Building Engines Blog | Assets & Maintenance | Inspections
Building managers could benefit from ensuring they have proper coverage for their properties as the high costs of damage within impacted areas is causing an increase in insurance premiums.
To stay on top of maintenance issues, building managers may need to conduct regular inspections of their properties.
Building Engines announced unparalleled enhancements to its Inspections Manager that will provide the most feature-rich mobile inspections solution available. Unique to the market, proprietary inspections features include photo attachment, work order integration, and a direct connection with building and equipment records.
Building Engines announced the strongest year of growth in its eleven year history- including double digit revenue growth over 2011. The company attributes the success of 2012 to a continued and enhanced commitment to customer service and support, significant product innovation delivered throughout the year and a surge in commercial real estate operators looking to technology to improve tenant service and building operations.
Halloween, a day characterized by lit candles inside vegetables, marked the last day of Fire Prevention Month. Why not end it with a non-fire starting bang? You can’t just prevent fires by being a wet blanket – you need to follow codes and standards, brush up on safety information, train your team, and conduct routine maintenance and inspections. It’s a lot more to cover than a blanket can handle, which is why I’m going to break it down for you. With help from Cintas Corp’s article on Fire Readiness and a recent interview with Peter Harrod, VP of Code Consulting and Fire Engineering Services at Cosentini Associates, I’ve gathered 7 fire prevention best practices for property management professionals.
With the recent roll out our new Inspections Manager, we’ve done a little inspecting ourselves – into how one of our clients is creating their inspections. A global leader in real estate services, the client manages three types of properties: Retail, Office and Industrial – each of which requires a unique report and set of questions. Considering the module’s flexible formatting and question types, we asked: How are they using the module for each of their industries?
Do you know the Fiery Five? No, they don’t occupy an attractive, elite table in cafeteria, but checking them out will be much more rewarding. They represent our latest and greatest in educational resources to help you properly assess and optimize your Fire & Life Safety systems. Not lighting your fire? The importance of Fire & Life Safety improvements can be summed up in four words: property loss and occupant injury.
This evening, Building Engines introduced The Inspections Module! Based on client and market demand, this rich set of new features to our application will facilitate the creation and processing of paper-based property and tenant inspections. By digitizing this data and its associated processes, users will be able to build a wealth of information that can be easily consumed through our new inspections reporting dashboard.
This season we are revving our engines for 2012, including a great plan to continue to build new features and functionality into the application. A theme you will see throughout the year, however, is technology-enabled best practices for building operations.