COVID-19 Spending Freeze? Not with These Three Risk Areas! Why Now is the Time to Invest in Technology.

The Pandemic is adding strain in all departments. Facilities is no exception. The financial and operational stress caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented, creating several critical risks to hospitals including: Risk to Business Continuity Risk to Patient Care and Staff Safety Risk of Cost Overruns both Administrative and Unbudgeted We’ve all seen the news. England’s Prime Minister was hospitalized, Dr. Fauci …

Are You Ready for Your Physical Environment of Care Survey?

Technology today makes it a breeze! Healthcare facilities teams certainly want to be ready for visits from the CMS or the Department of Health. So, what if there is a way you could be ready… anytime? Immediate Jeopardy or Condition-Level Deficiency – yes, those are the terms you never want to hear if you are a Facility Manager in healthcare! …

Paper Documents and Shared Desktops
Are They a Detriment to Social Distancing in the Post-COVID Era?

When coming back to work after several months of the shutdown, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s difficult to know what to expect. Facilities professionals are likely to have their hands full. Among the many challenges they face are rearranging the workplace and setting up facilities for the required social distancing standards that are evolving as we speak. This includes …

Single Source of Truth makes the task of Facilities Maintenance easier

My career of selling services and software to the Facilities Maintenance field started back in 1998.   I have talked to many amazing people in the industry over these past 22 years and have heard some fascinating stories.  Stories of resiliency, stress, humor, and some downright bizarre.Have you ever had to get a moose out of a high school gym?  Coordinated …

Planning Out Re-entry Operations in Facilities Amidst the Covid-19 Outbreak

This week, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) released an informative new document to guide the reopening of commercial facilities during the novel coronavirus outbreak. This detailed six-page guide talks about the safety and prevention measures that need to be followed in order to prepare facilities for re-entry of tenants, building personnel, vendors, contractors, etc. Here’s a quick look …

5 Facility Management Tech Tips to Survive the Coming Decade

Do you have the facility management technology tools, knowledge and skill sets to survive the coming decade? If you’re not sure, read this blog and check out my recent 4 -minute webcast, 5 Facility Management Tech Tips to Survive the Coming Decade, sponsored by Facility Executive Management Magazine. In my presentation, I stress how the facility management industry must leverage the one …

5 Tips for Hospital Emergency Preparedness

During an emergency, every second counts. Fast response is imperative, whether that is shutting down a piece of equipment to prevent damage or evacuating an area to avoid potential injuries. For hospitals, preparation for any emergency or natural disaster and responding appropriately puts your facility at the ready to continue providing vital healthcare services to the community. Depending on your …

National Disaster Preparedness Month: 13 Top Resources to Get Your Building Ready

Ready.gov recognizes each September as National Preparedness Month, using it as an opportunity to remind the community about the importance of disaster preparation. Given that facilities teams play such a critical role before and during emergencies, we’re using this focus as a reason to provide some of the best free resources to assist facility managers with disaster preparedness. In this article, …

Using Technology to Increase Facility Efficiency

Facilities Managers have to know everything about their buildings, from when and how it was built, to the inspections it passed, problems that were fixed, upgrades that were made, and tenant improvements that have taken place over the lifespan of the structure. Thousands of documents have to be maintained, updated, and kept easily accessible. They are the life blood for …