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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…

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….

Are You Excited About Maintenance?

On July 27, 2017, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With Comments Off on Are You Excited About Maintenance?

Without maintenance, our built environment would fall apart. Maintenance quite literally keeps the lights on. Our culture, on the other hand, seems to value “innovation” over all else, and it’s leading to unfortunate consequences. Andrews Russell and Lee Vinsel’s excellent article, Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance, aims to turn that…

You’re (Probably) Doing PMs Wrong!

On July 5, 2017, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With Comments Off on You’re (Probably) Doing PMs Wrong!

If you use a work order system to generate tickets for routine maintenance tasks, it’s time to rethink your process. Work orders are really great at some things, but tracking routine preventative maintenance tasks isn’t one of them. When you dump your PMs into your work-order system – usually the…

As Universities Slash Maintenance Budgets, Data Helps Facility Teams Fight Back

On September 15, 2016, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With Comments Off on As Universities Slash Maintenance Budgets, Data Helps Facility Teams Fight Back

A university’s maintenance team is crucial to the success and safety of its staff and students. Unfortunately, management doesn’t always get this, and facilities budgets are often one of the first to go when times get tough. Facilities management needs to harness the power of the data they collect on…