Category: Maintenance and Operations

5 Steps to Establish Effective Maintenance and Inspection Scheduling at Multiple Facilities

An effective maintenance and inspection schedule is one of the most important aspects of keeping facilities running smoothly. When everything is working perfectly, it can be easy to overlook the need for routine maintenance and inspections. But when minor problems turn into major ones, it’s usually too late to take corrective action. This article will […]

FMA Shorts: What Types of Facilities Management Credentials Should I Get?

On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, prominent FM instructor Alana Dunoff shares a primer on different industry certifications for facilities management professionals and how to earn them. Tune in to hear her insights. This clip was taken from a recent webinar session titled “The Value of FM Professional Development.” The full session is available […]

Webinar Watch: Best Practices for Incident Investigations

Learn the who, what, when, why, and how of incident investigations during Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording. Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Webinar | Best Practices for Incident Investigations Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored […]

USGBC Report Looks at How School Facilities Are Spending Federal Relief Funding

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released a new report, “School Facilities Funding in the Pandemic,” which found U.S. school districts are widely committing funding from last year’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) to upgrade or improve their air filtration and heating/cooling systems—more so than for other facility improvements. The […]

5 Reasons Why Facilities Managers Should Hire Military Veterans

This Veterans Day, we here at Facilities Management Advisor would like to salute all those who have fought to protect our country. Facilities managers should consider hiring veterans who are either transitioning from military life to civilian life or perhaps have been civilians for a while. It might be obvious that veterans who have experience […]

Webinar Watch: Healthy Building Strategies – Putting Sustainability and People First

Learn how to lower costs, improve sustainability and productivity, and raise the bar on occupant satisfaction at Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE webinar that will explore healthy building strategies. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Webinar | Healthy Building […]

EPA Awards 2022 ‘Safer Choice’ Partners for Cleaning, Other Chemical Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced 26 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners across 14 states and the District of Columbia, recognizing their achievements in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals. The Safer Choice program helps consumers and purchasers for facilities, such as schools and office […]

The Importance of Quality Maintenance Data

“With maintenance data, you know where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re heading,” was written on a slide at the start of a recent webinar on facilities maintenance data entitled “Turning Maintenance Data into Actionable Insights” hosted by Facilities Management Advisor and sponsored by TMA Systems. “And my question is, do you? Do […]

This Halloween, Protect Your Facilities from Energy Vampires, Creepy Crawlers, and More Scary Problems!

Although it’s time for Halloween, don’t be frightened by energy vampires, water witches, scary ghosts, and creepy crawlers. Here at Facilities Management Advisor, we want to give you a treat (and it’s not a candy bar). We know that what might scare you the most is not the bogyman, but high energy costs and the […]