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The Invisibility Of Facilities Management

On April 19, 2019, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on The Invisibility Of Facilities Management

The isolated nature of facility management can make your team essentially invisible to upper management. This brings some distinct disadvantages, but they can be managed if you know how to combat them. Your job happens behind the doors with signs like ‘facilities staff only’ and on the floors where passenger…

The Skilled Labor Shortage and Opportunity in Facilities Management

On March 21, 2019, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on The Skilled Labor Shortage and Opportunity in Facilities Management

Over the past 30+ years, the trades and other careers favored by hands-on types have fallen out of favor. As baby boomers retire, this trend has caused a severe shortage of skilled workers, particularly in Facilities Management and Maintenance. But this also presents a great opportunity for people experienced or interested…

Where LogCheck Beats Your CMMS

On February 27, 2019, Posted by , In Routine Inspections, With Comments Off on Where LogCheck Beats Your CMMS

A CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) is the staple software platform for the Facilities Maintenance (FM) industry. But CMMS systems are not your best option for collecting some types of building maintenance data in the field. LogCheck is intentionally designed to manage your routine operations and get that data to…

Your Rounds Routine Should Have Training Built In

On February 15, 2019, Posted by , In LogCheck Features, With Comments Off on Your Rounds Routine Should Have Training Built In

How nice would it be to hire an employee who could take over your rounds routine within days of coming aboard? With the right logbook it’s not only possible, but it’s easy and it could reduce the burden of training for both you and your new employee. Log sheets are…

Predictive Maintenance Is Nothing New

On January 30, 2019, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With Comments Off on Predictive Maintenance Is Nothing New

You and your team may be doing predictive maintenance – you just don’t know it yet. You may have heard the term “Predictive Maintenance” or “PdM” popping up in conversations about facility maintenance lately. It’s often mentioned discussions about the possibilities of internet of things (IoT) devices being used to…

Paperwork, How Good FM Jobs Go Bad

On December 19, 2018, Posted by , In Facilities Culture, With Comments Off on Paperwork, How Good FM Jobs Go Bad

You have to love those days when doing your job feels great! Maybe you got a commitment from that vendor that’s been dodging you. Or you solved the mystery of the overloaded circuit in the pump room. Those are the days when you are on top of your responsibilities and…

Facilities Maintenance Tips For Falling Temps

On November 7, 2018, Posted by , In Energy Efficiency, With Comments Off on Facilities Maintenance Tips For Falling Temps

A few weeks ago, I heard someone on a radio program tell the audience that “cold late-October days are nature telling us winter is coming.” Instead of trying to wrap your head around the absurdity of that statement, let’s just say that winter will be here soon. With that in mind, here are…