40% of FMs will retire in the next 8 years: why adding millennials is key

Facility managers might not know it yet. . .but 40% of facility management professionals will start retiring in the next eight years. That’s a significant number given the high volume of facilities management positions that are not getting staffed today due to a severe shortage of qualified candidates. Read the full article as a PDF Tech-savvy millennials are naturally attracted to …

Campus Safety Magazine to Feature Gary L. Sigrist Jr. in “The Five Layers of School Safety” Webcast

Following an outcry for government action to improve school and campus safety, lawmakers have provided millions in additional funding for schools. But, according to Gary L. Sigrist Jr. school safety efforts require more than money. And Sigrist should know. After a 30-year career as an educator, school safety director, and police officer, Sigrist uses his unique perspective to help schools …

Why Sustainability Matters When it Comes to Recruiting Millennials

In the United States, no sector produces more carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions than commercial and residential buildings. Given the depth of facilities managers’ operational experience and building knowledge, few people are in a position to make a bigger everyday impact on the environment. Yet, FMs aren’t generally thought of as the leaders of sustainability at their organizations. This is a shame because …

Making the Move, From Paper to Digital

This article was originally posted on Facility Executive. Converting building information assets to a digital document management system pays dividends. Facilities leaders are staring down a challenge that, in many cases leads to a state of inertia. Simply put, they know it’s time to embrace technology as a key component of effective facility management, but many don’t know where to …

4 Creepy Skeletons Lurking in Your Plan Room or Job Site Trailer

In dark, dingy plan rooms creeps and creatures hide among heaps of building features traced on paper sheets. These monsters wait to show their faces to unsuspecting architects, engineers, contractors and facility managers who rely on outdated, unorganized construction information. Take heed. These ghouls won’t wait ‘til Hallow’s eve to make you grieve; set forth and read this post lest …

Information Tech Trends Facility Managers Must Learn from in 2019

Let’s face it. Right or wrong, when we think about Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart, or GM, facilities management doesn’t come to mind as the lynchpin of these companies’ successes. So when executives allocate budget, the facilities department often gets the raw end of the deal. As a result, the average facilities team doesn’t get the benefit of working with modern information …

Mobile Innovation: A Smooth Sail through Compliance

This article was originally published on Healthcare Tech Outlook. To thrive in today’s dynamic healthcare environment, medical institutions—ranging from big hospitals to small clinics—need to adhere to ever-growing compliance standards and codes established by the Federal government. Tracking environment of care and life safety standards and the associated documentation is a monumental task filled with risk. Adding to that, the …

Facility Executives Vote for ARC as Best Software a Second Year in a Row

We are pleased to announce that, for a second consecutive year, readers of Facility Executive Magazine voted ARC Facilities as the best provider of software in the FM Software and Automation category for the 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. “To have facility executives vote for our software a second time is an honor and an accomplishment,” said Brian Bailard, EVP of ARC …

Bridging the Gap Between Construction Closeouts and Facilities

Imagine being six months into the management of a new building and you’re still waiting for the construction close-out package. A pipe bursts at 2 a.m. in Room 2365 on the 3rd floor. How will you find the water shutoff? How long will it take? How much will the damages cost? Every hour the water runs and inflicts damage…the more …

Facility Management | Developing an Infrastructure Resiliency Model

After Hurricane Sandy, the City of New York went to work to make the city’s infrastructure and facilities more resilient. A consequence of their efforts was NYC’s new resiliency code, which “establishes guidance on incorporating projected impacts from climate change into the planning, engineering, construction, and renovation of City facilities.” One of the authors of that code, John D’Angelo, who currently …