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Buildings: Designed for performance, operated to budget

There is seldom a line item in a building’s operating budget for change. Our industry is struggling with improving the energy and operational efficiency of our building stock. The problem is not the availability of efficient building technologies or systems, but the difficulty in bringing knowledge, resources, and commitment together to actually change each individual … Continue reading

BuiltSpace is fundamentally changing how buildings are managed

Little has changed in facilities management process since the invention of the thermostat by Warren Johnson in 1895. The thermostat is a feedback controlled device that gave building occupants control over their environment. Oh, you could argue that BAS is a significant change in building operations, but even with BAS in place there are still … Continue reading

Best-in-Class Technology Enablers in Facilities Management

Superior building operations. That’s what it means to be Best In Class. Operating a better building goes well beyond accounting, other controls, reporting cost and revenue information. We’ve written extensively about what it takes to be BIC. Technology is one of the most important components because it’s the key enabler of so many things. Most … Continue reading

Forget about energy efficiency. Concentrate on building quality.

We spend far too much money and time monitoring energy consumption, and worrying about energy efficiency, with little result. Don’t get me wrong. We need to use less energy, but the approach we are using isn’t working. A goal of energy efficiency isn’t enough. We need to look at buildings holistically, and focus on making … Continue reading

Best Practices: Collaborate Your Way to Excellence.

Landing on the moon. Summiting Mount Everest. Exploring the Poles or ocean depths. Winning championships or winning a great client. Great things happen when people work together. Collaboration is the key to many accomplishments. Michael Sampson defines collaboration as – “People working with other people towards a common outcome.” Business is fast shifting landscape. It’s … Continue reading

Key Attributes for becoming Best-in-Class in Facilities Management

It’s only $29.74. That’s maybe the price of a decent bottle of wine, or a pair of cheap sunglasses. But this $29.74 is what separates being the best from being at the bottom. According to a 2010 Aberdeen Group study work order costs for a best in class operated facility was $4.18, whereas the laggards outlay … Continue reading

Importance of Metrics in FM Best Practices

How are you measuring up? Whether it is school report cards, performance plans and reviews at work, sports box scores, physical attributes (weight, height, 40 yard dash), we often create social norms or something like the bell curve around a lot of these metrics. Arguably many of these are not accurate or effective measures of … Continue reading

BuiltSpace at 35,000 feet

Now you can literally manage your building facilities from anywhere, even from 35,000 feet. Operating efficiently means having the information you need where and when you need it, whether its in the basement mechanical room or 35,000 feet in the air. Wifi connectivity enables collaboration and the efficient management of building information. Having the information … Continue reading

BuiltSpace: Better Building Management

BuiltSpace’s integrated, collaborative facilities management solution brings all your building information into one place, in the cloud, available from almost any mobile device or computer. BuiltSpace integrates people and the physical building, using machine readable QR codes to identify spaces and equipment, allowing stakeholders to effectively, and efficiently, work together improve their built environment.

Tag and track service history of your equipment for pennies per year

BuiltSpace makes it easy for you to identify and tag your building assets and equipment, and share that information, by invitation, with other building stakeholders, to collaboratively manage service history, operational documentation and specifications, events and service requests. Service Providers: BuiltSpace will provide you with custom branded asset or space tags for the equipment you … Continue reading

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