Tag: facility maintenance

Earth Day and Every Day: The Role of Maintenance in Sustainable Facilities

Since 1970, Earth Day has provided an annual reminder of our responsibility to protect the planet. Though corporate pledges and sustainability standards are more common than ever, many businesses still view going green as a daunting, costly effort. Google Cloud’s latest Sustainability Survey reflects this contradiction. Though 96% of surveyed organizations say they have at […]

Unlocking the ROI of Preventive Maintenance

In the dynamic world of facilities management, where the challenge lies in maintaining peak operational conditions amidst budget constraints, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” becomes more than just a saying—it’s a necessity. As organizations strive for efficiency with limited resources, embracing a robust preventive maintenance program emerges as […]

CBRE Inks Billion-Dollar Deal to Acquire Facility Services Provider J&J Worldwide

CBRE Group Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire J&J Worldwide Services—a provider of engineering services, base support operations, and facilities maintenance for the U.S. federal government—from private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners. CBRE, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firms, said the deal will expand the Dallas-based company’s […]

A 6-Step Guide to Create a Deferred Maintenance Strategy

Deferred maintenance, a common challenge in facilities and plant management, involves postponing necessary repairs and upkeep due to constraints like budget or resources. The delay often leads to an accumulation of tasks, exacerbating issues and inflating future costs. The significance of deferred maintenance spans across diverse organizational settings, impacting operational reliability in manufacturing plants and […]

NFPA Unveils 2024 Outlook for Skilled Trades Industry

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released its second annual Industry Trends Survey, which reveals skilled trade workers’ sentiment around the current state of labor, training, and technology on the jobsite. NFPA collected responses from 310 U.S.-based workers in the electrical, manufacturing, construction, engineering, architect/design, facility maintenance, fire service, and insurance/risk management fields. In […]

6 Tips to Boost the Efficiency of Facility Maintenance

When you hear “facility maintenance,” it’s easy to envision technicians and machinery. Yet, in our efficiency-centric era, its scope has broadened. It’s no longer just about upkeep; it’s about enhancing productivity, curbing costs, and setting new performance standards. Advanced tools, smart systems, and data-driven approaches are becoming integral. In this article, we’ll delve into the […]

Can Rugged Mobile Devices and Analytics Mitigate the Facility Worker Shortage?

Business leaders are itching to solve the labor shortage puzzle—and for good reason. In critical trades like plumbing, HVAC, construction, and manufacturing, there’s been a 70% decline in labor force participation since the end of 2019 due to the aging workforce. Today, the average facility worker is 51 years old. As older employees retire, there […]

NFPA Survey: 80% of Skilled Trade Workers Rely on Digital Tools Daily

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released survey results collected from over 330 industry professionals at the NFPA 2023 Conference & Expo. The research findings reveal insights around trends and attitudes on digital transformation, training, and educational programs. Respondents represent the electrical, manufacturing, construction, engineering, architect/design, facility maintenance, fire service, and insurance/risk management fields. […]

The State of Facility Maintenance Amid the Return-to-Office Surge

With the Labor Day holiday officially in the books, not only is back-to-school season in full swing, but the return-to-office (RTO) is underway, as well. Over the past few years, the late summer and early autumn have marked a rallying point for companies’ RTO efforts. While Zoom’s recently revamped RTO policies have been grabbing the […]

Choosing a Third-Party Maintenance Provider You Can Trust

Editor’s note: This article covers ways to vet third-party maintenance service providers. For tips on finding in-house maintenance workers, click here. For any facilities manager, finding a qualified maintenance partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Your building systems, equipment, and overall operations depend on services that keep your facility running safely, […]