This May, we are focusing on operations and maintenance. Here are 12 pieces that cover fire alarm safety, the history and evolution of facility management, proactive maintenance strategies for operational value, and more.
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Choosing the Right Dumpster for Your FacilityWhen renting a dumpster, deciding on a size isn't always easy. Many factors go into choosing a dumpster size, such as waste type, amount of waste, available sizing, and your business's needs. Check out this simple guide to selecting the right sized dumpster for your facility.
Reduce Tenant Complaints with HVAC Proactive MaintenanceHVAC sustainability is about understanding equipment costs and driving maintenance and energy efficiency based on impact to the bottom line. Proactive maintenance will improve operating costs and your relationship with key financial stakeholders.
Improving Facilities Work Management Using Statistical Process Control (SPC)Learn how a leadership team acquired standard performance metrics to measure the effects of current/improved processes and manage their implementation using four measurement categories: customer satisfaction, cost/efficiency, cycle time and defects.
Procurement of Facility ManagementPublished by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), this professional statement and guidance note discusses facility management procurement routes and processes. It provides information and guidance on the various factors that need to be considered throughout a procurement process, including activities and key decisions during planning, procurement and post-procurement.
Proactive Maintenance Strategies for Operational ValuePreventative (PM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) programs are central to success and a critical element of effective asset management. A formal program helps ensure the appropriate proactive maintenance strategy is identified, scheduled and executed for each asset.
How Ventilation Affects ComfortEdelman provides a thorough review of air filtration systems and their impact on facility management efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Facility Management History and EvolutionBy synthesizing the evolution of FM, this paper aims to answer the question, “Did the need to provide a separate name to describe the management of facilities arise as the nature of the business moved from core competence to business-critical?
Ensuring Occupant Health: Key Findings and Insights from Global Study of 21 Office BuildingsMost, if not all buildings, already have some of the sensors and data needed to prompt changes, that can measurably improve the health and well-being of building occupants. Based on findings from pilot studies of 21 office buildings, this paper summarizes the key wellness factors, their underlying science, and the business benefits of healthy buildings – along with the importance of making this information accessible to building occupants.
An Inside Look at FM Outsourcing: Research Report 27Results of a 2006 tracking survey on the practice of outsourcing in the FM field, performed to help FM professionals understand the strategic functions, reasoning, advantages/disadvantages and trends involved in the outsourcing decision and process.
Successful Transition in OutsourcingThis white paper shows how job transition impacts productivity, job satisfaction and customer satisfaction, and how a robust transition management plan can alleviate some of the negative consequences that such a transition may cause. A job transition can be a monumental and very personal event for the employees involved, and the process must be managed effectively, professionally and, above all, with deep respect for the individuals involved.
Trends and Issues Shaping the FM ProfessionA 2014 presentation of the Corporate Facilities Council on primary and secondary trends that are leading assessment, change, and evaluation in FM.
Fire Alarm and Safety: Scope of WorkThis Scope of Work template provides the basis of an agreement describing the necessary work to be performed in the area of fire alarm safety.
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