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?...Read More
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...Read More
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!...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
We have all seen images of the plan rooms depicted above. Heck, it might be as easy as a walk down a hall to see your own similar looking plan room. It has an organization that you and your team are comfortable with. It is a 5000-piece puzzle just waiting to be tackled. You know what each tag, color, and...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More