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Ten Winter Facility Management Preparation Tips
Ten Winter Facility Preparation Tips
A Cold Weather Checklist for Facility Teams

Preparing your facility for winter is all about predictive and preventive maintenance, according to Goodway, a facility maintenance cleaning product manufacturer, and other sources....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 08 Dec 2020
six safety questions all hospital facility managers should be able to answer.
Handling hospital emergencies is a tough job. Here are six safety questions all hospital facility managers should be able to answer.

How to handle six hospital emergency situations Knowing the answers to these hospital emergency questions can save lives: Do you have an easily accessible COVID-19 screening area for recording temperature checks? ...

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  • David Trask
  • 01 Dec 2020
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Here's why you should always be prepared if you oversee an old building

A Chicago polling place was the site of a burst overhead pipe on election day – causing a huge mess, showering paper ballots, disrupting voters and triggering a visit from the local fire department for damage control. Voters were redirected to another building. ...

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  • David Trask
  • 13 Nov 2020
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Christopher Faber Talks About
How The Pandemic Has Impacted Life at Penumbra

Guest Blogger: Christopher Faber, Site Services – Director of Facilities Penumbra, Inc....

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  • ARC Facilities
  • 03 Nov 2020
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Wicked good modules from ARC Facilities

Halloween can be a spooky time for facility managers. You’re not going to rest in peace (RIP) until you’re confident that your building is safe for residents, that you’re fully staffed and ready to conquer both everyday incidents and emergencies and that you have the best tools at your disposal....

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  • ARC Facilities
  • 28 Oct 2020
Fenway Park Hits A Home Run with ARC Facilities.
Insights from Robyn Pacini, Facilities Coordinator for
The Boston Red Sox.

Boston’s Fenway Park, known as America’s Most Beloved Ballpark, was built in 1912. The first game at Fenway was played on April 20, 1912. Numerous renovations, milestones and historic moments have been part of the story for 100+ years. Its Hall of Fame includes the likes of Babe Ruth, Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams....

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  • Jack Rubinger
  • 01 Oct 2020
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Has the facilities industry ignored the storage and management of building documents for too long?

Images like this are all too common in document storage rooms in large building complexes. Surveys show 65% of the facilities across the United States store documents in hard copy format. Trying to find a shut off valve on a drawing is like looking for a needle in a haystack. And what about finding critical building information during an emergency?...

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  • Suri Suriyakumar
  • 04 Sep 2020
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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 are no exception. The financial and operational stress caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented, creating several critical risks to hospitals including...

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  • Jonathan Styrlund
  • 31 Jul 2020
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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!...

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  • Suri Suriyakumar
  • 19 Jun 2020
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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...

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  • Suri Suriyakumar
  • 19 May 2020
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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...

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  • ARC Facilities
  • 13 May 2020
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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...

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  • ARC Facilities
  • 08 May 2020
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