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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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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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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How to Write A Snow Removal Scope of Work

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

It may seem early to be thinking about snow in September, but now is the time to get a contract in place! In last weeks blog post, we gave you 10 Steps to a Practical Snow and Ice Removal RFP . If you haven’t read it, start there because this post elaborates on those 10 […]

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Build an ALL-STAR Facility Team in 4 Steps

Posted on July 13th, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

When it comes to your facilities team, are you getting the results you want? Your facilities team should provide your business with the appropriate mix and level of support to maintain your facilities to your standard of care. Of all the models, methods, and tools out there, there is no “right” way. Your facilities are […]

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5 CORE FUNCTIONS of a Facilities Team

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

In-house or outsourced, your facility team should be focused on these 5 Core Functions. Preventative Maintenance Also known as “planned maintenance”. Don’t get us started on why it’s important. Preventative Maintenance includes planned or scheduled maintenance services on any part of your facility. Anything from landscaping, to snow removal, to HVAC maintenance, to cleaning can […]

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The Cost of Facility Management: Hiring In-House vs. Outsourcing

Posted on March 7th, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

In an outsourced strategy, ONE SOURCE could manage this portfolio for 15 – 34% less in administrative costs and offer a suite of services and the facility expertise that would exceed that of a full time facility manager.

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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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