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Inside the World of Sports Facility Management:
Behind-the-Scenes Insights into Delivering Memorable Fan Experiences

While fans are waiting in line thinking about hot dogs vs. nachos, finding their seats, checking out the larger-than-life digital scoreboard and settling into the game...

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 13 May 2024
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Maximizing Uptime:
The Power of Preventive Maintenance and Technology Integration in Facility Management

Preventive maintenance refers to the systematic and scheduled maintenance activities performed on equipment, machinery, or facilities to prevent potential issues, breakdowns, or failures before they occur.  The primary goal is to ensure that equipment remains in good working condition, minimizing the chances of unexpected breakdowns and its operational lifespan....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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Profile of Leni Rivera
Reforming Workplace Experience and Redefining Facility Management

Most of us are happy to get 3-5 things crossed off the list each day. Leni Rivera, from Workplace Xperience Consulting, is focusing 100% of her time on disrupting the expected norms of the facility management industry by writing books, doing podcasts and media interviews, and conducting online training and consulting. ...

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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A Profile of Marilyn Thomas
Aspiring Architect Turned Facilities Maestro

From the age of seven, Jamaican born Marilyn Thomas wanted to be an architect. She envisioned herself as the world's most renowned architect, like Frank Lloyd Wright. She enrolled in the Caribbean School of Architecture, located in Kingston Jamaica, doing four years to earn her degree in Architectural Studies....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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A Profile of Mimoza Novaj
Driven Adaptable Construction Leader

There are many routes that lead to careers in facility management and they’re all valuable because the industry is constantly evolving. Those who succeed may have been exposed to the skilled trades at an early age, gotten their start through volunteering at their local school, or were fascinated with building operations....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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A Profile of Maria Ruiz
Weaving Diverse Expertise into a Tapestry of Success

Maria Ruiz gained valuable facility customer service and operational experience from an unlikely source – pitching in at Bloomingdale’s hosiery and high-end infant clothing departments in New York City....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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A Profile of Lisa Trayter
Passionate, Skilled, Community-Oriented Professional

Lisa Trayter, Director of Facilities and Transportation for the Yough School District has a diverse background that uniquely qualifies her for her role....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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A Profile of Melanie Ford
Passionate Construction Leader and Advocate

Melanie Ford planned to pursue architecture when she entered college but after two years in the architecture program found that she enjoyed her Building Science classes more than her design classes.  ...

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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Celebrating World FM Day with the people

The ability to positively impact a person’s day is one of the most potent reasons to celebrate World FM Day. ...

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 May 2024
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Blueprints of Success
Facility Master Planning in Changing Landscapes

Creating a facility master plan is a puzzle with many moving parts – timing, collaboration, research, writing, editing, metrics, and a deep knowledge of the intended audience. While some seek help from outside organizations, others count on internal teams for checks and balances. Whichever route you take, the bottom line is that the plan should reflect the current state of your facility, projected changes that may occur over time, and a set of prioritized tasks and responsibilities....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 07 May 2024
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Learning to Love the Process
How To Jump Start Facility Familiarity

Starting a new job is always awkward. Each of us brings a unique perspective. Being a newcomer to facilities is often about taking small strides, every day, with devotion and consistency, rather than trying to make giant leaps in the first three months....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 18 Apr 2024
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A Profile of Nicki Harwood
Emergency Manager, Trailblazer, Networker

Nicola (Nicki) Harwood, the Manager of Emergency Management and PBX, City of Hope, is a graduate of the facility management school of hard knocks, a collector of experiences, a world traveler born in England, and a thoughtful conversationalist. ...

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 03 Apr 2024
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