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The Top Challenges in Preventive Maintenance (and the Solutions)

Many challenges in preventive maintenance leave Facilities Managers to assume preventive work will always be outside of the budget. Reality dictates preventive maintenance is the only way to gain real control over maintenance spend. Meanwhile, new laws require pre-set facility inspections for critical equipment, including elevators, facades, boilers, safety equipment, and even appliances, notes FM …

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9 Tips for Reducing Facility Maintenance and Operations Costs

The path to reducing facility maintenance and operations costs involves much more than just applying CMMS and using technology. It includes a possible redesign of facilities, changes in space utilization, eliminating vacancy runtime, and more. Facilities managers under pressure to lower costs should take these additional steps to lower costs after creating a preventive maintenance …

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Leveraging Smart Mobile Devices in Facilities Management

The use of integrated facilities management offers an opportunity for Facilities Managers to bring balance to their operations and lower facilities spend. As technology evolves, modern platforms, including smart building solutions, replace legacy platforms and open the door to new savings, and in fact, the rise of mobile devices in facilities management represents one such …

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Is Your HVAC Fleet Sick? How Actionable Data Can Heal and Extend Facility Asset Life

“We’d like to welcome you to the solemn occasion. At 6:03 AM, the primary HVAC unit in our flagship store on 123 Main Street five caught fire. The problem arose from short circuits within the wiring, and the costs to repair the store seem immeasurable. Our budget is stretched thin, so there is only one …

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Dark Data vs. Actionable Data: Why Differentiate in Facilities Management?

The responsibilities of Facility Managers have evolved, and facilities management professionals have access to more data than ever before. Unfortunately, data in its raw form is meaningless. Depending on the level of connectivity among your assets, systems generate data that have never even used. Also known as dark data, data that does not hold value …

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True Disruption Costs Revealed: How to Mitigate Losses With an Effective Emergency Services Facilities Management Program

Natural and man-made disasters put a spotlight on businesses ill-equipped and ill-prepared to handle disruptions. Business owners and Facilities Managers often look at the coastal-only risks, but disasters can include earthquakes, floods, droughts, tsunamis, tornadoes, and outbreaks of food-borne illness, reports Kimberly Amadeo of the Balance. Disasters have a terrible impact on the economy, costing …

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