Budgeting Strategies: A Recipe for Success

Like many of you, I have a budget to manage my personal life. The budget ensures I have the funds available to pay the mortgage, electricity, water,...

Technician Productivity: Strategies for Success

Have you ever woken up and not wanted to go to work? You just don’t feel like working some days.

I have. Those were the longest days of my life. All...

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Is anyone else like me? There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t measure something. I’m a triathlete, so I measure an unusual amount of stuff. How many miles I run, bike or swim? I...

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Adding it up

What does all this math add up to? If managers do it properly, the calculations can determine when a piece of equipment might fail or the probability of when it will fail....

We constantly strive to find the silver bullet to make our lives and jobs better. We look for a road map that will guide us to where we need to be. Quality systems are prime examples of this...

How does this process benefit managers and their facilities? Let’s align the six areas to facility management functions.

First consider strategy and planning. An organization’s asset management...

Professional and personal tasks for managers often are similar. In both settings, managers organize, direct, coach, supervise, and at times, discipline. One of the other common tasks for managers...

“Deferred maintenance is the practice of postponing maintenance activities, such as repairs on both real property — infrastructure — and personal property — equipment and systems — in order to...

Asset taxonomy combined with nomenclature data (metadata) and performance data along with asset health information are some of the important inputs used in making decisions and setting priorities...

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Sometimes, we fool ourselves into thinking a bad deal is actually a bargain. My neighbors built their home in 2008 at the beginning of the housing crash. They chose to heat the home...