5 Facility Management Tech Tips to Survive the Coming Decade

Do you have the facility management technology tools, knowledge and skillsets to survive the coming decade? If you’re not sure, read this blog and check out my recent 45-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 their preparation. In this …

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 …

ARC® Launches Mobile Facilities Dashboards for Healthcare Compliance, and Emergency and Life Safety

New mobile dashboards support critical information management needs for healthcare, education and government facilities teams September 12, 2017 | Walnut Creek, CA: Today ARC®, the leader in information management for the building lifecycle, introduced cloud-based mobile dashboards to help facilities teams manage health care compliance, and emergency and life safety information. The dashboards help emergency response and management teams respond …

Emergency & Life Safety: 5 Gaps Fixed with Mobile Facilities Dashboards

As technology advances, outdated approaches to emergency information management expose facility-related risks that have serious implications for business risk management. In the event of an emergency, the facility manager becomes the most important person in the building. The extent of business losses increases if the facility manager is unable to access and distribute information to building occupants and first responders. …

The Key to Healthcare Emergency Management: Facility Managers

Did you know that the average hospital relies on federal reimbursements for about half of their revenue? To keep receiving that revenue, hospitals must comply with rules made by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). So when those rules change, the healthcare industry should pay careful attention. One of the most significant rule changes regarding healthcare emergency management …

Increase Operational Efficiency with Searchable Documents

Searching for documents is killing your facility team’s productivity and operational efficiency. On average, facility employees spend one to two hours searching for building information. And we didn’t calculate that as just the time facility managers spend flipping through binders or searching for the right disk. We included the time you spend driving to the field, realizing you have the …

Safety Alert: Responding to a Fire Extinguisher Mass Recall

Yesterday, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a mass recall of nearly 40 million plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers in the United States. The CPSC released the following statement: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. Additionally, the nozzle …