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 […]

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 […]

Understand the BAS’s Role in Facilities Management

The facility management industry has seen significant gains occurring in technology in the past few decades. One example is the migration from work orders tracked on a dry erase board to online service request submissions that auto-assign to appropriate craft or contractors while providing fluid feedback to the customer. Or consider the intricate pneumatic control […]

FAQs of CMMS

As discussed in the November/December 2017 issue, Make It Click, FM technology has grown by leaps and bounds the past few decades.  Maintenance management systems, such as Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Integrated Work Management System (IWMS), are no exception.  However, when it comes to these applications, many facility professionals are unsure whether or […]

On-Going Commissioning – Leveraging Technology to Ensure Efficient Operations

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 […]

FM360 Online Training – Leveraging a CMMS in a Facilities Program

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 […]

Reducing Data Center Cost with an Air Economizer – An Intel Study

See how Intel proved that they could reduce data center utility costs by 67% using outside air economizer with no impact to server failure rates. Intel Study – Reducing Data Center Costs with Air Economizer Plus, here is a Green Grid White Paper further validating Intel’s study. WP50-Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at […]

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 […]