Electrical Systems: Don’t Get Burned

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As published in the March/April 2017 edition of IFMA’s FMJ With the progressively more complicated and interdependent facility systems, the importance of maintenance continues to increase, as does the strain upon staff and contractors to complete such.  There are regulatory requirements to inspect and test exit signs, fire suppression & detection systems, elevators, etc.  Mechanical […]

Free Webinar – Selling the Value of Facilities Management

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In spite of efforts to develop and present bulletproof business cases, we often fall short when it comes to “closing the deal.” Selling the merit of a business case does not start at the executive meeting; rather it is an on-going, active effort that is a primary duty of a facility manager. During this presentation, […]

Presenting to Upstate SC IFMA Chapter – “More Than Glorified Janitors?”

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Most facility departments are under-funded and under-staffed.  They act as modern-day MacGyvers trying to resolve the decline of aging systems and the increase of operational demands with a piece of gum, a ballpoint pen, and a paperclip – sound familiar?  This lack of resources and seeming disconnect with management perpetuates the costly firefighting cycle in which many organizations find […]

FREE Webinar – Digging Out of Deferred Maintenance – August 25th

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An all too common encumbrance for facility organizations is the anchor of deferred maintenance and aged systems, relegating facilities to a perpetual state of firefighting.  In this session, we will discuss simple steps to digging out of this pit and progressing the department in a value-driven, proactive direction through establishing and selling a predictable, manageable […]

Facility Management Program Assessment

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CMMS is not a Four-Letter Word

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With implementation failure rates ranging from 50% to 80%, it is no wonder that many may consider “CMMS” a four-letter word. In my experience, I have seen numerous failed Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) implementations or very slow implementations (some of you are nodding in agreement…). Additionally, I have rarely seen an organization robustly using […]

CMMS – A Necessary Business Tool for Today’s Facility Manager

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Facility Managers are responsible for what is typically the second largest asset and expense for most organizations – the buildings.   Additionally, they have a direct impact on the productivity of the number one asset – its people.  Yet, many facility managers do such without being properly equipped.  One of the most, if not the most, […]

CMMS: Realizing the Value

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Published in the March/April 2014 edition of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ) Follow the this link to read about my recommendations for selecting, implementing, and utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Free Class – Leveraging & Implementing a CMMS to Drive Better Business Decisions

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A CMMS (CAFM/IWMS) is the nervous system of a facility management program and as such is a valuable tool to the department.  This class will provide a comprehensive overview of how to utilize a CMMS to manage day-to-day operations and drive business decisions.  We will also talk about tips for successfully selecting and implementing a CMMS. This session […]