Standard Operating Procedures for On-Demand Work Order Requests

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

In this blog series, we’re focusing on the topic of creating and maintaining STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP’s) related to facilities management. Each week we will cover a different area that will all come together to help build and create a full operations manual. Establish Standard Operating Procedures for On-Demand Work Order Requests and communicate the […]

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Creating and Maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

In this blog series, we’re focusing on the topic of creating and maintaining STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP’s) related to facilities management. Each week we will cover a different area that will all come together to help build and create a full standard operating procedures manual. As a facility manager, clear communication is ESSENTIAL. Contractors, facility […]

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Contractor Network: Cost vs. Quality

Posted on November 9th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

  Our business thrives because of the breadth and quality of our contractor network. There’s been a lot of conversation lately surrounding cost and quality of contractor work – and it’s an important one. Let’s be honest, if you have a good relationship with your contractors – and you treat them well – you will […]

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6 Challenges of Multi-Site Maintenance Management

Posted on October 19th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

We believe that the priority as a facility manager is building occupant health, safety, comfort, and overall well-being. If you take care of the building and all its systems, the occupants will thrive. This becomes increasingly challenging to manage when you have multiple buildings that are geographically dispersed across a region. If you are in […]

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Contractor Network: 5 Qualifying Questions to Ask

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Whether you’re starting from scratch or branching out, vetting contractors is a key step in building your contractor network. We all want the best of the best. And maybe you’ve experienced the worst of the worst. The struggle is so real! Asking the right questions will mitigate risk and set a standard for the relationship […]

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9 Common Facility Department Challenges

Posted on October 5th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

We’ve seen a common thread of challenges over the years from companies struggling to solve the dysfunction in their facilities department. Every company faces their own challenges and to different degrees. The good news is, none of these issues are unmanageable and you are not alone. Here are 9 common facility department challenges companies face: […]

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Contractor Network: 5 Ways to Source Qualified Contractors

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Whether you’re managing multiple properties across a region or for a single location in a new market, you will need to source new contractors covering a variety of trades. Finding quality – and qualified – contractors at an affordable rate takes time, experience, and a little bit of leg work. Building a network of resources […]

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The ESSENTIAL Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

It’s official – fall is coming – and it’s coming quickly! Now is the time to complete a Fall Maintenance Checklist to make sure your commercial property is ready for the changing seasons. Here are 10 essential maintenance to-do’s for fall: Inspect Roof Inspect skylights and areas of ponding, loose flashing, stained ceiling tiles, cracking […]

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4 CRITICAL KPIs FOR FACILITY MANAGERS

Posted on June 11th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

There are endless metrics that can be tracked in a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS). It can be a challenge for the facility team to filter through all the data in order to get the RIGHT information to the RIGHT stakeholder. Key Performance Indicators must be informative, measurable, and valuable to the person they’re presented […]

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Top 12 Metrics to track in your CMMS

Posted on June 11th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

When Time Is Limited, Keep Your Eyes On These Metrics And Dig Deeper As Needed. Here is a list of 12 key metrics behind the 4 critical KPIs for facility managers. Track these in your CMMS, establish benchmarks, and make improvements. You’ll see incredible improvements in performance, productivity, efficiency, and maintenance spend over time. Read […]

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