The Hand-Off – Planning for Successful Transition from Construction to Operations

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As published in the Nov-Dec 2016 edition of IFMA’s FMJ. Consider this: A building is designed, constructed, and turned over to facilities in roughly eighteen to twenty-four months – often launched without adequate testing, training that does not fully prepare engineers, minimal operating parameters defined, and no comprehensive documentation on how to operate & maintain […]

Stretching the Club Maintenance Dollar

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As published in the Fall 2016 edition of Club Management Facility related expenses are typically second only to personnel in costs – for some facilities may be the highest.  While this is likely no surprise to those of you that pour over the budget looking for ways to stretch the dollar.  However, you may not […]

On-Going Commissioning – Leveraging Technology to Ensure Efficient Operations

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The two key resources that facilities seemingly always need are money and people.  However, those are often the two that are continually being stretched, as facility departments are instructed to do more with less.  This strain is growing with the exodus of the baby boomers and the consequential skilled labor shortage.  Thus, it is imperative […]

Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning as published in IFMA’s FMJ

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Lowering Utility Costs and Increasing Facility  Performance through Commissioning and Retro- Commissioning by John Rimer as published in the November/December issue of IFMA’s  Facility Management Journal Commissioning is one of the most cost-effective means of ensuring optimum building  performance and efficiency, returning energy savings as high as 25% and payback periods  measured in months.  However, […]

Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning – Helping You Get the Most Out of Your Facilities

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Below is a link to the presentation given by John Rimer at IFMA’s 2013 World Workplace in Philadelphia. FM360 – Cx Presentation 2013   For more valuable articles and resources such as this, visit FM360Online.com and sign-up for FM360′s Newsletter.

Architectural Trends – Designing for Function & Productivity

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I know what you’re thinking, “What’s a facility guy doing writing about architecture?” “I thought architects and facility managers are supposed to be enemies…” While the two professions have typically collided in the past, trends in our industry are thrusting our two worlds back together – and shouldn’t they be? When you take a step […]

The Forthcoming Millennial Reign

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There has been much talk about the exodus of the Baby Boomer generation (born 1946 to 1964) from the workforce, especially as more and more retire – estimated at a rate of 10,000 per day. The resulting impact and stress it will create on businesses and productivity has many worried about the economy and inability […]