Space management? Isn’t that a just leasing “thing”? Not anymore! Property management software and space management have been courting each other for a while now and have officially decided to tie the knot. Sorry, leasing.
Construction projects are an essential part of maintaining commercial properties. Units regularly need to be renovated to improve their appeal to potential tenants. At some locations, it may be possible to expand facilities to generate additional income. Each of these projects presents new challenges that building managers need to overcome.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are teaming up to highlight flood risk as part of Flood Safety Awareness Week.
Every place of business needs space for employees and visitors to park, which makes the parking lot one of the more important considerations when managing a commercial building.
It’s almost 2013 and you’re getting your ugly sweater and annual planning on. As you prepare your business for the future, one plan you can’t leave out is your mobile strategy. 2012 taught us that workers, tenants and prospects all operate with the expectation that information can be accessed in real-time. The solution is a mobile strategy aimed towards increasing efficiency and communication.
For a business decision maker, return on investment is key to any decision. As attractive the practicality of the technology, it has to work from a financial perspective. In this post, I’ll outline where you’ll see the payback from investing in a mobile property management strategy.
What can you accomplish on-the-job in two minutes? Local maintenance supervisor, JP Davis can control test a deadbolt key, replace heating coils and drip pans on a stove, install a ceiling fan and carbon monoxide monitor, covert a toilet to a water-saving dual flush system, and replace valve stems on bath faucet. In 2 minutes, 11 seconds. And he calls that “a pretty good time.”
Your company may not have the “fierce five” somersaulting down the halls or Ryan Lochte’s unmistakable American flag mouth piece glinting in the cubicle across from you, but that doesn’t mean your risk management can’t be world class too.
If you are feeling inspired by Olympic athletes, get off your barstool or couch and make sure your building has a chance to go for Gold. Just as Olympians must prepare themselves for their spotlight moment, there are many steps you can take, and areas to investigate, to make sure sure that your building blows your competitors out of the water and sticks its landing.
As Building Engines CEO David Osborn points out in Going Green: Is It the Elephant in the Room? there is a tremendous economic, as well as environmental, value in going green. And it doesn’t always involve retrofits, energy consultants and LEED standards. “Preventive and Predictive maintenance is a key component of a sound and sustainable investment strategy,” says Raheem Cash of SustainableBusinessForum.com.
Everyone loves a good meme! Meme Noun: An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means, esp. imitation. An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another. Since the rise of the meme’s popularity, it seems like all of the [...]
Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital is a leader in the treatment and research of mental illness with a world renowned brain bank – that recently shrank by one third. The collection of brain samples, kept in a freezer, has led to breakthrough discoveries and greater understanding of neurological conditions such as autism, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. Staff protect the freezer with two separate alarms, a lock and surveillance camera, and check an external thermostat twice a day – so how did the freezer turn off and the system fail them for days? Here’s three potential places where it went wrong, and could have been prevented or mitigated.
Those who sat through Latin class will know that the reason this historic eruption is renowned is that the same elements that wiped out most of the city also preserved it for thousands of years underground. When people discovered this site around 200 years ago, they unknowingly began to destroy the city again. According to recent Departures.com article, damage due to the elements, tourists and poorly funded preservation have left the city in shambles once more.
Even with all of these problems, the most important point of preservation for the city right now is basic maintenance (weed pulling, patching, draining). The current re-destruction of Pompeii accentuates the value of preventive maintenance.
According to a recent article from BUILDINGS, “Facilities Management Plays Key Role in Employee Satisfaction,” facilities management plays a vital (that’s right, vital) role in workplace performance. What this means is that the general upkeep of the workplace greatly influences one’s productivity, employee engagement, and job satisfaction. Have you ever felt dissatisfied with your job? Did you ever think this might have something to do with your light fixtures?
This month marks the ten year anniversary of Building Engines’ first contract for sale. Since our first software license was signed in 2001, Building Engines has been revving its engines and building as a company. After a decade of successful partnerships, we must thank our loyal clients, driven team and savvy partners for their invaluable support. We look forward to continuing our growth path of expanded product development, services, and relationships!