architects discussing construction project

Four Tips to an Effective Project

November 21, 2012

Facility projects are a large undertaking. They require a detailed plan, a skilled staff and a knowledgeable project manager. To ensure that your next project is a success, remember and implement these four straightforward tips. Visualize the bigger picture. Like …

Categorized: Buildings


Prepare Your Property For a Fire Emergency

November 13, 2012

Fires can happen anywhere at anytime; from forests to houses to the facilities you manage. Avoid spending millions of dollars in damage repairs by following these five life-and-facility-saving tips.   Plan it out. Establish a facility-wide plan for fire emergencies. …

Categorized: Buildings

Team of architects on construciton site

Make Healthcare Facility PDC as Easy as 1-2-3

November 9, 2012

The planning, design and production (PDC) of a healthcare facility is an important yet extensive process that greatly affects the healthcare industry. A basic understanding of the six steps of the PDC process will give healthcare professionals the knowledge they need …

Categorized: Health Care Facilities


Manage Your Healthcare Facility Like a Pro

November 1, 2012

Being a successful healthcare facility manager requires more than just an abundance of leadership skills. Successful healthcare facility managers are responsible for a plethora of duties that help facilitate the success of a healthcare facility. These responsibilities, which include plant …

Categorized: Facilities Management


Finance 101 for Facility Management

October 24, 2012

Sometimes it can be difficult for facility managers to effectively communicate worksite success and needs to CEOs. Facility Managers have one language, and CEOs have another. A significant portion of a CEOs lingo centers around finance. The first part of …

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The Roadmap to Improving Your Facility’s Bottom Line

October 4, 2012

Optimizing building efficiency should be a consistent endeavor in the facility management industry. Enhancing the efficiency of a building will prove, not only better for the environment, but also for the end user and your own building management budget. One …

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Reviving A Building The Right Way

September 26, 2012

The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans (CHNO) recently found themselves facing a problem. They needed to relocate several of their physicians groups outside of the hospital, but to a location that would still be nearby the main hospital structure in …

Categorized: Buildings


BetterBricks & Kalispell Regional Medical Center Pioneer Energy Efficiency

September 19, 2012

Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Kalispell, Montana recently did something revolutionary. They invited teams of facility operations and energy efficiency experts into their facility to conduct a 10-year long investigation of energy savings, energy wastes, and methodologies and tools …

Categorized: Facilities Management


Stopping Things From Heating Up

August 15, 2012

Last week we reviewed ways to reduce heat-induced illness. It’s the height of summertime and precautions must take primary importance. As carefully as you prepare to combat heat-induced illness, incidents still may occur. The difference between a great team leader …

Categorized: Facilities Management


The Importance of Water, Rest & Shade

August 9, 2012

Although the summer is ending, the heat is not. Across the nation, cities regularly hit 90º, 98º and even 100º+. Site workers on outdoor worksites must cope with the daily risk of heat illnesses ranging from heat rash, to heat …

Categorized: Facilities Management