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 faster, …

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As technology advances, outdated approaches to emergency information management expose facility-related risks that have serious implications for business risk management.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 wrong …

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 can detach …

Solving Plan Room Dysfunction: 5 Reasons to Manage Facilities Info in the Cloud

New survey findings show that over 50% of facilities teams expect to store more of their building information in the cloud. But that’s not the end of the story. We can all agree that ensuring speedy access to current building information is a top reason for cloud storage – especially during an emergency. In fact, when info is in the …

IFMA Boston’s Holiday Gala Benefit

On December 6th, ARC attended IFMA Boston’s Holiday Gala at Empire Restaurant and Lounge as a Tang Dynasty sponsor. The gala was held by IFMA’s Boston chapter to connect industry professionals and raise funds for Boston Medical’s SPARK Center—a medical facility specially equipped to support high-risk children and their families. The SPARK Center’s mission is “to help Boston’s highest-risk children to …

Why information management is key to facilities and operations success

This article was originally published on Builtworlds.com While natural disasters cannot be prevented, they can be and must be prepared for. Understanding the risk of not being prepared is the first step in emergency preparedness, and directly applies to facility management. However, in this new age of information, it is not the physical reinforcements and preparations taken on premises that …

Vision for Transforming Building Information into Building Intelligence for the Built Space

Today, industries of every kind are being disrupted by technology and being challenged to rise above the status quo. But the real estate and construction industries have continued using traditional methodologies to access and distribute information when building new construction projects, or operating and maintaining existing buildings (often referred to as “the built space”). As disruption inevitably occurs and transforms …

First Alert to Share Advice on Managing Fire Extinguishers and Safety Equipment [Live Webcast]

The November 2017 recall of more than 40M fire extinguishers shined a spotlight on two issues that are often overlooked. First, facilities managers must be able to trust that their fire safety equipment will work as it’s supposed to. And second, facilities managers need a way to quickly locate and replace faulty equipment. To offer solutions to both problems, ARC is …