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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…

Repair vs. Replace: A cautionary tale about an old motorcycle

On March 26, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With 1 Comment

Are you sure you want to replace that equipment? Is it truly beyond repair? Replacing tired looking equipment when your system malfunctions or breaks down can seem like a great idea. However, with proper maintenance and maybe the addition of some modern engineering tweaks, that old equipment may be able…

Boiler Room Heroes

On March 12, 2018, Posted by , In Energy Efficiency, With Comments Off on Boiler Room Heroes

Who are your heroes? Ours are in basements and boiler rooms. Eighty percent of NYC’s existing buildings will still be in use in 2050. With the cost of energy increasing and the growing need for more efficient buildings to support a rising population, who is responsible for minimizing energy consumption…