Snow | Building Engines
Building Engines Blog | Snow
It may not be the most glamorous job, but maintenance crews are the lifeblood of a building – creating an environment for tenants that is clean, safe and welcoming. And while it’s easy to think of service providers as a “rotating door”- easily replaced by the lowest bidder – make sure that a low cost is backed by a history of professionalism and experience!
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.
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.