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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

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

Quick start to improving building operational efficiency

Every dollar of operating cost saved, adds about $18 dollars to the capitalized value of your building. If your world is full of paper drawings, documents and work orders, there is enormous potential for improvement! Here is a quick start to implementing simple new systems which can improve your ability to work with your service … Continue reading

Eliminate work orders to improve building operational efficiency

How many people handle each work order in your organization?   Work orders were designed to help you control costs, but today the work order process itself has become a major source of inefficiency and cost. For field technicians, paper work orders, generated by Facilities Management software such as Maximo, have been the tried and … Continue reading

Rethinking Facility Management Software

New technology changes everything.   Traditional computer software for facility management has automated traditional paper processes, but has failed to produce significant cost efficiencies. Enter cloud technology. Enter QR codes. Enter Smartphone and tablet devices. Enter BuiltSpace. Cloud based software as a service offerings create opportunities for companies and people to work together in new … Continue reading

QR codes: The new building code

Location specific QR codes connect occupants to building services. Mobile technology can improve occupant engagement and operational efficiency by providing better information about building condition when and where information is needed. Each sign contains a unique QR code which identifies the location of the space where the user is reporting an issue. Want to try … Continue reading

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