Strategies for Managing Facility Budget Cuts

Posted on May 22nd, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

We’re mid-pandemic and just starting to slowly reopen the economy. But the jolting stop and uncertain business landscape has many of us facing facility budget cuts. Genuine reminder: We’re all in this together. Navigating the pandemic has been no easy feat for any of us. It’s no secret. There are many novel challenges that we […]

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Pandemic Preparedness and Infection Control Plan for Facility Managers

Posted on April 21st, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has the entire world turned inside out and upside down trying to slow the spread. Everyone from businesses to non-profits to individuals are trying to adjust to massive changes caused by the outbreak and never-before-seen infection control mandates. For many businesses, the global pandemic has brought to light a lack of […]

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Four Spring Maintenance Must Do’s for 2020

Posted on March 13th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

We’re keeping it brief this week with four must-do’s to include on your spring maintenance checklist. Now that winter is over, us maintenance folks have even more on our plate to get done. Here’s where we should be focused: landscaping, spring cleaning, and filter changes / indoor air quality. This year we also have a […]

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Holy Mold-y, What do I do?

Posted on February 18th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

Mold. It happens to the best (and worst) of us. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about mold and requests for mold remediation and prevention lately. By we, we really mean Frank Pinto, a client-based facility manager. Thank you Frank for the blog inspo! So here we are, ready to answer 3 of the […]

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5 Ways to Cut Maintenance Costs

Posted on February 3rd, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

When you’re looking to cut maintenance costs, you want to cut costs in the right places and for the right reasons. A simple an ineffective way would be to not spend any money on anything and let your building fall to pieces. It’s not the answer. You have to keep in mind both short and […]

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To 2025 and Beyond: Predictions For The Next Facility Manager

Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Mariel Nowack

The year 2020 is a new year, a new decade, and rapidly evolving era. Technology is advancing faster than ever and so is the role of the facility manager. We have a few predictions on what will transform the facility management world over the course of the next 5 years and beyond. ADVANCING: IT and […]

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The Evolution of Key Management and Access Control Systems

Posted on November 15th, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

Traditional key management systems have evolved and are now a small percentage among many options for physical plant access control systems. This is primarily because of the advancements in technology from hard keys and locks to electronic key cards, computerized locking mechanisms, and many other advanced technologies. We’re here today to talk about the evolution […]

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2019 / 2020 Winter Maintenance Tips and Resources

Posted on November 1st, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

Winter Maintenance Tips ⏱ 12 minute read đź“– We recommend you bookmark this and come back to reference all the great resources linked! If you have less than 5 minutes, read this: 6 Quick Cold Weather Maintenance Tips. As the season comes to an end, we’d like to share our best winter maintenance tips and […]

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5 Quick Building O&M Budget Tips

Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

5 Quick Tips For Budgeting For Building Operations and Maintenance.

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5 Things to Know About Elevator Maintenance

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

Your elevators need to go up and down, your costs to maintain them should not. Putting a maintenance plan and service contract in place for your elevators will ensure optimal safety, decreased liability, and increased budget assurance. Here are the 5 key things to keep in mind when it comes to elevator maintenance. 1. Types […]

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