Assets & Maintenance | Building Engines
Building Engines Blog | Assets & Maintenance
A growing number of owners recognize the potential in property and tenant management tools. Rather than view these tools only of concern to property managers, savvy owners recognize that operations management platforms can help them boost the value of their assets.
Skilled workers are proving difficult for construction companies to find, which could have a number of significant effects on the commercial building management sector.
Building owners need to be mindful of their impact on local watersheds and, in some cases, may be required to take extra steps to protect wildlife.
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.
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.
The general wear and tear on a building can create some unsafe working conditions. Electrical wiring may become frayed or damaged, increasing the risk of a fire, or walkways may become pitted and rough, boosting the chance of a visitor tripping and being injured. These issues needs to be dealt with for effective building management, but sometimes the construction process can create difficulties… and sometimes cursing… for tenants.
In light of a major snowstorm sweeping from D.C. to Chicago (and wreaking havoc on flight schedules), it becomes fairly evident that we can’t always control Mother Nature – and boy can she be pain in the butte! There’s little we can do when she decides to wintry mix it up – much to the chagrin of those who are accustomed to modern transportation or power. However, how building managers respond to severe weather can greatly influence the safety and quality of operations.
To stay on top of maintenance issues, building managers may need to conduct regular inspections of their properties.
Monitoring work orders and repair requests allows building managers to allocate their resources more effectively, which can help reduce overall maintenance costs
Construction spending is rising, indicating higher demand for new buildings and low interest rates are attracting new investors. Improvements can be found in every sector of the industry, from residential to commercial.
The property manager that prepares ahead of time for weather-based emergencies is the property manager with happy tenants- and software is often the key to both preparedness and efficient crisis response.
Building managers should communicate with their tenants about building policies and procedures, contact their snow removal, and brief their property teams on the timing of the storm and likely changes to their building management activities- all well in advance of the storm.
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.
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.