Test-Taking Tips

Below are a few test-taking tips that are applicable to most tests in the industry.  I hope these help you in pursuing any related credentials and/or certifications. •Watch for EXTREME words (e.g. always, never, most, all, etc.) •Identify KEY WORDS that describe and color the question/answer •Pick the “Better” of the two; may not necessarily […]

Preventive Maintenance and Reliability of Low Voltage Overcurrent Protective Devices – Courtesy of Cooper Bussmann

This white paper is courtesy of Cooper Bussmann Abstract – Electrical preventative maintenance and testing is one of the most important aspects to assure the reliability and integrity of electrical distribution systems, as well as the protection of equipment and people. However, preventative maintenance of electrical systems and equipment, specifically with regard to overcurrent protective […]

Proper Application & Maintenance of Molded Case Breakers to Assure Safe & Reliable Operation – Courtesy of Eaton Corporation

The below referenced white paper is courtesy of Eaton Corporation. Abstract – This paper will discuss the importance of reliable and repeatable performance of molded case circuit breakers in today’s power distribution systems. The paper will review existing standards for maintenance of molded case breakers including procedures outlined in NEMA AB4 and IEEE1458. Common misconceptions […]

Getting an A-Grade at the C-Level

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As facility professionals, we are pretty good at reacting in an emergency, dealing with difficult people, figuring out how to get a square peg into a round hole, doing more with less, and many other challenges that fly at us daily.  However, the one key area where programs fail or struggle time and time again […]

Make a Negative a Positive – Using Failures to Gain Support

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No, I’m not trying to teach you any “fuzzy math”; rather I want to talk about failures – yes, those things that blew up on us that we would rather forget. How many of you enjoy getting phone calls from the company president complaining that their office is hot?  Or how about the breaker that […]

“Facilitopia” – A Brighter Vision for the Facility Industry

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In speaking at the IBOA/Northern Rockies Chapter of IFMA’s 2nd Annual Facility Professionals Convention in Boise, Idaho this June, I shared my vision for the facility industry – I called it “Facilitopia”. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not looking for facilities to be the new glamour career.  The only fame we might get […]

Webinar – Five Simple Step to Implement an Emergency Response Management Program

Five Simple Steps to Implement an Emergency Response Management Program – hosted by IFMA’s FMCC Presenter: John Rimer, CFM – FM360 Consulting and Facility University

Webinar – Smart Tools for Smarter Maintenance – Leveraging Predictive Technologies to Optimize Facility O&M

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A FREE webinar provided by IFMA regarding the value and use of predictive maintenance (PdM) in facility operations & maintenance. This session will cover several maintenance strategies and describe the benefits of predictive maintenance. We must remember to be smarter when it comes to maintenance and use the best strategies out there. Learn about predictive […]

IFMA’s FMP Project Management – Kansas City, KS – September 29th-30th

Course Overview: This course is designed to cover Project Management, one of the four modules needed for the FMP designation. Course Duration:  2 days, 8:30 am – 5 pm   Instructor:  John Rimer, CFM, – Founder & President of Facility University (facilityu.com) and FM360 Consulting.  John has over 17 years’ facility management experience in a variety of capacities […]

IFMA’s CFM Exam Prep Course – September 27th – St. Louis, MO

Offered by the St.Louis Chapter of IFMA at little to no cost to IFMA members. Contact FacilityU to learn more and to register.