Building Engines Blog | Inspections
If you’re trying to manage your buildings certificates of insurance using a spreadsheet and filing cabinet, KEEP READING! This blog is for you. With the pace of life in the 21st century, who has time to review the tenant and vendor COI spreadsheet to identify the expirations, reach out to your designated contact, follow up, […]
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?
The operational risks to a commercial property are many – at every turn is an opportunity for a slip-and-fall, a hazardous material leak, an uninsured vendor, or… worse. To compound that, the expectations and legal requirements that property teams are not only required to do, but also need to do, to prepare for emergencies and protect themselves from liability are high.
What started with a spark is now a raging wild fire. And like any good fire, the only way to keep it burning is with the regular addition of wood to the flame. CRE tech is experiencing explosive growth and new tools and providers are hopping into the blaze almost monthly. We recently made a graphic to try to make sense of it all.
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.
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.
Getting caught unprepared for a state survey or Joint Commission inspection can mean fines, delayed accreditation, increased operating risk, and can negatively impact tenant comfort and safety. Ensure Your Building is Ready with Four Essential Inspections Checklists!
If there’s one thing we’ve learned watching the Olympics over the past few weeks, it’s that every mistake made at an event of such significance is magnified and fodder for worldwide ridicule in this age of instant information distribution.
A little humor for your Valentine’s Friday… We present The Top Property Management Love Songs. (We dare you to try not to sing along as you read!)
It’s no secret that everyone is talking about mobile slowly taking over the commercial real estate industry, but what does that mean exactly for property owners and managers?
Most people at some point in their personal or professional lives have either been subjected to, or had to conduct, an inspection of some sort. For commercial real estate owners and managers, there is no shortage to the number of things that need inspecting to ensure a building is running efficiently.
Think you’ve gotten all you can out of 2013? Think again. We just released our annual “Best Property Management Content” list from the past year.
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.
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?