Building Engines Blog | Assets & Maintenance | Preventive Maintenance
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.
Here at Building Engines we recently upgraded our current preventive maintenance (PM) library to one based on recommendations from the General Services Administration (GSA).
While we’re positive that YOU are not one of companies that just switch off the air conditioning at the end of the season rather than follow correct shut down procedures (gasp!), it’s always good to have a winter preparedness refresh as we head into the drag of cold and snow.
The undead have overtaken cities in frenzied masses. Does your property management team have what it takes to stay alive?
Building Engines is excited to announce that we’ve upgraded our current preventive maintenance (PM) library to one based on recommendations from the General Services Administration (GSA).
The Eden Center in Falls Church, VA – which is believed to be the largest Vietnamese commercial center on the East Coast – was once a thriving shopping mall for the Washington area’s estimated 70,000 Vietnamese Americans. Unfortunately, as The Washington Post recently reported, the CRE retail space is now in a state of decay.
When it comes to commercial real estate, having the right plan and people in place are essential for running a productive, stand-out building. Planning normally begins with budget season in the fall and rolls into the winter months as management and engineers strategize their game plans for the upcoming year.
When it comes to preventative or general maintenance, you want a workforce you can trust. That is not these guys. Hot off the presses at Mashable.com, these eight pictures capture some seriously unsafe conditions in CRE environments.
As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, temperatures are finally starting to heat up and signs of summer are rolling in. It also marks that time of year when commercial real estate property owners and managers need ensure that their buildings are ready the seasonal changes in order to avoid unexpected issues or costs.