Emergency Preparedness – A Plan for Failure…

While much of our corporate focus is on catastrophic events that grab headlines, such as active shooters and major storms, not much attention is given to the incidents that affect facilities on a routine basis.  Not to minimize the tragedies that result from such events, as we should all remain vigilant in preparation and prevention, […]

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 […]

Podcast – Ep. 66: “Facilitopia” A Vision for Our FM World

Listen to FM360’s John Rimer share thoughts on the facility management industry in the latest FM Innovator podcast. Click here to listen to Ep. 66: “Facilitopia” A Vision for Our FM World  

Make It Click – It’s Time to Catch Up with Technology

As found in the November/December 2017 issue of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ). The facility management industry has grown by leaps and bounds the past few decades; the most significant being the advance of technology in the built environment.  One’s inner geek cannot help but get excited when considering the capabilities available at our fingertips […]

Making Green Equal Green – Selling Sustainability Projects when the Dollars Do Not Pencil

While recovery from the “Great Recession” has loosened purse strings to fund many facility improvements, sustainability projects still have a hard time meeting organizational financial criteria.  Most of the low-hanging “green fruit”, such as lighting upgrades, variable frequency drive installation, and economizer tuning, has been harvested, leaving the larger, more costly projects that cannot be […]

Electrical Systems: Don’t Get Burned

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

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

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?”

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 […]

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

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 […]