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 […]

John Rimer Teaching CFM Exam Prep Workshop Plus at Facility Fusion in Las Vegas

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John Rimer of FM360 is teaching the one-day CFM Exam Prep Workshop and three-day CFM Exam Prep Workshop PLUS at Facility Fusion in Las Vegas April 1st-3rd.  Click here to learn more and to register. John’s other upcoming speaking & teaching events

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 […]

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 […]

From the Grounds, Up – Selling the Value of Facilities

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There has been much deserved emphasis on getting facility management to the C-suite, which is necessary for our industry to realize success.  However, all efforts expended earning our way to the executive level, can be quickly dashed if facility staff and contractors are not on-board with our initiative.  Thus, it is equally imperative that we […]

Setting a Vision for Success in Facility Management

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as published in the November edition of Buildings Maintenance & Management magazine Proverbs states that “without vision, the people perish”, which essentially means that the people wander aimlessly without any clear direction and are left to their own demise.  Or to quote from another wise sage, Tobi Keith (for those country music fans) – “if […]

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, […]

Realizing the Value of Facilities

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As published in the October 2015 edition of Buildings Maintenance & Management magazine.

Fellow Facility Professionals – It’s Time to Raise the Bar

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As published in the September 2015 edition of Buildings Maintenance & Management magazine (page 32 – 34)