Digging Out of Deferred Maintenance

As found in IFMA’s FMJ May/June 2016 Excitedly, the facility industry continues to mature, advancing our stature within our respective organizations.  However, one key anchor impeding that progress is the aging infrastructure that exists in many of our facilities and the subsequent reactive maintenance it creates.  This reactive firefighting is a drain of valuable personnel […]

Realizing the Value of Facilities

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

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

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

Getting the Most Out of Your Buildings Through Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning

Commissioning is far more than a checkbox on USGBC’s LEED building certification form or a task that the contractor was supposed to-do according to project specifications.  In fact, Commissioning (Cx) and Retro-Commissioning (RCx) are some of the most cost-effective means of ensuring your buildings are performing optimally and efficiently. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released […]

Join us in Oklahoma City for IFMA’s FMP & CFM classes starting this June!

Want to Expand Your Knowledge and Grow Your Career?  Earn one of the most sought-after credentials in the facility industry – IFMA’s FMP and CFM…  Did you know? 79% of organizations prefer or require an IFMA credential when hiring, promoting, or making salary decisions about FM professionals 74% of employers feel that the overall reputation […]

Continuing Education for BOC Level I & II? Check out “OGT”

Calling all Building Operators & Engineers…  FM360 is excited to partner with IBOA, the Intermountain Building Operators Association, to provide monthly On-Going Training “OGT”. OGT is monthly, hour-long, educational webinars that will further advance the knowledge and capabilities of building engineers and operators to return value to their employers. OGT counts toward the necessary continuing […]

Implementing a Robust Maintenance Program

In our daily reactive firefighting, it is easy to get lost in the smoke.  We don’t realize how much of our time is spent spinning our wheels and the negative impact it has on our staff, our reputation, and the bottom line.  It is imperative that we take a step back and pull ourselves out […]

Fundamentals of FM Webinar

Start 2015 with you and your facility team on the same page…  FM360 Online is providing a great training opportunity for the whole team that will provide a baseline understanding of what it takes to develop and manage a robust facility management program. This 45-minute webinar will cover the following and help you to level […]

More Than Glorified Janitors – Selling the Value of the Facility Team

Please do not take offense by the title of this article; I am not saying anything negative about janitors.  In fact, my intent is for us, as facility professionals, to realize the value of every team member in the facility department – from custodial and landscaping to journeymen and management – and market that value […]

The 411 on TeleWorking (Part 2) – How…

My first exposure to an organization fully embracing remote working options was Sun Microsystems in 2001.  Sun Microsystems had just completed a study that revealed on any given business day 25% of their staff was out of the office sick, traveling, or on vacation.  That meant that 25% of their real estate, in the expensive […]