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June 11, 2019

Why you should care.

It is a well-known truth that you cannot improve what isn't measured.  Every credible process improvement begins with a benchmarking system.  A tool known as the Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) is one of the best ways to establish a baseline for your facility.

So, what is it?

An on-site survey of building systems identifies the components making up a facility and their condition. The assessment can range from a representative sampling of components (5% o...

April 2, 2019

I was recently credentialed as a Facility Management Professional (FMP) through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).  To become an FMP, I had to show competency in four strategic areas:

-  Finance and Business

-  Project Management

-  Operations and Maintenance

-  Leadership and Strategy

While many of the techniques and practices are more pertinent to large facilities and portfolios of facilities - not our target market - there are many nuggets to be gleaned.  We have already beg...

March 12, 2019

Too many small investment facility owners and private schools, religious institutions, and other non-profits fail to take proper stock of the many assets which comprise their facilities.  Without a comprehensive cataloging of assets, it becomes very difficult to develop accurate operating and maintenance programs.  These programs not only help the owner move from a reactive maintenance position to a proactive position, they also become important aspects of a risk management program. This in turn...

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Chris Dowler, FMP

Founder and Owner

Dowler Construction Services

a strategic facility solutions firm

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