Category: Maintenance and Operations

Webinar Watch: Improving FM Performance and Reducing Costs with Digital Transformation

Facility Management Advisor’s exclusive free webinar will center on why digital transformation is essential and how technology can make supply chain management easier for your company. Thursday, July 14 Webinar | Improving Facility Management Performance and Reducing Costs with Digital Transformation Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored by TMA Systems Speaker: John Rimmer, CFM, President, FM360 We’re […]

How Hard Facility Management Services Differ From Soft Ones

Facility management is not for the weak-willed—it is a tough job that demands a professional that is all things to all people: builder, fixer, tinkerer, mover, problem-solver, even confidante. The facility manager must navigate a schedule that serves up curveballs on an hourly basis and which is expected to run like clockwork. Part of what […]

FAA Awards $371M in Airport Improvement Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $371 million for airfield, safety, and other improvement projects at 169 airports in 40 states across the country. This is the third announcement of awards for the 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which funds a variety of projects such as construction of new and improved airport […]

Prevent Indoor Mold to Protect Facility Occupants

Mold can happen to any building at any time if the conditions are right. Mold is three things: persistent, resourceful, and low maintenance. It requires very little to live and can sneak right into any type of facility if given the opportunity. Once it starts growing, it can quickly become a large-scale problem and begin […]

Top Trends Boosting the Global Facilities Management Market

Boosted by smart cities, the healthcare sector, and industry partnerships, the global facilities management (FM) market is poised to surpass $2 trillion by 2027, according to research from Global Market Insights Inc. Furthermore, a growing focus on optimization of building performance has positioned facilities management as a key maintenance tool. Evolution of Building Maintenance Demands […]

Digitizing Indoor Air Quality for Proactive Maintenance and Health

Buildings are more complex machines than most people realize. Understanding how to read a Building Management System (BMS) to troubleshoot maintenance issues is in itself complicated and often difficult. Most tenants don’t know how to effectively read their energy or water utility data, nor do many have interest in these items unless they are the […]

Back to Basics: Preparing Your Facility for Hurricanes

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. This year’s hurricane season began on June 1, so it’s time for facilities management professionals to prepare. This is important because above-average Atlantic hurricane activity is predicted for 2022 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

10 Summer Landscaping Projects for Facilities Managers

Summer is here, and it’s a great season to start working on various maintenance projects. This is especially true as more facilities workers return to their workplaces in person after working remotely during the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular upgrades to outdoor projects may have been postponed due to COVID-19 and staff shortages, […]

Balancing Energy Efficiency, Compliance, and Patient Care in Healthcare Facilities

When patients visit a healthcare facility, they are not thinking about how many kilowatt-hours of energy the facility is using, or how the facility may be reducing its cubic feet of natural gas consumption annually. When patients visit a healthcare facility, they are thinking about the care they’re going to receive. As healthcare facility managers, […]

Industry Groups Join Forces to Launch Healthy Workplaces Coalition

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and ISSA–The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association announced the launch of the Healthy Workplaces Coalition, a new coalition of more than 40 national organizations, industry leaders, and trade associations collaborating to support and advance federal policy aimed at helping businesses and organizations better afford and implement health and safety improvements […]