Don’t Overlook These Critical Data Spaces in Your Facilities

Even the smallest spaces that house critical data can’t be treated like just another closet. Here’s how to make sure critical data spaces stay operational and efficient. Facility managers are often responsible for critical spaces that can range from a small converted closet that now contains a network rack to a very large data center […]

Five Keys to Effective Emergency Plans

The scope and intent of an emergency preparedness program should span an array of emergencies. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis revealed many vulnerabilities in our global economy, healthcare systems, institutions, and supply chains; and shortcomings in facility operations and management were exposed as well. This is not to say that facility management teams did not respond […]

6 Facility Strategies to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

As facilities slowly begin to reopen, consider these important infection control tips to prevent the spread of the virus. While it is too early to fully measure the global impact of the coronavirus, it is safe to assume that how facilities conduct day-to-day business will change. There will be a new norm. People will view […]

John Rimer Presenting at NFMT March 19th

2020 – Setting a Clear Vision for your Facility Management Program With the constant busyness of every day facility life, it is all too easy to get mired in the weeds, losing sight of the forest for the trees (or for many departments, getting lost in the smoke of firefighting.) In this educational session, we […]

IFMA Charlotte Hosting FMP Classes in May/June 2020

Earn your way to IFMA’s FMP, Facility Management Professional, one of the most sought after credentials in the facility industry.   The FMP provides a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to manage a robust facility management program and is beneficial to those entering the field and the well-seasoned.  Additionally, the FMP is good preparation for those desiring to obtain their […]

Presentation – Bridging the Labor Resource Gap

Bridging the Labor Gap

Presentation – Technology Has Advanced – It’s Time We Catch Up

Technology Has Advanced – It’s Time We Catch Up

Presenting at IFMA World Workplace in Phoenix

Come see me in Phoenix at IFMA’s World Workplace! My two sessions are below: Oct 17 at 1:45PM – Building Technology Has Advanced – It’s Time We Catch Up Oct 18 at 11:45AM – Bridging the Labor Resource Gap: What FMs Can Do to Offset the Growing Shortage of Skilled Labor Resources  

Mobile Technology Offers Efficiency for FMs

Possibly more so than any other technology, going mobile has made facility staff’s job easier and more efficient. Here are the benefits of mobile facility technology. Possibly the most significant advance, in terms of its impact on facility staff, is the shift from paper and pagers to handheld tablets and smartphones. The power that facility […]

Maintenance Management Systems: Managing the Business of Facilities

A robust, easy-to-use maintenance management system that grows with the facility program is a necessity for any facility department. Here’s how to get it right. Maintenance management systems come under many names. Computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), computer-aided facility management (CAFM) systems, integrated work management systems (IWMS), and even enterprise asset planning and resource management […]