Category: Maintenance and Operations

Mo’ Money, Fewer Problems? Why Increasing Your Preventive Maintenance Budget Is Worth It

Preventive maintenance involves precautionary interventions and inspections conducted on equipment and facilities frequently to prevent failures, downtime, and workplace accidents. It includes activities like lubrication, visual inspection, cleaning, and calibration. Most facilities have established preventive maintenance schedules to guarantee the optimal performance of assets. Preserving a preventive strategy requires substantial budgets since facilities must conduct […]

How Facilities Professionals Can Make Their Buildings Healthy

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated how important it is to have a healthy work environment. The recent webinar “Healthy Building Strategies: Putting Sustainability and People First,” sponsored by biosafety technology company R-Zero, featured three facilities management professionals who explained what healthy buildings are and what can be done to make buildings more healthy.   Healthy buildings […]

Why Facilities Should ‘Spin the Narrative’ Around Hand Sanitizer (And One Stadium That Has)

Hand sanitizer became a common feature at facilities long before 2020, but recent years have seen it become a routine fixture in our lives. Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, we’ve had first-hand experience of how useful sanitizer can be for maintaining personal hygiene. Yet some facilities may be seeing a decline in engagement with […]

Back to Basics: How to Address Lead Paint in Your Facilities

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Facilities professionals seeking to renovate older buildings should do their due diligence to determine if their buildings have lead paint. Why Lead Paint Is Dangerous The dangers of lead-based paint (LBP) caused the federal government to […]

Infographic: 10 Steps for Better Indoor Air Quality

The biggest indoor air concerns for decades were exposure to radon, mold, and tobacco smoke. The focus has now shifted to respiratory infections and wildfire smoke, and newer requirements stress the importance of ventilation and air filtration. Here are 10 steps to improve indoor air quality.

The Future of Energy Efficiency: EUI and Predictive Maintenance

At the forefront of all facilities managers’ minds is the importance of reaching energy efficiency goals in the near term. All levels of government in the public sector, along with large companies of all sizes in the private sector, have set goals and expectations across the board to reduce carbon emissions, with the ultimate goal […]

How to Make Facilities More Resilient Against Stronger Storms

As climate change progresses, we can expect storms to become more frequent and more intense. Already, coastal communities are experiencing the devastating effects of severe hurricanes and tropical storms, while midwestern communities are encountering massive destruction from tornadoes and hail. As storms only continue to worsen, ensuring our facilities are designed and built to withstand catastrophic […]

Webinar Watch: Predictive Maintenance – Why You Should Consider It

Learn about the importance of predictive maintenance at Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE webinar which will explore this ever-changing and growing field with no signs of slowing down. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording.   Thursday, December 8, 2022 Webinar | Predictive Maintenance: […]

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 […]