprints. Blueprints convey lots of information about a structure. They can easily share an overview and, as you look closer, reveal the finer details that…

Is Data Security A Deterrent To FM Technology?

On July 18, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With Comments Off on Is Data Security A Deterrent To FM Technology?

When it comes to implementing new technology, is “my data won’t be safe” the new “dog ate my homework”? Many facility maintenance pros aren’t convinced that building inspections data collected on a mobile device is secure. I encounter engineers who still believe paper is better, no matter what, on a…

Declutter Your Complicated PM and Work Order Systems

On June 15, 2018, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With Comments Off on Declutter Your Complicated PM and Work Order Systems

Frustrated by your CMMS work order or PM system? Annoyed that you have to login and remember how to use the software that’s completely overkill for simple tasks? Sick of getting hung up managing and closing tickets? You are not alone. Does this scenario sound familiar?: Go find a computer….

5 ways to improve your facility and save money

On May 14, 2018, Posted by , In Tip Of The Week, With Comments Off on 5 ways to improve your facility and save money

From our own backgrounds in engineering, and as we work with facilities maintenance teams across the country, we’ve learned lots of ways to run a better, more cost-effective operation. Here are a few tips that can save money and help your equipment run at its best: Keep an eye on…

Great Mentorship Helps FM Teams Fix Unexpected Problems

On May 2, 2018, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on Great Mentorship Helps FM Teams Fix Unexpected Problems

I spent the majority of my facility maintenance career working in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing setting. During this time, I was lucky enough to be a part of first-rate FM teams and to have experienced exceptional mentorship. The knowledge that these mentors shared inspired a sense of ownership, pride, and a…