Building Engines Blog | Assets & Maintenance | Preventive Maintenance
There is a quote by American author Kurt Vonnegut, which sticks out in my mind when I think about property maintenance in commercial real estate – particularly in retail: “Everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” Forward-thinking retail property managers and teams know this, and do everything they can to ensure that […]
About eight years ago I had a physical, and it wasn’t fun. Through a combination of hereditary, lifestyle, and dietary factors, a few numbers (I’m talking about you, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol!) were a bit out of whack. It was sobering, and it demanded immediate action—which I took. These days I still have the occasional […]
Everyone remembers their first car. The name of mine was Chuck, and it was a 1998 Saturn passed down from my older brother. It was a new sense of freedom to be able to drive myself to school and go out with friends on the weekend. What I wasn’t prepared for was the responsibility […]
Preventive Maintenance Debt (also known as PM Debt) is an all too real threat to the success of property management teams everywhere, because of its paralyzing effect on operations once tasks begin to pile up. In many ways, PM Debt is much like its remote cousin, financial debt. Once debt starts to accrue, it can […]
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“I absolutely love it when work orders are completed, but I hate it when they pile up and aren’t finished.” Sound familiar? Frustration over unfinished work orders is a pretty common problem, which often leads to a resentment towards incoming work requests. But before you go and point the blame, consider this: Maybe one of […]
There is a hot new technology buzzword being talked about these days: the “Internet of Things.” Maybe you’ve heard of it? The Internet of Things (IoT) has been mentioned in articles within almost every industry imaginable, and it is picking up steam within our magical world of commercial real estate. In fact, it was said […]
How do you quickly assign incoming work orders to the best person for the task, and manage your property team workloads without overburdening the members of your team? While all property management teams depend on the ability to quickly prioritize work orders and tasks in their effort to deliver consistently great tenant service, it is […]
You may think you are already familiar with Property Management Software. You know, that “system that does work orders and PM.” But as we head into the New Year, I challenge you to stop using the phrase “Work Order System.” That means no more, “Yeah, we have a work order system.” Or telling your tenants […]
Baby, it’s getting cold outside! Despite ending 2015 with unseasonably warm temperatures (for the most part), you don’t want to get caught flat on your feet when winter finally decides to freeze us out, because trust me, it will! Denial may be convenient in the short-term, but planning for the worst is a smarter decision […]
A Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program that overloads your maintenance staff and vendors with unnecessary tasks will result in dismal completion rates – ultimately resulting in backlog of maintenance, equipment failures and unhappy tenants.
The day-to-day routine of a Building Engineer can be chaotic. Tenant requests flow in from all areas of the property and the staff needs to be available and ready to jump from task to task every time their phones ring and chime with orders.
I’ve lived in New England for the majority of my life. Known for its beautiful fall foliage, cold snowy winters, wet green springs (and the pollen that comes with it), and, of course, hot (often muggy) summer months.
Are you going through the Preventive Maintenance (PM) motions, but behind the scenes there is nightmare of overdue tasks, emergency repairs and a frazzled engineering team? Or worse, maybe you’re not even sure what’s happening behind the scenes?
For this “Flashback Friday” moment, we’re sharing one of our most popular webinars, Supercharge Your PM Program. Tony Shaker, founder and CEO of ENfinity Partners and a 20-plus-year operations & maintenance veteran, breaks down the fundamental best practices of a Preventive Maintenance Program in this 35-minute video.